January 15th, 2013

NOTE!! The Deadline for Application is  24th January 2013.To express interest,send an email to info@ict.go.ke

Invitation to Kenya ICT Industry India Tour and NASSCOM Annual Leadership Forum, 10th-16th February, 2013 


We would like to invite you to join the inaugural Kenya ICT Industry tour to India. The tour will begin in Hyderabad on 10th -12th February, and proceed to Mumbai for the NASSCOM Annual Leadership Forum at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 13th-15th,where Kenya is expected to deliver a presentation


As part of the tour, Kenya ICT Board in partnership with EPZA & KenInvest  has also planned to host a Kenya pavilion within the NASSCOM Leadersip  Forum to promote Kenya's ICT opportunity by showcasing Kenyan ICT companies and innovations.


The delegation is expected to attract ICT practitioners/businesses, professionals and investors including those in real estate who would benefit in seeing how India has laid out its technology cities and the kinds of ecosystems that exist.

Tentative Program


Participants are expected to arrive in Hyderabad on 10th February night and spend 11th and 12th visiting ICT companies.


Tour Sites at Hyderabad will include:

  • Technobrain India (who will host the delegation), Accenture, Google, Microsoft, Infosys and Wipro
  • Incubation centers,Captives, large providers and Digital villages
  • The team will also  meet with India's Special Economic Zones officials and NASSCOM leadership

Registration and program details can be found on http://www.nasscom.in/india-leadership-forum-2013


NASSCOM Leadership Forum discussion Topics


Some subject areas lined up Include:

  1. Customer centricity
  2. Reality check, America feeling the change positive/negative 
  3. Reverse Leadership, inspiring new role models
  4. IT for governance, connecting excels and nerve cells in Leaders
  5. Process as Science
  6. Europe, ten years down the line, a new context, managing the millennia's.

Keynote Speakers

to view detailed profiles of keynote speakers for the event, please visit the event website on http://www.nasscom.in/india-leadership-forum-2013   

Expected Participation Learning's 
  • Find out if value has indeed surpassed cost as the deal clincher 
  • Setting a bottom-line for IT governance
  • New innovation techniques for market leaders, nip redundancy in the bud
  • Analytics and Big-Data, what Indian companies are doing
  • Prediction of business trends, new and ready talent
  • The status of outsourcing in today's times
Industry Participation 'Value Proposition'
  • Kenya ICT services and innovations market place in the 'doitinkenya Pavilion'. (to be confirmed)
  • Access to business Exchange launch within the doitinkenya pavilion to discuss business
  • Fostering of investor friendly ICT based business arrangements while learning and networking opportunities with a view to leads generation and potential JVs discussion to break in Indian markets
  • Get exposure to new trends and New leadership thoughts with special note to the aptly themed 'reverse Leadership'
  • Cooperation with NASSCOM is invaluable in knowledge and capacity development as envisioned in the MOU signing
  • Chance to feature in the event website, communication materials and mentions

Marketing Benefits
  • Kenyan ICT companies will use this platform to market their services and innovations in India and expand their markets.
  • Opportunity to network and build relationships with ICT players of India, as they are have some of the most advanced economies in the World
  • With the private sector growth in Kenya still on a high, sharing of ideas on entrepreneurship, innovation and technology with would be partners are vital as a form of positioning the country.
  • The workshops and panel discussions scheduled will give our practitioners a platform to ask in depth questions on key developments, and scrutinize some of the products on offer.  
  • Kenya ICT Board will have an opportunity to Present at the event on a Topic that showcases and positions Kenya's leadership ICT development  

Important Dates & Other Additional Information 


Deadline for Application is  24th January 2013.To express interest,send an email to info@ict.go.ke 


Estimated Costs and travel requirements

  • Kenya ICT board, EPZA and KenInvest will meet the cost of the Pavilion at the Nasscom Leadership Forum and participation fees
  • Delegates will meet all other travel and accommodation costs
  • A list of recommended Hotels with their rates will be sent shortly
  • Hotel Block bookings will be made after delegates register, but delegates will have to reserve their rooms directly using their credit cards
  • Visa to India costs Kshs 7,000 and takes 14 days to process
  • Yellow fever card is required to travel to India

 Additional Information: 

  • Send your company profile to info@ict.go.ke by 24th January
  • Kenya Airways flies directly to Mumbai with a 1.30 hours connection to Hyderabad on their Partner airlines  
  • Kenya Airways is unable to give preferential rates without payment of at least 20 members

In September of 2012, the Kenya ICT Board and industry partners hosted a delegation from the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM).

A non-profit Indian consortium created to promote the development of IT (information technology) and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries.  


Some of the objectives for this and other past visits included the exploration of business and investment opportunities in Kenya, as well as strengthening relations of already existing partnerships, and creating awareness among local companies about India and identifying partnership potential.  


During the 2nd delegation visit NASSCOM signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Kenya ICT Board and KITOS for capacity building and best practices. As part of this MoU, all Partners will collaborate to

  • Exchange knowledge and best practices
  • Create marketing opportunities in each other's markets for members
  • Leverage each other's membership to foster partnerships and investment promotion
  • Leverage each other's markets and Members to build industry capacity

 Therefore all parties agreed to collaborate in all these activities and continue to develop a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship that promotes members business growth.

Eunice .M. Kariuki, Marketing Director, Kenya ICT Board
Email: info@ict.go.ke Tel: +254 20 2089061 Twitter: @doitinkenya