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Nov 12
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
InformaTech Welcome
09:10 - 09:20 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Chair's Opening Remarks
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
What is the monetisation opportunity for 5G?
09:40 - 10:15 35 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
CXO PANEL: What does it take to become a fully digitalised telco?
  • Moderator De Wet Bisschoff - Managing Director for Communications, Media & Technology, South Africa, Accenture
  • Adapting the telco to industry 4.0
  • What does user experience need to look like now and in the future?
  • Adding customer value by rolling out new products and services
  • How is digitalisation impacting business efficiency?
10:15 - 10:35 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
The digital game: Engaging football fans across the continent and internationally
  • Ahmad Ahmad - President, Confederation of African Football (CAF)
10:35 - 10:55 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Keynote Interview: Ensuring the digital society is an inclusive one
  • Rob Shuter - Group President and CEO, MTN
10:55 - 11:30 35 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
Connecting the Continent - Economic growth through digital connectivity
  • Hon. Mohamed Rahman Swaray - Minister of Information and Communications, Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful - Minister of Communications, Republic of Ghana
  • Mohamed Dabbour - EVP Africa, Millicom
  • Nic Rudnick - CEO, Liquid Telecom
  • Defining commonalities to improve affordable access to broadband connectivity
  • Rolling out infrastructure as the continent strives to connect her unconnected citizens
  • ICT strategies to encourage entrepreneurs to do business across borders
11:00 - 11:40 40 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Future of Digital Financial Services in Africa
  • Paul Musoke - Director - Financial Instituions, FSD Africa
  • Antonia Esser - Senior Research Analyst, Cenfri
  • Andrew Takyi-Appiah - Co Found and MD, Zeepay
  • Defining the drivers for scale and uptake of Digital Financial Services in Africa
  • Driving gender responsive financial inclusion models
  • Combining banks financial expertise with MNOs enormous data sets
  • Remittances playing a pivotal role
  • The rise in MNO savings and loan products
11:00 - 16:30 330 mins
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AHUB
AHUB - Unleashing the power of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem

The AHUB programme is designed to highlight the critical role of entrepreneurship in fuelling Africa’s digital economy and connect African tech start-ups and scale-ups to investors and corporate partners.

Hot topics:

  • Entrepreneurship as an engine for economic growth
  • Stimulating the development of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystems
  • Tech start-ups tackling Africa’s social, economic and environmental challenges
  • Investor insights: tips on standing out from the crowd
  • When David and Goliath collaborate: successful start-up and corporate partnerships
  • Ripe for disruption: what are the hottest sectors for tech-enabled investments?

Check back soon to view the full AHUB programme.

