GIS- 30 November, 2017: Government is determined to valorise the potential of the ICT sector with a view to shaping a new digital landscape in Mauritius. To this end, novel technologies and emerging avenues should be made accessible to individuals and businesses to keep pace with the ongoing worldwide technological revolution.
The Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden made this statement yesterday at the official launching of the 24th edition of Salon Infotech at Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre in Pailles.
He highlighted that Salon Infotech, each year, is providing its essential contributions as a platform to raise awareness on emerging technologies and to showcase the savoir-faire of tech-savvy individuals. It also helps local ICT operators and organisations to foster new business opportunities in this sector, he added.
The Minister emphasised that a new orientation has been given to Infotech 2017 with the inclusion of the Innovtech Conference which has as objective to inform the public of the new trends in the sector of technology. On that score, he underlined that education, knowledge and expertise are the necessary factors to endorse a culture of meritocracy on the job market. Government, he reiterated, wants to make Mauritius a country with digital natives capable of using and creating technology.
Mr Sawmynaden recalled that Mauritius has adopted the Open source policy and is now a shared knowledge-based society engaged in empowering citizens and businesses. He also pointed out that improved eGovernment services will be more cost-effective as well as sustainable and will in turn promote transparency.
Salon Infotech 2017
Several exhibitors are showcasing their technology and ICT products and services. Over 100 000 visitors are expected and the Salon will be open to the public until Sunday 3 December 2017. Some of the main highlights of Infotech 2017 are: InnovTech Demo Area; 3D Printing; Open Source & Internet of Things; Coding; ICT Exhibition and InnovTech Conferences.
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