Explore interviews with our top speakers, sponsors and Leadership Council members. Tune in to discussions on a range of topics, from tech and telecom industry insights, to their organisations and careers, and their experiences at Africa Tech Festival.
Leadership Council Interviews
Leadership Council Interview with Amadou Diallo from DHL Global Forwarding
The Africa Tech Festival team recently caught up with Amadou Diallo, the Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & Africa at DHL Global Forwarding to discuss future tech trends, the industry, Africa Tech Festival and its newly formed Leadership Council.
Leadership Council Interview with Richard Cazalet from Telkom SA
We caught up with Richard Cazalet, Exec: Strategy and Transformation at Telkom SA to discuss future tech trends, the industry, Africa Tech Festival and its newly formed Leadership Council.
5G Rollout in Africa
We caught up with Fadi Pharoan, the President of Middle East & Africa at Ericsson at Africa Tech Festival 2022 to discuss the new innovations Ericsson presented at the event and the current state and future of 5G rollout across the continent.
Cybersecurity & Digital Transformation
We caught up with Celia Mantshiyane, CISO at MTN South Africa for a brief interview at Africa Tech Festival 2022, in which she discussed the importance of cybersecurity in terms of digital transformation, and how we can convince organisations and governments to prioritise cybersecurity.
Spotify amplifying female voices
We caught up with Phiona Okumu, the Head Of Music, Sub-Saharan Africa at Spotify to discuss the ways in which Spotify is amplifying female voices in the music industry at Africa Tech Festival 2022.
Bridging Africa's Digital Divide
We're joined by Funke Opeke, Founder & CEO of MainOne to discuss MainOne's role in bridging the digital divide between West Africa and the rest of the world, and what the rest of the continent can learn from her experience.
African Women in Tech
We caught up with Nollie Maoto, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at FNB to discuss women in tech in Africa, and what strides are being made to disrupt the status quo of male dominance in African tech.
Cape Town: the Hub of Business
We caught up with the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Geordin Hill-Lewis, to discuss the importance of Cape Town as a hub of business and innovation, and what commitments Geordin himself is making to achieve and maintain this.
Supercharging the Digital Disruption of Africa’s SMMEs
We caught up with Nitesh Singh, the Managing Director for Communication, Media and Technology from Accenture South Africa at Africa Tech Festival to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by SMMEs that are supercharging Africa's digital disruption.
Removing Barriers to Affordable Connectivity in Africa
Mariam Abdullahi, the Director of Android Platform Partnerships at Google, spoke on a panel at Africa Tech Festival discussing 'Affordability First - Closing Africa’s Growing Usage Gap'. After her session, we caught up with her to discuss how we can convince the public and private sectors to partner to remove the barriers to affordable connectivity.
Emerging Trends in West Africa's Digital Ecosystem
In this interview, we caught up with Marjorie Saint-Lot, the Country Manager for Uber Ghana and the Ivory Coast at Uber at Africa Tech Festival to discuss emerging trends in West African digital ecosystem.
The Outlook: Mobile Broadband in Africa
We caught up with Todd Ashton, Vice President & Managing Director: Ericsson South & East Africa at Ericsson to discuss the current outlook of mobile broadband in Africa, and key opportunities that digitisation brings to the continent.
Digital Transformation with Huawei
We caught up with Danwill Duan, Delivery & Service VP of Huawei Southern Region to discuss his session on digital transformation at Africa Tech Festival 2022.
Winning TV Audiences in a Changing Landscape
We met with Theodore Asampong, CEO - West Africa Platform Services at SES at Africa Tech Festival 2022 to discuss his session on winning TV audiences in a changing landscape and the challenges of doing so.
Business in the Metaverse
We caught up with Louise Claassen, the Co-Founder & Creative & Technology Lead at ORBmersive to discuss her Africa Tech Festival session on the real-world application of the metaverse and the opportunity it heralds for Africa.
The Significance of Streaming African Culture
In this interview, we spoke with Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, the Managing Director of Sub-Saharan Africa at Spotify to discuss the significance of streaming African culture.
The Future of Mobile Money
We interviewed Nika Naghavi, the Executive Director, MNOs at MFS Africa at Africa Tech Festival 2022 to discuss the future of mobile money across the continent.
The 4 P's Leading Through Change
Amadou Diallo, CEO of Middle East & Africa of DHL Global Forwarding shared key insights and opinions from his panel 'The 4P’s: Passion, Power, Pride and Purpose When Leading Through Big Change' at Africa Tech Festival 2022.
Africa's Tech Industry
We caught up with Terry White, Associate Chief Analyst from Omdia during Africa Tech Festival 2022 to discuss the current landscape of Africa's technology industry.
Cloud-First Business Models
We spoke with Dr. Nkosi Kumalo, the GM: Product & Capability at MTN Business to discuss the key takeaways of his Africa Tech Festival session: 'The Era of Digital Headquarters: shifting towards cloud-first business models'.
We spoke with Sidonie, the CEO of Kobo Hub to discuss her company and the benefits and opportunities Africa Tech Festival provides to startups.
About Africa Tech Festival 2022
We caught up with James Williams, Event Director at Informa Tech during Africa Tech Festival 2022 to discuss the event, its themes, and impact on the industry.
Operator Payment Fraud
David Lotfi, CEO of Evina joins us to discuss cybersecurity, covering operator payment fraud, the breakdown of the impact of these attacks against individuals and organisations, and what his company, Evina, is doing to support in defence against cyber attacks.
Silicon Connect x Datacab
We spoke with Gaetan Soltesz from Silicon Connect to discuss their joint venture with Datacab, their mission, and why they decided to attend Africa Tech Festival 2022.
We caught up with Vladimir Freinkman, Vice President for Marketing and Business Development at PROTEI Europa to discuss the company's presence at Africa Tech Festival, their offerings, and mission.
We spoke with Dave Barnett, Head of SASE & Email Security EMEA at Cloudflare during Africa Tech Festival 2022 to discuss who Cloudflare is, what they do, their mission and why they chose to attend the event.
We caught up with Sanjay Nayak, Managing Director of Tejas Networks at Africa Tech Festival 2022 to discuss Tejas Networks, what they do, and why they decided to attend the event.
ATS Network Management
We spoke with Glenn Lazarus, the CEO of ATS NETWORK MANAGEMENT at Africa Tech Festival 2022 to discuss who ATS is, what they do, their mission, and why they chose to attend the event.
mPOWER Satellite by SES
We caught up with Abou A. Diallo, Sales Director Africa at SES Networks to discuss the O3b mPOWER satellite and how this will impact digital across the continent.