11:20 - 11:30 10 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Stage opens
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to position South Africa as a global digital leader
  • Prof. Brian Armstrong - Chair of Digital Business, Wits Business School
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Welcoming the Age of Platforms
  • Daniel Guasco - Founder, Click2Sure
  • Shared platforms unlocking the next wave of growth
  • Innovation accelerating the adoption of financial tools and products
  • Device, MNO, fintech and bank partnerships powering the future
  • Developing Cloud infrastructure support
11:40 - 11:50 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Thecla Mbongue - Senior Research Analyst, Ovum
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
The Kenyan Government’s AI and Blockchain Taskforce: the role of emerging technologies in driving forward Kenya’s Big Four Agenda?
  • Bitange Ndemo - Chairman of the Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce, Government of Kenya
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
MTN’s 5G vision
  • Giovanni Chiarelli - CTO, MTN
  • MTN’s upcoming commercial launch details
  • Learnings from 5G customer trials
  • MTN’s FWA proposition
  • Where is the 5G opportunity for MTN; enterprise and consumer market ambitions
11:50 - 12:00 10 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Chairperson's opening remarks
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Operator: How MTN Group are driving lower CapEx and expanding rural coverage in Africa
  • Navindran Naidoo - Executive, Network Design &Planning, MTN Group
  • An update on MTN’s rural, ultra-rural and ultra-ultra-rural roll out
  • Implementing innovative rural coverage solutions to overcome existing financial challenges
  • Leveraging analytics for efficient CaPex and OpEx and network planning
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Alternatives for Fund Raising. The largest ever Equity Crowdfunding in Africa for intergreatme on the Uprise Africa Platform
  • Herman Singh - CEO, Future Advisory
  • The $2.5mn raise
  • The obstacles and solutions to startup fundraising
  • Setting up your own crowdfunding
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How AI is changing the game in Africa
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chairperson's opening remarks
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Chair’s opening remarks
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Opening Keynote: How the City of Cape Town’s fire & rescue response has been transformed thanks to emerging technology
  • Ian Schnetler - Chief Fire Officer, City of Cape Town
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
What technologies should be on your radar as an effective digital leader?
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
5G in Africa: Beyond the hype
  • Which will be the first 5G applications in Africa?
  • Deploying new technologies at cost
  • Dealing with the device affordability issues
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Building a smart city with successfully integrated IoT solutions
  • Lawrence Boya - Head of the Smart City, City of Johannesburg
  • 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
  • How can you actualise universal internet access through increased connectivity to drastically improve the lives of those living within low income areas?
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Opportunities, Challenges, Roadmap and the Future of OTT in Africa
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Technology: Leveraging high bandwidth satellite connectivity to deliver coverage to the most remote markets
12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Deepening Digital liquidity through collaborating with “last mile” partners
  • Nick Hughes - Co Founder and Chief Product Officer, M Kopa
  • Raj Wanniappa - Founder and CEO, Future Horizon Technologies
  • Henri Nyakarundi - CEO, ARED
  • Engaging Last Mile Partners to tackle Financial Inclusion
  • Using global companies with vast networks, innovation and reach
  • Manufacturers, transit providers, FMCG goods companies, energy providers and agribusinesses benefiting whilst creating a robust payments ecosystem
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Government Keynote: How emerging technologies are benefitting police response across South Africa
  • Alvin Rapea - Secretary for Police, Civilian Secretariat for Police Service, Government of South Africa
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
How is Artificial Intelligence transforming African business and how can it be used to elevate African economies?
  • Tebogo Nakampe - Co-Founder & CEO, ABI
  • Bitange Ndemo - Chairman of the Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce, Government of Kenya
  • How can AI revolutionise business models and create new revenue streams?
  • How is AI being implemented in different industrial contexts?
  • Mapping out your AI journey
  • Overcoming structural challenges that could hamper the development of Africa’s AI ecosystem
  • Developing Africa’s AI skills base
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Vodacom’s 5G journey
  • Nicholas Naidu - Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, Vodacom
  • Vodacom’s expected 5G commercia launch in South Africa
  • Learnings from a year of 5G service in Lesotho
  • Reviewing the 5G monetisation opportunities for Vodacom
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Darktrace keynote: topic to be confirmed
12:30 - 13:15 45 mins
Info
Video Exchange Africa
How to launch and grow an OTT service in Africa
  • Payment models
  • How do cloud based services make it more affordable for VOD services to enter the market?
  • How can social media be best used to create awareness?
  • Quickly validating audience responses to your programming
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Policy: Adopting spectrum licensing best practice for an optimum connectivity environment
  • Willington Ngwepe - CEO, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • Implementing spectrum regulations to encourage connectivity over profit
  • Identifying future spectrum services to align with global network rollouts
  • Reducing uncertainty and increasing operator ROI with a long-term spectrum roadmap
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Critical Communications: The future of PMR and unified communications in South Africa
  • Mark Zheng - Director of Southern Africa Region, Hytera
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
5G Core and network updates
  • Standalone vs Non-standalone in Africa and timelines
  • The journey from RAN deployments towards the Core and Edge
  • NFV as the cornerstone of 5G
12:50 - 13:30 40 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Panel Discussion: Building the bridge between AI and policy

Looking at how local, national, and international policymakers can help create an environment that supports and promotes innovation in AI and other emerging technologies.

