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Nov 13
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
KNect365 Welcome
09:10 - 09:20 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Launching AfricaCom 2018
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
ROADS to a better future
  • Paul Michael Scanlan - CTO, Carrier Network Business Group, Huawei
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
The evolving role of the African telco in a new age of data and digital services
  • Rob Shuter - Group President and CEO, MTN
10:00 - 10:20 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Enabling digital Nigeria: how can policymakers and regulators facilitate an information-based society in Sub Saharan Africa?
  • Olabiyi Durojaiye - Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission
10:20 - 10:50 30 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
Re-calibrating African telco strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Rob Shuter - Group President and CEO, MTN
  • Mohamed Dabbour - CEO, Africa, Millicom
  • Nic Rudnick - CEO, Liquid Telecom
  • Tarig Hamza Zain El Abdein - Group President & Chief Executive Officer, Sudatel Telecom Group
  • Nicolas Blixell - Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
  • New business models for a new era of communications
  • Capturing the value of digital transformation
  • Developing and implementing a growth strategy around data and digital
  • Mapping Africa’s journey towards 5G
  • Connecting the next billion
10:50 - 11:10 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Digital connectivity to drive socio-economic development
  • Alioune Ndiaye - CEO, Orange Middle East and Africa
11:00 - 11:10 10 mins
AHUB
Launch of AHUB 2018
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Building and Scaling a Fintech company: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Bassim Haidar - Founder & Group CEO, Channel VAS

- Banking the unbanked: A social enterprise

- Fintech as a radical game changer of how businesses and people interact

- Opportunities and constraints for Fintech companies

- A balanced ecosystem for all parties involved (Fintech, MNOs, Banks)




11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
ICT investment to accelerate progress towards the UN SDGs
  • Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful - Minister of Communications, Republic of Ghana
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
AHUB
Keynote: Entrepreneurship as an engine for economic growth
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Building the largest Pan-African Digital Commerce Platform
  • Mr Herman Singh - Executive for Innovation Strategy, MTN
  • Enabling inclusion for merchants and providing choice to consumers
  • Addressing logistic challenges in 100 African cities
  • Enabling payments for Online to Offline
  • Turning Platforms into a competitive strategy



11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
Embracing digital transformation to strengthen African economies: the critical role of policymakers and regulators
  • Siyabonga Mahlangu - Group Executive: Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations, Telkom
  • Elisabeth Medou Badang - Senior Vice President Africa and Indian Ocean and Spokesperson, Orange Middle East & Africa
  • Meir Moalem - CEO, Sky and Space Global
  • Securing Africa’s place at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Maximising the socio-economic benefits of digital transformation
  • Developing ICT policy to facilitate and accelerate the spread of internet connectivity
  • Beyond the hype: identifying the immediate practical benefits of new technologies
  • Creating an environment more conducive to investment, innovation and entrepreneurship
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AHUB
Stimulating the development of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystems
  • Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
11:30 - 11:40 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Welcome and Introduction
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
The scaling up of the financial ecosystem
  • Barry Cooper - Technical Director, Centre of Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri)
  • Daniel Goldfarb - CEO and Co-founder, Lendable Inc
  • Yves Laurent Soumelong - Information System Manager - MFS Projects, MTN Cameroon
  • Raul Martinez - CCO, Africa, Millicom
  • Rostan Schwab - Africa Head, Fintech Investments, International Finance Corporation

•    Optimising revenue through innovative tech
•    Increasing customer activity rates via a strong network
•    Creating a regulatory environment
•    Achieving interoperability among MNOs


11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Sesssion reserved for Avanti
11:45 - 11:55 10 mins
Africa Video Forum
Welcome and Introduction
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
AHUB
Transforming ideas into tangible solutions with disruptive impact
11:55 - 12:15 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Show me the money! Identifying new revenue models for Video in Africa
  • Deepak Mathur - EVP Global Sales, SES Video, SES
  • Is there a ceiling on pay-TV households revenues?
  • Managing pushback from consumers on SVOD services
  • Subscription / advertising revenues or both?
  • Can AVoD, or TVoD work in Africa?
  • In the battle for eyeballs, how big a role will advertising play?
12:00 - 12:05 5 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Close of AfricaCom Headliners day one
12:00 - 12:05 5 mins
Info
AfricaCom 20/20
AfricaCom 20/20 Launch

AfricaCom 20/20, the centrepiece of the Technology Arena, is a buzzing show floor feature dedicated to accelerating Africa’s digital transformation.

