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We have just got confirmation that Airtel Uganda and Google will be part of the upcoming 2016 CMS Africa Summit that will take place 1st – 2nd April at GEMS Cambridge International School in Kampala. Whereas this is Airtel Uganda’s first time to get on board for the Summit, Google has been a partner for 3 years already.

As part of their partnership with “Africa’s premier web and mobile summit”, Airtel will provide a Fiber Optic internet connection that will be available to all delegates and will also provide 4 premium devices to the winners of the Hackathon.

Speaking about the partnership, Airtel Uganda’s Digital Manager, Charity Kamusiime said, “CMS Africa is a great platform for internet users in Uganda and we would like to offer them the fiber optic experience that we offer to our customers at Airtel”.

Mr Oduor Jagero, the CMS Africa Lead welcomed Airtel’s partnership saying, “Airtel is a strong regional telecommunications network and by partnering with CMS Africa Summit, it reinforces their commitment to development of ICT in Africa. We are glad to have them on board and I know that bringing a fiber optic experience will make the summit better for everyone.”

cms-africa2Commenting on Google’s partnership, Mr Oduor said, ”Google has been our partner for the last three years and their expertise and the quality of speakers they have always brought to the summit have been of great value to our delegates. Additionally, their financial support has helped us run the summit smoothly.”

Google will be sending in their Expert Eugene Mutai, a Software Engineer at Andela as part of their partnership, and he will speak on the topic “Progress Web Apps”. Progressive Web Apps use modern web capabilities to deliver an app-like user experience. They evolve from pages in browser tabs to immersive, top-level apps, maintaining the web’s low friction at every moment.

You know the saying “all work and no play…”, and the CMS Africa Summit has got you covered in that area, with a gaming booth for delegates, set up by Airtel Uganda. You can expect to catch up with all your online gaming tournaments and get back on top of the table!

Airtel will also bring the “Yoola Amajja” money game where participants stand a chance to win up to UGX 2 million.

If you haven’t already, you can book yourself a slot at the Summit website. Expect to network with the best in the industry, both from the local scene and global players.

Julie Auma, Training Manager Huawei Device, Kenya had this to say about the summit, “CMS AFRICA SUMMIT offers a platform for ICT companies, financial companies, and many other organizations a chance to reinforce strategic relations and brand awareness amongst a relevant audience.”

Download the Summit app for Android for the full Summit Schedule and lots of other information.