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ICASA Chairperson, Zim ICT Minister, African Broadband Forum chair to speak at Innovation Dinner

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The forthcoming Innovation Dinner, hosted by IT News Africa, scheduled for 31 July at the Michelangelo Hotel and Towers in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa, will offer several speakers a credible platform to discuss the direction of the continent in terms of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.

Several high-calibre speakers will take to the podium at IT News Africa's next Innovation Dinner focusing on LTE. (Image: FIle)

Special guest and keynote speaker, Nelson Chamisa, the Honourable (MDC) Minister of Communication and Technology, Zimbabwe, will address delegates about the growth of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country, investment opportunities, government plans for ICT infrastructure and regulation.

The evening will include a Q & A session with the Minister, an exclusive opportunity to learn more about how the country is positioned to take advantage of next-generation infrastructure and how LTE is making a difference to the country’s growing profile as a popular destination for investment.

Additionally, it has been confirmed that Dr. Stephen Sipho Mncube, Chairperson of The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), will also be in attendance.

Dr. Mncube will discuss the body’s position with regards to regulatory and spectrum allocation issues.

Minister Chamisa will also join several other speakers in a discussion about the broad adoption & commercialisation of LTE technology – covering subjects such as spectrum, device profiles, network deployment, applications, and business models.

Other speakers included on the itinerary for this event includes:

• William Hearmon, Chairman of the African Broadband Forum;
• Aingharan Kanagaratnam, Head of Practice: Mobile Broadband for Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa;
• Chantel Lindeman, Business Unit Leader – ICT Africa at Frost & Sullivan and

William Hearmon has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, where he specialised in microwave systems and the stability of power systems.

Aingharan Kanagaratnam took up his position in 2010 having previously held the position of Vice President, Network Solutions for the sub-Saharan Africa region since July 2009.

Chantel Lindeman oversees the research and consulting team that conducts studies across a number of sectors, including ICT.

* All delegates attending the Innovation Dinner will receive a complimentary copy of the launch edition of African Innovator Magazine.

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Chris Tredger, Online Editor

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