Expect a vibrant showcase of new digital solutions presented by AfricaCom’s top innovators, thought-provoking conference content built around the theme ‘providing clarity of vision on future tech trends’, and special demo pods enabling attendees to interact with next generation technologies.

Key themes include mapping Africa's journey towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Blockchain, e-health, Digital Skills, and more.

12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
An introduction to the game changer – AI’s impact across industries
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Thecla Mbongue - Senior Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Ovum
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Mark Walker - Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey, IDC
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Welcome and Introduction
  • Russell Southwood - CEO, Balancing Act
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Building policy around connectivity as an enabler for Economic Development
  • Moderator Dion Jerling - Co-Founder, Connect Earth
  • Nicholas Williams - Head, ICT Division, African Development Bank
  • Miriam Altman - Director, Altman Advisory
  • Keeping up with the pace of digital transformation on the continent
  • Challenges of financing new connectivity projects
  • Is spectrum auctioning undermining the long term agenda of affordable connectivity?
  • The merits of governments investing to become regional hubs for internet traffic
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Telco Transformation
Welcome and Introduction
12:05 - 12:25 20 mins
Info
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote: The 4th Industrial Revolution and Africa rising
  • Speaker Lanre Kolade - Managing Director, Vodacom Nigeria

The effects of the 4th Industrial Revolution in Africa

12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
Info
AHUB
Panel: Investing in African tech start-ups: the good, the bad, the surprises and the opportunities
  • Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
  • Emilian Popa - Principal, DiGAME Investment Company
  • Zachariah George - Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Startupbootcamp Africa
  • Why invest? Where to invest? How to invest?
  • Vertical market opportunities: where will digital disruption strike next?
  • Investing in African start-ups: is there a formula for success?
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
MTN’s experience launching the first 5G trial in Africa
  • Babak Fouladi - Group CTIO, MTN
  • Addressing untapped value changes with 5G for Operators
  • Ensuring customer applications and high customer experiences with the next generation of connectivity
  • Overcoming standards and spectrum obstacles to unleash 5G
  • The role of 5G for the African development and innovation
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
The Transformative Impact of IoT on Africa's Social and Economic Development
  • David Randolph Hoelscher - Director - Carrier Business Group CTO Office, Huawei
  • UBI making African roads safer
  • Animal tracking to save endangered rhinos
  • Connected dairy cow to boost African agri-business
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Africa goes Global: Content Distribution across the world
  • Moses Babatope - Group Executive Director and Managing Director, FilmOne
  • Carol Kioko - Director, Independent Producer, African Narrative Forum: Kenya
  • Biola Alabi - CEO, Biola Alabi Media
  • Moderator Clare Kandola - CEO, The Vidya Collective
  • Giving Africans a voice to portray true Africa to the rest of the world
  • Producing African content to international standards for the global market
  • Exporting African content in the digital age
  • Viable OTT services for the African diaspora
12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
Info
Telco Transformation
Improving organisational agility the key to defining the telco of the future
  • Moderator Lynette Hundermark - Founder & CEO, Useful & Beautiful
  • Thinking outside the box to futureproof your business
  • Taking a more structured approach to digital services development to deliver long-term upside
  • What are the most important steps large telcos can take to improve agility?
  • Navigating a shift in organizational mind-set, structure and interaction
12:15 - 12:35 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Constant Connectivity
  • Phil Cardy - VP Regional Sales, ARRIS
  • Getting consumers constantly connected In and out of the home
  • Keeping data costs down by Off-loading as much as possible to Wi-Fi
  • What are the next connected innovations?
  • Surprising results from the ARRIS Connectivity Entertainment Survey
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Expanding financial services to the last mile of the remittance journey

