[New Video & Audio Podcast] Panel Discussion On The Impact Of AI On Business In Kenya With Oscar Limoke of Pawa IT Moderated By David Kiania At The International Christian Centre – Imara (ICC Imara) Seminar.

I’m delighted to share insights and highlights from a panel discussion that took place on the 2nd of September 2023, at the International Christian Centre – Imara (ICC Imara).

The seminar, themed “AI-Driven Innovation for SMEs” featured a panel of distinguished experts in the field of business technology and digital marketing. This included Oscar Limoke, CEO of Pawa IT, and myself, Moses Kemibaro, Founder & CEO of Dotsavvy, expertly moderated by David Kiania which provided a platform for an in-depth exploration of AI’s role in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya. The key topics we covered in our discussion were as follows:

AI in SMEs: Opportunities & Challenges.

We examined how AI is revolutionizing SMEs, offering unprecedented opportunities for growth and innovation. However, we also delved into the challenges, particularly in the Kenyan context, including resource limitations and knowledge gaps.

AI for Process Optimization & Cost Efficiency.

The conversation highlighted AI’s potential to streamline business processes, enhance productivity, and significantly reduce operational costs, making it a game-changer for SMEs looking to compete in a digital economy.

AI-powered Product & Service Innovation.

We discussed examples of how AI is being used to innovate products and services, creating new market opportunities and enhancing customer experiences.

Ethical Considerations in AI Adoption for SMEs.

A crucial part of our discussion focused on the ethical implications of AI in business, emphasizing the need for responsible and transparent AI systems that respect privacy and promote trust.

Making AI Accessible.

As panelists, we shared insights on how SMEs can navigate the complexities of AI adoption, stressing the importance of making AI tools and knowledge accessible to businesses of all sizes.

Key Takeaways.

The seminar underscored the immense potential of AI in transforming SMEs. It’s evident that AI is not just a tool for large corporations but a pivotal element for the growth and innovation of SMEs in Kenya and beyond:

  • The necessity for SMEs to embrace AI for competitive advantage and sustainability.
  • The importance of ethical considerations and transparency in AI adoption.
  • The vital role of knowledge sharing and accessibility in democratizing AI for all businesses.


The “AI-Driven Innovation for SMEs” seminar at ICC Imara was a groundbreaking event that provided valuable insights into the transformative power of AI in the business world. As we continue to explore the frontiers of digital innovation, it’s clear that AI will play a central role in shaping the future of SMEs in Kenya and the rest of the world.

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