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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
  • Aubrey Hruby - Africa Investment Advisor, Senior Fellow, the Africa Center, The Atlantic Council
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
ROADS to a better future
  • Fernando Gordo - Director Chief Transformation Office, Carrier 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 Group
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 - 11:00 40 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
Re-calibrating African telco strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Rob Shuter - Group President and CEO, MTN Group
  • Mohamed Dabbour - CEO, Africa, Millicom
  • Nic Rudnick - CEO, Liquid Telecom
  • Hind Elbashir - Group Chief Strategy Officer, Sudatel
  • Nicolas Blixell - Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
  • Moderator De Wet Bisschoff - Managing Director for Communications, Media & Technology, South Africa, Accenture
  • 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
10:55 - 11:00 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Welcome and Introduction
  • Ian Merrington - CEO, The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi)
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Digital connectivity to drive socio-economic development
  • Alioune Ndiaye - CEO, Orange Middle East and Africa
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 - 11:20 10 mins
AHUB
Launch of AHUB 2018
  • Desere Orrill - Co-Founder and Group CEO, Ole! Media Group
11:20 - 12:00 40 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
  • Stella Wawira - Head of Public Policy, Telkom Kenya
  • Emilar Gandhi - Public Policy Manager, SADC Region, Facebook
  • Moderator Aubrey Hruby - Africa Investment Advisor, Senior Fellow, the Africa Center, The Atlantic Council
  • 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
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
AHUB
Stimulating the development of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystems
  • Eric Osiakwan - Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
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 - 11:40 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Welcome and Introduction
  • Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
11:40 - 12:20 40 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
  • Moderator David van Dijk - Director General, African Business Angel Network (ABAN)
  • Ben White - Founder & CEO, VC4A
  • 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?
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
The scaling up of the financial ecosystem
  • Raul Martinez - CCO, Africa, Millicom
  • Rostan Schwab - Africa Head, Fintech Investments, International Finance Corporation
  • Aurelien Duval-Delort - CEO, Bizao
  • Moderator Ian Merrington - CEO, The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi)

•    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
Liberating the potential of people, countries and continents through communications
  • Brenden Pronk - Sales Director and Country Manager - South Africa, Avanti Communications Group
11:45 - 11:55 10 mins
Africa Video Forum
Welcome and Introduction
  • Colin Wainer - CEO, Inala Broadcast
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
  • Aubrey Hruby - Africa Investment Advisor, Senior Fellow, the Africa Center, The Atlantic Council
12:00 - 12:05 5 mins
Info
AfricaCom 20/20
AfricaCom 20/20 Launch
  • Stephen Bredenkamp - Consultant, Independent

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 - 12:30 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
What Will it Take to achieve Inclusive AI for Africa?
  • Nanjira Sambuli - Senior Manager, The Web Foundation
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
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
  • Ellie Hagopian - ', Independent Consultant
  • 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
  • André Hoffmann - Consultant, Independent
12:05 - 12:25 20 mins
Info
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote: The 4th Industrial Revolution and Africa rising
  • Speaker Lanre Kolade - CEO, Csquared

The effects of the 4th Industrial Revolution in Africa

12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
OPENING KEYNOTE: MTN’s experience launching the first 5G trial in Africa
  • Giovanni Chiarelli - Chief Technology and Information Officer, 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 - 12:20 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Mark Walker - Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey, IDC
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Africa goes Global: Content Distribution across the world
  • Bakori Davis - Managing Partner, uCast Global
  • 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 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
Telco Transformation
Session reserved for Terragon
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
AHUB
A snapshot of the African tech investment landscape
  • Thomas van Halen - Head of Research and Investor Relations, VC4A
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Emerging markets leading next gen consumer commerce
  • Juan Du Toit - Senior Vice President, Clickatell




