Award winning Kenyan tech blog Techweez has launched a technology conference dubbed Tech Tamasha which it says will be an annual affair. The conference was launched at an event held at Nailab, which featured a panel discussion comprising of Anand Moha – COO at TechnoBrain, Khadija Abdul Project Manager at Google Digital Skills For Africa and Mike Nyaga – MD Digital Lending at Finserve, where the trio discussed the new age of the Digital Consumer.
According to Techweez, Tech Tamasha aims to celebrate the Kenyan technology space by highlighting the best of what is happening and also by bringing together the region’s best minds that are driving innovation across different sectors.
During the announcement, Tech Tamasha’s Executive Producer, Victor Mutua said that the conference is meant to provoke conversations on how technology adoption impacts people and their livelihoods in the African Economy. “Tech Tamasha will shine a national spotlight on high growth companies and individuals, which will help establish credibility to raise capital and acquire talent”, he said.
Tech Tamasha will kick off with events in Mombasa on July 14th at the SwahiliBox and in Kisumu on July 28th at the LakeHub. The national conference will be on August 13th. The three events will focus on four pillars, namely; Blockchain, Security, Privacy and Policy, Digital Consumer and Entrepreneurship. The four pillars will be tackled through keynote deliveries and fireside chats.
There will also be the Tech Tamasha Awards. The aim of the awards is to recognize outstanding companies and individuals in the tech ecosystem in Kenya in categories such as finance, agriculture, healthcare, energy, education and social impact. There will also also be special categories for founder of the year and startup of the year. The winners will selected by a panel of judges after nominations by the public.