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Nov 14
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09:10 - 09:20 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Welcome
  • Chair Jan Vermeulen - Editor-at-Large, MyBroadband
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Customer experience in the digital frontier
  • Indranil Das - VP and Head of Digital Services, Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
Realising the African smart city vision
  • Lawrence Boya - Director: Smart City Unit, Group Strategy, Policy, Coordination & Relations, City of Johannesburg
  • Omeshnee Naidoo - Director of Information Systems, City of Cape Town
  • Craig Price - Senior Vice President, International Projects, PCCW Global
  • Moderator Jan Vermeulen - Editor-at-Large, MyBroadband
  • Sharron McPherson - Co-Founder, The Centre for Disruptive Technologies & women in Infrastructure Development and Energy Consortium
  • Defining the African smart city
  • What makes a smart city smart?
  • Essential ingredients for smart city success
  • The central role of the telco
  • A whirlwind tour of Sub Saharan African smart city initiatives
  • Inclusive and accessible smart cities: aligning ambitions with socio-economic realities
10:20 - 10:40 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Live Interview: Creating a web of connectivity on the edge of space to connect the unconnected
  • Alastair Westgarth - CEO, Loon
  • Interview Host Loni Prinsloo - Africa Telecommunications and Tech Reporter, Bloomberg
10:40 - 10:55 15 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Building a Fully Connected Africa
  • Walter WANG (Zhongtao) - President, Wireless Network Marketing & Solution Sales, Huawei
10:55 - 11:10 15 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Sino-Africa hand-in-hand pushing for innovation development to build up a glorious digitalised world
  • Huidi Li - Executive Vice President, China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd
10:55 - 11:00 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Welcome and Introduction
  • Hanlie Smuts, University of Pretoria
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Africa Micro Loan of e commerce
  • Huck Siang - Senior Director, Mobile Financial Services, Huawei
  • •    Africa micro loan cases insight
  • Micro loan and consume loan cases in China
  • The consume loan trend in Africa
11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
Developing a winning ICT strategy for your enterprise: what new technologies should be on your radar?
  • Priya Thakoor - Chief Digital Officer, Southern & Eastern Africa, Coca Cola
  • Moderator Harry Hare - Publisher & Chairman, CIO East Africa
  • Rebatho Madiba - Group CIO, Transnet SOC Ltd
  • How is digital transformation impacting your business?
  • New technologies: separating novelty and hype from practical application and ROI
  • ICT investment strategies and priorities
  • Managing information security in an age of rapid digital transformation
  • Creating and sustaining a corporate culture that supports innovation and entrepreneurship
11:10 - 11:20 10 mins
AHUB
Welcome to day two
  • Chair Peter Greenwall - Creative Director, INNOVATION101
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
AHUB
Incubating entrepreneurs: strengthening connections between academic centres of innovation and African tech start-ups
  • Brandon Paschal - Head of Incubation, LaunchLab
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
The fintech future for Africa
  • Hanlie Smuts, University of Pretoria

•    The smartphone bank
•    Beyond the branches
•    The selfie tech recognition


11:25 - 11:30 5 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Welcome and Introduction from the Chairperson
  • Emma Stavrakis - Consultant, Independent
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote: Monetize rural communication
  • Speaker Rakesh Kukreja - Group MD, IsatAfrica
11:30 - 11:40 10 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Welcome and Introduction
  • Steven van der Linde - Consultant, DC Africa Consulting
11:40 - 11:45 5 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Close of AfricaCom Headliners day two
  • Chair Jan Vermeulen - Editor-at-Large, MyBroadband
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
AHUB
The thought process behind investment decisions
  • Andrea Böhmert - Co-Managing Partner, Knife Capital
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Fintech Driving the Digital Transformation of Banking
  • Ian Merrington - CEO, The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi)
  • Raj Wanniappa - Founder and CEO, Future Horizon Technologies
  • Ruan Wannenburg - Head of Technology, RMB
  • Stuart Van der Veen - CIB Head of Disruption and Innovation, Nedbank
  • Yannis Benlachtar - Chief Commercial Officer - MFS, Channel VAS
  • Moderator Hanlie Smuts, University of Pretoria

•    Fintech disruptors vs traditional Incumbents
•    Looking beyond remittance and lending
•    Is regulation blocking “finnovation” in Africa?
•    Harmonising the stakeholder value chain