12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Implementing IoT-enabled low power wide area network (LPWAN) bandwidth for enhanced connectivity
  • Phathizwe Malinga - Managing Director, SqwidNet
  • Connect the unconnected, sustainably: A look at application limitations of LPWAN and commercial viability
  • Harnessing LPWAN bandwidth for increased accessibility which accelerate implementation in African enterprise
  • What does success look like? Explore where LPWAN has been profitably developed
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Technology: How LEO and MEO satellite constellations will maximise capacity and minimise costs for MNOs
13:00 - 13:30 30 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Lunch break
13:00 - 15:00 120 mins
Fintech Africa
Lunch
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Mission Critical Update: Building safer communities through a public safety ecosystem
  • Yann Marston - Strategic Sales Director, Motorola Solutions
13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
5G Africa
Networking and refreshment break
13:10 - 13:50 40 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion - Working towards a collaborative Africa: the reinvention of public/private partnerships to embrace the Internet of Things
  • Tim Genders - Chief Operating Officer, Project Isizwe
  • Daniel Adaramola - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Unity Bank
  • Tim Parle - Chief Director: Digital Economy, Western Cape Provincial Government
  • 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
13:15 - 14:00 45 mins
Info
Video Exchange Africa
Delivering great user experience to attract and retain consumers
  • Network management for the ultimate UX
  • Maintaining high QoS with low bandwidth
  • Best practice in delivering uninterrupted viewer access
  • How can big data be driving additional value?
13:20 - 14:00 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Networking Lunch
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Mission Critical Update: Building safer communities through a public safety ecosystem
  • Muhumbulo Mmbwenga - General Manager, Digital Radio, TransNet Freight Rail
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Why cross-function AI integration is necessary for an effective business strategy
  • Looking at the organizational benefits of moving to cloud-based applications
  • Maximizing ROI by choosing AI solutions that can be applied across departments
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Critical Communications: The future platform for critical communications – overcoming challenges to upgrade existing network infrastructure
  • Tommie Bosman - Telecommunications Manager, Cape Town Municipality
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Effective leadership in an age of technology innovation and digital disruption
  • Alex Granger - Think Shifter, Author, Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Twice Blue
13:50 - 14:50 60 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Networking Lunch
13:50 - 14:50 60 mins
IoT World Africa
Lunch and informal networking
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Finance: How innovative ICT infrastructure financing can overcome the challenge of operator-engagement in rural connectivity
  • The current financing landscape for ICT infrastructure and its limitations for rural connectivity
  • An overview of financing initiatives to incentivise investment in to rural connectivity
    • Blended financing
    • Project bundling
    • Securitisation mechanisms
    • Multi-stakeholder funds
    • Co-investment vehicles
    • Risk guarantees
  • Lessons learns and practical challenges from existing rural connectivity financing initiatives
14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Networking, Exhibition Visit & Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Break
14:00 - 14:10 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Facilitator introduction
  • Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Data-driven farming: How are emerging technologies redefining African agriculture
  • Nyankomo Marwa - Senior Lecturer in Econometrics and Development Finance, University of Stellenbosch Business School & Director of Policy Research and Planning, Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
The role of 5G in the 4th industrial revolution (4IR)
  • South Africa government’s vision for the 4IR
  • Which are the major 4IR applications that 5G will enable?
  • What role should the operators and enterprise play in this?
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
LeadersIn Africa Summit briefing
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Operator: Building up the demand proposition in rural areas versus high CAPEX; what holds the key to future rural connectivity in Africa?
  • Building the demand proposition through local apps, mobile money and affordable smartphones to create a need and benefit for rural connectivity
  • Reducing CAPEX through technology, partnerships and innovative financing models to overcome the challenge of the business case
  • To what extent are rural connectivity challenges in Africa limited to CAPEX costs and the demand proposition?
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Positioning for disruption: how future proof can your organisation be?
  • Herman Singh - CEO, Future Advisory
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Assessing the relative economic use cases for FWA in Africa
  • John Naylon - CTO and founder, Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL)
  • The relative business cases for FWA compared to other access technologies for:

- Wireline operators

- Mobile operators

  • How the business case stacks up in rural, semi-urban and urban areas
  • FWA as a driver for broadband development in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Available radio spectrum & case studies: Recent FWA deployments in Africa
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Live ‘thought thermometer’ poll
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Technology: Eliminating OpEx risk and CapEx investment for operators with a network-as-a-service (NaaS) solution
14:50 - 15:00 10 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Women in Tech Centre Stage Takeover! Chairs Welcome
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Telecom Egypt and the Cup of Nations 5G trial
  • Reviewing the technology deployed for the Cup of Nations 5G project
  • Measuring the success of the trial
  • What is next for Telecom Egypt?
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Chatbots: taking multichannel customer service to the next level
  • What to look for when acquiring and implementing a chatbot solution
  • How to overcome language barriers when expanding to new regions
  • From single-channel to multi-channel: deciding which platforms are best-suited for your customers
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
The drive towards an IoT-led transportation revolution to progress African public transit
  • Omeshnee Naidoo - Director of Information Systems and Technology, City of Cape Town
  • A look at the changing world of public transport in Africa: how are cheaper, safer, and more comfortable options being brought about by emerging technology?
  • Implementing automation into Africa’s transport infrastructure to combat a lack of resources and improve efficiencies
  • Discover how to minimise congestion on the roads with IoT sensors which give real-time data
14:50 - 16:10 80 mins
Info
LeadersIn Africa Summit
LeadersIn Africa Boardrooms
  • Boardroom Host Prof. Brian Armstrong - Chair of Digital Business, Wits Business School
  • Boardroom Host Alex Granger - Think Shifter, Author, Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Twice Blue

