Annual ICT Professionals Conference 2017

October 26, 2017 – October 27, 2017 all-day
Mirambo Street
Tshs 200,000
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Commission

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Commission is pleased to invited all ICT practitioners to the Annual ICT Professionals Conference 2017 (AIPC-17). The ICT Commission is an ICT promotion institution under the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication mandated to develop ICT profession in Tanzania through accreditation and competence in ICT. The Conference is expected to attract participation of ICT practitioners working in the Government, academia and business and research communities from across the country and abroad to discuss topical issues on the role of ICT in industrialization of Tanzania. This year’s Conference theme is “Building the Tanzania digital industry economy”.
Dates: 26th -27th October, 2017 (2 days)
Venue: Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre
Organised by: Information and Communication Technology Commission (ICTC)
Participants: –
– ICT Practitioners
– Academia and researchers in ICT;
– Innovators, start-ups, SMEs, and enterprises in ICT;
– International and local experts in the ICT field,
– Senior ICT Officials from the Ministries, Departments and Government Agencies,
– Industry certification bodies;
– ICT Business community
Working Languages: English and Swahili
1. Opening ceremonies: A brief introduction will be given on the role of ICT professionals in the digital economy and the importance of having a knowledge based society in Tanzania.
2. Principals of profession accreditation in ICT: An introduction on the ICT Professionals Accreditation Framework outlining the recognition procedures and continuous skills development plan for ICT Professionals in Tanzania will be presented for discussion
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and adoption by participants. The discussion will include but not limited to the following areas:
 Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
 Certification of ICT professionals
 Role of accredited CPD provider
 The accreditation standards
 Performance and knowledge assessment into CPD program development
 Strategies to measure outcomes of CPD programs
3. Trust and confidence in digital industrial economy: The conference will also examine the emerging global trends in the context of Cyber law and digital forensics and what further needs to be done to strengthen cyber security ecosystem in Tanzania and skills set needed towards achieving a truly secure and trustworthy cyberspace. Future challenges and changes in Industrial Cyber security will be discussed but not limited to the following:  Metrics for Cyber Security Strategy  Securing the Digital Enterprise  Developing the skills base to supply the increasing need for cyber professionals
 Safeguarding the Nation by encouraging government and industry to incorporate cyber within a holistic approach to security
 Emerging cyber challenges and threats
 Cyber resilient supply chain of products and services
 Security of banking industry
 Transforming Defence IT and National Security
 Organisational Cyber Preparedness: Moving Beyond compliance
4. Challenges and opportunities with evolving technologies: How can internet of Things (IoT) shape the future organizations and socio-economic development of Tanzania. It’s Impact to individuals and businesses, and arising opportunities will be outlined. The future of Cloud and Big Data in Tanzania; the opportunities and challenges to the ICT industry, looking into Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Data Analytics in Cloud, Big Data and Cloud Computing applications and how the ICT industry can leverage open and big data. The areas of discussion will include but not limited to the following:
 Block chain Technology
 Big Data
 Artificial Intelligence
 Social Media
 Datacentres Technologies
 High Performance Computing
 Cloud Computing,
 Data Analytics
 Internet of Things
 Public Key Infrastructure
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 Crypto-currencies
5. Smart cities in digital industrial era: Innovation towards Smart Cities, how Governance must change to enable Smart City initiatives, role of public, private and development partners towards intelligent sustainable cities, technologies shaping the smart cities and how to position ICT towards Smart Cities will be presented. Panel discussion on the role of ICT practitioners and industry will be held and recommendations for action to respective parties provided. The areas of discussion will include but not limited to the following:
 Smart Cities
 Precision Agriculture
 Virtual Court rooms
 Smart water resources planning and usage
 Smart Villages
 ICT for Healthcare Applications
6. Digital agenda for Tanzania: Trends of digital transformation and its impact on future businesses and organization models will be held. Discussion on skills and role of individual ICT professionals will be held on the following but not limited ton provided for action.
 Business Realization of Innovation
 The Digital Transformation of Industries
 Today’s Data Protection: Inside, Outside and Mobilized
 Artificial Intelligence and Life
 Gig economy workforce
 Shared economy workforce and infrastructure
 A People-First Perspective on Digital Transformation
 Creating a Culture of ICT Transformation
 Building a Digital Business with APIs
 Innovation Strategies for the Digital Age
7. Jobs and entrepreneurship in ICT: The Future Enterprise; Innovation Strategies and initiatives promoting new forms of Enterprises in the Digital Economy. What need to be done by ICT practitioner to enhance ICT Business innovation in Tanzania will include but not limited to the following areas of discussion:
 Reimagining the Future of ICT Work
 Women in ICT Leadership
 Growing a start-up: Money-raising and other necessities
 Challenges of ICT Start-ups in Tanzania
 Challenges of scaling ICT Incubators in Tanzania
 Characteristics of a successful ICT startup
 Financing ICT Start-ups
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8. Role of Private Sector in Mobilizing ICTs for social-economic development: The role of the private sector in mobilizing ICTs to achieve the country’s Development Goals will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to share experiences; to identify new priority areas for implementation and to explore synergies among stakeholders for more effective implementation.
All sessions will be organised through technical presentation and panel discussion from a broad range of Business community, Academia, ICT international organizations, multinational ICT companies, local ICT and Start-up companies, Policy and Regulatory organs and NGO’S.
Participation fee is Tshs. 200,000.00 per person. The fee is to be paid to the following account:
Account Name: ICT Commission
Account Branch: CRDB Azikiwe, Dar es Salaam
Account Number: 0150220546500
Deadline for conference registration and payment of participation fee is 15th October 2017 and thereafter the participation fee will be Tshs. 300,000.00 per person. Participants are required to send a copy of payment slip through email: and For further information please visit or email us on or
– Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication (MWTC)
– International Professional Practise Partnership (IP3)
– Africa Information and Communication Technology Alliance (AfICTA)
– Power Computers Telecommunications Limited
Conference Booklet
Stakeholders interested to sponsor the conference are invited to contact us through the email for more details.