ICT: Business and Development
The CTO Forum – The only annual Commonwealth ICT event
20-21 September 2004, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Speakers to include:

Hon D. M. Jayaratne, Minister of Post and Telecommunications and Upcountry Development, Sri Lanka
HE Awais Amhmad Leghiri, Minister of Communications, Pakistan
Barrister Nazmul Huda, Minister of Communications, Bangladesh
Hon Chief Cornelius Adebayo, Minister of Communications, Nigeria
HE Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, Minister of Communications, South Africa
Hon Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister of Communications and Technology, Ghana
Hon Hedwige Bereaux, Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology, Jamaica
Lalith DeSilva, CEO, Mobitel, Sri Lanka
Dr Hans Wijayasuriya, CEO, MTN Networks
Joydeep Bose, Director, Technology Group, Intel
Timothy Shea, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Loral Skynet,
Vitalis Olunga, Head of Regulatory and Public Policy, Safaricom, Kenya
Jan Grondrup-Vivanco, Regional Director, Middle East, Asia and Scandinavia, Eutelsat
Maria Kendro, Vice-President, International Programmes, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, United States

And many more…

The programme will address carefully selected issues, including:
Policy and regulation: how are national and regional governments facing the challenge of creating an enabling environment for ICTs to achieve development objectives?
CTO’s Road Map: what is it and how will it help nations implement the WSIS recommendations?
MDGs: what performance indicators are being used to assess the efficacy of ICT for reaching MDGs?
What role do the multinationals intend to play in ICT4D? How are Cisco, Microsoft, Alcatel, Siemens, Motorola, Ericsson et al positioning themselves to help progress national ICT development plans?
Funding and financing: what is working and what is not? How is risk being managed and mitigated in order to attract investors to ICT projects?
Overcoming the hurdles: how are infrastructure, regulatory policy, and business, legal and content issues being prioritised and tackled?
Case studies: examining the latest evidence for ICTs making a real difference to national development plans for e-Government, e-Commerce, e-Health, e-Learning and e-Agriculture
Infrastructure: showcasing the progress being made in transmission and access networks, mobile networks and IP rollout across 6 continents

The CTO Forum will be attended by official delegations of over 30 CTO member countries and sector member representatives, who are committed to attend the CTO Annual Council meeting following the CTO Forum at the same venue, on 22-23 September 2004.

A one-time networking opportunity!

Benefits to you as a delegate:
Access and engage with the highest profile of decision makers and potential development partners who dictate and lead ICT policy, regulation and investment
Network with a highly focused group of your peers to discuss and debate strategic direction and develop future business contacts
Meet with leading solution providers to assess your infrastructure options
Enjoy extensive opportunities for informal peer networking throughout the event
Access the exhibition of leading vendors and organisations active in the ICT world

Group discounts rates now available!

Who should attend?
CEOs and top executives of fixed and mobile operators, mobile, ISPs, manufacturers, broadcasters and industry bodies
ICT government ministers and senior officials
ICT researchers, analysts and academics
Directors of multilateral and bilateral development agencies
Officials of NGOs, CSOs
Commercial and investment bankers involved in ICT transactions

Strathmore University IT Conference (4 September 2004)

This years Strathmore University IT conference will be held on Saturday 4th September at KICC.

His Excellency William M Bellamy, US Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya, ICT - An Engine for Sustainable Development
Isaac Awuondo, Managing Director, Commercial Bank of Africa Limited, Financing for IT - A Commercial Banking Perspective

Norah Odwesso, External Affairs Manager, East African Breweries Limited, ICT for Development - The Business Way
Richard Kiplagat, Regional Manager, SAP, Technology in Government
Moyez Alibhai, Chairman and CEO,, Managing and Enhancing Human Resource Capacity through IT
Sammy Kirui, Director General, Communications Commission of Kenya, CCK'S Role in ICT Development
Brian Longwe, General Manager, Africa Internet Service Providers Association (AfriSPA), Challenges in Entrepreneurship in ICT
Ken Mbwaya, Managing Director, HP East Africa Representative Office, Technological Development
Master of Ceremony, Maina Waweru, CEO, Lawafrica Publishing Ltd,

Ticket Cost: Strathmore Students: Before 4th September Kshs 350 On 4th September Kshs 400 Non-Strathmore Students: Before 4th September Kshs 400 On 4th September Kshs 450 Non-Students:Before 4th September Kshs 1000 On 4th September Kshs 1500

Tickets Available at: Strathmore University Admissions Office
Commercial Bank of Africa Wabera Street Branch
Westlands Branch