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Day 3 - Virtual Africa Tech Festival 2020

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Africa Tech Festival Headline Keynote
Digital Infrastructure Investment
Huawei Forums
AfricaTechabout eventkeyboard_arrow_right
Future of Work Africa
IoT World Africa
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Blockchain Africa
09:05 - 09:25
Cloud Computing: Exploring Africa’s next digital frontier
Cloud Computing: Exploring Africa’s next digital frontier
12:30 - 13:15
NETWORKING LUNCH
NETWORKING LUNCH
10:05 - 10:25
Fireside Chat: The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): implications for tech
Fireside Chat: The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): implications for tech
11:30 - 11:50
Terrestrial fibre connectivity is more important than ever to Africa’s digital economy
Terrestrial fibre connectivity is more important than ever to Africa’s digital economy
11:55 - 12:15
Harnessing the power of LoRaWAN for deploying your LPWAN IoT applications
Harnessing the power of LoRaWAN for deploying your LPWAN IoT applications
13:15 - 14:00
Networking Break
Free
Networking Break
09:00 - 09:05
Chair's Opening Remarks
Chair's Opening Remarks
14:00 - 15:30
Startupbootcamp Africa Virtual Pitches
Free
Startupbootcamp Africa Virtual Pitches
11:35 - 11:55
Powering Africa’s 4IR skills revolution
Free
Powering Africa’s 4IR skills revolution
14:00 - 14:05
Afternoon chairperson's opening remarks
Afternoon chairperson's opening remarks
11:35 - 12:15
Beyond the hype: blockchain and decentralised finance
Beyond the hype: blockchain and decentralised finance
11:55 - 12:15
Equipping young people with the skills required for the future of work
Free
Equipping young people with the skills required for the future of work
12:15 - 13:00
Investing in Women Founders to Build the New Normal
Investing in Women Founders to Build the New Normal

We’re bringing together world leading founders and investors for cutting-edge advice on accessing global markets and increasing the flow of investment to African women. We also spotlight the types of tech start-ups investors are most excited about backing to re-build and define our new normal.

In partnership with Founders Factory

14:45 - 15:05
Libra
Libra
14:05 - 14:25
Utilising IoT to power Africa’s largest economic sector: African AgriTech – The solutions lie within us
Utilising IoT to power Africa’s largest economic sector: African AgriTech – The solutions lie within us
12:35 - 12:55
Bitcoin SV: The Blockchain to Empower Global Trade & Honesty
Bitcoin SV: The Blockchain to Empower Global Trade & Honesty
11:30 - 11:35
Chair’s intro: Talent and skills as critical enablers of Africa 4.0
Free
Chair’s intro: Talent and skills as critical enablers of Africa 4.0
10:30 - 10:40
Virtual AfricaCom Awards Part II
Virtual AfricaCom Awards Part II
12:15 - 12:55
Panel Discussion: Working towards a collaborative Africa: the reinvention of public/private partnerships to embrace the Internet of Things
Panel Discussion: Working towards a collaborative Africa: the reinvention of public/private partnerships to embrace the Internet of Things
11:35 - 11:55
IoT for Smart Cities: Use cases and implementation strategies
IoT for Smart Cities: Use cases and implementation strategies
14:00 - 14:20
Navigating accelerated digital disruption: CIOs as champions of enterprise transformation
Free
Navigating accelerated digital disruption: CIOs as champions of enterprise transformation
14:05 - 14:25
Building the data-driven mindset
Building the data-driven mindset
14:05 - 14:45
Digital assets today and tomorrow
Digital assets today and tomorrow
12:35 - 13:15
Bridging Africa’s digital skills gap: Enhancing human capacity to realise Africa’s 4IR potential
Free
Bridging Africa’s digital skills gap: Enhancing human capacity to realise Africa’s 4IR potential
14:40 - 15:20
How can we enable more people living with disabilities to actively participate in Africa’s thriving digital economy?
Free
How can we enable more people living with disabilities to actively participate in Africa’s thriving digital economy?
14:45 - 15:25
Building a “Future of Work” that Works for Women
Building a “Future of Work” that Works for Women
11:35 - 12:15
Accessing Global Markets and Driving More Investment to Women in Africa
Accessing Global Markets and Driving More Investment to Women in Africa
10:30 - 11:30
IP Network Forum
IP Network Forum
11:50 - 12:30
Panel: The impact of foreign investment in Africa’s digital infrastructure journey
Panel: The impact of foreign investment in Africa’s digital infrastructure journey
09:25 - 10:05
Panel: Africa’s Digital Decade: exploring the big trends for the next 10 years
Panel: Africa’s Digital Decade: exploring the big trends for the next 10 years
14:20 - 14:40
Building a more accessible and inclusive digital world
Free
Building a more accessible and inclusive digital world
14:25 - 14:45
Fireside chat: How to build an evidence-based employee wellbeing strategy with measurable returns
Fireside chat: How to build an evidence-based employee wellbeing strategy with measurable returns
12:15 - 12:35
Bitcoin as a digital micro transaction platform
Bitcoin as a digital micro transaction platform
15:05 - 15:25
Preparing for Considerable Compliance challenges
Preparing for Considerable Compliance challenges
11:30 - 11:35
AccelerateHER AHUB Takeover intro
Free
AccelerateHER AHUB Takeover intro
11:30 - 11:35
Morning chairperson's opening remarks
Morning chairperson's opening remarks
14:25 - 14:45
How IoT is driving change and innovation in mining
How IoT is driving change and innovation in mining
12:15 - 12:35
Digital Skills: Building the 4IR army
Free
Digital Skills: Building the 4IR army
14:00 - 14:05
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Chair’s Opening Remarks
10:25 - 10:30
Chair's Closing Remarks
Chair's Closing Remarks
13:15 - 13:35
Fireside Chat: Smart Cities – transforming a metropolis through digital infrastructure
Fireside Chat: Smart Cities – transforming a metropolis through digital infrastructure
13:00 - 14:00
Networking Break
Free
Networking Break
14:45 - 15:25
Panel: Smart Africa: Leapfrogging industries into a digital landscape to prove ROI and ensure investment in the Internet of Things
Panel: Smart Africa: Leapfrogging industries into a digital landscape to prove ROI and ensure investment in the Internet of Things
Africa Tech Festival - AHUB
11:30 - 11:35
Free
AccelerateHER AHUB Takeover intro
11:35 - 12:15
Accessing Global Markets and Driving More Investment to Women in Africa

