THE NATIONAL ICT SUMMIT IN BRIEF

Hundreds of Information and Communication Technology, (ICT) experts and institutions will converge in Windhoek for the 5th National ICT Summit scheduled to take place from the 15th – 17th October 2018. The Summit will be held under the brand “Digital Transformation for an ICT smart Namibia”.

The Summit creates a platform for the ICT industry to discuss trends and challenges facing the industry globally and in the country. ICT industry players use this platform to showcase their ICT solutions and services.The Summit also exposes the youth to latest ICT trends and affords them the opportunity to also present their latest innovations and inventions.

This Summit will define the roadmap for development and effective integration of technology, as well as the agenda for growing ICT for an inclusive society.It will position ICT as a vital tool in achieving Government’s main national priorities of economic growth and development towards the goals of poverty eradication and shared prosperity for all Namibians.

MANDATE

To create a platform for the Information and Communication Technology ( ICT) industry to discuss the trends and challenges facing the industry globally and in the country.

To encourage ICT industry players to showcase their ICT solutions as well as to expose the youth to latest ICT trends.

Our Vision

To be the ICT Summit for all Namibians joining hands and live up to the image of ICT for all Namibians.

Our Mission

To be the main catalyst in empowering Namibians to be ICT professionals to be able to unlock the full potential of technology and human capital and deliver value to the citizens, visitors and investors, so that Namibia becomes a leader in ICT development in Africa.

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Schedule Detail

Below are the detail of the activities planned for the 3 day summit.

  • 7:00 AM

    Arrival and registration of Delegates and invited guests

    Venue: Foyer

  • 9:30 AM

    All delegates and invited guests to be seated

    Venue: Plenary

  • 9:40 AM

    Arrival of Dignitaries

    Venue: Plenary

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    9:45 AM

    Arrival of Hon. Stanley M. Simataa, Minister of ICT

    Venue: Plenary

  • 10:00 AM

    Singing of the National and AU Anthems

    Venue: Plenary

  • 10:05 AM

    Nikhita Winkler Dance Theatre

    Venue: Plenary

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    10:15 AM

    Welcoming Remarks, Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ICT

    Venue: Plenary

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    10:25 AM

    Introduction of keynote Speaker, Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ICT

    Venue: Plenary

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    10:30 AM

    Keynote address by Hon. Stanley M. Simataa, Minister of ICT

    Venue: Plenary

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    11:00 AM

    Vote of thanks, Hon. Engel Nawatiseb, Deputy Minister of ICT

    Venue: Plenary

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  • 11:10 AM

    Singing of the AU and National Anthem

    Venue: Plenary

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    11:15 AM

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Hon. Stanley M. Simataa, Minister of ICT

    Venue: Exhibition area

  • 11:25 AM

    Touring of Exhibition Stands

    Exhibition area

  • 12:00 PM

    Refreshment Break

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    12:20 PM

    Topic: Coming to terms with Digital Transformation

    Presentation: Gerhard Petrick: MultiChoice Namibia

    Plenary

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  • 12:50 PM

    Lunch Break

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    14:00 PM

    Topic: Digital Transformation and the Open Organisation

    Presentation: Brendan Widlake: Green Enterprise Solutions

    Venue: Plenary

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    14:30 PM

    Presentation: David Gilarranz: MTN Group Executive

    Venue: Plenary

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    15:00 PM

    Topic: Cyber Security in the Industrial Sector

    Presentation: Andre Froneman: AXIZ & Forcepoint

    Venue: Plenary

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  • 15:30 PM

    Refreshment Break

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    15:45 PM

    Breakaway: Mr. Marius Engelbrecht: Huawei

    Topic: Namibia national strategies communication

    Venue: A

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    15:45 PM

    Breakaway: Jonas Nangolo: MTC

    Topic: Pros and Cons of Digital Revolution

    Venue: B

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    15:45 PM

    Breakaway: MultiChoice Namibia

    Venue: C

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    15:45 PM

    Breakaway: Business Connexion Group

    Venue: Plenary

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    16:15 PM

    Topic: Safe City Summary

    Presentation: Mr. Martin Zhao Anguo: Huawei

    Venue: Plenary

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  • 16:45 PM

    Hand in Questionnaire - Lucky Draws - fantastic prizes to be won

    Venue: Plenary

  • 7.00 AM

    Arrival and Registration

    Venue: Foyer

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    8.00 AM

    Topic: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Regulator’s Role

    Presentation:

    MICT Invited Speaker: CRAN

    Venue: Plenary

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    8:30 AM

    Topic: Evolutions in the Debit/Credit card market

    Presentation:

    Schoemans

    Venue: Plenary

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    9.00 AM

    Topic: Standard Bank BlueFuel Feet and Fuel management solution

    Presentation:

    Standard Bank Namibia

    Venue: Plenary

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    9.30 AM

    Topic: Showcasing opportunities for innovation in a digital era

    Presentation: Telecom Invited Speaker : Powercom

    Venue: Plenary

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  • 10:00 AM

    Refreshment Break, Visiting of Exhibition

    Venue: Foyer

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    10:15 AM

    Break-away: AXIZ & Forcepoint

    Topic: The Forcepoint Advantage

    Venue: A

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    10:15 AM

    Break-away: Green Enterprise Solutions

    Topic: Attendance Tracker

    Venue: B

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    10:15 AM

    Break-away: MTN

    Venue: C

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    10:15 AM

    Break-away: AVM

    Topic: demands on wireless Lan: Wifi Mesh has a lot to offer

    Venue: D

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    10:45 AM

    Topic: Icloud

    Presentation: MTC

    Venue: Plenary

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    11:15 AM

    Topic: National Broadband Network for Namibia

    Presentation: Huawei

    Venue: Plenary

  • 11:45 AM

    Panel Discussion: Promoting Multistakeholder approach in ICT - for a Digitally transformed Namibia

    Panelists:

    MICT

    Namibia

    IGF

    UNESCO

    CRAN

    MTN

    Moderator: Nashilongo Gervasius

    Venue: Plenary

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    12.15 PM

    Presentation: Telecom

    Venue: Plenary

  • 12.45 PM

    Lunch Break- Visiting of Exhibition hall

    Venue: Foyer

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    14:00 PM

    Break-away: CRAN

    Topic: 5G: The Next level of Innovation for a Smart Namibia

    Venue: A

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    14:00 PM

    Break-away: Syntex Technologies

    Topic: Cybersecurity in the Era of Internet of Things (IOT)

    Venue: B

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    14:00 PM

    Break-away: Standard Bank Namibia

    Topic: PayPulse

    Venue: C

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  • 14.30 PM

    Refreshment Break

    Venue: Foyer

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    14.45 PM

    Topic: Immersion Cooling to power the next Generation Datacenter

    Presentation: Green Enterprise Solutions

    Venue: Plenary

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    15:15 PM

    Topic: The Forcepoint Advantage

    Presentation: AXIZ & Forcepoint

    Venue: Plenary

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    15:45 PM

    Presentation: NBC

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    Venue: Plenary

  • 16:45 PM

    Hand in Questionnaire – Lucky Draws – unbelievable prizes to be won

    Venue: Plenary

  • 7.00 AM

    Arrival and Registration

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    8:00 AM

    Welcoming Remarks: Hon. Engel Nawatiseb, Deputy Minister of ICT

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  • 8:20 AM

    Motivational Speaker: Mr Aaron Hamukwaya, Youth Innovator

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  • 8:40 AM

    Panel Discussion

    Topic 1: Smart Government

    Facilitator: Gabriel Nhinda

    Panelists:

    Mr Gabriel Nhinda, Lecturer-IT Department, UNAM

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    Dr Paulus Sheetekela, ICT Services Manager: IUM

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    Mr. Gerhard Shilongo, Deputy Director, OPM

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    Mr Jimmy Namutenya, Analyst Programmer Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation

  • 9:30 AM

    Panel Discussion

    Topic 2: Intelligence Transportation and Logistics

    Facilitator: Paulina Iyambo

    Panelists:

    Ms Paulina Iyambo, IT Auditor Consultant

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    Mr Hosea Kambonde, Sales Representative iMarketing Consultants

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    Dr.Asa Romeo Asa, Lecturer, NUST

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    Ms Tangi Ishequa, Aviation System Coordinator: Air Namibia

  • 10.20 AM

    Tea Break

  • 10.35 AM

    Panel Discussion:

    Topic 3:

    Internet of Innovation – How can Namibian Youth leverages on advantages to - Digitally Transform their communities

    Moderator: Junias Erasmus

    Panelists:

