Edited/Distributed by HURINet - The Human Rights Information Network --------------------------------------------------------------------- ## author : firstname.lastname@example.org ## date : 02.06.99 --------------------------------------------------------------------- The African Computing & Telecommunications Summit St John's College, Cambridge, 25-27 August 1999 DRAFT PROGRAMME DAY 1 - 25 August 1999 OPENING KEYNOTES: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIBERALISATION IN AFRICA Andile Ncaba, Director-General of Communications, South Africa Strive Masiwya, CEO, Econet, Zimbabwe Bakary N'jie, Chairman, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, & CEO, Gambia Telecommunications Corporation Karsten Schoeneborn, General Manager IBM Africa Cdr P M G Griffiths, Deputy Minister of Communications, Ghana STREAM 1: NEW TECHNOLOGIES: POTENTIAL AND REALITIES The opportunities of telecommunications deregulation, including VSAT development Chris Bell, CEO, Redwing Satellite Solutions, UK Satellite Delivery Systems Tim Farrar, Senior Consultant, Analysys, UK Satellite technology in practice in Africa Mark Howard, Market Development Strategy & Planning Manager, BT Global Satellite Services Fixed Wireless Access John O'Neill, MD, North West Labs & Director, Africa & Europe, Wireless Communications Association STREAM 2: ELECTRONIC COMMERCE Developing a national EDI system: The Mauritius experience Donald Lim Fat, Consultant to the Government of Mauritius Electronic commerce and the role of the Internet in the continent's economic development Gertrude Akapelwa-Ehueni, Special Assistant to the Director, Administration Department, African Development Bank, Cote d'Ivoire Enterprise opportunities offered by telecoms liberalisation Banji Oyeyinka, NISER, Nigeria Making online-trading safer than using your credit card Tim Ellis, MD, South African Certification Agency The development opportunities of e-commerce Dr Nii Quaynor, MD, Network Computer Systems, Ghana LUNCH PLENARY: INTERNET TO THE GRASSROOTS Universal Internet Access for Africa - A reality or a dream Ayisi Makatiani, President, Africa Online, USA Managing Internet Growth in Egypt: A regional model Tarek Kamel, Secretary, Internet Society of Egypt Africa in the context of the Global Information Society Mike Jensen, Consultant, SA Local development through international links Pat Chapman-Pincher, Senior Vice-President, UUNet, UK STREAM 1: INTERNET DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS Donor ITC projects and on-the-ground delivery Kate Wild, Senior Adviser: Information & Communication, IDRC, Canada The African Information Society Initiative Nancy Hafkin, UN Economic Commission for Africa Universal access through affordable wireless technologies Daniel Stern, Secretary, Uganda Internet Society High frequency radio for rural telephony James Turner, Regional Sales Manager, Codan, UK Case Study: Remote area radio E-mail Chris Wilson, Bushnet Uganda Case Study: How we set up an African ISP in two weeks Justin Keery, Technical Director, Cerbernet, UK Country search engine portals for Africa Richard Bell, MD, Swift Global Africa, Kenya Towards an equitable information society: The Foresight Project in South Africa Dr Bob day, Co-ordinator, National Research & Technology Foresight Project, Department of Arts, Culture, Science & Technology, South Africa STREAM 2: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Professional development in an IT context Jerry Humphreys, Manager, NCC SkillsSource, National Computing Centre, UK Capacity building through train the trainer programmes facilitated by wireless technologies Daniel Stern, Director, Uganda Connect Telecommunications knowledge transfer through partnering Jennifer Cherry, MD, Integra Systems, SA GARDEN RECEPTION 6.00pm St John's Lawns, Bank of the River Cam Sponsor: Checkpoint Software Technologies DAY 2 CONVERGENCE: BRINGING VALUE TO THE ENTERPRISE Keynote: The further shores of knowledge Ayes Amewudah, Head of Marketing, Corporate Clients Division, British Telecom, UK Convergence - Enabling the information age Terry Boyland, Head of Content Management, Cable & Wireless, UK The role of IT in a new generation of development in Africa Bernard Woods, Consultant, UK Understanding the pervasive impact of information and communications technology in the African context Dr David Souter, Executive Director, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation STREAM 1: ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM Too much choice? Selecting the right technology for your organisation Maria-Elena Ibanez, CEO, International High-Tech Marketing, USA Enterprise Resource Planning Systems - How can they be used in Africa? Martin Lewis, IT Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zambia The gap between plans and reality in IT applications* Per Lind, Consultant, Sweden The use of Advanced Speech Recognition Systems to provide improved online services in Africa Nick Primavesi, Market Development Manager, Vocalis Ltd, UK STREAM 2: ENTERPRISE PLATFORMS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM