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Programme for the Swedish-Uganda ICT Delegation in Kampala 27-28 January 2014

Monday 27 January 2014

Kampala Serena Hotel
Address: Kintu Road, Kampala, Uganda

10.00 Welcome and briefing about seminar programmeo Intro seminar
- Logistics
- Overview of Uganda’s ICT sector

11.00 – 13.00 B2B Individual meetings

13.00 Lunch at Serena Hotel

14.00 – 15.30 B2B Individual meetings

15.30 Break

18.30 Dinner at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in Kampala Address: Elisabeth Avenue, Kampala, Uganda

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Swedish-Ugandan ICT conference at Serena Hotel Kampala

Hosted by Business Sweden, the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda and in collaboration with Ericsson

Moderator: Mr Olov Hemström, Area Manager, Business Sweden sub-Saharan Africa

08.30 – 09.00 Registration & Coffee

09.00 – 09:30 Sweden - Ugandan key note addresses

Welcome and introduction speech by The Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Mr Urban Andersson

Introductory speech by H.E. Mr Jonas Hafström, Ambassador and Senior Advisor to the Minister for Trade, Sweden

Key note speech by Hon. John Nasasira, Minister of Information and Communication Technology

09.30 – 11.00 ICT empowering people and creating welfare for the society
– With Q&A

Swedish SymbioICT Vision by Mr Robin Pettersson, Trade Commissioner, East Africa, Business Sweden

Building the networked society in Africa by Mr Fredrik Jejdling, Head: Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa. Synopsis: Insights & Trends in Africa

Communication for all by Mr Adem Sumertas, Country Manager for Ericsson Uganda and Mrs. Margaret Kositany, Sustainability Director & Head of Brand Ericsson Africa
Synopsis: The Role of Ericsson in Uganda

Transforming the ICT environment in Uganda, by Ernst Fonternel, CMO, MTN
Synopsis: Opportunities & Challenges in transforming ICT in Uganda

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.20 The role of governments in driving ICT – With Q&A

Uganda’s ICT landscape by Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). Synopsis: Regulatory Challenges and Developments in Uganda

Sweden - A world leader in ICT, by Dr Bo Andersson, Chief Economist, Swedish Post & Telecom Agency (PTS) 
Synopsis: How Sweden became a world leader in ICT

Roadmap for interoperable IT in Government by Mr Peter Kahiigi, Director Information Security, NITA-U. 
Synopsis: In a bid to improve services to her citizens, the Government of Uganda developed a roadmap for interoperable IT aimed removing silos in her IT operations, eliminating duplication in expenditure of common items and building a framework for safe and secure sharing of information. In its 3 year of implementation, nearly 60% has been achieved well ahead of the 10year horizon

The Swedish finance model by Katarina Hirsch, head of ICT, EKN
Synopsis: The financing opportunities of ICT projects

12.20 – 13.20 Developing ICT infrastructure – With Q&A

IT Managed Services by Mr Lars Stuber, Head of Practice, Managed Services, Ericsson
Synopsis: Insights on the pressures for speed in Performance, Service Quality & Enablement

Meeting the exceptional needs of African data centers: Operator Mozambique case study by Mrs. Carita Costa, Regional Sales Director, Eastern & Southern Africa, Flexenclosure Synopsis: Custom designed pre-fabricated solutions that bring world class data centers to any part of the world

Synergies of telecommunication and energy infrastructure by Mr Mika Häikiö, Sales Manager, Middle East And Africa, Eltel Networks
Synopsis: Both telecommunication operators and utilities can achieve CAPEX and OPEX saving by utilizing the existing infrastructure and resources more efficiently.

TV and Media Evolution by Mr. Hans Belz, Business Consultant, Ericsson
Synopsis: Forget Twitter, Facebook and the latest iGadget. Television is still the most influential medium around, in the West that is. For most of Africa, it still remains a technology for the elite and the rich.

13.20 – 14.20 Networking lunch

14.20 – 15.20 Innovation and mobile services – With Q&A

Monetising Services for LTE (Multimedia/Mobile Services) by Mr. Hans Piet, Head of Practice, Mobile Broadband, Ericsson
Synopsis: Insights on the monetising pressures for speed in Performance, Service Quality & Enablement

NGOs and ICT- How to maximize the benefits of ICT by Mr. Erik Frisk, Project Manager U-report, UNICEF
Synopsis: How NGOs are utilizing ICT to overcome some of the key challenges in the region

Mobile money and E-commerce by Faraz Salahuddin, Engagement Consultant, Ericsson
Synopsis: Consumer Perspectives and Opportunities in M-Commerce

15:20 – 16:20 Panel Discussion
Synopsis: How ICT impacts society and how it can stimulate innovation in Uganda

Moderator: Mr Sean Moroney, Chairman AITEC Africa


  • Mr Peter Kahiigi, Director Information Security, NITA U

  • Dr. Turahi David, Director Information Technology & Information Management Services, Ministry of ICT

  • Mr Erik Frisk Project Manager U-report, UNICEF

  • Mrs Katarina Hirsch, Head of ICT, EKN

  • Mr Bo Andersson, Chief Economist, Swedish Post & Telecom Agency

  • Mrs Carita Costa, Regional Sales Director, Eastern & Southern Africa, Flexenclosure

16:30 Networking Cocktail