ICT-Fair 2018

Premble

This initiative started in 2017 as a collaboration between UNESWA and RSTP, and was a huge success. In 2018, this big event comes as a partnership between Ministry of ICT and Education (MoICT), Royal Science & Technology Park (RSTP) and the University of ESWATINI (UNESWA), and is scheduled for the 16th to 17th of November at UNESWA Sports Emporium.

Purpose

To create Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Kingdom of ESWATINI to support His Majesty's Vision 2022. The Kingdom of ESWATINI is undergoing a dynamic transition from a paper economy to a digital economy as technology becomes imperative in digital transformation.

It aims to promote ICT companies, organizations and professionals in the country in that it provides a platform for them to come and showcase their services and products, promote technology in schools, colleges, universities, communities and the country at large.
Through seminars which are conducted by reputable professionals in the ICT space in the country, topical issues in the country are discussed. Other events that will take place during the fair are games, programming contests, entertainment, etc.

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    Topic :  "The Eswatini ICT Policy & Regulatory Framework: Providing an enabling environment for all".

    We invite you to be a part of this important discussion to be held on the 16th of November 2018 in the Science Education Centre at 1:30pm.

    Speakers/ Panelists

    • Dr. Bethusile R. Dlamini - Director Research, Science, Technology and Innovations. (Ministry of ICT)
    • Ms. Gciniwe Fakudze - Chief Customer Executive (Eswatini Mobile)
    • Mr. Mvilawemphi Dlamini - Chief Executive Officer (SCCOM)
    • Mr. Brightwell Nkambule - Head of Strategy (SRA). Moderator for the day
    • Mr. Mbongeni Mbingo - Managing Editor (Swazi Observer)
    • Ms. Thembi Mkhonto - GM Technology (MTN)
    • Mr. Tipho Shabalala - Manager Technology Risk & IT Security (Standard Bank)
    • Mr. Dennis Mbingo - CEO (FNB Swaziland)
    • Mr. Ralph Nkambule - Chairperson (SISPA)
    • Mr. Bongani Mdluli - Chairperson (Consumers Association)
    • Mr. Francis Dlamini - GM Telecom (EPTC)
    The carefully selected panel is made up of personnels drawn from different ICT related industries: i.e. communications regulator, mobile operators, internet service providers, financial institutions, government ministries, the news media and the consumers association.

    Exhibitors' Corner:

  • Exhibitors-2018 View / Download
  • Vendors-2018 View / Download
  • This initiative started in 2017 as a collaboration between UNESWA and RSTP, and was a huge success. In 2018, this big event comes as a partnership between Ministry of ICT and Education (MoICT), Royal Science & Technology Park (RSTP) and the University of ESWATINI (UNESWA), and is scheduled for the 16th to 17th of November at UNESWA Sports Emporium.

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    Seminars

    "The Eswatini ICT Policy & Regulatory Framework: Providing an enabling environment for all"

    • Communications regulator
    • Mobile Operators
    • ISP's
    • Financial Institutions
    • Government Ministries
    • News Media
    • Consumers Association

    Date : 16th November 2018
    Time : 3 p.m.

    Programmers' Instructions / Rules :  Download
    NB: For detailed information, please follow the download link above.

    The University will provide programming languages compiler or interpreter for Java, C, C++, R and Python. Any programmer who may want to use a different compiler / platform that is not listed will be required to bring his / her own laptop with compiler / interpreter installed.

    Deadlines

    The deadline for Primary and High schools to send participation notice for the programming contest is 19th of October, 2018.
    TOPIC / QUESTION FOR THE PROGRAMMING CONTEST FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONALS
  •  Develop a software on performance evaluation metrics for K-means clustering on iris dataset using Euclidean distance, manhattan distance and geometric mean for unsupervised learning approach.

  • The dataset is available on UCI repository : 


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    Date : 16th November 2018
    Time : 1 p.m.

    Innovation Contest Rules

    Concept Paper Submission Deadlines

    The deadline for the submission of Concept paper on Web development and Mobile Apps for the Innovation Contest is 19th of October, 2018. Note that, the concept paper should not be more than 3 pages. The selection criteria of the concept paper will be on the creativity and their innovation.