12:20 - 12:45 25 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
The Transformative Impact of IoT on Africa's Social and Economic Development
  • Brian Xu - Director of Cloud Core Network Marketing and Solution, Huawei
  • UBI making African roads safer
  • Animal tracking to save endangered rhinos
  • Connected dairy cow to boost African agri-business
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
  • Moderator Stephen Bredenkamp - Consultant, Independent
  • The effect of digitization upon production, management and governance
  • Addressing technological, expertise and economical obstacles
  • Opportunities when done correctly
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How to make AI successful in a telco
  • Richard Benjamins - Data & AI Ambassador, Telefónica
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Info
Telco Transformation
Disrupt Africa: Networking Strategies for Serving Rapid Growth
  • Mark Daley - Digital Strategy and Business Development, Epsilon
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
  • Moderator Colin Wainer - CEO, Inala Broadcast
  • 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
What factors impact risk appetite for funding early stage start-ups?
  • Zachariah George - Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Startupbootcamp Africa
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
Info
5G Africa
Evolving to a 5G economy
  • Chafic Traboulsi - VP & Head of Networks, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
  • Africa remains the region with the highest growth rate in mobile subscriptions globally
  • There is overwhelming evidence linking ICT investment in infrastructure and economic growth
  • 5G is one of the crucial network technology standards that will pave the way for the 4th Industrial revolution
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Unlocking Consumer Mobility
  • Jikui Zhu - VP, Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, 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?
12:45 - 13:30 45 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
  • Bora Varliyagci - CEO, digitalthings
  • Diksha Somai Pillay - Head of Innovation, Exxaro Resources
  • William Mzimba - Chief Executive Officer, Vodacom Business
  • 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
Deliver seamless secure content anywhere
  • Nicolas Bredy - Sr. Sales Engineer, Intertrust
  • Mohamed Kerroumi - Technical Sales, EMEA, Intertrust
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Telco Transformation
Live Forecaster Demo – What has the evolution of the telco done to their revenue streams and what’s coming next?
  • Matt Pougher - Director of Business Development, Ovum
  • Danson Njue - Research Analyst, Ovum
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AHUB
Lunch
13:00 - 14:55 115 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 - 13:20 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
How to evolve towards 5G
  • Mohamed Madkour - VP Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, Huawei
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Improving access to spectrum to drive network growth on the continent
  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
  • Jikui Zhu - VP, Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, 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?
13:05 - 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 - 13:40 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
  • Gordon Greaves - Television Scriptwriter and Consultant Producer, TVPC Media
  • 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?
13:10 - 13:40 30 mins
Info
Telco Transformation
How do a wider set of demand drivers impact future telco strategy?
  • Matjaž Pogačnik - Director of Access Networks Department, Telekom Slovenije
  • Mark Acton - CEO, Mobinomics
  • Christel Quek - Co-founder, BOLT Global
  • Moderator André Hoffmann - Consultant, Independent
  • 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?
13:15 - 14:00 45 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
What is the future of FTA Broadcasting in Africa?
  • Botlenyana Mokhele - Councillor, ICASA
  • Sahifoulaye Kone - Director of Digital, RTI
  • Moderator Paul Marszalek - Senior Digital Strategist, United States Agency for Global Media
  • Cecil Nguvauva - Secretary General, SABA
  • 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
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
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
How integral is satellite to bridging the digital divide in Africa?
  • Michael Brown - VP Sales, Africa, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)
  • Nadeem Khan - Director IOT and M2M, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)
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 - 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 - 14:40 60 mins
5G Africa
Networking break
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Mware’s CloudTV OTT IPTV platform: playing like the Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Cees van Versendaal - Sales and Partner Support, MwareIPTV
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 - 14:30 50 mins
Telco Transformation
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
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
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
AHUB
Francophone Africa start-up ecosystem: unique challenges and opportunities
  • Moderator Ben White - Founder & CEO, VC4A
  • Rebecca Enonchong - Founder and CEO, AppsTech
  • Fayelle Ouane - Managing Director, Suguba
  • Thomas Guilquin - Business Development, CIPMEN and member, Africa Innovation Program
  • Gregoire de Padirac - Investment Manager, Orange Digital Ventures
  • Nikunj Jinsi - Global Head, Venture Capital Investments, IFC
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How Artificial Intelligence is reinventing Promotions and Value Added Services
  • Alex Pefanis - Revenue Optimization Director, Velti
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
Africa Video Forum
Exhibition Visit & Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Live ‘thought thermometer’ poll
  • Mark Oliver - Head of TMT Consulting, EMEA, Ovum
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How AI can revolutionise your business model and create new revenue streams
  • Willem Fick - CIO, EPPF
14:20 - 15:40 80 mins
Info
LeadersIn Africa Summit
LeadersIn Africa Boardrooms
  • Philipp Zindler - Managing Director, Central and Southern Africa, Detecon
  • Nitesh Singh - Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology (CMT), South Africa, Accenture
  • Elli Gorgievska - Founder, Seedlab South Africa

