From August 20th-21st, 2018, data professionals, researchers, innovators, industry experts, companies and policy experts in all disciplines from across the globe will convene in Kenya for the first VizAfrica 2018 Visualization Symposium. The theme of this symposium is:
‘Advancing Multi-disciplinary Data, Information and Scientific Visualization for Strategic and Sustainable Development’.
Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi
Vice Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
The Vice Chancellor acknowledges that JKUAT has over the years made tremendous progress in the enterprise of innovation but more needs to be done with regard to upscaling commercialization of novelties. Data is a major renewable resource that JKUAT generates through research and needs to be fully exploited effectively and efficiently through visualization for better decision making and competitive innovation.
Mr. Francis W. Wangusi
Director-General, Communications Authority of Kenya and Chief Guest
Data and information visualization has great potential for understanding trends and aiding decision making. This symposium should create awareness about data visualization to enable its widespread adoption and use towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Kenya Vision 2030 and the Big Four Agenda
Prof. Muliaro Wafula
Director iCEOD-JKUAT and Chair VizAfrica 2018 Organizing Committee
There is need to cultivate a balanced ecosystem of data and information value chain. Data, Information and Scientific Visualization provides a mirror for the supply side and lens for the demand side. VizAfrica 2018 Visualization Symposium is the beginning of one of the best approaches to better understand causality in Manufacturing and Industry; Policy, Regulation and Strategic Management; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Universal Healthcare; Media; Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security
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has three key goals. One is to ensure we offer state ofthe art skills and technology in ICT, <br>
and we do this through collaboration with industry partners such as<br>
IBM, Microsoft, Google, Huawei and many others.<br>
We especially invest in these industry partnerships because ICT is a dynamic field<br>
which evolves everyday thus not everything can be covered through the academic syllabus.<br>
Our goal therefore is to ensure that by the time our students graduate,<br>
they are ready to fit in the job market.