    An Event Never to Miss!!        Download Gamming Rules

      Intense gaming cool, pure entertainment, inspiration and innovation – Let us meet during ICT-Fair 2018 event at UNESWA Sports Emporium. Discover cutting-edge games, test new games and be part of the biggest exhibition the ICT Space has to offer.
    Games:
  • Fifa 18
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Mortal Combat
  • Motor Racing
  • Bow & Arrow
  • Dancing
  • Jungle Adventure
  • Promoting techno-entrepreneurship through incubation: Visit RSTP stand and hear from the beneficiaries face-to-face

    MoICT works closely with Youth fund to incubate and fund techno concepts developed by youth of Eswatini. Visit MoICT stand.

    UNESWA understands that VISION 2022 is only attainable by delivering industry relevant academic content to inspire entrepreneurs. Visit stand.



    VISION

    To be the world-class center of excellence in knowledge exploration and exploitation, technological innovations and research through integration of various professionals and companies in the global community, under the theme: “ICT ACCESS FOR ALL”

    MISSION

    To create national Information and Communications Technology awareness through excellence in innovation, research, knowledge exploration and collaboration with the business community while engaging the community for sustainable development in the Kingdom of Eswatini

    2018 STAKEHOLDERS

    GOV RSTP UNESWA

    Ministry of Education & Training, Ministry of ICT, UNESWA, RSTP

    Programming contest for primary school start at 12noon on the 17th of November 2018.
    Venue: FNB CYBERSPACE, UNESWA, Kwaluseni Campus
  • Maximum of four(4) candidates will be nominated from each school (2 from Grade 3 and 4, 2 from Grade 5 and 6)
  • The candidates should be prepared to solve programming problems on paper and on compuer.
  • The first stage of screening will be on problem solving skills using "R" on paper and on computer.

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    Ladies Category
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Jungle Adventure
  • Men's Category
  • Football
  • Bow & Arrow
  • Kid's Category
  • Dancing
  • Play-fighting
  • Go-Cart
  • Youth
  • Fifa 2018
  • Motor Racing
  • War Games
  •    ICT Fair 2018

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               IF ICT IS THE FUTURE, THEN THE FUTURE IS NOW

    Individuals, students and companies are encouraged to attend the ICT Fair for the purpose of learning, knowledge exploration, showcasing technological innovations, interaction and collaboration with the business community while engaging community for sustainable development in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

    Promoting techno-entrepreneurship through incubation: Visit RSTP stand and hear from the beneficiaries face-to-face. The Government of Eswatini established Youth Enterprise Fund to incubate and fund techno concepts developed by youth of Eswatini. Visit MoICT, Education and Training stands. UNESWA understands that VISION 2022 is only attainable by delivering industry relevant academic content to inspire entrepreneurs. Visit UNESWA stand.

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    • Exhibitors

      E3000.00/Stand & E2000.00 (Observer Supplement)
    • 9m2
    • 1 power socket
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • 2 Chairs
    • 1 Desk
    • Sign up
    • Vendors

      Food/ Toys & Face Painting
    • Food - E350
    • Toys & Face Painting - E250
    • Wifi
    • 1 Power socket
    • Sign up
    • Programming Contest

      Categories & Prices
    • Cell Phones
    • Mentorship
    • Tertiary Programmers
    • Secondary School Programmers
    • Primary School Programmers
    • Sign up


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    How to Reach Us?

    • UNESWA - Kingdom of eSwatini
      Sports Emporium
      Kwaluseni Campus

      Phone:+268 2517 352 / 0344
      Email :cs_compfair@uniswa.sz / ict_fair@uniswa.sz

    • For ICT-Fair Supplements
      Department of Computer Science & Swazi Observer Kwaluseni & Mbabane

      Phone:+268 2517 0851 / 2404 8671 / 2404 8099
      Email :smsithole@uniswa.sz / smm@observer.org.sz

    • Royal Science Technology Park
      Sports Emporium
      Kwaluseni Campus

      Phone:+268 2517 0352
      Email :ict_fair@uniswa.sz