Investing in Africa’s female population may be the smartest investment the continent can make in the face of Covid-19. Yet women-owned businesses still find it much tougher to secure financing and investment than their male counterparts. We’re unpacking how to we counter this trend.

Baratang Miya - Founder and CEO, GirlHype
12:15 - 13:00
Investing in Women Founders to Build the New Normal

We’re bringing together world leading founders and investors for cutting-edge advice on accessing global markets and increasing the flow of investment to African women. We also spotlight the types of tech start-ups investors are most excited about backing to re-build and define our new normal.

In partnership with Founders Factory

13:00 - 14:00
Free
Networking Break
14:00 - 15:30
Free
Startupbootcamp Africa Virtual Pitches
Zachariah George - Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Startupbootcamp Africa
AfricaCom - Africa Tech Festival Headline Keynote
09:00 - 09:05
Chair's Opening Remarks
Jan Vermeulen - Editor At Large, MyBroadband
09:05 - 09:25
Cloud Computing: Exploring Africa’s next digital frontier
Zubin Chagpar - Head of Public Sector, Middle East & Africa, Amazon Web Services
09:25 - 10:05
Panel: Africa’s Digital Decade: exploring the big trends for the next 10 years
  • Examining the most impactful tech trends in Africa over the next 10 years, and their impact for the continent's digital economy
  • Exploring the opportunities and risks of exponential investment
  • The transition from digital transformation concepts to implementation and impact
  • How do governments and regulators keep pace with evolving tech ecosystems?
Jan Vermeulen - Editor At Large, MyBroadband
Tunde Fafunwa - Lead Advisor, Digital Centre for Excellence at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Jimmy Nguyen - Founding President, Bitcoin Association
Razvan Ungureanu - Chief Technology Officer, Airtel Africa
10:05 - 10:25
Fireside Chat: The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): implications for tech
Dorothy Tembo - Executive Director, The International Trade Centre
10:25 - 10:30
Chair's Closing Remarks
10:30 - 10:40
Virtual AfricaCom Awards Part II
  1. Building a Better, More Inclusive, Digital World Award
  2. Female Innovator of the Year Award
  3. Enterprise CXO of the Year Award
  4. CXO of the Year Award

 Vote now at: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom/awards

The AfricaCom Awards are a bit different this year. In recognition of the significant contribution made by Africa’s tech community in the ongoing battle against COVID-19, and the critical role that tech will play in fuelling Africa’s economic recovery, the 2020 categories all fall under a central theme: building a better, more inclusive digital world. Virtual event audiences are more diverse than ever before. For this reason, all the 2020 categories are open to public votes – it is an entirely people’s choice awards ceremony.

