Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property Technology and Innovation

Thu Oct 24, 08:00 - Fri Oct 25, 17:00
Speke Resort and Conference Center

The theme for the 2019 conference is Innovation & the Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the use of intelligently connected devices and systems to harness data gathered by embedded sensors and actuators in machines and other objects.

IoT describes a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local area connections such as RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee. Sensors can also have wide area connectivity such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, and LTE [3].

At the core of IoT is aggregated data that can be used to improve all facets of life.

The 2 day Symposium slated for 24th-25th October 2019 at Speke Resort Munyonyo will look at the latest IP rights within the Internet of Things and covering the impact it has on Innovation and development. Discussants will cover areas in Pharmaceutical, Big Data, Telecoms, ISPs, Banking, Insurance, Government, Energy and Automotive.


8:30-9:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am-9:30am

Key Note Address by Prof Rhoda Wanyenza, Dean, Makerere University School of Pubic Health “The Evolution of Technology: Solving the Global Health Problem” Panelists
Dr. Martin Balaba- Medical Officer, Infectious Disease Institute
Emily Katarikawe-  Country Director, Jhpiego
Moderator: Tracy Ahumuza-  Communictions Officer, Infectious Disease Institute,

9:30 am-10:00am

How to Build Internal Innovation Competency
Rune Schanke Eikum, Senior Consultant - Tinkr
Sudesh Kaka, Head of Design & Innovation, Sudesh Int’l Consult

10:00  am – 10:30 am

Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Business

Main Speaker: Lawrence Muthoga - Technical Evangelist 4Africa Initiatives ( Microsoft 4Afrika )

10:30  am- 11:00 am


Ronald Kasendwa- Senior Software Manager, Eversend,
Maxime Dieudonne-Co- founder, Safe Boda
Nielsimms Sangho- Country Manager, Flutterwave 
Paul Kotze - Head of Data Centre, JUMO WORLD

Moderator: Denis Aguma-  Business Incubation/Manager/Lecturer Birmingham City University(UK) & Kingston University, London (UK)


11 :00  am -11:30am

New legal Business Models in this Age of the Internet of Things

Panel Discussion

Brian Ndyaguma-  Business Development Manager, Hague Institute for Innovation of Law(HiiL),
Gerald Abila – Founder, BarefootLaw,
Adeleke Alex-Adedipe - Partner, Duale Ovia & Alex-Adedipe
Justice Geoffrey Kiryabbwire-  Justice of the Court of Appeal  of Uganda
Linda Alinda Ikanza- Law Development Centre
Moderator: Raymond Assimwe- Founder, Bytelex Advocates/ ICT Cluster


11:30 am-12:00pm

The Era of Tech Disruption in Africa; Opportunities & Challenges

Alfie Pearce Higgins- Chief Finance Officer, Safe Boda
Ron Kawamara-  Managing Director Jumia Uganda,
Julie Benoist - Head of Network CDC Group, 
Mable Kasente Ndawula - Partner Deloitte Uganda, 
Kojo Boakye – Head Connectivity and Access- Facebook,
Moderator: Veronica Sentongo-  Head Digitization & Innovation ICEA Lion Group

12:00 pm- 12:30pm

The Education System in this Fourth Industrial Revolution; is it Fit for Purpose?

Main Speaker: Hon Janet Museveni, Minister of Eduation

12:30-12:45 pm Panelists:

Dr. Krishna N. Sharma-  Vice Chancellor, Victoria University
Brenda Mutesi- Marketing Manager, GEMS Cambridge International School
Alice Namuli Blazevic - Partner, Katende Ssempebwa Advocates
Moderator: Denis Aguma-  Business Incubation/Manager/Lecturer Birmingham City
University(UK) & Kingston University, London (UK)

12:45- 1:00 pm

Intentional Healthy Living
Phoebe Murungi-  Sun Kissed Wellness

Lunch 1:00pm – 2:00pm

2 :10 pm-2:40pm

Digital Marketing for the 21st Century; How to Optimize the Use of Digital Media to Grow your Business/Practice.

Main Speaker: Kin Kariisa, C.E.O NBS/Next Media.
Timothy Mugume - Country Manager, Jumia , Collins Mugume- MD, Blush Media
Susan Wegoye- Commission Secretary/ Legal Affairs, UCC
Moderator: Rukshana Namuyimba- Communications Secretary/ Legal Affairs DFCU

Breakout Session- CWAG- Training on Digital Forensics: The Science behind the

Investigation and Prosecution of Digital Crimes (2:00-5:00 pm)

Key Participants DPP’s office, Judiciary through Judicial Training Institute,

Financial intelligence Authority & Uganda Law Society

2:40 pm-2:55pm

Blockchain & Smart Contracts; How to efficiently leverage the power of blockchain Main Speaker: Dr. Anthony Kakooza, Advocate, Sipi Law Associates.

2:55 pm- 3:10pm


Cryptocurrency: Has the Bubble Burst ?

Shaun Burrow-Co- Founder & CEO, DeMars Ltd,
Leonard Businge-  Senior Associate, Kampala Associated Advocates
Rashmi Pillai-  Executive Director, Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSD Ug )
David Darkwa- Manager, Competitive Strategies, FSD Uganda
Moderator: Robert Kirunda- Partner, Kirunda, Wasige Advocates

3:10 pm-3:40pm

Intellectual Property and the Digital Revolution; How can IP help Tech Start-ups Grow?

Main Speaker: Mr. Bemenya Twebaze,C.E.O, Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) Panelists

IP Cluster Uganda Law Society,

Mr Patrick .J Mugisha-  Assistant Commisioner Innovation and IP Managment- Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation
Ridwan Oloyede - Associate Famsville Solicitors, Sunday G Ndamugoba- Partner ABC Attorneys Moderator: Nankunda Katangaza, Co-Founder, Hook Tangaza


4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Joyce Nalunga-  C.E.O, Uganda Law Society

6:00 pm – 10:00pm

Networking event- performance by Maurice Kirya

Additional information

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Speke Resort and Conference Center
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