Future Ready
Summit 2024

Presenting the inaugural Future Ready Summit, a gathering for technology enthusiasts, key stakeholders, and strategic partners to delve into state-of-the-art solutions driving technological progress in the country and region.

Growth Opportunities

The Future Ready Summit invites you to transcend boundaries and embrace the limitless possibilities of a digitally transformed Tanzania.Be part of a monumental shift as we unlock a future that knows no bounds.

What to expect

The “Progress Pavilion – Exhibition & SME

Marketplace” is a dynamic platform dedicated to

serving & empowering SMEs

An invite-only, structured,session & meetings engaging regulators, legislators and governments on the mobile and technology ecosystem.

The Future Ready Summit brings together leaders and decision makers, students, and young innovators and equipping our youth and communities with the skills necessary to succeed in an ever-evolving world. 

Our key stakeholders will be industry experts and individual from ministries, regulatory bodies and the broader mobile ecosystem

2024 Thematic Focus Areas

Digital First

Digital First

The “Digital First” thematic area is dedicated to promoting the adoption of a digital society inTanzania.

Accelerating Tanzania

Accelerating Tanzania

Accelerating Tanzania” focuses on empowering the youth and communities with the essential skills needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world

Driving Innovation

Driving Innovation

Driving Innovation and technology is centered on fostering a culture of creativity and innovation within Tanzania



Vodacom Tanzania Plc is a telecommunication company in Tanzania offering products and services ranging from voicemail, data and messaging to leased lines, PABX and international connectivity and remote satellite communication. Vodacom Tanzania also offers products and services for mobile banking, hosting, data storage, disaster recovery and security solutions.

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.

We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

In the fields of communications networks, IT, smart devices, cloud services, intelligent automotive solutions, and digital power, we provide customers with competitive, secure, and reliable products, solutions, and services. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company completely owned by employees. Currently, Huawei has more than 207,000 employees, among which more than 113,000 are R&D employees (55.4% of the total). We operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than 3 billion people worldwide.

Ericsson enables communications service providers and enterprises to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans the following business areas: Networks, Cloud Software and Services, Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Global Communications Platform, and Technologies and New Businesses. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally. Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com

Adapt IT Telecoms is a leader in providing specialised Telecommunications Software Solutions that understand, enhance, and anticipate business needs across the MNO & MVNO sectors. With our advanced solutions, we help organisations increase efficiency, drive growth, and boost profitability.

Unlock the full potential of your organisation by embracing digital transformation with Adapt IT Telecoms. Our comprehensive suite of advanced software solutions includes Data & Connectivity Management, Integration & Orchestration, Value Added Services, Advanced Analytics, IoT, and FinTech. By implementing these cutting-edge technologies, you can expand your service offerings, deliver exceptional customer experiences, and tap into new revenue streams.

With over 38 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Adapt IT Telecoms is your trusted partner. We are committed to finding innovative solutions that address your specific needs, fuel your business growth, and push the boundaries of what’s possible.

FUNGUO is a UNDP Initiative funded by the European Union as part of the “Business Environment, Growth and Innovation” (BEGIN) Programme. Other funders include UNDP itself and the UK Government through the Africa Technology and Innovation Partnership (ATIP) Programme. FUNGUO aims to increase the number of successfully scaled innovative ventures. It does so by addressing the challenges and gaps in the innovation ecosystem that hinder the scaling of innovative impact ventures, while fostering an environment that supports innovation for development and empowers innovators, entrepreneurs, and enablers.

Inventions Technologies is your premier IT partner since 2010. Specializing in cutting-edge IT solutions, we cater to diverse business needs.

From data infrastructure to network security, software development to business outsourcing, we offer comprehensive services tailored to your requirements.

Our expertise extends to unified communication, audio-visual solutions, and ICT product leasing/sales.

Recognized as industry leaders, we prioritize client success through IT transformation and exceptional customer experiences.

At Inventions Technologies, modern technologies drive our commitment to excellence. Trust us to elevate your IT landscape and propel your business forward.

Established in 2001, Maktech is a leading Managed Services Provider in the Telecommunications sector,

with offices in Tanzania and Mozambique. Specializing in telecom equipment installation and

maintenance, Maktech has executed large-scale projects across Africa, deploying leading vendors’

equipment like Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei. With a staff of nearly 200 in Tanzania alone, Maktech has

experienced remarkable growth since its inception. Envisioning expansion into Zambia, DRC, Botswana,

Ethiopia, and Madagascar, Maktech’ s commitment to excellence drives its market dominance.

Offering a comprehensive range of services including Tower Co, Optic Fiber Networks, NOC, Maintenance, and Software Development, Maktech ensures high-quality solutions for clients in the African telecom industry.