•    Investing in merchant and agent networks
•    Innovating long agricultural value chains
•    Launching products to a broader variety of users (entrepreneurs, merchants, smallholders, farmers, youth and women


12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Going beyond business – how can AI help to digitise Africa’s communities?
  • Dhanaraj Thakur - Senior Research Manager, The Web Foundation
12:25 - 13:05 40 mins
Info
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote Panel: The Digital Gold Mine: Overcoming regional obstacles
  • Panelist Sami Said - Chief Security Officer, Tunisie Telecom
  • Panelist Abdur Rahim - Project Coordinator, WAZIUP
  • Panelist Thomas Hintze - CEO, Wanachi Group Kenya
  • The effect of digitization upon production, management and governance
  • Addressing technological, expertise and economical obstacles
  • Opportunities when done correctly
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Evolving to a dynamic 5G network
  • Chafic Traboulsi - VP & Head of Networks, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
  • Finding innovative ways to meet the demand of connectivity
  • Overview of the 5G technology capabilities in Africa
  • Identifying use cases and applications for the digital transformation of industry verticals
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Making a Business Case for IoT
  • Prasanna Burri - CIO, Dangote
  • Underlining the value of IoT implementation across the organisation and most importantly, the C-suite.
  • Understanding the value connected innovation will create.
  • Understanding skill requirements IoT creates within the business.
  • Understanding who the lead partners and internal stakeholders are for IoT projects.
  • Curating a new ideology within the business that is amenable to IoT implementation.
12:35 - 13:15 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Next generation pay-TV services in Africa
  • Joseph Hundah - CEO, Econet Media
  • Phil Cardy - VP Regional Sales, ARRIS
  • Aynon Doyle - Head of Policy Analysis and Research - Regulatory Affairs, Multichoice
  • Christoph Limmer - SVP Commercial Development and Strategic Partnerships, Eutelsat
  • Reaching more consumers with a wider range of services
  • Best practice in innovative offers, and high quality entertainment
  • Addressing the new challenges of broadband-driven content sharing piracy
  • What are the latest technologies and services to protect the value of our content?
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
AHUB
A snapshot of the African tech investment landscape
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Remittances as a gateway to financial inclusion
  • Raphael Grojnowski - CEO, Mama Money

•    Offering convenience, privacy and reach
•    The rise of remittance hubs
•    Moving from cash to digital
•    Striving for low cost, fast and simple remittance products


12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Building a business fit for AI – what do you need to do to make AI a reality?
  • Richard Benjamins - Group Director BI & Big Data , Telefónica
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Unlocking Consumer Mobility
  • Wang Zhangtao - President, Global Wireless Network Marketing and Solution Sales Department, Huawei
  • Connectivity as a human right that needs to be supported by government and wider society
  • Ways to meet growing consumer connection demands
  • What are the most efficient strategies for maximizing spectrum efficiency?
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Info
Telco Transformation
Session reserved for Terragon
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Preparing for 5G deployment and commercialisation

• Evolution from 4G, to 4G+, and path to 5G
• 5G readiness
• Milestones and key achievements in network technology updates and trials
• Potential deployment scenarios

