Partners and sponsors of Innovation Series a thought leadership forum by brainchild Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) have announced a Ush 50 Million sponsorship package towards the firm’s fourth edition slated for 31st October at Golf Course Hotel, under the theme: Fast-tracking Infrastructure Project Completion Through Innovation.
Sponsors for the fourth edition of Innovation Series include; Roke Telkom, Golf Course Hotel, Total Uganda, Sanlam, Garage Group, DVI, Seamless Events, Vacker, Quicket, Radio City, Aka Dope and Fireworks Advertising.
Announcing the sponsors in Kampala, Walter Wafula, the Business Unit Head-PR at brainchild BCW said the company was happy to welcome on board the various partners and sponsors that have committed to the event.
“Together, this year, our partners have contributed USh130 million to support Innovation Series in a bid to promote the spirit of innovation in Uganda,” he said, adding that, “Hosting such thought leadership events requires enormous human and financial resources. This is why we on-board partners like Roke Telkom, Golf Course Hotel and Total.”
The topic of discussion at the fourth edition is stirred by the recurrent delays in infrastructure project completion that cost both the government and the citizens over Shs2.8 trillion (Us$800m) in national income and productive work time, per annum, according to a World Bank study, adding that the Innovation Series platform will convene experts and thought leaders who will discuss possible solutions that address some of the innovative approaches in line with this year’s theme.
Alexander Bazirake, the Corporate Relations Manager at Roke Telkom said “Roke took the decision to partner with brainchild BCW for the 2nd time in a row chiefly because of the value that the event brings to players, participants, organizations and government, considering that it provides an informative platform to address crucial issues that revolve around new and innovative ways of conducting our businesses and organization operations for efficient, timely delivery and maximum value.”
He further explained that, today, global telecommunications providers are talking 5G wireless services and Artificial intelligence in areas like Civil and Construction engineering around new innovation supporting smart materials with structural health monitoring, self-repair materials, waste management, concrete mix designs, modular construction Decision making, Robot Fleet Management systems among many other ICT enabled and supported capabilities.”
Speaking on behalf of Total Uganda, Sheila Tusiime Mugisha, the Head Corporate Communications revealed that, “Most if not all infrastructure projects around the country require support from the Oil & Gas industry in which we are a leading player.
“Our influence cuts across power solutions like solar, locomotives including truck, graders, pulley systems among others that require petrol or diesel and moving parts that require lubricating oils.”
“The Oil & Gas sector has its own infrastructure including, mining and processing plants, and pipelines among other things. In order to deliver on timely production and transportation, the right innovative methods have to be deployed in order to achieve results expected by the ever-growing demand,” Tusiime said.
Uganda is currently pursuing a number of infrastructure projects across the transport, energy and information communication technology (ICT).
In an effort to improve the national transport network, the Government of Uganda this financial year, 2019/20, allocated over UGX6.4 trillion to the works and transport sector while UGX3.1 trillion allocated to energy and ICT infrastructure to promote economic growth and transformation.