– proper representation during vision formulation is what is missing – Konza City is now 10 years old

Hi John

Many thanks for your email; so looking forward to February – maybe you can
make arrangements pick-up and drop off locations; of-course at a fee to
help ferry as many techies and investors who are interested.

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On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 9:29 PM John Tanui via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> We shall continue with this conversation, we appreciate your input,
> comments and suggestions.
>
> We can arrange to host you at Konza Technopolis site in February. We look
> forward to getting a confirmation of a date for KICTANet visit to site for
> a further engagement.
>
> Regards
> John Tanui
>
> > On 4 Jan 2019, at 20:12, Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi John,
> >
> > Many thanks for your prompt response and for taking this discussion
> > seriously. I think there is need for greater engagement with
> > stakeholders to ensure this picture remains ingrained in our hearts
> > and minds. You have certainly started of on the right path. From the
> > interview with Capital FM , it appears you have managed to raise
> > significant funding (KES 39 Billion).
> > I have noticed that you have had special days for Policy Makers to
> > make site visits. Can you organize something similar for the Policy
> > and Tech practitioners on KICTANet and Skunkworks in partnership with
> > KICTAnet?. This is a great conversation that should continue. From the
> > Interview, you say that the critical thing for the project is to take
> > off and not completion which i beg to disagree with even though it
> > answers the question Washington is asking on whether Konza is dead or
> > alive.
> >
> > Thank you once again for your respone
> >
> > Regards
> >
> >> On 1/4/19, John Tanui via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my Huawei Mobile
> >> Great comments and suggestions are noted here. The interest is
> appreciated
> >> and we look forward to engaging all our stakeholders especially the tech
> >> community.
> >>
> >> As the person leading the team on implementation of this project, let me
> >> give a brief status on the project.
> >>
> >> Konza Technopolis project is on, it’s now moving from planning to
> >> implementation stage. In 2018 two key progress made is the start of the
> >> implementation of the horizontal infrastructure on phase 1, first
> building
> >> approaching completion and bringing onboard a design consultant for the
> >> research institute to be based at Konza.
> >>
> >> Below are two recent interviews capturing the latest on the project
> >>
> >>
> hapakenya.com/2018/12/07/ceo-fridays-kotdas-john-tanui-on-konza-city-as-the-future-of-innovation-and-technology-in-kenya/
> >>
> >> https://youtu.be/rgr4tQtSzJw
> >>
> >> Just like the growth history of some of the world leading innovation
> >> spaces/science parks, Konza Technopolis has a long way to go, it’s
> journey
> >> is still at the early stages but now taking shape.
> >>
> >> Below is some lessons from one of the world’s leading science and
> technology
> >> park – the research triangle park
> >>
> >> www.dartmouth.edu/~jtscott/Papers/00-22.pdf
> >>
> >> There are other different examples of how such innovation and technology
> >> spaces have developed which we can learn from as we fast track bring the
> >> dream of Konza Technopolis into reality. Some include the great and long
> >> history of of the silicon Valley, the shenzhen city of China and the
> Korea’s
> >> great transformation journey which happened in one generation.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> Eng. John Tanui
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

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