Sixth National ICT Summit launched

The Sixth National ICT Summit will take place in October 2019 under the theme, 'Accelerated Digital Transformation in Namibia'.

Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Stanley Simataa announced this during the launch and sponsorship handover ceremony here on Thursday.

In a statement issued to Nampa on Thursday, Simataa said digital transformation and the acceleration thereof is unavoidable and fundamental in an age where technological innovation has been recognised as a powerful engine for development to address social and economic challenges.

He said the emergence of digital technologies, has given rise to digital corporations which have created opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.

'The acceleration and integration of digital technology into all sectors, should be maximised to advance our nation's development agenda,' he said.

The National ICT Summit aims to bring an opportunity for interactions between policy makers, ICT experts academicians, entrepreneurs and ICTs innovators to reflect, understand and share knowledge on advancements and trends in the ICT sector.

Simataa called on ICT industry players, public and private sector, academia and the youth, to optimally exploit the immense opportunities through the summit thereby cementing efforts to build a digital social and economic ecosystem that will truly support the country's efforts to transform Namibia into a digital smart nation.

The ICT Summit will take place on 07 to 09 October 2019 in Windhoek.

Source: Namibia Press Agency