UBX Tanzania Limited (UBX) is an award-winning leading technology company that has been serving the Tanzanian and neighboring countries market since 2000. We have been at the forefront on revolutionizing businesses in the digital era through our innovative Business & FinTech solutions, cutting-edge IT products and unmatched managed services. Our Vision is to be Tanzania’s premium end-to-end digital partner. We envision a future where our clients are not just customers but partners, placing them at the core of everything we do. With a firm belief in collaboration, we join forces with you to drive your digital transformation journey forward. Our Mission is to enrich Tanzanian communities by making the impossible possible, through technology.

Stanbic Bank has embarked on a journey to change lives, by creating relevant and innovative solutions that drives communities’ growth. The Stanbic Biashara Incubator is a key element of this journey that enables entrepreneurs, innovators and startups to accelerate their businesses by nurturing , offering them essential resources, guidance, and a network necessary to excel in the competitive market.

  1. Stanbic Biashara Incubator through its myriad programs and initiatives offers:
  2. Capacity building and Enterprise development services
  3. Access to domestic and international markets
  4. Access to finance
  5. Mpambanaji Community

Summit Agenda

We’ve crafted an impressive two-day agenda packed with impactful content, networking opportunities, and a display of the finest in technology and innovation.

Opening Ceremony

Welcoming remarks: Vodacom Tanzania

Keynote Address - ITU

Sofie Maddens, Chief a.i. Digital Knowledge Hub Department

Opening Plenary:

Empowering the Future: Nurturing the Right Digital Skills for a Symbiotic Relationship Between Technology and People.

Government Remarks

Minister of Education Science and Technology , Minister of Information, Communication and Information Technology

Guest of Honor Address

Hon. Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister, United Republic of Tanzania


Roundtable discussions on cross-cutting policy and regulatory matters.

Invitation only*

Innovate Tanzania:

Catalysing Home-Grown Innovations for a Resilient Future. Led by the FUNGUO Innovation Programme and Stanbic Biashara Incubator.

Reflections over lunch

Culture, content, connectivity


Fireside chat: The role of industry in preparing a future ready generation and promoting digital parity

Session led by Serengeti Breweries Limited Rehoboth Advisory and Lyra in Africa TZ

Support Organizations vs Accelerators:

Unlocking Startup Expansions

Networking Drinks & Business Talk

Technical skills for 21st Century Workplace EUBG and SBL

Navigating the Digital Frontier

Monetization of advanced analytics | Data security trends | Customer Satisfaction ADAPT IT

Strategy Launch

Vodacom Tanzania Foundation

Presentation - Ericsson

Breakout Session

Path to Parity:

Perspectives from industry leaders shedding light on Promoting female diversity in technology

Opportunities for local & international investors


Vodacom Digital Accelerator - Meet The Partners

Mass Challenge | Huawei

Vodacom Digital Accelerator Pitch Day

A pitching round for VDA Cohort 3 startups following an immersive 3-Day design sprint and announcement of winners.

Networking and closing



FUNGUO Innovation Programme

General Information about the FUNGUO Innovation Programme

The FUNGUO Innovation Programme is a UNDP Initiative funded by the European Union as part of the “Business Environment, Growth and Innovation” (BEGIN) Programme. Other funders include UNDP itself and the UK Government through the Africa Technology and Innovation Partnership (ATIP) Programme. FUNGUO aims to increase the number of successfully scaled innovative ventures. It does so by addressing the challenges and gaps in the innovation ecosystem that hinder the scaling of innovative impact ventures, while fostering an environment that supports innovation for development and empowers innovators, entrepreneurs, and enablers.


GasFasta operates an on-demand cooking gas platform, transforming access to cooking gas in urban and semi-urban Africa. With convenience, speed, and affordability at its core, GasFasta ensures consumers can easily obtain this essential resource. By offering a user-friendly interface and efficient delivery system, GasFasta addresses the challenges of traditional gas distribution methods, providing a seamless experience for its customers. Through its innovative approach, GasFasta plays a crucial role in improving the quality of life for individuals and families, while also contributing to the economic development of the society.

Founders: Mohamed Albeiti and Sadiq Abri.


Simplitech’s digital solution, Simplify VFD, revolutionizes business transactions and tax compliance by replacing traditional hardware with an innovative digital platform. By digitizing receipts and streamlining tax processes, Simplify VFD promotes sustainability while ensuring seamless compliance for businesses. Through its user-friendly interface, Simplify VFD empowers businesses to navigate complex tax regulations with ease, saving time and resources in the process. With Simplify VFD, businesses can embrace digital transformation and unlock new opportunities for growth and efficiency in their operations.

Founders: Baraka Cassian.