Linux and Open Source Systems: The platform of the future? Mike Jensen, Internet Consultant, South Africa Client Server - The way ahead Kurt van den Eynden, International Account Manager for Africa, Systems Union, UK Unix power for Africa David Cuss, Regional Vice-President, SCO Africa LUNCH PLENARY: PROTECTING THE ENTERPRISE Herding cats - Lessons from Y2K Karl Feilder, President & CEO, Greenwich Mean Time, UK An A to Z of Computer Security Paul Ducklin, Head of Research, Sophos, UK Contingency plans: Preparing for disasters Stephen Seda, CEO, SEI Group Inc, USA >From firewalls to VPNs Niall Moynihan, Technical Director, Check Point Software technologies, UK STREAM 1: THE NEW CHALLENGES OF CONTENT Opportunities for Virtual Reality in Africa Dave Lockwood, Virtual Reality Solutions Centre, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, South Africa Health & Population Applications Susan Pasquariella, Co-ordinator, Population Information Network, UN Developing Information and Decision-making Centres in Africa Dr Dietrich Splettstoesser, Faculty of Commerce & Management, University of Dar es Salaam Lessons from the establishment of multipurpose telecentres John Rose, UNESCO, France STREAM 2: ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH NETWORKING Optimising Internet Connectivity Dave Wilson, Head of Computing, Rhodes University, South Africa Virtual tertiary institutions on the African continent Professor Caspar Schutte, South Africa The impact of the Global Information Infrastructure on universities and academic life Professor Bjorn Pehrson, Stanford Learning Lab, Centre for Telecommunications PANEL DISCUSSION: Software Diffusion in Africa: Piracy, Pricing, Marketing and Support SPECIAL FOCUS GROUP: Biodiversity information management, hosted by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge SUMMIT DINNER 7.00pm St John's Great Hall Sponsor: UUNet DAY 3 WORKSHOP 1: YEAR 2000 CONTIGENCY PLANNING Paul Vlissidis, National Computing Centre, UK WORKSHOP 2: OPTIMISING PERIPHERALS Print - the bigger picture Kevin Spinks, Marketing Director, Lexmark, UK Print technologies for Africa Sylvester Motaln, MD, Genicom, South Africa WORKSHOP 3: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Convened by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) in co-operation with AITEC to promote national professional association development and co-operation WORKSHOP 4: INTERNET SKILLS A leading-edge briefing on latest Internet trends, including web browsing, web site development and design. Hosted by UUNET WORKSHOP 5: UNDERSTANDING LINUX Mike Jensen, Internet Consultant, South Africa WORKSHOP 6: BANKING SYSTEMS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM A detailed briefing on new technology and latest trends for IT professionals in the banking and financial services sector CONCLUDING PLENARY Conference Overview Professor Gabriel Olalere Ajayi, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Venancio Massingue, Vice-Rector, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique Delegate registration for the three-day event is £350 sterling. Accommodation at St John's college is £55 per night with shared bathroom; £65 en suite; this includes dinner and breakfast. The accommodation at St John's is very comfortable and of a higher standard than most student accommodation. The food is excellent. Probably the best of all the Cambridge colleges. Please check the AITEC web site at http://www.web.co.za/aitec/ for full details and a registration form which you can print out. ACT Summit Registration Form Please complete as appropriate and e-mail back to email@example.com or fax back to +44 1480-831131 or post to ACT Registration, AITEC 15 High Street, Graveley, Cambridgeshire, PE18 9PL, UK Name Position / Title Organisation Postal address Physical address Phone Fax E-mail Please Register me as a delegate to the African Computing and Telecommunications Summit at a delegate registration fee of 350 pounds sterling (409.50 pounds sterling which includes VAT for UK delegates. The fee includes lunches, tea breaks, the conference dinner and all documentation) I require College accommodation for ............ nights at: £55 per night (shared Bathroom) £65 per night (en suite) Total Cost.................................. Please specify which nights 24th August 25th August 26th August Additional Nights (please specify).......................................... Payment Method. Please mark as appropriate: Payment of my fee and accommodation costs are enclosed (Uk cheque or bankers draft made out to AITEC) Please Invoice me / my organisation Please charge my credit card: Visa Mastercard Card Number Expiry Date Card Holders Name Signature Conditions of registration: All delegates fees and accommodation charges must be paid in full before the Summit. There will be a 20% administration charge on delegates registration and accommodation cancellations received before the 30th July 1999. There will be no refund on cancellations received after the 30th July 1999. 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