AfricaCom - Digital Infrastructure Investment
11:30 - 11:50
Terrestrial fibre connectivity is more important than ever to Africa’s digital economy
Yonas Maru - Managing Director, BCS Group
11:50 - 12:30
Panel: The impact of foreign investment in Africa’s digital infrastructure journey
  • Status check in to current and predicted future trends of direct foreign investment in Africa’s technological ecosystems
  • Examining the increasing role of overseas businesses in Africa’s tech boom
  • Exploring the relationship between on-continent African businesses and multinationals investing in Africa's digital infrastructure
Aubrey Hruby - Senior Fellow, Africa Center. Co-founder, Africa Expert Network
Mohamed Nasr - Assistant ICT Minister for Global Information Infrastructure (GII), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt
Linda Munyengeterwa - Director for Infrastructure for Africa and the Middle East, International Finance Corporation
Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
Jane Coffin - Senior Vice President - Internet Growth, The Internet Society
12:30 - 13:15
NETWORKING LUNCH
13:15 - 13:35
Fireside Chat: Smart Cities – transforming a metropolis through digital infrastructure
  • What are the objectives and benefits of a smart city? How does infrastructure fit into the matrix?

  • Examining African smart city leaders and contextualising what the plans mean in a wider African context

  • What else is happening across Africa: Accra, Lagos and Kigali? Can Konza Technopolis be Africa’s ‘Silicon Valley’?

  • The early adopters – how are Toronto, Barcelona & other examples leading the way and what can others learn from them?

  • Has the COVID-19 outbreak impacted smart city development?

Riad Hartani - Co-Founding Partner, Xona Partners
Omeshnee Naidoo - Director of Information Systems, City of Cape Town
AfricaCom - Huawei Forums
10:30 - 11:30
IP Network Forum

Leading intelligent IP networks, accelerating intelligent connectivity

AfricaTech - Future of Work Africa
14:00 - 14:05
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Laura Trendall-Morrison - Strategist and Leadership Expert, The GameChanger Consultancy
14:05 - 14:25
Building the data-driven mindset
  • How to develop a business case: The ROI of delivering business effectiveness through a data-driven approach is well accepted in other areas of innovation, so why not HR? 
  • How to standardize data assets across HR to introduce people analytics into organisational development
  • What intersection of technologies, like cloud and AI, will streamline data assets into measurable returns?
Rob Bothma - Strategic HCM Solutions Engineer, Oracle
14:25 - 14:45
Fireside chat: How to build an evidence-based employee wellbeing strategy with measurable returns

With people told to work from home and stay away from others to limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, more employers than ever are talking about wellness. This session will determine the keys to build an employee wellbeing strategy, with benefits for both employee and employer.

  • Start with understanding the current adoption of wellbeing initiatives in the company: With people analytics, measure and evaluate current short-term and long-term health risks to employee groups
  • Tailoring a plan of action: placing autonomy, individuality and generational diversity at the heart of benefit structures and creating personalised interfaces to communicate opportunities to employees
  • Data collection methods to measure use and utilization of health benefits
  • Building employee wellbeing into sustainable workforces, reducing attrition and increasing long-term business viability
Laura Trendall-Morrison - Strategist and Leadership Expert, The GameChanger Consultancy
Natasha Nadia Marillier - Organisational Development Business Partner, Intelligent Debt Management
14:45 - 15:25
Building a “Future of Work” that Works for Women

In these transformative times, there are concerns about the implications of the fourth industrial revolution for the future of women’s work.