III. ToolBoksi

ToolBoksi is a technology platform that connects customers with local handymen for various repair, maintenance, and installation services. By offering a centralized platform and verified service providers, ToolBoksi ensures customers receive quality service at competitive prices. Through its web and mobile applications, ToolBoksi streamlines the process of finding and booking handymen, saving time and effort for both customers and service providers. With a focus on transparency and reliability, ToolBoksi aims to revolutionize the way people access handyman services, creating a more efficient and convenient marketplace for home maintenance needs.

Founders: Julius John Julius and Ebenezery Kimaro.

IV.Sheria Kiganjani

Sheria Kiganjani operates a digital platform that enables low and middle-income earners to access justice and legal services remotely through their digital devices. Leveraging technology and strategic partnerships, Sheria Kiganjani extends its reach to rural communities, ensuring equitable access to legal resources. By providing affordable and convenient access to legal services, Sheria Kiganjani empowers individuals to protect their rights and seek recourse for legal issues. Through its user-friendly interface and extensive network of legal professionals, Sheria Kiganjani facilitates timely and efficient resolution of legal matters, promoting access to justice for all members of society.

Founders: Nabiry Jumanne, ⁠Neema Magimba, ⁠Chris Bwemo, Brian Mallya, ⁠Mussa Kisena, ⁠Dietrich Mchami.

V.RUMO Energy

RUMO Energy offers Rent-to-Own solar lamps for rural households, providing affordable and clean energy solutions to communities. With innovative distribution networks and remote monitoring technology, RUMO Energy ensures reliable access to solar energy, even in remote areas. By empowering rural households with sustainable energy solutions, RUMO Energy contributes to community prosperity and development. Through its inclusive business model and commitment to environmental sustainability, RUMO Energy aims to improve the quality of life for rural communities while also addressing the challenges of energy access and climate change.

Founders: Patrick Mkoma, Heri Marco, Samuel Mshana and Stefania Mwanyombole.


Stanbic Exhibitors – Vodacom FR Summit

Ester Mengi
Chief Executive Office
Serensic Africa
+255 683 144 573

Kalende Mwinyi Ben
Chief Executive 0fficer
Ngata Homes Africa Ltd
+255 759 333 777

Annette Mabula
Chairperson – FUWAVITA
+255 719 409 337

Jennifer Shigoli
Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Vocational Training Centre
+255 767 209 999

Mary Mwalaba
Managing Director
Mwalaba Investment Ltd
+ 255 712 509 412

SERENSIC is Africa’s leading IT Security Consulting, Management and Training Company. SERENSIC provides a 24/7 protection on businesses through a Security Operations Centre (SOC) with centralized dedicated security consultants. They also help businesses to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from any potential security breach by observing data feeds across the organization.

Presented by Esther Mengi. (Chief Executive Officer)

Arizona is an accredited technical, vocational education and human capacity development training centre which was established in 2019 focusing on providing vocational training services and entrepreneurship courses to support skills development particularly to young people, increasing their chances of securing jobs or successfully starting their own enterprises or enter the workforce.

Presented by Jennifer Shigoli (Founder & MD)

Ngata Homes Africa Limited (part of the DERM Group) is an impact driven company in the affordable housing and construction sector, providing access to opportunities in the real estate industry in Tanzania through collaboration and Digital Technology.
Ngata uses digital technology to collaborate with all key stakeholders in the property value chain through their innovative business model and financial solutions in the property development market-place.

Represented by Ben Mwinyi. (Chief Executive Officer)

Furaha ya Wanawake Viziwi Tanzania (FUWAVITA) Is a Non-Governmental Organization established in 2008, with an objective of empowering women and girls with disabilities.
FUWAVITA’s core goal is to equip women with special needs with the tools and skills needed to achieve self-resilience and independence and it operates under a principle of inclusivity, affirming that it does not discriminate based on race, colour, age, marital status, or national origin.

Presented by Aneth Gerana (Chairperson)

Mwalaba Investment deals with printing and supplying office items at a reasonable price. They offer a one stop-shopping experience with competitive pricing, high quality products and services, flexibility and reliability in production and delivery.

Presented by Mary Mwalaba (Managing Director)

Future Ready Summit Countdown

Feb 15th – Feb 16th


Featured Speakers

Here, innovation is the currency, youth and communities are catalysts for change, and driving potential to new heights is the norm.

Philip Besiimire
Philip Besiimire MD Vodacom Tanzania
Philip Besiimire
Philip Besiimire MD Vodacom Tanzania
Philip Besiimire
Philip Besiimire MD Vodacom Tanzania
Philip Besiimire
Philip Besiimire MD Vodacom Tanzania
Philip Besiimire
Philip Besiimire MD Vodacom Tanzania
Philip Besiimire
Philip Besiimire MD Vodacom Tanzania

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