Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum 2015


Day 1

Session 1 International Connectivity
The role of KA-Band satellite systems in delivering broadband Services Andrew Fry Manager, Government and Institutional relations, Avanti Communications Group plc
Increasing International Capacity Malcolm Johnson Duputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union
Session 2 Regulation
Getting landlocked countries connected – Zambia’s experience Bwalya Mwango Projects Manager, Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority
Regulating development the role of the regulator Cris Seecheran Chief Executive Officer, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Establishing a regulatory framework to encourage investment and innovation Shivnesh Prasad Director of Communications, Ministry of Finance, Public Enterprises, Public Service and Communications, Republic of Fiji
Session 3 Broadband promise
Extending the Coverage of the Broadband First Mile Harbir Singh Nat Principal Investment Officer, Telecom, Media and Technology, Sub-Saharan Africa, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
National broadband strategies – The Commonwealth approach Martin Koyabe Head of Research and Consultancy, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Session 4 Governing the internet
IANA Stewardship Transition & Enhancing ICANN Accountability Theresa Swinehart Senior Adviser to the President on Global Strategy, ICANN

Day 2

Session 5 Global m-Commerce
Encouraging entrepreneurship and investment in Africa Eng. Martin Obuya Projects Director, DEMO Africa
Communication and m-business: The potential of mobile value added services Topyster Muga Head of Airtel Money, Airtel Networks Kenya Ltd.
De-banking mobile commerce Iman Hussein General Manager Islamic Banking and SME, Chase Bank Kenya
Connecting Africa’s billion Erik Hersman Co-Founder Ushahidi
Session 6 e-Health
Technology for innovative education of health professionals Monicah Masake Head of eLearning, Outspan Medical College, Kenya
E-learning for improved laboratory commodity management Martin Kinyua Assistant Director, Technology Innovations, United States Agency for International Develpment
Scaling your research – Engaging with remote communities using mobile technology Kenfield Griffith Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, mSurvey
Orange in Sub-Saharan Africa Mireille Helou Chief Business Market Officer, Orange Telkom Kenya
Philips community life centers Jacqueline Karachi Concept Business Architect, Philips Research Africa
Session 6 e-Learning
Edutainment David Campbell Director, The Mediae Company, Kenya
Commonwealth of Learning Flexible TVET Model Robert Okinda Coordinator, INVEST Africa and Head of ODeL Department, KTTC
Diversity in training of telecommunications engineers Professor Robert Jallan’go Akello Lecturer, Multimedia University of Kenya
Impact of good policies and strategies on ICT4E Adaptation Leonard Mware Managing Director, Technology Partners Ltd, Kenya
Session 6 e-Agriculture
Promoting multi-actor innovation platforms for agribusiness value chain models in Great Lakes of East Africa Professor Daniel Nyamai Chair, Africa Rural Development Centre and Head of Department – Agriculture, NRs & Environment, Rongo University College
Delivering the African Green Revolution through Enhanced ICT4Ag Solutions Qureish Noordin Program Officer, Extension Support Function, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
ICT driven closed circuit model of empowering Agripreneurs James Aucha Chief Executive Officer, Eco-Resources Development Group
Using technology to enhance capability and potential of young people in agriculture Suleman Okech and Calvin Kebati Directors, National Industrial and Technology Park, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Kenya
Session 7 Technology Future Trends
Future trends: Emerging markets and the internet of things Josiah Mugambi Executive Director, iHub
The Future Plans of Broadband Service Provider Ganson Lewela Head of Regulatory, Airtel Networks Kenya Ltd
Session 9 Youth and ICTs
Youth & Demographic Dividend in Kenya Sid Chaterjee The future is in youth

Day 3

ICTs in the Hands of Youth: Tools for Peacebuilding Theo Dolan Director, PeaceTech Lab Africa
Session 10 Financing Connectivity
Creating Affordable ICT Services – Stretching the Rand Makhotso Moiloa Executive Manager: Operations, Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa
Bridging the Broadband divide through Universal Service Funds Peter Ulanga Chief Executive Officer, Universal Communications Service Access Fund, Tanzania
Financing Digital Start-ups and SMEs John Fernandes General Manager, Business Projects, Chase Bank Kenya
Session 11 Connecting rural communities
A strategy to make ICT accessible in rural Zambia Gertjan van Stam Research Fellow, Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre, Zimbabwe
Connecting Rural communities in Cameroon Eric Sindeu Senior Telecommunications Engineer, Head of Numbering and Addressing Resources Management Service Unit, Telecommunications Regulatory Board, Cameroon
Low-population density infrastructure solutions Professor Knud Erik Skouby Working Group Chair, Wireless World Research Forum and Director, Centre for Communication, Media and Information technologies, Aalborg University, Denmark
Session 12 ICT initiatives for all
Inclusivity for Persons with Disabilities Councillor Katharina Pillay Acting Chair Person, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa
A Bright Future in ICTs Opportunities for a new generation of women Ida Jallow Programme Officer, International Telecommunication Union
Women, girls and ICT Dr. Mirjam van Reisen Professor, International and Social Responsibility, Tilburg University