Oracle and Kenya Commercial Bank Identify Developers as Integral for Driving Cloud Adoption in Africa

In an effort to grow the adoption of cloud services efficiently across Africa, Oracle , together with KCB , will hold a developers day targeting the firm’s ecosystem of customers, partners, independent software vendors, user groups and innovation hubs between October 4th and 7th at the KCB Leadership Centre in Nairobi.

The four day event will entail focused and in-depth sessions with experts on Oracle Public Cloud Services, hands-on demo sessions and a hackathon challenge to test knowledge gained.

Digital disruption has transformed how business is being conducted across the continent, and developers are tapping into this premise to develop products and services with an impact on the lives of the continent’s population. Oracle’s Vice President, Technology Regional Business Development for Europe, Middle East & Africa region Felix Del Barrio will give a talk on how developers can maximise on the new industry developments to build their enterprises.

Also giving a presentation will be Paula Craythorne, the Oracle Senior Director for Business Development East Central Europe, Middle East & Africa who will focus on Oracle’s contribution to developer communities.

KCB, one of the leading commercial banks in the East African region will have an opportunity to showcase the success in their operations since adopting cloud technology. Currently, KCB is one of the few banks that have revolutionised the access of credit among Kenyans through the provision of loans entirely through the mobile phone.

Out of the forum, developers are set to acquire new ways of collaborating for productivity in development.

Over the course of three days, developers will battle it out in the Hackathon challenge to develop an application using any of the Oracle Cloud offerings – Java, Database, Developer & Mobile Cloud services and get the chance to be a co-founder of a start-up company.