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Dear Colleague,

I am taking the liberty of sending you the final programme for the African
Computing & Telecommunications Summit because I am sure that if you are able
to, you will want to join the over 200 IT professionals that are travelling
from all over Africa to attend this key information and marketing event.

You will also be interested to know that the Summit has been selected by the
UN Economic Commission for Africa to provide recommendations from its
proceedings for the African Development Forum in October.

A registration form for the Summit follows the programme.

Please pass this information to any contacts of yours that may be interested
in participating and please contact me if you require any further details.

Yours sincerely,

Sean Moroney

The African Computing & Telecommunications Summit
St John’s College, Cambridge
25-27 August 1999

Final Programme

DAY 1 - Wednesday 25 August 1999

08.30 - 09.00  Opening Ceremony and Practicalities

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

09.00 - 09.30 Cdr P M G Griffiths, Deputy Minister of Communications, Ghana

09.30 - 10.00  Bakary N'jie, Chairman, Commonwealth Telecommunications
Organisation, & CEO, Gambia Telecommunications Corporation

10.00 - 10.30   Karsten Schoeneborn, General Manager IBM Africa

10.30 - 11.30  Tea/Coffee

PLENARY: INTERNET TO THE GRASSROOTS

1130 - 1200  Andile Ngcaba, Director-General of Communications, South Africa
1200 - 1230   Local development through international links
Pat Chapman-Pincher, Senior Vice-President EMEA, UUNET, UK

1230 – 1300  Africa in the context of the Global Information Society
Mike Jensen, Consultant, SA

1300 - 1400  LUNCH


STREAM 1: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Discussion Leader: Jerry Humphreys, NCC, UK

1400 - 1430 Capacity building through train the trainer programmes
facilitated by wireless technologies
Daniel Stern, Director, Uganda Connect

1430 - 1500  Telecommunications knowledge transfer through partnering
Junaid Munshi, GM, Marketing, Integra Systems, SA

1500 - 1530  Professional development issues
   Aidan Lawes, GM, The IT Service Management Forum

STREAM 2: INTERNET DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

1400 - 1430   Donor ITC projects and on-the-ground delivery
Kate Wild, Senior Adviser: Information & Communication, IDRC, Canada

1430 – 1500  Managing Internet Growth in Egypt: A regional model
Tarek Kamel, Secretary, Internet Society of Egypt

1500 - 1530  Universal access through affordable wireless technologies
Daniel Stern, Secretary, Uganda Internet Society

WORKSHOP 1: BANKING SYSTEMS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

1400 - 1530 A detailed briefing on new technology and latest trends for IT
professionals in the banking and financial services sector, hosted by Kindle
Banking Systems
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   Tea

STREAM 1: ENTERPRISE PLANNING FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

1600 - 1630 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems - How can they be used in
Africa?
Martin Lewis, IT Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zambia

1630 - 1700  The gap between plans and reality in IT applications
Per Lind, Consultant, Sweden

1700 - 1730  The role of IT in a new generation of development in Africa
Bernard Woods, Consultant, UK

STREAM 2: INTERNET DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS continued

1600 - 1630  High frequency radio for rural telephony
James Turner, Regional Sales Manager, Codan, UK

1630 - 1700  Case Study: Remote area radio E-mail
Chris Wilson, Bushnet Uganda

1700 - 1730  Case Study: How we set up an African ISP in two weeks
Justin Keery, Technical Director, Cerbernet, UK

1730 - 1800  Africa’s Top 50 Web Sites: The search for quality
Noel Yavo, MD, Woyaa, Belgium


WORKSHOP 2: PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES

1600 - 1730  Kevin Spinks, Marketing Director, Lexmark, UK
Sylvester Motaln, MD, Genicom, South Africa
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1930 Summit Dinner

DAY 2 - Thursday 26 August 1999

CONVERGENCE: BRINGING VALUE TO THE ENTERPRISE

0830 - 0900   The further shores of knowledge
Ayes Amewudah, Head of Marketing, Corporate Clients Division, British
Telecom, UK

0900 - 0930  Convergence - Enabling the information age
Terry Boyland, Raft International

0930 - 1000 Understanding the pervasive impact of information and
communications technology in the African context
Dr David Souter, Executive Director, Commonwealth Telecommunications
Organisation
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1000 - 1100  Tea/Coffee

