This year’s eStrategies Africa event will bring together the public and private healthcare sectors to collaborate and discuss the opportunities, strategies and policies for eHealth adoption in South Africa and across the continent.

The seventh annual event will take place in Cape Town on 27-28 November 2014 at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa. Key industry and government leaders, top technology representatives and academia are expected to attend.

The event, which began in 2008, brings together a high-level delegation of those involved in the development of smart ICT solutions in African countries, with eHealth at its core. This year, social and economic transformation in African countries will be at the heart of discussions – and central to that will be the continued trust the event has fostered between the public and private sectors over the past seven years.

The format of the event is one of informed round table discussions, audience participation and both formal and informal networking opportunities. Topics being debated at this year’s event include eAstuteness and eReadiness, achieving better connectivity across all of Africa, eGovernment, eHealth in South Africa and eHealth and mHealth across all African countries.

eStrategies Managing Director, Chris Hull, is delighted with the delegates attending this year’s event and is confident that positive direction and plans for development will emerge. “The prosperity and health of a country can be linked to the population’s connectivity with and ability to engage with the global society and take advantage of the services and opportunities that connectivity offers. African countries need to improve these opportunities for their citizens; eStrategies looks at the strategies needed to increase eReadiness, improve connectivity and develop all services to deliver real benefits for the citizen. We focus on total, reliable connectivity – through government, business, and academia for all citizens,” said Hull.

“By working with government, academia and industry throughout Africa, eStrategies focuses on areas of development that right now will deliver the most impact for the African citizen by improving health, prosperity, security, social and economic welfare – ICT development that will transform African countries,” concluded Hull.

The first eStrategies event took place in Prague in 2005, as part of Microsoft’s Government Leaders Forum. It was designed to bring the public and private sectors together to discuss technology challenges and opportunities and to develop partnerships. Since then, eStrategies high-level forums have taken place all over the world.

eStrategies events now take place in South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya, while delegates attend the events from all over the continent.

Visit www.estrategies.co.za for more information or call Chris Hull on Skype: christopher.james.hull or +44(0)1453 521322 or +44(0)776 3551395. You can email him at chris.hull@zen.co.uk

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