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How technology is now reshaping human and business relations - 7 months ago, 12 July 14:25

By: Robert Kirunda

The past two months have been quite busy for anyone interested in new frontiers in technology in Kampala.

We hosted the largest blockchain conference on the continent on May 23 and 24. With over 800 participants from 23 countries around the world, the level of interest was as globally diverse as it was unexpected.

There were Ugandans of all shades of life in that audience. There were also the most sophisticated investors in blockchain and cryptocurrency present.

I was especially delighted to see a large Kenyan presence. The Blockchain Association of Kenya came in large numbers.

A key highlight was Dr Bitange Ndemo’s presentation on Kenya’s work on the three big technologies of the future: Blockchain, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr Ndemo did not define concepts. He spoke of how far along the journey Kenya is in harnessing the potential and power of these technologies.

Many of us in ...
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