Quantum Leap Opening Remarks

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Quantum Leap Opening Remarks, Gilford Hapanyengwi, CSZ President

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Quantum Leap Opening Remarks

  1. 1. Information and Communication Technologies Creating Africa’s Quantum Leap Gilford T Hapanyengwi gilford@csz.org.zw
  2. 2. Structure of Talk • Yesterday • Today • Tomorrow
  3. 3. When CSZ? • Anniversaries – 40 Year since CSZ inception • Established 1974 – 30th CSZ Summer School
  4. 4. Where CSZ • • • • • • • • • • 1983 - 1984  Troutbeck 1985  AZambezi 1986  Troutbeck 1987  Makasa Sun 1988  Troutbeck 1989  AZambezi 1990  Troutbeck 1991  Makasa Sun 1992  Troutbeck 1993  Elephant Hills
  5. 5. Where CSZ • • • • • • • • • 1994  Troutbeck Inn 1995  Caribea Bay 1996  Troutbeck Inn 1997  Montclair 1998  Troutbeck 1999  Montclair 2000  Troutbeck 2001 – 2010  Montclair 2011 – 2013  Elephant Hills
  6. 6. How CSZ? • 1964 – 1st National Computer Conference – Victoria Falls Hotel • 1987 – IFIP TC6 Meeting – Victoria Falls Hotel • 1989 – IFIP TC6 Meeting – Troutbeck Inn • 1991 – IFIP General Assembly – Meikles Hotel • 1997 – IFIP TC3 Meeting – Monomotapa Hotel
  7. 7. ICT – Catalyst for Africa’s Quantum Leap
  8. 8. Internal Synergies • Focused Secretariat • Reliable Membership • Hardworking and Functional Chapters – Bulawayo Chapter – Harare Chapter • Seasoned Council
  9. 9. Local Cooperation • Government of Zimbabwe – Ministry of ICTs • Sector Partners – NAMACO – NECF – Tertiary Institutions – Standards Association of Zimbabwe – Institute of Engineers
  10. 10. International Links • • • • IFIP British Computer Society IP3 IT Institute of South Africa
  11. 11. Focus Areas • Continual Training of IT and non IT Personal – ICDL
  12. 12. International Opportunities • ICT Business Alignment – maximally extracting value • Mobile Solutions – a ne(o)w dimension to your business • Big Data – A Treasure trove • Improving the quality of life through ICT
  13. 13. Purposeful CSZ – Focusing on Zimbabwean Matters • Relevance to Development in Zimbabwe – Food Security and nutrition – Social services and poverty reduction – Infrastructure and utilities – Value addition and beneficiation Global Relevance & Dominance

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