LeadersIn Africa Boardroom 1:

Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to position South Africa as a global digital leader


LeadersIn Africa Boardroom 2:

Effective leadership in an age of technology innovation and digital disruption


LeadersIn Africa Boardroom 3:

Connecting the unconnected and under-connected


LeadersIn Africa Boardroom 4:

How can AI revolutionise business models and create new revenue streams?


LeadersIn Africa Boardroom 5:

Maximising the value of 5G in Africa

15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Technology: Overcoming the affordability, accessibility and relevance challenges of connectivity
  • An overview of key initiatives for worldwide connectivity
  • The contributions of Open Cellular, Rural Access and the telecom infrastructure projects to rural connectivity across Africa
  • Working with African operators to deliver rural coverage
15:00 - 15:15 15 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Embracing Gender Difference & Celebrating the Power of Woman!

- Why women are awesome and crucial to creating a robust digital economy in Africa
- Missed opportunity: Harnessing the power and potential of women in Africa
- A look at the inequality stats, and why this is a crucial topic to be addressed- Why women are awesome and crucial to creating a robust digital economy in Africa
- Missed opportunity: Harnessing the power and potential of women in Africa
- A look at the inequality stats, and why this is a crucial topic to be addressed

15:00 - 15:40 40 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
AI as the biggest trend in M Commerce
  • Rahul Jain - Co Founder, Peach Payments
  • Creating a more personalised m commerce journey
  • Using AI to know the customer and enhance the online experience
  • Creating new payment gateways and rewards programmes
  • Harnessing intelligent data
15:00 - 15:45 45 mins
Info
Video Exchange Africa
Scaling video services across the continent
  • Strategies to enhance network capability
  • What progress is being made for affordable data plans?
  • Leveraging cloud services to maximise ROI
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Mission Critical Update: Ensuring good governance, planning and management to maximise safety in the future city
  • Juma Assiago - Head of Safer Cities Programme, UN-Habitat
15:10 - 15:40 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel: 5G killer applications in Africa
  • Is there such a thing as a killer app?
  • What applications will 5G enable in Africa?
  • Learnings from the first 5G commercial launches
  • How can developing economies justify the 5G investment?
  • How can regulators truly unlock innovation
  • What is the enterprises’ role in 5G?
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Delivering actionable insights with automation in finance
  • Identifying opportunities and adjusting strategies in real-time with AI
  • Looking at how algorithms are a key ally in combatting fraud
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Fuelling Africa with smart energy application in the home, the city, and beyond
  • A look at the implementation of smart grids throughout the continent; how can you integrate solar into the grid with the help of IoT?
  • Where does the smart meter and smart home fit into the evolving grid, and what impact does this have on the population?
  • Working towards a clean future: Utilising IoT for renewable energy integration
15:15 - 15:35 20 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
PANEL Breaking into the Industry: Challenges for Women

- Identifying and breaking down barriers to entry
- How can the industry be more attractive for women? Evolving workplace culture to be more inclusive
- Developing role models to support new generation of engineers
- Educating companies to better promote, retain and hire talented women

15:20 - 16:20 60 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Finance: Hypothetical Session – What would rural connectivity look like across Africa with infrastructure-sharing policy in place?
  • Kash Pandya - Group CEO, Helios Towers
  • Gordon Porter - VP Operations, IHS Towers
  • How infrastructure sharing will impact CAPEX and revenues for operators
  • How different types of network sharing will boost rural connectivity across Africa
    • Site, mast, RAN and core network sharing
    • Network roaming
  • To what extent will technical challenges limit the benefit of infrastructure sharing for rural connectivity?
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Mission Critical Update: How next-generation command and control will drive up safety in the future African city
  • Amanat Hussain - Chief Operating Officer, BGS
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
The AI will see you now: expanding healthcare accessibility
  • Exploring instant diagnosis solutions for users in remote areas
  • Tackling the issue of medical personnel brain drain in Africa
  • Improving medicine supply chain logistics with AI
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Overcoming IoT cyber criminals and hackers through impressive security measures
  • Lunga Newman - Enterprise Security Architect, Old Mutual
  • Implementing new data protection standards to instil trust and protect against potential cybercrimes: where does GDPR fit into the African state of play?
  • Ensure that your networks can keep up in the development race against IoT for added defence
  • Successfully understand legislation designed to prevent attacks across the continent and avoid getting tangled up in a data protection web
15:35 - 15:55 20 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
PANEL Why We Need Women in AI

