Excitement, Anticipation as ICTAU LAN Event Returns

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Some of the stakeholders that gathered at the first ICTAU LAN event at Sky Lounge.
Some of the stakeholders that gathered at the first ICTAU LAN event at Sky Lounge.

There is a lot of excitement and anticipation amongst Uganda’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) stakeholders as the biggest networking event, LAN returns after a period of 6 months.

Organised by the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU), LAN (adopted from Local Area Network) is a platform for industry stakeholders and enthusiasts to meet for business networking purposes.

LAN also works as a platform for stakeholders to engage policy makers and political leaders on issues affecting the country’s ICT sector

The event comes at the backdrop of several issues affecting the country, including the infamous simcard verification exercise, rampant malware attacks on companies and organisations, corporate website hacks and the recently unearthed sim boxing fraud.

It also comes amid government efforts to bridge the digital divide amongst the citizens and extend ICT infrastructure to cover all parts of the country.

The previous LAN event was held in November 2016 at the Sky Lounge in Kampala with entrance free to all Association members and non-members.

According to ICTAU officials, the June 28th event will be free to members while non-members will be required to pay Shs 20,000 for attendance.

ICTAU Secretary General, Maureen Agena told PC Tech Magazine that as plans go on to make the event happen monthly, it will be happening quarterly in the meantime.

She encouraged all stakeholders in the ICT sector to strive to be a part of this event which she said is one of a kind.

To the individuals that haven’t subscribed to the association, Agena said they need to since the body provides them chance to contribute to the country’s policy making.

“Besides belonging to a professional ICT body, you have the privilege of contributing to advocacy and research through some of our events like the monthly LANs where you engage, network and inform ICT related policies.”

The will be held at Big Mikes bar, along Acacia Avenue in Kampala starting from 5PM.

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