LeadersIn Africa Open Forum:

Re-calibrating African telco strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Nitesh Singh, Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology (CMT), South Africa, Accenture


LeadersIn Africa Boardroom: IoT:

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

Elli Gorgievska, Founder, Seedlab South Africa


LeadersIn Africa Boardroom: AI:

Artificial Intelligence and Silicon Valley news

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

14:30 - 15:15 45 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
  • Gerry Collins - Director, Product Management, Mobile Networks, Intelsat
  • Jannie van Zyl - Executive Head: Innovation, Vodacom
  • Tsachi Dahan - Head of Vertical Solutions Division, AMOS, Spacecom
  • 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?
14:30 - 14:50 20 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
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Info
AHUB
GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator
  • Maxime Bayen - Insights Director, Ecosystem Accelerator and M4D Utilities, GSMA

Scaling mobile innovation in Africa through collaboration between mobile operators and start-ups

14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
KEYNOTE: 5G – Deployment strategy and use cases from an African perspective
  • Nicholas Naidu - Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, Vodacom
  • An overview of 4G network evolution to 5G
  • 5G network deployment strategies from an African operator’s perspective
  • 5G use cases for Africa’s needs
  • Vodacom’s experience in launching the 1st commercial 5G network in Africa
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Multicast ABR: the key to delivering OTT, maintaining traditional satellite quality and unlocking new revenue
  • Damien Sterkers - Product Manager, Broadpeak
14:45 - 15:05 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Innovations for Children: Technology Opportunities and Challenges
  • David Mwayi - Technology for Development Officer, UNICEF
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Telco Transformation
The Advantage of Software Centric Networks in a Developing Economy
  • George Debbo - Independent Telecommunications Consultant , George Debbo Telecom (Pty) Ltd
14:55 - 15:00 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Introduction to M Commerce section
  • Lynette Hundermark - Founder & CEO, Useful & Beautiful
15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
Info
AHUB
Live Pitch Event: 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A
  • Host Alina Vinogradova - Programs and Partnerships Lead, VC4A

These 8 entrepreneurs represent a new class of investment opportunity coming up across the African continent. Their companies provide a technology-intensive or innovation-based product or service, have strong revenues and look to raise between $250K and $5M. All companies have been vetted by leading VC funds from VC4A network.

15:00 - 15:20 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


15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Networks for AI
  • Vino Govender - Product Management and Marketing Executive, DFA
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 - 15:10 10 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
How to Reach your Viewers Across Every Device and Platform
  • Andrew Brown - VP Sales, TheOPlayer
15:00 - 15:20 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
15:05 - 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
  • Stella Wawira - Head of Public Policy, Telkom Kenya
  • Moderator Stephen Bredenkamp - Consultant, Independent
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
New spectrum required in mmWave band to truly enable 5G, improve competition and realise it's societal impact
  • Andile Ngcaba - Chairman, Comsol Networks
  • Iain Stevenson - Founder and CEO, Comsol Networks
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).
15:10 - 16:00 50 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
  • Delicia Arjun - Insights Analyst, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Covering the Global and Regional Landscape
  • Revenue growth methodology
  • Audience measurement vs investment outcome for brands
15:10 - 15:30 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
15:15 - 15:35 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
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
African Tech Platforms - New pathways for Digital Finance
  • Chernay Johnson - Senior Research Associate, 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
  • Opportunities for partnerships with African platforms