STREAM 1: ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
Discussion Leader: Jerry Humphreys, NCC, UK

1100 - 1130  Making online-trading safer than using your credit card
Tim Ellis, MD, South African Certification Agency

1130 -1200  Developing a national EDI system: The Mauritius experience
Donald Lim Fat, Consultant to the Government of Mauritius

1230 - 1300 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

STREAM 2: ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

1100 - 1130  Linux and Open Source Systems: The platform of the future?
Mike Jensen, Internet Consultant, South Africa

1130 - 1200  Client Server - The way ahead
Kurt van den Eynden, International Account Manager for Africa, Systems
Union, UK

1200 - 1230  Unix power for Africa
David Cuss, Regional Vice-President, SCO Africa

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1330 – 1430  Lunch

PLENARY: PROTECTING THE ENTERPRISE I

1430 - 1500  Herding cats – Lessons from Y2K
Karl Feilder, President & CEO, Greenwich Mean Time, UK

1500 - 1530  Contingency plans: Preparing for disasters
Stephen Seda, CEO, SEI Group Inc, USA

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1530 – 1600  Tea

STREAM 1: INTERNET DEVELOPMENT - THE NEW CHALLENGES OF CONTENT

1600 - 1630  Opportunities for Virtual Reality in Africa
Dave Lockwood, Virtual Reality Solutions Centre, Council for Scientific &
Industrial Research, South Africa

1630 - 1700  Health & Population Applications
Susan Pasquariella, Co-ordinator, Population Information Network, UN

1700 - 1730  Developing Information and Decision-making Centres in Africa
Dr Dietrich Splettstoesser, Faculty of Commerce & Management, University of
Dar es Salaam

1730 - 1800  Lessons from the establishment of multipurpose telecentres
John Rose, UNESCO, France

STREAM 2: NEW TECHNOLOGIES: POTENTIAL AND REALITIES

1600 - 1630  The opportunities of telecommunications deregulation, including
VSAT development
Chris Bell, CEO, Redwing Satellite Solutions, UK

1630 -1700   Satellite Delivery Systems
Tim Farrar, Senior Consultant, Analysys, UK

1700 – 1730    Satellite technology in practice in Africa
Mark Howard, Market Development Strategy & Planning Manager, BT Global
Satellite Services
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1930  DINNER


DAY 3 - Friday 27 August 1999

STREAM 1: PROTECTING THE ENTERPRISE - II

0830 - 0900  An A to Z of Computer Security
Paul Ducklin, Head of Research, Sophos, UK

0900 - 0930  From firewalls to VPNs
Stuart Hatto, Regional Technical Consultant, Check Point Software
technologies, UK

0930 - 1000

STREAM 2: NEW TECHNOLOGIES: POTENTIAL AND REALITIES - II

08.30 - 0900   Fixed Wireless Access
John O'Neill, MD, North West Labs & Director, Africa & Europe, Wireless
Communications Association

0900 - 0930  Transforming Africa’s regulatory environment for VSAT
implementation
   Global VSAT Forum

0930 - 1000  Building an African distribution network via local partners
   Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Station 12, The Netherlands
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1000 – 1030  TEA

1030 -1200  WORKSHOP 5: YEAR 2000 CONTIGENCY PLANNING
Sandro Moretti, Senior Consultant,  National Computing Centre, UK

WORKSHOP 6: ETHICS
Towards an equitable information society: The Foresight Project in South
Africa
Dr Bob Day, Co-ordinator, National Research & Technology Foresight Project,
Department of Arts, Culture, Science & Technology, South Africa

WORKSHOP 7: INTERNET SKILLS
A leading-edge briefing on latest Internet trends, including web browsing,
web site development and design.
Hosted by UUNET


CONCLUDING PLENARY
Conference Overview

1230 - 1330 Professor Gabriel Olalere Ajayi, Department of Electronic &
Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Venancio Massingue, Vice-Rector, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

1330 - 1400  Closing Ceremony

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1400   Lunch

PRESENTATIONS THAT STILL NEED TO BE ALLOCATED TIMES

SPECIAL FOCUS GROUP: Biodiversity information management
  Hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge


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