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Africa Tech Festival
7-11 November 2022

7-11 November 2022

TECH AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Exclusive African tech & telecoms updates and resources, brought to you in partnership with Omdia and Connecting Africa

The Future of Satellite and 5G in Africa

In this FastChat interview, Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert is joined by Semin Hassanaly to discuss how hybrid Satellite 5G networks can enable new business cases for MNO's.


In this video: 

Paula Gilbert - Editor, Connecting Africa 

Semir Hassanaly - Head of Cellular Backhaul and Trunking, ST Engineering iDirect

7-11 November 2022

NEW GREEN ICT INVESTMENTS HAPPENING ACROSS AFRICA

Over the past decade, regions across the African continent have experienced rapid economic growth and improving social conditions, which has also resulted in a dramatic spike in energy usage. How can African nations find sustainable and, crucially, climate-friendly ways to meet their growing energy needs?

FREE EBOOK: CLOSING THE GAP - ACCELERATING WOMEN IN STEM

50% of Africa's population are women, but studies show they make up only 30% of Sub-Saharan Africa's tech industry. It's time to close the gender gap.

The past year has been a wild ride for everyone. As we celebrate International Women's Day 2021, we partnered with accelerateHER and InspiringFifty to cover the state of the profession for women in tech and share tips for how to accelerate the careers of women in science and technology.

We thank Tinyiko Simbine, Kim Palmer, Lesego Masethe, D.R. Persadh, Rumbidzaishe M., Lauren Kohn, Stella Pickard, Venisha Nayagar, Dr Caroline Pule, PhD, Nerushka Bowan, Neroshnee Raga, Prof. Carolina Ödman Govender, Alinafe Sani-Chimwele, Kimryn Sherwood, Amy Turner, Carolyn Dawson and Laura Stebbing for their contribution.

HOW YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE IS USING TECH INNOVATION TO REDUCE SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS

We caught Youth Employment Service's CEO, Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville, to chat about the importance of digitisation disrupting conventional training, using tech to reach youth during COVID-19, and building digital spaces to prepare the workforce of the future. Read the conversation here.

UNITING TECH AND TALENT

We are committed to running our event in an environmentally and socially responsible way. We also want to go further and inspire the sustainable development of the industry we serve. By connecting people with relevant networks and knowledge at our event, we’re helping them to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the sector to ensure long-term, sustainable growth. Here are some of the ways we're putting our words into action on Africa's largest tech event.

7-11 November 2022

STATE OF 5G AND AI SERVICES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Based on an Omdia survey that examines South African enterprises’ digital agenda with a focus on 5G and AI/ML services. Enterprise adoption of those technologies is increasing in South Africa to improve competitive differentiation.

April 2021

Robots, Risk, Creativity: How to build the workforce of the future

Worried about robots putting jobs at risk? Unsure how to re-train your staff following the pandemic?

In this exclusive interview for Africa Tech Festival, Sterling Bank's William Anwana shares his top tips to help you.

Lillian Barnard

Managing Director

Microsoft

COVID-19 accelerated two years of digital transformation in two months.