  • The Future of Work and its impact on Women
  • How to ensure no women is left behind when it comes to the future of work? Taking action - supporting Women in the future workplace
  • Empowering women in Africa’s entrepreneurship and enterprise economy models
  • Women’s work begins in the mind: Releasing women’s creative capacity to improve their entry into and experience of the workplace
  • Could digitisation trigger a breakthrough in women’s empowerment?
  • Are the continent’s education systems fit for the future?
Laura Trendall-Morrison - Strategist and Leadership Expert, The GameChanger Consultancy
Odunayo Sanya - General Manager, Planning & Customer Management, MTN Nigeria
Samkelo Blom - Managing Director, Nomatu Consulting
Andisa Liba - HR Lead, Cisco Africa
Izabela Milewska - Digital Skills Global Leader, Amazon Web Services
AfricaTech - IoT World Africa
11:30 - 11:35
Morning chairperson's opening remarks
Richard Self - Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, University of Derby
11:35 - 11:55
IoT for Smart Cities: Use cases and implementation strategies
  • Discussing how to build a smart city with successfully integrated IoT solutions
  • Gain real understanding into IoT sensors which can solve real world problems within cities from traffic congestion to crime reduction
  • Overcoming water management hurdles with intelligent water metering systems which reduce wastage and improve the urban quality of life
  • Steps to implementing smart city solutions
Lawrence Boya - Head of Smart City, City of Johannesburg
11:55 - 12:15
Harnessing the power of LoRaWAN for deploying your LPWAN IoT applications
  • Choosing the right IoT connectivity for your application
  • The importance of LPWAN and LoRaWAN, the defacto LPWAN standard
  • Deployment considerations for IoT applications
  • LoRaWAN deployment models and examples
Omeshnee Naidoo - Director of Information Systems and Technology, City of Cape Town
12:15 - 12:55
Panel Discussion: Working towards a collaborative Africa: the reinvention of public/private partnerships to embrace the Internet of Things
  • Encouraging investment in IoT and emerging tech through public and private collaboration: where is the meeting point?
  • Explore how to effectively address tensions between public and private sector organisations for a more co-operative IoT implementation strategy which pleases both sides
  • Drawing on the dichotomy between the two sectors to align on regulations and create policies which meet in the middle
Richard Self - Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, University of Derby
Daniel O. Adaramola - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Unity Bank Plc, Nigeria
Julian Watson - Principal Analyst, IoT, Omdia
Theven Naicker - Head of ISIT, Scania South Africa
Ida Nganga - Regional Head, UNESCO Emerging Technologies for Development
14:00 - 14:05
Afternoon chairperson's opening remarks
Autram Jacobs - IT Strategy, Planning and Transformation Associate Manager, PepsiCo Sub-Sahara Africa
14:05 - 14:25
Utilising IoT to power Africa’s largest economic sector: African AgriTech – The solutions lie within us
  • Innovation in agriculture – the key to unleashing Africa’s agricultural potential
  • Exploring how the Internet of Things is transforming agriculture environments with tracking tech for improved productivity, as well as sustainable and inclusive economic growth
  • Making IoT devices accessible and affordable for the rural emerging farmer to improve economic productivity
  • How do you get started?
Hope Magaya - ICT Services Manager, Zimparks
14:25 - 14:45
How IoT is driving change and innovation in mining
  • Exploring how the Internet of Things is transforming dangerous mining environments with tracking tech for improved safety and productivity
  • Harnessing the power of IoT to continue to be an internationally competitive global mining presence
  • Determine how the major players are harnessing drones to scan environments and discover new minerals, placing Africa at the forefront of global mining competition
  • A look at the innovative technologies such as autonomous vehicles, conveyer belts and predictive maintenance of machinery which are disrupting the industry with optimised costs and efficiencies
Ralph Roussow - Managing Director, Vedanta Resources
14:45 - 15:25
Panel: Smart Africa: Leapfrogging industries into a digital landscape to prove ROI and ensure investment in the Internet of Things
  • A look at the actual, practical value of IoT: recognise what’s in it for you and which model fits best with your business
  • How IoT has disrupted and impacted consumer and retail tech
