The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is an international organisation based in London and established through a Headquarters Agreement with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The CTO is the oldest and largest Commonwealth membership organisation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and uses its experience and expertise to support members in using ICTs to deliver effective development interventions that enrich, empower and emancipate all peoples within the Commonwealth and beyond.
Taking place in the margins of the 55th Council Meeting of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, the Forum is the premier ICT conference of the Commonwealth, senior policymakers, regulators and industry leaders from across the Commonwealth and beyond will gather to examine the most topical issues in the ICT sectors.
Discussions will focus on policy, regulation, technologies, operations, investment and multilateral cooperation.
“The CTO Forum 2015 provides a great platform for the ICT sector players, regulators and key stakeholders across the world to share insights and invaluable experience on how we can continue to be innovative in the sector, learn how to implement effective regulatory tools and policies and finding solutions to some of the challenges hindering the sector’s growth and development for the benefit of the consumers,” said Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi.
Adil added that Airtel’s association with the three-day forum that will also provide a platform for the sector’s Policymakers, regulators and private sector to set the right kind of standards in the telecommunications sector that will influence regulations or policies that will help improve delivery of services such as cloud services, e-Governance, open data, e-Commerce and mobile applications is a show of its commitment to the Kenyan market and it’s position on the issues affecting the telecoms industry in general.
On Tuesday, September 15, 2015 El Youssefi will be a panellist in a session where he will be sharing his insights on mobile money innovations with key players in the ICT industry.
The CTO Forum is being hosted by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and will be officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Dr. Fred Matiang’i. Other key participants include the Secretary General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao, top leaders from telecommunications regulatory agencies and key private sector representatives.