About The Conference

"Unleashing emerging technologies in the digital transformation for job creation and socio-economic development."

Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre

16th - 20th October 2023

About Conference

The Tanzania Annual ICT Conference (TAIC) is the biggest ICT sector event in Tanzania organised annually by the ICT Commission (ICTC). As for the last six conferences, TAIC brings together stakeholders including academia, researchers, development partners, business industry, investors and youth in digital innovation spaces and practitioners in the ICT Industry. The conference aims to call the attention of all stakeholders through discussion and knowledge sharing on matters related to policy, research, innovation and business aspects of the digital economy and ICT sector contribution to Tanzania’s economic growth and global digital presence. The 07th Tanzania Annual ICT Conference 2023 (TAIC 2023) will be held at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre (JNICC). TAIC 2023 will have pre-conference events of Women and Youth in ICT open to the public and will be held on 16th and 17th October 2023 respectively. The main TAIC 2023 will be held from 18th to 20th October 2023.

Conference Fees

Registered

TZS 420,000

Registered ICT Professional
Non-Registered

TZS 500,000

Non registered ICT Professionals and other participants
Non-Registered

300 USD

Foreigners

Guest Of Honour

Hon. Nape Nnauye

Minister for Information, Communication, and Information Technology

Conference Speakers

Harish R. Bhatt

CEO of SOFT-TECH CONSULTANTS LTD and Satcom Networks Africa Ltd

Mr. Biju Varghese

Senior. Vice President & Business Head, APAC

Mr. Jason Yi

Board Director of Huawei Tanzania

Dr. Bello Moussa

Head of Innovation and ICT Strategies Huawei Southern Africa

Event Schedule

DAY 1 OF MAIN PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITIONS


Guest of Honour arrival and Visit exhibitions


Introductions, sponsors speech and welcoming remarks


Opening Speech - Guest of Honour


PANEL DISCUSSION: “Digital Transformation Journey of Tanzania”

Panelist

  • Dr. Hassan Mshinda
  • Eng. August Kowero
  • Mr. David Sawe
  • Ms. Annaseth Mpatwa
  • Mr Theophilus Mlaki

Moderator:Dr. George Mulamula

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Unleashing emerging digital technologies in the digital transformation for job creation and socio-economic development.”

Panelist

  • Mr. Mohammed Mashaka
  • Dr. Nkundwe Mwasaga
  • Mr. Edward Anderson
  • Ms Kedi Valba

Moderator: Ms. Khalila Mbowe

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Fintech for Who? Demand for Digital Financial Services and Fintech in Tanzania” UNCDF Research & Insights Specialist: Caroline Morrow

Panelist

  • Jackline Nnunduma -NMB
  • Caroline Morrow - UNCDF
  • Emmanuel Mkilia – Personal Data Protection Commissioner
  • Juhani Korhonen - Resident Twinning Advisor, EU
  • Mathew Ngwahi - Fintech (Kilimo Maendeleo)
  • Grayson Julius, - Cybersecurity expert

Moderator: Paul Damocha


13:50 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK


DIGITAL SKILLS IN AI ERA The session will discuss how all Tanzania will possess digital skills to design and exploit the available AI tools for social economic development.

Panelist

  • Eng. Fatma Mwamba- Catalyzing Tanzania's Digital Transformation: The Imperative of Elevating Digital Competencies
  • Ezra Donald - Collaborative Capacity Building in Tech: Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders in the Digital Age - The Power of Community in Tech Training

Moderator: Peter Mafole

SETTING GOLDEN STANDARDS FOR DIGITAL SECURITY AND TRUST This panel will discuss how to :
  • Bridge the gap of cybersecurity skills
  • Cope with global cybersecurity demand for the energy sector
  • Mitigate cybersecurity risks in telecommunication infrastructure
  • Enhance consumer protection in AI era
  • Strengthen data protection in in AI era

Panelist

  • Karim Mchatta - AI in cybersecurity: how cybercriminals use AI
  • Peter Baziwe, Understanding risks and vulnerabilities in Large Language Models-Case of ChatGPT
  • Bryton Sunguya- National Microfinance Bank (NMB)
  • Jason Yi-Board Director, Huawei Tanzania
  • ACP Emmanuel Mkilia- Personal Data Protection as a Drive to Digital Economy, Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC)
  • Eng. Steven Wangwe- Building a secure and safe environment for Tanzania towards a sustainable Digital economy transformation, Ministry of Information, Communication and Information

Moderator: Ken Wakati


17:30 CLOSING OF THE FIRST DAY


DAY 2 OF MAIN PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION BREAKFAST


THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL TELECOMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE AI ERA: This session will discuss the challenges of provision of digital telecommunication services in AI era:

  • Develop medium and last-mile electronic communications network infrastructure
  • Prepare our network infrastructure to keep up with the Quantum Future
  • Promote Secure Deployment of IPv6
  • Exploiting social and economic impact of 5G

Panelist

  • Noah Maina-TISPA (The State of Tanzania Internet Connectivity)
  • Frank Habicht - TISPA (Tanzania Internet Exchange Points Operations )
  • Simon Baltazar-TCRA (The .tz Domains Name Systems and Management)
  • Pamela Chogo – ISOC (ISOC and Internet Governance in Tanzania)

Moderator: Tumaini Magila


KEYNOTE LECTURE:

“State of the AI Economy”

Speaker: Dr. Nkundwe Mwasaga


10:15 – 11:00 TEA BREAK


THE DIGITAL PAYMENT SYSTEMS: This session will discuss the experience of digital payment systems in Tanzania.

