Mauritius holds first cloud camp
The first Cloud Camp of Mauritius meant to establish a new partnership was launched at Shangri-La Touessrok Hotel, in Trou d'Eau Douce. It hinges around two pillars - bridging the digital divide and government modernization.
The Cloud Camp is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation and Microsoft Cloud Society, Middle East and Africa.
The three-day event brought together around one hundred participants to enable them to get hands-on experience on disruptive technologies such as Block-chain, Artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Team-building activities were scheduled as well as peer-to-peer interactions.
In his opening address the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr. Yogida Sawmynaden, said events such as Cloud Camps prepare participants to be "doers" rather than just "learners" and become "agents of change" who are capable of developing cloud-based applications employing emerging technologies and making digital transformation a reality.
The Minister invited Microsoft Cloud Society to seriously consider organizing a Mauritius Cloud Summit every two years for the advancement of cloud solutions.
This, he said, will help to celebrate the hard work put in by the members and those who excel in building their skills through the e-learning courses, webinars and other events organized by the Microsoft Cloud Society.