12:50 - 13:30 40 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion: Why - and How - IoT Will Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa
  • Chair Mark Walker - Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey, IDC
  • Markus Thill - President, Africa Region, Bosch
  • Vimbai Muzofa - Head: Interbank & RTGS, SBG
  • Bora Varliyagci - CEO, digitalthings
  • Diksha Somai Pillay - Head of Innovation, Exxaro Resources
  • William Mzimba - Chief Officer, Enterprise Business Unit and Board Member, Vodacom SA
  • Safeguarding Africa’s economic future through ecosystem collaboration and an open culture of innovation.
  • Cross-Continent Collaboration: The key to a connected and prosperous Africa?
  • How can regional, national, and continental ecosystem players work towards sharing infrastructure and optimising Africa’s resources.
  • What key ecosystem players can do with IoT projects to disrupt traditional market patterns.
  • Identifying and working with key stakeholders who will be at the vanguard of positive disruption in Africa.
  • Ensuring corporate and public investment into IoT infrastructure across Africa.
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Session reserved for Mware
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AHUB
Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 90 mins
Fintech Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Lunch break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
13:00 - 13:40 40 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Panel Discussion: Improving access to spectrum to drive network growth on the continent
  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
  • Mohamed Madkour - VP of Global Wireless Network Marketing, Huawei
  • Making licensed spectrum more readily available
  • Spectrum constraints (as a resource) vs. most efficient spectrum allocation to generate greatest value in terms of connectivity / coverage
  • Can we improve transparency when assigning licenses without auction?
  • How can regulators diversify their strategy moving forward?
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
Telco Transformation
Live Forecaster Demo – What has the evolution of the telco done to their revenue streams and what’s coming next?
13:05 - 13:25 20 mins
Info
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote: A new threat for mobile operators: hidden mobile malware depletes subscribers' data and triggers fraudulent charges
  • Speaker Dimitris Maniatis - Head of Secure-D, Upstream
  • Online ad fraud threatens mobile transactions in the digital era
  • Ad fraud essentially translates into fraudulent charges and data-depletion
  • Protecting mobile operators' revenue streams and millions of African consumers who have fallen victim to ad fraud by malware sitting on their devices, by eliminating related fraud in online transactions
  • Insights from Secure-D platform’s findings across multiple African markets and beyond
  • Let’s protect mobile subscribers from malware, now!
13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
The anti-densification pill for the unlimited data hype
  • Dror Shlomo - VP Product, Flash Networks
  • Mobile data consumption trends
  • pre-paid mobile broadband plans competition heats up
  • Network densification and network expansion challenges
  • The optimized path towards unlimited data bundles
13:10 - 13:40 30 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
How do VoD services impact the buying and selling of content?
  • Moderator Russell Southwood - CEO, Balancing Act
  • Dayo Olopade - Content Partnerships, YouTube
  • Joel Churcher - GM Africa, BBC Studios, Africa
  • How will more competition from streaming video on demand (SVOD) impact the cost of content?
  • What’s the key to success for dealmakers in the ‘experience economy’?
  •  How does the race for the rights to stream sports events change the game?
13:15 - 13:55 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
What is the future of FTA Broadcasting in Africa?
  • Botlenyana Mokhele - Councillor, ICASA
  • Sahifoulaye Kone - Director of Digital, RTI
  • Elias Schulze - Co-Founder, Kana TV
  • How are FTA broadcasters remaining relevant in the digital world?
  • Will the digital switch over solve the challenges for public broadcasters?
  • How much protection should regulators be giving?
  • What initiatives are there for public / private broadcasting collaboration?
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
Info
Telco Transformation
Disrupt Africa: Networking Strategies for Serving Rapid Growth
  • Mark Daley - Digital Strategy and Business Development, Epsilon
13:25 - 13:45 20 mins
Info
AfricaCom 20/20
Feeding Africa’s Digital Transformation: Supporting the “Leapfrogging” theory
  • Speaker Patrick Azania Kabre - Managing Director, Alink Telecom

Ensuring solid foundations to launch productivity, employment and growth

13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
5G Africa
Networking break
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
IoT’s Transformative Impact on The Smart City
  • Shinya Kukita - Chief Engineer, NEC Corporation

Demonstration of how a leading municipality is deploying and integrating a sensor network into their data management and analytics processes to enhance the city’s efficiency, and improve the safety and mobility of its citizens.

