Tue Mar 3 +03 - Thu Mar 5 +03 (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Mar 3 1:00am - Thu Mar 5 4:30am
Menelik II Ave, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Even those having access to the Internet pay, access is expensive and often unreliable. As a result, Ethiopians risk from being marginalized from the Internet economy. Fortunately, this is changing since the state monopoly on telecommunication that was the root cause of most of the problems has been abolished and competition is in the horizon.
The objective of the conference is to create awareness amongst policy makers, regulators, businesses, technologists, and potential entrepreneurs about the Internet model, technology and organizations and create the foundation for a robust internet Ecosystem in Ethiopia in this new post-monopoly era. Specifically, the conference will:
• Address the main issues and challenges the country is facing in relation to the Internet.
• Explore different technical options to improve the local internet infrastructure and to make better use of the regional and global internet infrastructure.
• Explore the potential and future Internet related obstacles, threats and discuss potential solutions and recommendations.
Who should attend:
the conference targets policy makers, regulators, businesses, technologists, and potential entrepreneurs. The conference is planned as a non-profit event and international sponsorship and support have been sought to convene the event.
2020 Speakers and Panelists
Community Development Manager, AFRINIC
researcher and consultant with extensive experience in ICT sector analysis in emerging economies
Dr. Ahmedin M. Ahmed
State Minister, Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MInT), Ethiopia
Director-General, Ethiopian Education and Research Network (EthERNet)
Regional Vice President - Africa
CEO, IE Networks
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Kudu Ventures
Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
Regional Adviser on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists
Internet Analyst, Packet Clearing House (PCH)
Senior Cyber Security Expert, HiLCoE Computer Systems Engineering
Head of Public Affairs, London Internet Exchange
Tech Strategist, TV Personality & Author
Global Head of Communications Regulation and Policy, Loon LLC
Network engineer, Backbone & Edge network, Facebook
Principal - Internet Technology, Policy, and Advocacy
Senior Policy Advisor - Africa
Partner, Roha and President, Raxio
Policy Advisor for Africa, Mozilla
Senior Director, Internet Technology and Development
Head of Public Policy for the East and Horn of Africa, Facebook
Professor, Business School, University of Nairobi
Hardware and Networking Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty, Bahir Dar University
Consultant at Internet Society (ISOC)
Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) – Africa, ICANN
Co-founder and CTO, BRCK
President and Chief Executive Officer
African Union Commission