iMoSyS Managing Director Mayamiko Nkoloma said the forum created an opportunity for local ICT companies to demonstrate their capabilities to a larger audience.
“As a growing Malawian tech brand, the forum provided us with the opportunity to showcase our local expertise and to demonstrate our level of ingenuity. This does not only benefit iMoSyS but also Malawi at large by way of investment,” Nkoloma said.
Nkoloma said the company has benefited a lot from the 2018 forum as it accorded the company to also connect with development partners.
“The forum accorded us the opportunity to connect with developmental partners and potential clients who were not fully aware of the extent of our capabilities. We also managed to solicit new businesses from local counterparts interested in our bespoke solutions most notably with the iTap product,” he said.
He said iMoSyS showcased three technological solutions during the forum which basically are offering ICT solutions in areas of health and water management.
“We showcased a water management system that was designed to provide the Water Boards in the country the capability of ascertaining real time trends of remote water infrastructures online. The system among other things monitors water tank levels in storage tanks across Lilongwe City and other zones under Lilongwe Water Board’s control.
“The second item on display was TB e-Health for Community Intervention, an initiative being run in conjunction with the National TB Control Programme to provide improved community TB care interventions that seek to minimize diagnostic and treatment delays across the health delivery system through the use of technology. Built on top of mobile applications, it demonstrates the impact of ICT solutions on health care services and also as is an enabler to better life for all,” he said.
Nkoloma added that the company also showcased an eco-friendly solar powered water dispenser designed for placement in semi urban rural areas aptly named the iTap.
“This innovation will allow low income community households to have a 24 hour access to clean and portable water from kiosks by using smart cards just as how it is done on an ordinary ATM. This cashless technique eliminates uncertainties and unaccountability from revenue collections by water service providers,” he added.
The 2018 MIF was expected to create over MK9 billion worth of investment in areas of Agriculture, Energy, Transport, Manufacturing, Tourism and ICT.