Regulator seeks power to license retail mobile cash agents

In addition, here is what the future of content creation looks like, thanks
to technology.

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Regards,
Mildred Achoch.

On Thursday, July 26, 2018, WANGARI KABIRU via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Uniquely, the tech sphere brought into and was able to distinctly leverage
> in the workplace relationships; community and collaboration with a strange
> ability to give our world many magical innovations with speed and consensus
> Madiba peace style.
>
>
> Listening into the last session at KeIGF, a good additional topic, which
> had an equally good moderator and grounded panel, sounds like out there, a
> clawing each other strategy between the ‘content creators’ and regulators.
> Which has not produced satisfaction to the stakeholders and to
> beneficiaries. The sector is underrating, undermining itself and below
> innovative bar yet making a lot of noise. You can be sure going this way,
> next year and next, the panel output would still be the same. Content is
> queen. A change of tact is called for.
>
> www.forbes.com/sites/charliefink/2018/06/22/vr-art-
> reduces-need-for-opiods-in-ny-hospital/#755eae284767
>
>
> In Spring 2017, Olivia Davis, Assistant Curator for the Montefiore
> Medical Center <ww.montefiore.org/> Fine Art Program and
> Collection, approached renowned artist Tom Christopher to create the first
> virtual reality experience specifically for pediatric cancer patients in
> the Bronx, NY. The hospital wanted to create a painting that patients “walk
> through” from their hospital bed, something patients could relate to,
> something at once familiar (their neighborhood), surprising and magical.
> Davis immediately thought of Christopher, who is known for his
> expressionist take on urban life.
>
> NY artist Tom Christopher learned Tilt Brush on commission from Montefiore
> Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Clinicians wanted to see if relatable,
> localized VR art could relieve pain enough to reduce the need for Opioids
> in pediatric patients. It’s working.TOM CHRISTOPHER
>
>
> Tilt Brush Artist in Residence <www.tiltbrush.com/air/>
>
> Tilt Brush Artist in Residence
>
> TiltBrush Artist in Residence
> <www.tiltbrush.com/air/>
>
>
>
> Google recently teamed up with various artists, painters, cartoonists,
> dancers, designers, and other creators for a unique Artist in Residence
> program. Each artist was given the chance to work with Tilt Brush – a new
> virtual reality tool that let’s you draw and create in 3D space.
>
>
>
>
> Blessings.
> Regards/Wangari
>
> —
> Pray God Bless. 2013Wangari circa – “Being of the Light, We are Restored
> Through Faith in Mind, Body and Spirit; We Manifest The Kingdom of God on
> Earth”.
>
>
> On Thursday, 26 July 2018, 08:43:07 GMT+3, Admin CampusCiti via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>
> Boniface
>
> Thanks. This is a real issue in 2018. Think about not just regulators
> ill-quipped to deal with the new Business Models and hyper-growth mentality
> of the new type of entrepreneur and investor that’s makes them take a long
> term view to market dominance.
>
> As we bash the Safaricom’s and the Amazon’s of this world on their
> ‘anti-competitive’ behavior we have to look at the overall big picture.
> I’ve always advocated for a light touch sort of Regulation. Oversight and
> letting the players in the multiple industries they play in know that they
> need to be careful they don’t precipitate *Market Failure *because if
> they do then the heavy hand of regulation will hit them. This is key.
>
> Take the case of Google and the EU. Fined for uncompetitive behavior. We
> can see some similarities in the Google case to Safaricom’s behavior in the
> country. My take:-
>
> Safaricom is becoming more a Platform Player now not because of
> accusations of Dominance but because of the reality on the ground and the
> competitiveness of Frenemies like Equity and Barclays. A little nudge here
> and there from the regulators and a dash of competition there goes a long
> way in keeping companies on the straight and narrow. The Telco sector and
> the financial services sector have become so intertwined that we need a new
> type of Regulator. And a new Terms of Reference. Encourage, Encourage and
> Encourage. What we are seeing unfortunately is knee jerk behavior that if
> not checked will kill the very spirit and entrepreneurial drive that made
> Nairobi Ground Zero of Innovation not just in Africa but the World. For the
> first time an African country is attracting startups from Europe and the US
> to set up shop here.
>
> A new dispensation and a new way of doing business for both governments
> and industry is required.
>
> *Ali Hussein*
>
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> “Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking
> what no one else has thought”. ~ Albert Szent-Györgyi
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> Sent from my iPad
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> On 25 Jul 2018, at 11:53 PM, Boniface Machuki via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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> Thank you Ali. This is a great read. Thinking of Safcom and Equity as am
> going through it.
>
>
> Regards,
> Boniface Machuki
> ——————————
> From: Ali Hussein via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
> Sent: ‎7/‎24/‎2018 4:47 PM
> To: machukib@gmail.com
> Cc: Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke>
> Subject: Re: [kictanet] Regulator seeks power to license retail mobile
> cashagents
>
> For those wanting to understand more regarding Regulators’ and Old School
> Business Models conundrom in this age of Platforms and New Business Models
> this is a great read.
>
> Amazon’s Anti-Trust Paradox
> <www.yalelawjournal.org/note/amazons-antitrust-paradox>
>
> Regards
>
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> On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 2:25 PM, Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:
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> ​This is over reaching.. Not everything needs to be resolved by
> Regulation… ​
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> On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 11:50 AM, Victor Kapiyo via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke > wrote:
>
> The Communications Authority (CA), is seeking powers to license all mobile
> money agents as part of new measures targeting market dominance in the
> telecommunications sector. Francis Wangusi, the CA director general told
> parliament Monday that the registration seeks to make the agents neutral so
> that they can serve the telecoms operators. “The agents are going to be
> licensed to check misuse of information provided by mobile operators,” Mr
> Wangusi told the National Assembly’s committee on ICT. Leading telecoms
> operator, Safaricom, has 160,000 agents for its M-Pesa platform, Airtel
> money has 30,000 while Telkom’s T-Kash has 7,000.
>
> www.businessdailyafric a.com/news/Regulator-seeks-
> power-license-mobile-cash- agents/539546-4678402-yl67ycz/ index.html
> <www.businessdailyafrica.com/news/Regulator-seeks-power-license-mobile-cash-agents/539546-4678402-yl67ycz/index.html>
>
>
> We look forward to review the regulations.
>
> *Victor Kapiyo*
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