15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Launching OTT Video Services in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Daniel Kiessling - Senior Manager Solution Management, SES Video
  • Marie Lora-Mungai - Founder, Restless Global
  • Jason Njoku - Founder & CEO, iROKO
  • Mlamli Booi - CEO, Sentech
  • Colin Wainer - CEO, Inala Broadcast
  • Cees van Versendaal - Sales and Partner Support, MwareIPTV
  • 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
15:30 - 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
  • Paul Kukubo - Independent Director, Communications Authority of Kenya
  • Paul Hjul - Director, Crystal Web
  • 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
Telco Transformation
Network softwarization: the new challenge facing Service Providers worldwide
  • Gidon Shwartz - Ixia Regional Sales Manager, Keysight
  • Network softwarization: the new challenge
  • How to validate vEPC and vIMS
  • How to expand services with WiFi Offload
15:35 - 16:15 40 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
"Stop Building Schools"
  • Ellie Hagopian - ', Independent Consultant
  • Megan Yates - Chief Scientist, Ixio Analytics
  • Moderator Nicola Tyler - CEO, Business Results Group
  • Emily O’Ryan - Politics Student, Stellenbosch University
  • Gillian Ezra. - Consultant, Digital Strategy
  • Education, an institution that has been the backbone of developed nations, is on the verge of a revolution. And it’s going to be big. 
  • Traditional forms of education cannot meet the needs of emerging markets. 
  • Something has to change. Something radical needs to happen. 
  • Enter, the world of technology where clicks outnumber bricks, where the connected become the contestants for the future and where smart learning replaces tradition. 

Join Nicola Tyler, a renowned expert in the field of lateral thinking, will provoke, cajole and capture the thoughts of a carefully selected panel of influential women making a difference in connectivity, content, data science and youth awareness. 

15:40 - 16:30 50 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Remittance culture driving M Commerce expansion
  • Jonni Booth - Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Click2Sure
  • Tina Fisher - Managing Director, SnapNSave
  • Andreas Demleitner - Co Founder, Peach Payments
  • Aurelien Duval-Delort - CEO, Bizao
  • Moderator Lynette Hundermark - Founder & CEO, Useful & Beautiful

•    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


15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Takeaways and action points
15:50 - 16:30 40 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
What Social Aspects Must We Consider when we talk about AI for Africa?
  • Nanjira Sambuli - Senior Manager, The Web Foundation
15:50 - 16:30 40 mins
Info
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 - 15:55 5 mins
Telco Transformation
Close of Connectivity Stage Day 1
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
AHUB
Close of AHUB stage
  • Desere Orrill - Co-Founder and Group CEO, Ole! Media Group
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Innovation facilitates MBB further development (MBB:Mobile BroadBand)
  • Fu Tao - Senior Product Director, ZTE Microelectronics
  • Cost effective, Fast Time-to-Market,Low power consumption,Security chipsets from ZTE Microelectronics
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Closing Remarks & End of Day 1
  • Russell Southwood - CEO, Balancing Act
16:00 - 16:10 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Close of LeadersIn Africa Summit
  • Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
16:05 - 16:25 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Blockchain will change everything
  • Monica Singer - Creator of Opportunities, ConsenSys
16:15 - 16:20 5 mins
Connecting Africa
Close of Connecting Africa Day 1
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
CLOSING KEYNOTE: 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?

16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Close of Day 1
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Building an autonomous workforce: AI in mining
  • Chetan Trivedi - Chief Innovation Officer, Hindustan Zinc Ltd (Vedanta Resources Plc)
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
Info
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?
16:50 - 17:20 30 mins
Info
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
  • Tony Willis - GM: ICT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture, Transnet SOC Ltd
  • Malcolm Ramsay - CTO, Pixellife
  • Mohamed Madkour - VP Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, Huawei
  • 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
17:20 - 17:25 5 mins
5G Africa
Chair's closing remarks and end of 5G Africa Day 1
  • Thecla Mbongue - Senior Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Ovum
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