dx⁵ (formerly CIO Africa) is excited to announce its partnership with CyberTech Africa for an unprecedented technology event in Kigali, Rwanda, on 1-2 August 2023. This collaboration brings together two industry powerhouses to create an immersive experience that will drive innovation, foster collaboration, and showcase the potential of the African tech ecosystem.
The event will take place at the state-of-the-art Kigali Convention Center. CyberTech Africa aims to bring together technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts, and government representatives from across Africa and beyond. The event will serve as a platform to explore the latest digital transformation trends, exchange knowledge, and foster partnerships that will shape the future of technology in Africa.
Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT & Innovation in Rwanda said, “On behalf of the Ministry of ICT of Rwanda and the Republic of Rwanda, we are delighted and excited to host this event, which will bring together leading experts, innovators, and stakeholders in cybersecurity. As we navigate an increasingly complex and challenging cyber landscape, these events are critical for driving innovation and advancing the industry.”
In partnership with Rwanda’s National Cyber Security Authority, Rwanda Convention Bureau, and Smart Africa, the two-day event will gather business, innovation, tech, and cyber ecosystems, dozens of companies, start-ups, top-notch speakers, renowned universities, senior government officials, C-level executives, industry trailblazers, and leading decision-makers. The topics most relevant to Africa will be covered, including, but not limited to, fintech, IoT (Internet of Things) and 5G, AI (Artificial Intelligence), critical infrastructure, aviation and space cybersecurity, and sustainability – not to mention the continent’s first Africa CISO Summit.
Renowned for its expertise in cybersecurity, technology innovation, and thought leadership, will bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the event. As a leading global community of cybersecurity professionals, CyberTech Africa will contribute invaluable insights, facilitate engaging discussions, and provide a platform to explore emerging cybersecurity challenges and solutions in the African context.
“We are thrilled to partner with CyberTech Africa to launch our first-ever Africa CISO Summit,” said Harry Hare, Chairman, dx⁵. “This collaboration represents our shared commitment to fostering innovation and driving the growth of the African tech ecosystem. With our combined strengths, we aim to create an exceptional event that will inspire, educate, and connect the brightest minds in the industry.” dx⁵ will also be giving snippets of the newest event in its stable, the Africa CISO Summit, an experience that will be encountered in 2024.
CyberTech Africa will cover a wide range of topics, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, fintech, digital transformation, and smart cities. Attendees can expect thought-provoking sessions delivered by industry leaders, startup pitches highlighting groundbreaking innovations, and networking opportunities that will pave the way for future collaborations and investments.
Amir Rapaport, Cybertech Founder, and co-author of Cyber Mania reflected that “Collaborating with the ecosystem in Africa is a priority for Cybertech. It is a new continent with rapid growth, a driven workforce, and, like us, it stands at the forefront of global cyber innovation. We are excited to work with the Rwandan government and finally arrive in Kigali.”
The event will include an exhibition of innovative cyber companies from various fields, increase exposure to international and pan-African markets, industry executives, and thought leaders, and encourage participation in a rapidly growing innovative ecosystem.
“Cybertech strives to create a positive impact and bring unity and diversity to its cyber community. We endeavour to support the African continent’s cyber and innovation ecosystem by focusing on this professional conference, special seminars and events, the unprecedented Africa CISO Summit, and much more,” stated Hare.
Over the last decade, Cybertech Global has been the cyber industry’s leading networking platform, holding industry-related events around the globe, from Tel Aviv, Africa, Rome, and Tokyo, to Singapore, Panama, New York, and more. It brings international experience and exceptional field expertise to the presented audience.
Cybertech’s conferences and exhibitions are the go-to places to make business happen and learn about the latest technological innovations, challenges, and solutions to threats within the global cyber arena. More than anything, Cybertech takes pride in creating a cyber community, encouraging innovation, and promoting inspiration within and throughout.
Registration for Cybertech Africa Rwanda is now open.