The *iHub_ Nairobi and the Elimisha_us initiative are pleased to announce that Michael Joseph, the CEO of Safaricom Ltd, who is due to retire on November 1, 2010 will come to the *iHub_ Nairobi to meet with young techies, entrepreneurs and tech creatives and reflect on various issues including his last decade at the helm of the most successful company in East Africa.
In a candid discussion (just ten days before his retirement), Mr. Joseph is expected to share the wisdom gathered in his many years as a technology leader and his decade at Safaricom with young future technology leaders who are on the rise today. Among the issues that he may cover in his honest reflections are – his experience setting up and running Safaricom, the values that have driven him, his views on Kenya’s ICT development and its future direction and innovation.
In addition, as October 20th 2010 is Heroes day, the young developers, bloggers, tech creatives and entrepreneurs, will toast to the success of this leader, who through his visionary leadership at Safaricom has made significant contributions to the development of the opportunities they have today.
The event will be an Invite-Only moderated “town hall” discussion for which participants will apply for invitation. Michael speak for some minutes and then allow for questions in a moderated fashion. In order to organize a high quality event, only 60 young bloggers, developers, tech creatives and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to be in the room. The event will however be recorded thanks to support by Nokia and Thellesi Media and possibly live streamed online with support from Safaricom Ltd.
All interested participants (young bloggers, developers, tech creatives and entrepreneurs) will read more information on the Elimisha _Us initiative and register their Applications for Invitation. Because of the high demand in such an initiative, all interested participants are encouraged to read the rules of engagement on the website before applying for their invitation. A panel appointed by *iHub_ and Elimisha_Us will review the applications and invite the applicants. Invitation to this event is entirely at the discretion of this panel.
Date: October 20th 2010
Time: Strictly 1.30pm
Place: *iHub_ Nairobi
Applications for Entry: http://elimisha.us