The SMMEs in ICT Summit offers small business a platform to gain access to training and development. The Summit also finds ways to elevate the importance of women within the SMME ICT environment and provide more leadership for enterprises.
In fact, about 60% of this year’s SMMEs in ICT Summit and Expo sessions were led by women who are in the tech industry. This year, the summit looked to realise President, Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to focus on providing ICT skills to youth, women and SMMEs.
Speaking at the Summit, Mutse Mfuleni, Executive Chairman of the ICT Summit, said: 'The SMMEs in ICT Summit and Expo was created in order to act as a platform where industry titans merge together in discussion, with the aim to comprehend the role that government together with the private sector play in the development of SMMEs, by emphasising the need to utilise ICT effectively to enhance business growth. The Summit’s leading platform is focused on the exchange of information on regulations, policies, and processes and to formulate strategies which will assist the growth of SMMEs. The Summit offers vast business networking opportunities, the mass potential for growth, new technology innovations and investments.'
Motse said, 'As SMMEs in the ICT sector we work very well with government as well as state entities that provide business opportunities for SMMEs. The last few years have been successful in the sense that we have worked w...