IBM has plans to equip African universities with free software, one of the initiatives the tech giant believes show its commitment to Kenya and Africa.
IBM country general manager Nik Nesbitt told the BusinessConnect event in Nairobi, universities would be provided with software, though there is not yet a specific date.
“We are committed for the long haul in Africa,” said Nesbitt.
IBM unveiled a research lab in Kenya last year, and according to Nesbitt it has opened around 900 patents in innovation. The company has also provided training to 5000 students in Kenya.
The conference kicked off today, bringing together over 200 industry and government leaders in Kenya. Among the issues to be deliberated are developing opportunities, cloud solutions and mobile solutions.
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