While it can be difficult to sort through all the technology events now occurring in Africa, CIO Africa’s curated list of conferences includes the top events that professional IT executives in sub-Saharan Africa should know about.
As always, before making final plans, double-check the conference websites to confirm schedules, particularly in light of the continuing health concerns related to COVID. We will be updating the list as more information on conferences during the year becomes available.
28-29 January: Tech Unite Africa, Lagos. Tech Unite Africa is a conference, exhibition and a networking platform for the African tech industry, and one of the main tech events in Western Africa. Major conference topics include, AI, robotics, and data privacy.
8-9 February. Cyber Intelligence Africa 2022, Johannesburg. The event presents representatives from regional governments who will discuss national cyber security strategies and policies, combating cybercrimes across Africa, international cooperation, threat intelligence and detection capabilities and building cyber awareness.
23-24 February.Africa Tech Summit, Nairobi. The summit aims to connect tech leaders from the African ecosystem and international players under one roof. Network with key stakeholders including tech corporates, mobile operators, fintechs, DeFi & crypto ventures, investors, leading start-ups, regulators and industry stakeholders.
23-24 February.ITWeb Cloud & Data Summit, Johannesburg. The conference will focus on a wide range of mission critical topics, including hyperscale data centres; complexity of the cloud; multi-cloud; public, private and hybrid cloud; cloud repatriation; and cloud sovereignty.