  • The fast-growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • IoT in Healthcare
Autram Jacobs - IT Strategy, Planning and Transformation Associate Manager, PepsiCo Sub-Sahara Africa
Dr. Markus Thill - President Region Africa, Bosch Group
Josh Builta - Director Internet of Things, Omdia
Mukira Gitonga - CEO, Chimera IOT
AfricaTech - AfricaTech Centre Stage
11:30 - 11:35
Free
Chair’s intro: Talent and skills as critical enablers of Africa 4.0
Paula Gilbert - Editor, Connecting Africa
11:35 - 11:55
Free
Powering Africa’s 4IR skills revolution
Charlene Verzmoter - Philanthropies Lead, Microsoft
11:55 - 12:15
Free
Equipping young people with the skills required for the future of work
Unathi Mtya - Chief Technology Officer, Grindrod Bank
12:15 - 12:35
Free
Digital Skills: Building the 4IR army
Rapelang Rabana - ‎Founder & CEO, Rekindle Learning
12:35 - 13:15
Free
Bridging Africa’s digital skills gap: Enhancing human capacity to realise Africa’s 4IR potential
  • Designing the workforce of the future
  • What key skills will be required? Where are the biggest gaps?
  • Who is responsible for the required skills reboot?
  • Modifying existing learning systems for the digital age
  • How can non-conventional learning pathways be formalised and scaled?
  • Teaching people to become lifelong learners
Paula Gilbert - Editor, Connecting Africa
Juliet Mhango - Chief Human Capital Development & Transformation Officer, Cell C
Dr. Tashmia Ismail-Saville - CEO, Youth Employment Service
Rapelang Rabana - ‎Founder & CEO, Rekindle Learning
Izabela Milewska - Digital Skills Global Leader, Amazon Web Services
13:15 - 14:00
Free
Networking Break
14:00 - 14:20
Free
Navigating accelerated digital disruption: CIOs as champions of enterprise transformation
Sandra La Bella - Group CIO, Alexandre Forbes
14:20 - 14:40
Free
Building a more accessible and inclusive digital world
Hein Wagner - Global Adventurer, Founder, Hein Wagner Academy
14:40 - 15:20
Free
How can we enable more people living with disabilities to actively participate in Africa’s thriving digital economy?
  • Building a more accessible and inclusive digital world
  • The intersection between accessibility and technology
  • Assistive technology affordability
  • Developing the skills required to access assistive technologies
Karen Smit - Principal Specialist: Specific Needs, Vodacom
Bernard Chiira - Director, Innovate Now, Global Disability Innovation Hub
Temitope Okupe - Project Management Officer, Community Development Links Initiative
Hein Wagner - Global Adventurer, Founder, Hein Wagner Academy
Irene Mbari-Kirika - Founder and Executive Director, inABLE
AfricaTech - Blockchain Africa
11:35 - 12:15
Beyond the hype: blockchain and decentralised finance
  • Offering visibility, traceability and interoperability to supply chains
  • Removing barriers to financial inclusion
  • Representing a true agent of change affecting whole organisations
  • Using new technology to eliminate centralised processes
Yele Bademosi - CEO and Co Founder, Bundle
Marius Retiz - General Manager Africa, LUNO
Akhona Damane - Chair, South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA)
Gianluca Sacco - COO, VALR
12:15 - 12:35
Bitcoin as a digital micro transaction platform
  • Offering privacy not anonymity
  • Bitcoin as a cash not an investment product
  • Bitcoin as part of a transparent ledger
Lorien Gamaroff - CEO, Centbee
12:35 - 12:55
Bitcoin SV: The Blockchain to Empower Global Trade & Honesty


How Bitcoin SV (Satoshi Vision) fulfils Bitcoin’s original design

BSV microtransactions and services will enable people in Africa to trade globally with ease

Bitcoin’s timestamp ledger fights corruption and incentivizes honesty in business

Craig Wright - Chief Scientist, Bitcoin
14:05 - 14:45
Digital assets today and tomorrow
  • Scaling blockchain for mainstream adoption
  • Realising the full potential by education on the assets
  • Looking beyond cryptocurrencies
Farzam Ehsani - Co Founder and CEO, VALR
Jurgen Kuhnel - Co Founder and CEO, Xago
James Preston - Executive Editor, Global Crypto
Peter Munnnings - Co Founder and COO, Adhara
14:45 - 15:05
Libra
  • Representing a new blockchain based financial infrastructure
  • Simplyfying global money movement and commerce
  • Fostering financial inclusion to those on the periphery of the banking system
Hemash Kala - Managing Director, Beansprout Technologies
15:05 - 15:25
Preparing for Considerable Compliance challenges

Alleviating cyber threats

Understanding processes, policy and alignment

Tightening regulatory frameworks

Herco Steyn - Senior Fintech Specialist, SARB
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