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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
AfricaCom Headliners
The South African 5G countdown
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09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
The evolving role of the African telco in a new age of data and digital services
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?
10:20 - 10:50 30 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Re-calibrating African telco strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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  • 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
ICT investment to accelerate progress towards the UN SDGs
11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Embracing digital transformation to strengthen African economies: the critical role of policymakers and regulators
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  • 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
11:40 - 11:40 0 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Close of AfricaCom Headliners day one
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
Fintech Africa
Enriching and enhancing revenue stream potential of MNOs
  • Bassim Haidar - Founder & Group CEO, Channel IT
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•    Replacing lost mobile revenue with financial services revenue
•    Monetizing untapped opportunities
•    Providing end to end solutions
•    Radically changing the way businesses and people interact


11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Fintech Africa
Transforming and innovating the digital landscape to build inclusion
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•    Diversification of revenue streams
•    Realising the advantages of under developed  banking channels
•    Developing secure, flexible mobile financial services
•    Rolling out secure and simple digital payment solutions


11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
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
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•    Optimising revenue through innovative tech
•    Increasing customer activity rates via a strong network
•    Creating a regulatory environment
•    Achieving interoperability among MNOs


12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Fintech Africa
Expanding financial services to the last mile of the remittance journey
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•    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


12:40 - 13:30 50 mins
Fintech Africa
Remittances as a gateway to financial inclusion
  • Raphael Grojnowski - CEO, Mama Money
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•    Offering convenience, privacy and reach
•    The rise of remittance hubs
•    Moving from cash to digital
•    Striving for low cost, fast and simple remittance products


13:30 - 15:00 90 mins
Fintech Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Fintech Africa
Changing consumer lifestyles with multiple payment sources
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•    Beyond payments, wallets and transfers
•    Securing essential investment for the last mile of financial inclusion


15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Fintech Africa
Integrating online platforms and devices – a case study of the augmented reality 3D Shop
15:40 - 16:30 50 mins
Fintech Africa
Remittance culture driving M Commerce expansion
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•    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


16:30 - 16:30 0 mins
Fintech Africa
Close of Day 1
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Welcome and Introduction
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Africa goes Global: Content Distribution across the world
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  • 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
12:50 - 13:30 40 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
How do VoD services impact the buying and selling of content?
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  • 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?
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
How rights owners are adjusting strategies for exploitation of the economic value in their content
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  • How best to organize the sequential roll out of content for maximum return
  • How to build audience demand while avoiding overlaps
13:50 - 14:40 50 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch
14:40 - 15:20 40 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Devising a mobile first content strategy
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  • Is it all about short form video?
  • What role does and should advertising play?
  • Making sure content is protected
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
How do we support young content creators?
16:00 - 16:00 0 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Closing Remarks & End of Day 1
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Welcome and Introductions
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Building policy around connectivity as an enabler for Economic Development
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  • 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
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Fireside Chat: Providing enhanced coverage over high-demand markets
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  • Managing the trade-off between providing enhanced coverage nationally vs. focusing on high-demand markets?
13:10 - 13:50 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Panel Discussion: Improving access to spectrum to drive network growth on the continent
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  • 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?
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
Connecting Africa
How integral is satellite to bridging the digital divide in Africa?
14:10 - 15:00 50 mins
Connecting Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Networks of the future: How should operators strategise in terms of coverage and quality of service?
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  • 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?
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Satellite Technology - The Key to Connecting Africa?
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  • Market differentiation: Where does the greatest opportunity for satellite lie?
  • What is the impact of 4G infrastructure deployment in sub 1GHz spectrum on satellite providers?
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Strategies to manage network densification
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  • Exploring passive and active network sharing models
  • Considering a National Wireless Open Access Network
  • How do operators with lack of sufficient / adequate spectrum handle network densification?
  • Ensuring investor certainty and facilitating further infrastructure investment and inclusive ICT sector growth
16:20 - 16:20 0 mins
Connecting Africa
Close of Connecting Africa Day 1
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Africa Video Forum
Welcome and Introduction
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Africa Video Forum
Show me the money! Identifying new revenue models for Video in Africa
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  • 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?
12:30 - 13:10 40 mins
Africa Video Forum
Next generation pay-TV services in Africa
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  • 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?
13:10 - 13:50 40 mins
Africa Video Forum
What is the future of FTA Broadcasting in Africa?
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  • 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?
13:50 - 14:40 50 mins
Africa Video Forum
Speed Networking, Exhibition Visit & Lunch
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Africa Video Forum
Investing in New Media Services
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  • 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 - 15:40 40 mins
Africa Video Forum
Launching OTT Video Services in Sub Saharan Africa
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  • 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
Africa Video Forum
How can telcos build significant online and video advertising capabilities?
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  • Combining fixed and mobile “multi-play” services to gain a more in-depth view of customers’ behaviours
  • Digital content and media habits for enhanced visibility into consumers lives

 Providing more accurate ways to help advertisers access particular audiences