13:30 - 13:40 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Facilitator introduction
  • Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Session reserved for Intertrust
13:40 - 14:30 50 mins
Connecting Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Analyst briefing
  • Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
13:40 - 14:10 30 mins
Info
Telco Transformation
How do a wider set of demand drivers impact future telco strategy?
  • How should telcos be approaching network infrastructure road maps moving forward?
  • Where and when should investment injections happen?
  • What sort of a role will process automation play in defining the future telco?
  • How can a holistic approach to analytics maximize its value?
13:45 - 14:45 60 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Lunch and Opportunity to Visit Exhibition
13:50 - 15:00 70 mins
IoT World Africa
Exhibition Visit and Networking Lunch
13:55 - 14:15 20 mins
Africa Video Forum
Update on the progress of South Africa’s Digital Migration
  • Aldred Dreyer - Executive Director: Digital Migration PMO, Department of Communications
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
AHUB
What factors impact risk appetite for funding early stage start-ups?
  • Zachariah George - Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Startupbootcamp Africa
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
The road to digital transformation: powered by AI
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Session reserved for Quiptel
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Live ‘thought thermometer’ poll
  • Mark Oliver - Head of TMT Consulting, EMEA, Ovum
14:10 - 15:00 50 mins
Telco Transformation
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
14:15 - 15:00 45 mins
Africa Video Forum
Exhibition Visit & Lunch
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
AHUB
Ecosystem Accelerator
  • Maxime Bayen - Insights Director, Ecosystem Accelerator and M4D Utilities, GSMA
14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch
14:20 - 15:40 80 mins
Info
LeadersIn Africa Summit
LeadersIn Africa Boardrooms
  • Philipp Zindler - Managing Director, Central and Southern Africa, Detecon

LeadersIn Africa Boardroom 1:

Re-calibrating African telco strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution


LeadersIn Africa Boardroom 2:

Embracing digital transformation to strengthen African economies: the critical role of policymakers and regulators


LeadersIn Africa Boardroom 3:

From hype to reality: how is IoT shaping Africa’s digital future?


LeadersIn Africa Boardroom 4:

Artificial Intelligence and Silicon Valley news

Philipp Zindler, Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Detecon International

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Changing consumer lifestyles with multiple payment sources
  • Frans van der Colff - CEO, VDC Consulting

•    Beyond payments, wallets and transfers
•    Securing essential investment for the last mile of financial inclusion


14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
5G Africa
Using VR to showcase 5G capabilities – A Vodacom use case
  • Nicholas Naidu - Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, Vodacom
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Connecting Africa
How integral is satellite to bridging the digital divide in Africa?
14:40 - 15:40 60 mins
AHUB
Live Pitch Event: 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How AI can revolutionise your business model and create new revenue streams
  • Willem Fick - CIO, EPPF
14:45 - 15:05 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
How Smart feature phone will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa
  • Speaker Sebastien Codeville - CEO, KaiOS Technologies, Inc
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
African Tech Platforms - New pathways for Digital Finance
  • Renee Hunter - Senior Research Analyst, Cenfri/ insight2impact.
  • Overview of the landscape of multi-sided tech platforms on the African continent
  • Main trends in African multi-sided tech platforms providing or distributing financial services
  • Case study: digital insurance and tech platforms


14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Accelerating a digital future with 5G
  • 5G is happening – are we ready?
  • A digital future lies in the hands of end-users
  • Ultra-broadband and vertical services in 5G
  • 5G use cases: changing the speed of technology
14:50 - 15:30 40 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Networks of the future: How should operators strategise in terms of coverage and quality of service?
  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
  • Carole Kamaitha - VP Sales, Africa, SES
  • Improving bandwidth: What technologies are best suited to this?
  • Dealing with spectrum allocation and cost issues for a longer term perspective
  • Can satellite ever stack up in rural areas given the reliability and capacity limitations?
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Upskilling your workforce – can everyone be a top performing employee?
  • Warren Hero - CIO, Eduloan
15:00 - 15:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Mark Walker - Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey, IDC
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Session reserved for Broadpeak
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Investing in New Media Services
  • Who is funding these developments and what are they looking for?
  • What are the core services consumers demand?
  • How should we be thinking about mobile, broadband and IoT when upgrading technologies?
  • How is policy likely to be impacted by industry developments
  • How and when should I update my VoD platform?
15:00 - 15:25 25 mins
Info
Telco Transformation
Bridging silos to provide added customer value
  • Innovate! Innovate! Innovate! The key to capturing new business
  • Providing a personalized customer experience homogeneous between different contact channels
  • Best practice in developing cross-cutting, collaborative methods of working to deploy new services
15:05 - 16:05 60 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Panel Discussion: How government and industry are working together to usher in innovative technologies to connect the unconnected
  • Jennifer Miller - General Counsel, Loon
  • Cassandra Mensah-Abrampah - Android Platform Partnerships Manager- Africa, Google
  • Takalani Netshitenzhe - Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs, Vodacom Group
15:10 - 16:00 50 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Remittance culture driving M Commerce expansion
  • Daniel Guasco - Founder, Click2Sure
  • Tina Fisher - Managing Director, SnapNSave
  • Andreas Demleitner - Co Founder, Peach Payments