Panelist

  • Mr. Basil Baligumya
  • Dr. Wlllium Mng’ong’ose

Moderator: Dr. Nkundwe Mwasaga


DIGITAL SERVICES:

1. DIGITAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS: This session will discuss how digitalization of the judiciary system of Tanzania.

Speaker: Hon. Judge Ubena John Agatho, High Court of Tanzania

2. eGOVERNMENT AND THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: The session will discuss the e-government and emerging technologies nexus.

Speaker: Ms. Sultana Seif – Manager of Standards and Compliance in eGA

Clemence@2024

Moderator: Dr. George Mulamula


THE INNOVATIONS IN THE NEW SPACE ECONOMY: The session will discuss

  • Unlocking opportunities at the intersection of drones tech and ICT – Tuku Tech
  • Innovation in the New Space Economy – Pangaea Satellite

Moderator: Dr. Nkundwe Mwasaga


13:15 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK


PLATFORMS INTEOPERABILITY AND DIGITAL IDENTITY NUMBER FOR DEVELOPMENT This session will discuss:

  • Importance of digital identity number
  • Legal framework for platform interoperability
  • Use of electronic identity and trust services in AI era

Panelist

  • Digital Public Infrastructure (Lessons and Experience) by Mr. Biju Varghese Senior. Vice President & Business Head, APAC
  • Mobile Identity and Authentication: Revolutionizing Digital Identity by Mr. Said Khelef
  • Mohamed Mashaka- Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology
  • Ms Kedi Valba – CEO and Member of the Board of the Estonian Software company, Aktors

Moderator: Peter Baziwe


LECTURE AND FIRESIDE CHAT

DIGITIZATION FOR LOCAL ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY This lecture will discuss the opportunities brought by digitalization in the local context.

Speaker: Mr. Edward Anderson

Moderator: Dr. George Mulamula


EMERGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES USE CASES This session will discuss how various emerging digital technologies use cases can be used to advance socio-economic development.

Presenter:

  • Harish Bhatt- CEO, SoftTech Consultants

    Topic: Navigating the Horizon: How Emerging Technologies Drive Job Creation and Social Economic Development

  • Prof. George Oreku – Deputy Vice Chancellor, The Open University of Tanzania

    Topic: Way Forward: Leveraging AI in African Higher Education

  • Dr. Haji Fimbombaya – Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology

    Topic: Empowering African Countries through IoT Architectural Framework

  • Paul Makobi- Grvatechnologies

    Topic: The Potential of AI to stimulate Innovation, Economic growth and employment across various sectors of the Tanzanian economy

Moderator: Mr. Jasson Ndanguzi


PROMOTION OF TANZANIA AS AN ICT HUB This session will discuss how to build the ICT ecosystem of Tanzania to be the centre of ICT innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Panelist

  • Dr Bello Moussa- Head of Innovations and Strategies, Huawei Southern Africa
  • Kristof De Spiegeleer - ThreeFold

Moderator: Mr Rodrique Msechu


17:00 CLOSING OF THE SECOND DAY


DAY 3 OF MAIN PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION


AI AND METAVERSE FOR DEVELOPMENTThis session will discuss:

“The Role of AI and Metaverse in Socio-Economic Development”

Presenter

  • Zephania Reuben- Artificial Intelligence Powered Innovation
  • Kristof De Spiegeleer – ThreeFold
  • Mr. Desmond Mushi - Meta

Moderator: Dr. George Mulamula


STATUS OF FINTECH IN TANZANIA This panel will discuss the status and challenges of Fintech startups as well as regulatory sandbox in Tanzania

Presenter

  • Jacqueline Nnunduma - National Microfinance Bank (NMB)
  • Kenedy Komba – Bank of Tanzania

Moderator: Ms. Khalila Mbowe


10:30 – 11:00 TEA BREAK


FUNDING STARTUPS IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY: This panel will discuss funding options for ICT Startups in Africa and the challenges of the funding.

Speakers

  • Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CSMA), Crowdfunding as an alternative source of funding for startups.
  • Mr Rodrique Msechu – Serengeti Business Angels Network

Moderator: Dr. Nkundwe Mwasaga


12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH BREAK


CLOSING CELEMONY


Guest of Honour arrival and Visit exhibitions


Guest of Honour arrival and Visit exhibitions


ICT Startups Award

Closing Speech - Guest of Honour

17:00 MAIN PROGRAMME CLOSING DAY

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Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Exhibitors

Contact Us

Address

14 Jamhuri Street, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Phone Number

+255738171742