EACOS Conference 2022

EACOS Conference 2022

EACOS Conference 2022

26 - 27 April 2022 with 30+ sessions | online event

26 - 27 April 2022 with 30+ sessions | online event

26 - 27 April 2022 with 30+ sessions | online event

East African Conference on open Source

About The Conference

Linux Professional Institute in partnership with the East African open source community is delighted to invite you to the East African Conference on Open Source to be held on 26 – 27 April 2022. The event will be held online.

 

EACOS 2022 aims to bring together the players in the regional technology sector, the Government and Academia (the triple helix) in one place to share knowledge, network and acquire new skills.

 

This conference will emphasize how open source software can be used to help run the public sector more efficiently and save resources that can be employed in other sectors such as health, education, infrastructure and development, while developing local capacities for software development.

Top Speakers 2022

Dr. Ailyn Febles Estrada, President of Informatics Union of Cuba

Dr. ​Ailyn Febles Estrada

President of Informatics Union of Cuba

Dr. Dorothy Gordon

Chair of the Inter-Governmental Council for UNESCO's Information for All Programme

Shadrack Serem

Netrix Business System and Joomla DayKenya

Benson Mugambi

Open Source Enthusiast & Developer - Focusing on Koha ILS, Dspace Digital Repository and Alfresco

Dr. Patrick Wamuyu

Associate Professor of Information Technology at United States International University - Africa

Justin Luth

Bible Translation International

Evanson Ikua

CEO- LANet Consulting Group Ltd LPI Master Affiliate for East Africa

Joe Mucheru, EGH, MBS

Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Information and Communications

Jon “maddog” Hall

Board Chair Linux Professional Insitute

Dennis Gichangi

Director of Development, DewCIS Solutions Ltd

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Tentative Schedule - 26-27:

April 26th - Day 1: Why? Open Source Migration

With the maturity of open source software, adoption has picked up across the enterprise and the public sector. Many Governments have seen the opportunity presented by open source software and strong use cases already exist. The need to avoid vendor lock-in and hefty software license fees has led to the need to deliver better value to taxpayers, adopting open standards and code sharing among public institutions.

April 27th - Day 2: How? Mobilizing for the Realization

What are the technologies that exist in the industry and who are the people and organizations leading open source adoption? Do we have adequate capacity? Where is open source software being used across the public sector? What can we do to support the Government to increase adoption of open source software?

# Topic Speaker Time
1 Welcome and opening remarks: Why? Open Source Migration | With the maturity of open source software, adoption has picked up across the enterprise and the public sector. Many Governments have seen the opportunity presented by open source software and strong use cases already exist.Evanson Ikua, Dr. Vincent Ogutu9:00am - 9:15am
2 Opening Keynotes - Adoption of Open Source in GovernmentDr. Kiproronoh Ronoh Paul, Timothy Were, Dr. Dorothy Gordon9:15am - 10:15am
3 Fireside chat - Open discussion with keynotesEvanson Ikua, Dr. Kiproronoh Ronoh Paul, Timothy Were, Dr. Dorothy Gordon10:15am - 10:45am
4 Refreshment break10:45am - 11:15am
5 Open Source in Education and Training. Special guests talks.Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Jon “maddog” Hall11:15am - 12:30pm
6 Case Study | Local open source solutionsDennis Gichangi12:30pm - 1:00pm
7 Lunch1:00pm - 2:00pm
8 Digital Public Goods AllianceLucy Harris2:30pm - 3:00pm
9 Case Study Fireside Discussion: How to move forward | Solutions we are hearing3:00pm - 3:15pm
10 Closing remarks: Looking forwardEvanson Ikua3:15pm - 3:30pm
# Topic Speaker Time
1 Welcome and opening remarks: How? Mobilizing for the Realization | What are the technologies that exist in the industry and who are the people and organizations leading open source adoption? Do we have adequate capacity? Where is open source software being used across the public sector?Evanson Ikua9:00am - 9:30am
2 Concurrent sessions - Session #1: Office Productivity - Email, Office SuitesMelvin Obiri, Justin Luth9:30am - 10:30am
3 Concurrent sessions - Session #2: DBMSs, ERPsBenson Mugambi, Anthony Mwai9:30am - 10:30am
4 Refreshment break10:30am - 11:00am
5 Concurrent sessions - Session #3: e-HealthEmmanuel Kweyu, Steven Wanyee11:00am - 12:00pm
6 Concurrent sessions - Session #4: Virtualization, Analytics, Business Intelligence, IOTDr. Betsy Mureithi, Melvin Obiri11:00am - 12:00pm
7 Panel with Session 1-2: Strategies that are successful in each organization of the presenters12:00am - 12:30pm
8 Panel with Session 3-4: Strategies that are successful in each organization of the presenters12:30pm - 01:00pm
9 Closing keynotes01:00pm - 01:30pm
10 Closing remakrsEvanson Ikua01:30pm - 02:00pm
11 Adjourn02:00pm - 02:30pm

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