•    Offering a cost effective, instant and secure platform
•    Adopting an omni channel strategy
•    Integrating regulation between MNOs and financial service providers
•    Providing infotainment, microinsurance, gaming and cloud opportunities
•    Blurring the line between digital and the offline world


15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Investing in fixed-data network to respond to the market need for more data
  • Value-added services and smart home technologies to encourage customers to use more data
  • The economics of investment in fibre and projected ROI
  • Content as the driving force for more data
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Building an IoT Partnership Model
  • Theven Naicker - Head of IT, Scania
  • Identifying and leveraging high priority partners for IoT initiatives.
  • Defining partnership requirements with integrators around defined business critical needs, and not the other way around.
  • Defining a partnership model.
  • Choosing which part of the ecosystem to partner with, dependent on the nature of the project (Platform Partners vs Go-To-Market Partners - vs. Solution Partners).
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Session reserved for TheOPlayer
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Securing Africa’s Digital Future: The Evolution of Digital TV Security as a Driver of New Business Models
  • Richard Frankland - Regional VP of Sales, EMEA, Irdeto
  • Generating increased engagement and revenue from different tiers of programs or services
  • Delivering high value content to a variety of open and closed platforms
  • Securing future growth while remaining agile and embracing new market trends
  • Taking a holistic and strategic approach for the selection and evolution of security technologies
15:25 - 15:45 20 mins
Telco Transformation
The Advantage of Software Centric Networks in a Developing Economy
  • George Debbo - Independent Telecommunications Consultant , George Debbo Telecom (Pty) Ltd
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Optimal spectrum scenarios for 4G and 5G networks
  • Moderator Thecla Mbongue - Senior Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Ovum
  • Mr Akinwale Goodluck - Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA
  • Dick Sono - Chief Director- Radio Frequency Spectrum, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa
  • Analysing the Wireless Open Access Network case studies and scenarios
  • The role of governments in driving connectivity reach - innovative initiatives
  • Standards and regulations ‘outside’ of the network
  • Spectrum requirements for different services and use cases
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Exploring IoT’s Potential and Defining Your Business’ IoT Proposition
  • Retesh Dhawakieram - CIO, Mango Airlines
  • Auditing current business processes to prepare for IoT projects.
  • Defining your target markets “connected” requirements prior to implementation.
  • Building a widescreen view of business processes and systems prior to serious technology implementation.
  • Uncovering the processes, people, and lines of business that will be affected through IoT implementation, and ensuring that this facilitates connected innovation in the business; and doesn’t impede it. 
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Connecting Africa
A New Architecture for Data: The Key to Connecting Africa and the World
  • Ronald Van der Breggen - Chief Commercial Officer , LeoSat
15:40 - 15:45 5 mins
AHUB
Close of AHUB stage
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Changing the Advertising Conversation
  • Moderator Dawn Rowlands - CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network SSA
  • Justine Drake - Content Director, John Brown
  • Jeremy Bouwer - Chief Content Strategist, Storylab
  • Randall Abrahams - Music Expert, Independent
  • Delicia Arjun - Insights Analyst, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Covering the Global and Regional Landscape
  • Revenue growth methodology
  • Audience measurement vs investment outcome for brands
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Launching OTT Video Services in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Moshe Bellaiche - Online Video Product Manager, MX1
  • Seamless content delivery across multiple devices
  • Differentiated marketing in an increasingly crowded market
  • How to process, secure, distribute and monetize premium video on any consumer device
  • Ensuring high quality of broadcast service without breaking the bank
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Takeaways and action points
15:45 - 16:05 20 mins
Telco Transformation
Session reserved for Fon
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
The great future of work debate – should AI replace or support workers?
  • Dhanaraj Thakur - Senior Research Manager, The Web Foundation
  • Chetan Trivedi - Chief Innovation Officer, Hindustan Zinc Ltd (Vedanta Resources Plc)
  • Matthew Fenech - Artificial Intelligence Research and Advocacy Consultant, Future Advocacy
15:50 - 16:30 40 mins
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IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion: Will The African IoT Ecosystem Evolve Differently to Other Markets? Will Africa-Specific IoT Business Models Need to Emerge?
  • Chair Mark Walker - Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey, IDC
  • Prasanna Burri - CIO, Dangote
  • Neebashnee Kristnasamy - Head of Projects and Digital Transformation Programme, Sanlam Private Wealth
  • Nicolas Andrieu - VP MEA, Sigfox
  • David Randolph Hoelscher - Director - Carrier Business Group CTO Office, Huawei
  • Wale Ayeni - Regional Head, Africa Venture Capital, IFC – International Finance Corporation
  • Will the IoT Ecosystem look different in Africa? Will cloud providers take on a greater role?
  • How can we use The West’s experience with IoT as a sandbox for Africa’s IoT implementation?
  • Will Telcos player a greater or smaller role in the African IoT Ecosystem?
  • What can businesses already looking at IoT do to accelerate best practice in IoT implementation
15:50 - 16:30 40 mins
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Connecting Africa
"Stop Building Schools"
  • Ellie Hagopian - ', Independent Consultant
  • Megan Yates - Chief Scientist, Ixio Analytics
  • How can technology best address the skills and youth crisis in Africa?
  • Cloud-based learning as the future
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Close of Day 1
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
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5G Africa
Low power consumption, Security, Time to market, Cost effective
  • Fu Tao - Senior Product Director, ZTE Microelectronics
  • Innovative chipset solution accelerating Mobile Broadband's further development
16:00 - 16:10 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Close of LeadersIn Africa Summit
16:05 - 16:25 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Internet of things made in Africa, by African
  • Abdur Rahim - Project Coordinator, WAZIUP
16:05 - 16:25 20 mins
Telco Transformation
Using the ICT sector as a growth engine instead of a cash cow – Uganda in Focus
  • Christoph Stork - Partner, Research ICT Solutions
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Building an autonomous workforce: AI in mining
  • Chetan Trivedi - Chief Innovation Officer, Hindustan Zinc Ltd (Vedanta Resources Plc)
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
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5G Africa
Connecting and Monetising a Massive Digital Future with 5G
  • Paul Berriman - Group CTO, PCCW

