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AFRIK-IT  May 1999

AFRIK-IT May 1999

Subject:

African Computing & Telecommunications Summit

From:

Sean Moroney <[log in to unmask]>

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African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List

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Thu, 20 May 1999 20:07:36 +0100

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UPDATED PROGRAMME FOR THE AFRICAN COMPUTING & TELECOMUNICATIONS SUMMIT

The African Computing & Telecommunications Summit

St John's College, Cambridge, 25-27 August 1999

DRAFT PROGRAMME

DAY 1 - 25 August 1999

OPENING KEYNOTES: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
LIBERALISATION IN AFRICA

Andile Ncaba, Director-General of Communications, South Africa
Strive Masiwya, CEO, Econet, Zimbabwe
Bakary N'jie, Chairman, Commonwealth Telecommunications
Organisation, & CEO, Gambia Telecommunications Corporation
Karsten Schoeneborn, General Manager IBM Africa
Cdr P M G Griffiths, Deputy Minister of Communications, Ghana

STREAM 1: NEW TECHNOLOGIES: POTENTIAL AND REALITIES

The opportunities of telecommunications deregulation, including
VSAT development
Chris Bell, CEO, Redwing Satellite Solutions, UK

Satellite Delivery Systems
Tim Farrar, Senior Consultant, Analysys, UK

Satellite technology in practice in Africa
Mark Howard, Market Development Strategy & Planning Manager, BT
Global Satellite Services

Fixed Wireless Access
John O'Neill, MD, North West Labs & Director, Africa & Europe,
Wireless Communications Association

STREAM 2: ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

Developing a national EDI system: The Mauritius experience
Donald Lim Fat, Consultant to the Government of Mauritius

Electronic commerce and the role of the Internet in the
continent's economic development
Gertrude Akapelwa-Ehueni, Special Assistant to the Director,
Administration Department, African Development Bank, Cote
d'Ivoire

Enterprise opportunities offered by telecoms liberalisation
Banji Oyeyinka, NISER, Nigeria

Making online-trading safer than using your credit card
Tim Ellis, MD, South African Certification Agency

The development opportunities of e-commerce
Dr Nii Quaynor, MD, Network Computer Systems, Ghana

LUNCH

PLENARY: INTERNET TO THE GRASSROOTS

Universal Internet Access for Africa - A reality or a dream
Ayisi Makatiani, President, Africa Online, USA

Managing Internet Growth in Egypt: A regional model
Tarek Kamel, Secretary, Internet Society of Egypt

Africa in the context of the Global Information Society
Mike Jensen, Consultant, SA

Local development through international links
Pat Chapman-Pincher, Senior Vice-President, UUNet, UK


STREAM 1: INTERNET DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Donor ITC projects and on-the-ground delivery
Kate Wild, Senior Adviser: Information & Communication, IDRC,
Canada

The African Information Society Initiative
Nancy Hafkin, UN Economic Commission for Africa

Universal access through affordable wireless technologies
Daniel Stern, Secretary, Uganda Internet Society

High frequency radio for rural telephony
James Turner, Regional Sales Manager, Codan, UK

Case Study: Remote area radio E-mail
Chris Wilson, Bushnet Uganda

Case Study: How we set up an African ISP in two weeks
Justin Keery, Technical Director, Cerbernet, UK

Country search engine portals for Africa
Richard Bell, MD, Swift Global Africa, Kenya

STREAM 2: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional development in an IT context
Jerry Humphreys, Manager, NCC SkillsSource, National Computing Centre, UK

Capacity building through train the trainer programmes
facilitated by wireless technologies
Daniel Stern, Director, Uganda Connect

Telecommunications knowledge transfer through partnering
Jennifer Cherry, MD, Integra Systems, SA

GARDEN RECEPTION
6.00pm St John's Lawns, Bank of the River Cam
Sponsor: Checkpoint Software Technologies

DAY 2

CONVERGENCE: BRINGING VALUE TO THE ENTERPRISE

Keynote: The further shores of knowledge
Ayes Amewudah, Head of Marketing, Corporate Clients Division,
British Telecom, UK

Convergence - Enabling the information age
Terry Boyland, Head of Content Management, Cable & Wireless, UK

The role of IT in a new generation of development in Africa
Bernard Woods, Consultant, UK

Understanding the pervasive impact of information and
communications technology in the African context
Dr David Souter, Executive Director, Commonwealth
Telecommunications Organisation

STREAM 1: ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Too much choice? Selecting the right technology for your organisation
Maria-Elena Ibanez, CEO, International High-Tech Marketing, USA

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems - How can they be used
in Africa?
Martin Lewis, IT Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zambia

The gap between plans and reality in IT applications*
Per Lind, Consultant, Sweden

The use of Advanced Speech Recognition Systems to provide
improved online services in Africa
Nick Primavesi, Market Development Manager, Vocalis Ltd, UK

STREAM 2: ENTERPRISE PLATFORMS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Linux: The platform of the future?
Mike Jensen, Internet Consultant, South Africa

Client Server - The way ahead
Kurt van den Eynden, International Account Manager for Africa,
Systems Union, UK