    Heinrich Aluvilu Logic++

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    Talitha Ekandjo

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    Leonard Imene

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    Alphons Kauhonina

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    11.25 AM

    Innovative Tech Presentations

    (15 minutes each):

    Onawa Secondary School Payment System, by Ms Victoria Shigwedha, Learner

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    Maggy’s Infinite Employees’ Payroll System, by Mr Silas Remember, Learner

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    Coffee Times App, by Mr Lazarus Lileimo, Founder

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    Playbit App, by Mr Mathews Johannes, Founder

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    Online Shopping Mall, by Ms Maria Ausiku

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    Katoshe D30 & Village Power Solar Charger, by Mr Kennedy Liswani, Founder

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    TRIPLE I’s-How Innovation, IP and ICT interact, by Ms Seno Namwandi, IP Professional

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    Namibia ICT Forum, by Ms Leena Shailemo, Co-Founder

  • 13.00 PM

    Lunch Break

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    14.00 PM

    Exhibitions



    3D Animation by Mr Remember Thomas

    Carbon-Fibre prototype Vehicle by Mamib Eco Riders

    Katoshe D30 & Village Power Solar Charger by Elephonic Mobile Technology

    Using IoT to develop an automated Irrigation System for Crop Farmers in Namibia, by S.S Ndakolute and Anton Limbo

    The Lab Game by Mr Wheeler

    Owela Game by Mr Aaron Hamukwaya

    Website to help leaners understand new mathematics syllabus by, Selma Kalimbo

    Artificial Doctor Application by Raina Samuel

  • 15.40 PM

    Tea Break

  • 16.00 PM

    Awards hand over

  • 16.20 PM

    Closing Ceremony:

Our Speakers

A strong line-up of industry leaders and game changers has been prepared for this years summit under the theme "Digital Transformation for an ICT Smart Namibia".

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Stanley Simataa

Hon. Minister of ICT

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Engelbrecht Antiochus Nawatiseb

Hon. Deputy Minister of ICT

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Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana

Permanent Secretary MICT

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Gerhard Petrick

MultiChoice Namibia

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Brendan Widlake

Channel Sales Manager (Sub-Saharan Africa) for global Enterprise Open Source Software vendor Red Hat

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Saudai Sapi

Green Enterprise

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Marius Engelbrecht

Principal Product Manager

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Stoney Steenkamp

Manager: Card Issuing PBB Standard Bank Namibia

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Uriel Munjanga

Green Enterprise

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Matteo Mezzanotte

Green Enterprise

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Theodore (Theo) Schoeman

Schoemans Group

VENUE

Safari Hotel Windhoek

Corner of Aus and Aviation Streets, Windhoek, Namibia

Namibia’s largest Conference Centre is part of the four-star Safari Court Hotel**** & Conference Centre. This magnificent state-of-the-art Conference Centre offers sixteen venues of different sizes which can be flexibly configured for any conference or banqueting requirements ranging from 10 to 2400 participants. Situated on the Ground Floor and the Lower Ground Floor in the Safari Court Hotel**** 12 more venues of different sizes can accommodate between 10 and 90 delegates. Adjacent to the Beergarden of Hotel Safari*** is a beautiful venue which can be divided in two of which one hall opens up on a patio towards the pool and the garden with 2 smaller boardroom-like venues and one larger hall with pre-assembly area.

Videos

Watch some videos of the previous sessions at the summit

Day 1 - 15-Oct-2018

Day 1 - 15-Oct-2018

Day 1 - 15-Oct-2018

Day 1 - 15-Oct-2018

Day 1 - 15-Oct-2018

Photo Gallery

Below are some of the moments captured at the 5th National ICT Summit hosted in October 2018

FAQ

Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions

The Summit starts on Monday the 15th of October 2018, It will run for 3 days up to the 17th of October.
The summit will be hosted at the Safari Hotel.
The summit is free to attend, interested delegates are encouraged to register for accreditation.
All of the major ICT players in Namibia will be exhibiting at the summit, there it is a must attend for ICT enthusiasts and the public in general as they will see some of the best in ICT technology that Namibia has to offer.
The best in ICT that Namibia can offer.

Our Sponsors

The ICT Summit greatly appreciates the contributions made by its sponsors who have chosen to take ownership and resonsibility for growing the ICT industry.

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Our exhibitors

A strong line-up of industry leaders and game changers will be exhibiting at this years' summit "Visit their stands to learn more about their offerings".

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