• 5G is going to be massive. Massive densification of small cells. Massive Broadband. Massive IoT Devices 

• But where is it taking us? What will it cost? Where is the demand? What about the spectrum and its cost?

 • Where are the benefits? Who will benefit most? 

• Where is the money and who should pay? 

• What will it mean for Operators, Enterprises, Governments and Society?

16:20 - 16:25 5 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Closing Remarks & End of Day 1
  • Russell Southwood - CEO, Balancing Act
16:25 - 16:30 5 mins
Telco Transformation
Close of Connectivity Stage Day 1
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
MIIA: Building a foundation of innovation to fuel Africa’s AI community
  • Jacques Ludik - Founder, MIIA
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Preparing Africans for IoT & The Future of Work
  • Sharron McPherson - Co-Founder, The Centre for Disruptive Technologies & women in Infrastructure Development and Energy Consortium
  • Who’s preparing African Youth for the Future of Work?
  • How do you create enabling R&D experiences for young Africans to invent African solutions for African problems?
  • Who’s adapting global hardware, software, and connected devices solutions in relevant ways for African workers?
16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
Connecting Africa
Close of Connecting Africa Day 1
16:40 - 17:00 20 mins
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5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Services, applications and industries that drive the need for 5G
  • Moderator Thecla Mbongue - Senior Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Ovum
  • Sami Said - Chief Security Officer, Tunisie Telecom
  • Bhavin Shah - Country Director UK & Europe, Telekom Malaysia
  • Defining the use cases that drive the need for faster connectivity
  • How is the SME market developing and how can Operators help their achieve their goals?
16:50 - 17:00 10 mins
IoT World Africa
End of IoT World Day One and Closing Remarks
Showing of Streams