Unix power for Africa
David Cuss, Regional Vice-President, SCO Africa

LUNCH

PLENARY: PROTECTING THE ENTERPRISE

Herding cats Ė Lessons from Y2K
Karl Feilder, President & CEO, Greenwich Mean Time, UK

An A to Z of Computer Security
Paul Ducklin, Head of Research, Sophos, UK

Contingency plans: Preparing for disasters
Stephen Seda, CEO, SEI Group Inc, USA

From firewalls to VPNs
Niall Moynihan, Technical Director, Check Point Software technologies, UK

STREAM 1: THE NEW CHALLENGES OF CONTENT

Opportunities for Virtual Reality in Africa
Dave Lockwood, Virtual Reality Solutions Centre, Council for
Scientific & Industrial Research, South Africa

Health & Population Applications
Susan Pasquariella, Co-ordinator, Population Information
Network, UN

Developing Information and Decision-making Centres in Africa
Dr Dietrich Splettstoesser, Faculty of Commerce & Management,
University of Dar es Salaam

Lessons from the establishment of multipurpose telecentres
John Rose, UNESCO, France

STREAM 2: ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH NETWORKING

Optimising Internet Connectivity
Dave Wilson, Head of Computing, Rhodes University, South Africa

Virtual tertiary institutions on the African continent
Professor Caspar Schutte, South Africa

The impact of the Global Information Infrastructure on
universities and academic life
Professor Bjorn Pehrson, Stanford Learning Lab, Centre for
Telecommunications

PANEL DISCUSSION: Software Diffusion in Africa: Piracy, Pricing,
Marketing and Support

SPECIAL FOCUS GROUP: Biodiversity information management, hosted by the
World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge

SUMMIT DINNER
7.00pm St John's Great Hall
Sponsor: UUNet


DAY 3

WORKSHOP 1: YEAR 2000 CONTIGENCY PLANNING
Paul Vlissidis, National Computing Centre, UK

WORKSHOP 2: OPTIMISING PERIPHERALS

Print - the bigger picture
Kevin Spinks, Marketing Director, Lexmark, UK

Print technologies for Africa
Sylvester Motaln, MD, Genicom, South Africa

WORKSHOP 3: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Convened by the International Federation for Information
Processing (IFIP) in co-operation with AITEC to promote national
professional association development and co-operation

WORKSHOP 4: INTERNET SKILLS
A leading-edge briefing on latest Internet trends, including web browsing,
web site development and design.
Hosted by UUNET

WORKSHOP 5: UNDERSTANDING LINUX
Mike Jensen, Internet Consultant, South Africa

WORKSHOP 6: BANKING SYSTEMS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
A detailed briefing on new technology and latest trends for IT professionals
in the banking and financial services sector

CONCLUDING PLENARY

Conference Overview
Professor Gabriel Olalere Ajayi, Department of Electronic &
Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,
Nigeria
Venancio Massingue, Vice-Rector, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique



Delegate registration for the three-day event is £350 sterling.
Accommodation at St Johnís college is £55 per night with shared bathroom;
£65 en suite; this includes dinner and breakfast. The accommodation at St
Johnís is very comfortable and of a higher standard than most student
accommodation. The food is excellent. Probably the best of all the Cambridge
colleges.

Please check the AITEC web site at http://www.web.co.za/aitec/ for full
details and a registration form which you can print out.


ACT Summit Registration Form
Please complete as appropriate and e-mail back to [log in to unmask] or fax
back to +44 1480-831131 or post to ACT Registration, AITEC 15 High Street,
Graveley, Cambridgeshire, PE18 9PL, UK

Name

Position / Title

Organisation

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Phone

Fax

E-mail

Please Register me as a delegate to the African Computing and
Telecommunications Summit at a delegate registration fee of 350 pounds
sterling (409.50 pounds sterling which includes VAT for UK delegates. The
fee includes lunches, tea breaks, the conference dinner and all
documentation)

I require College accommodation for ............ nights at:

£55 per night (shared Bathroom)

£65 per night (en suite)

Total Cost..................................

Please specify which nights

24th August

25th August

26th August
Additional Nights (please specify)..........................................

Payment Method. Please mark as appropriate:

Payment of my fee and accommodation costs are enclosed (Uk cheque or bankers
draft made out to AITEC)

Please Invoice me / my organisation

Please charge my credit card:
Visa

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Card Number

Expiry Date

Card Holders Name

Signature

Conditions of registration:
All delegates fees and accommodation charges must be paid in full before the
Summit.
There will be a 20% administration charge on delegates registration and
accommodation cancellations received before the 30th July 1999.
There will be no refund on cancellations received after the 30th July 1999.
















AITEC Exhibitions & Conferences,
15 High St, Graveley, Cambridgeshire PE18 9PL,UK
Tel +44-1480-831300 Fax +44-1480-831131
Visit our Web Site: www.web.co.za/aitec/
Publishers of Computers in Africa magazine &
Telecommunications in Africa newsletter

**YOUR KEY MARKETING & EDUCATION EVENT IN 1999**
ACT - The African Computing & Telecommunications Summit
St John's College, Cambridge
25-27 August 1999

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