- Building AI on a vision that only represents half of humanity will result in biased algorithms that favour one market
- Top reasons it is crucial that AI is built with equality at the core
- How to ensure all traits are considered by a diverse team building a diverse AI future for the planet

15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Interoperable Merchant Payments as the Future
  • Moving beyond person to person payments
  • Digitizing payments along the supply chain
  • Working with the aggregators, suppliers, distributors and producers
  • Building the regulatory framework
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
5G Africa
Networking and refreshment break
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Mission Critical Update: How to maximise the benefits of mobile technology across law-enforcement
15:45 - 16:05 20 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Network, content and data: Developing an all-inclusive security strategy
15:50 - 16:20 30 mins
IoT World Africa
Refreshment break with informal networking
15:55 - 16:15 20 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
PANEL Why Quotas Don’t Work: Taking Aggressive Action Towards Diversity

- How can enterprises take a proactive approach to improving gender balance
- Reducing bias in the recruitment process
- Ensuring progression plans are inclusive with equal opportunities for all
- Driving change at scale within organisations

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Remittances driving M Commerce expansion
  • The rise of remittance hubs
  • Adopting an omni channel strategy
  • Blurring the line between digital and the offline world
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Mission Critical Update: Optimising decision-making in the field with real-time video analytics
16:05 - 16:10 5 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Closing Remarks & End of Day 1
16:10 - 16:20 10 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Close of AI Summit Cape Town Day 1
16:10 - 16:20 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Summaries and action points
16:15 - 16:35 20 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Equal Opportunities for Start-ups – Diversifying Funding Schemes

- The need for more women and diversity within the VC and Angel investor pool to ensure the next wave of tech companies are diverse
- How can the investor community ensure equal opportunities for start-ups from female founders
- Ensuring accessible support and infrastructure for female founders looking to build & scale start-ups

16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
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5G Africa
Laying the foundations for the 5G era in Africa
  • Akinwale Goodluck - Head of Africa, GSMA
  • The 5G era is upon us: by 2020, commercial 5G services will be available in at least 50 countries around the world
  • 5G will be part of the future digital landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa, but mass adoption is not imminent
  • Market readiness is necessary to determine the timing for the transition to 5G in Africa. This will help maximise value from 5G services for consumers, operators and the wider society
  • As the 2020s will usher in the 5G era in Africa, there is no better time than now for policymakers, mobile operators, equipment vendors and ecosystem players to begin put in place the necessary building blocks to facilitate the transition to 5G
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Practically implement new and improved IoT-driven security measures which progress urban safety
  • Raven Naidoo - Executive Chairman, Radian
  • Shakespeare Hadebe - Executive Manager: GCIT PMO, Transnet
  • Utilise cameras and video technologies to tackle and prevent crime to drastically improve the socioeconomic development within cities
  • Lighting the way towards a safe city nightlife with smart streetlights
  • The catch-22 of security: where do issues arise in relation to video surveillance and privacy?
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Mission Critical Update: How law-enforcement agencies can leverage AI to optimise their data insights
16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Close of Day 1
16:35 - 16:40 5 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Closing Remarks from the Chair
16:40 - 17:40 60 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
AfricaTech Opening Party!
16:40 - 17:00 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel: Security and privacy in the 5G era
  • Sami Said - Chief Security Officer, Tunisie Telecom
  • Reviewing the 5G security challenges
  • How does 5G enable confidentiality and user privacy?
  • The origins of 5G security requirements
  • Greater exposure of the 5G Core
  • Security at the edge and multi-cloud security
  • Embedding security in telco DNA
16:40 - 17:00 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Emerging technologies roundtable discussions

Facilitated by cutting-edge tech experts, these informal roundtable discussions are designed to give you answers to your burning emerging technology questions. How are they set to impact the world of IoT?

  • Edge 
  • Blockchain
  • Quantum Computing
17:00 - 17:05 5 mins
5G Africa
Close of 5G Africa 2019 conference Day 1
17:00 - 17:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Close of IoT World Africa Day 1