11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Ensuring return on investment in fibre infrastructure
  • Mr Yonas Maru - Group Managing Director, BCS Group
  • Thinus Mulder - CEO, Dark Fibre Africa
  • Moderator Steven van der Linde - Consultant, DC Africa Consulting
  • Alexander Kiel - Chief Financial Officer, Csquared
  • Backbone maintenance: power, security and efficiency
  • Whose right of way? Engaging stakeholders to create a win-win solution
  • Using existing metro infrastructure to reach new customers
  • Overcoming interconnectivity challenges across borders
  • How can fibre reconcile with wireless to maximise coverage?
  • The benefits of the public-private partnership model
11:40 - 11:50 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
11:50 - 12:30 40 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
5G commercial implementations in the context of Africa’s digital transformation
  • Speaker Ts'epo Thabisi - Executive Head: Consumer Business and CVM, Vodacom Lesotho
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
5G Africa
Monetising the digital transformation; A video content use case
  • Navdeep Kapur - Chief Commercial Officer, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Info
AHUB
Panel: Investor insights: how to stand out from the crowd
  • Ian Lessem - CEO, HAVAIC
  • Andrea Böhmert - Co-Managing Partner, Knife Capital
  • Philip Kiracofe - CEO, Startupbootcamp Africa
  • Caine Wanjau - CTO, Twiga Foods
  • Moderator Peter Greenwall - Creative Director, INNOVATION101
  • Maurice Otieno - General Manager, Africa, Mettā
  • Understanding investor mentalities, priorities and reservations
  • Successful entrepreneurs: what separates the dreamers from the doers?
  • What gets you noticed?
  • Tips on pitching your start-up
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Welcome
  • Chair Adrian Ho - Principal Analyst, Large Enterprise, Ovum
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
AI Opportunities in Africa and Conditions for Success
  • Aditya Kaul - Research Director, Tractica
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Raven Naidoo - Chairman, Future Perfect Corporation
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Welcome and Introduction
  • Themba Ndlwana - Founder, Sports Media Africa
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Africa Video Forum
Welcome and Introduction
  • Thandi Davids - Independent, Broadcast, Media and Marketing Consultant
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Welcome and Introduction
  • Thecla Mbongue - Senior Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Ovum
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Powering Telecoms
Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Darragh Stokes - Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Activate Intelligence to Build Better Smart Cities
  • Benjamin Guo - Leading Solution Architect, Smart City Solution Department, Huawei
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Combining the right ingredients from LTE and 5G to build mission-critical private mobile networks
  • Dr. Jens Specht - Director, Head of BU Government & Enterprise, ND SatCom
  • Impacts of Distributed EPC, MEC and C-RAN in mission critical networks
  • Connecting the cells over satellite and minimizing delay
  • Mission Critical Push To Talk – Why is it not supported on most of the satellite networks today
  • How to keep networks private, even with satellite backhauling
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
IoT: Life Changing with Huge Potential
  • Nora Wahby - Head of Ericsson West Africa, Ericsson
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Affordable streaming in Africa
  • Farhad Omar - CEO, ITV Networks
  • Gillian Ezra. - Consultant, Digital Strategy
  • Amanda Louw Bester - Founder & Consultant, Pragmattica Consulting
  • Lynette Hundermark - Founder & CEO, Useful & Beautiful
  • Technology advancements to reduce data costs
  • Managing network spikes for consistent quality of service
  • Making mobile video mainstream
  • How are the music and film industries facing up to the streaming challenges of full digitalisation?
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Future proofing infrastructure to roll out new mobile networks
  • Kash Pandya - Group CEO, Helios Towers
  • Managing assets in infrastructure-poor markets
  • Delivering operational excellence across challenging environments
  • Maintaining environmental performance across existing structures and new builds
12:10 - 12:55 45 mins
Info
Powering Telecoms
Consolidating the African tower co market
  • Kash Pandya - Group CEO, Helios Towers
  • Nina Triantis - Global Head of TMT, Standard Bank
  • Aniko Szigetvari - Global Head TMT, International Finance Corporation, IFC
  • Moderator Darragh Stokes - Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications
  • Leveraging economies of scale to strengthen current market presence
  • Which African markets present the best case for tower co expansion?
  • The impact of M&A activity on the African tower co landscape
  • Negotiating operator tower acquisitions in an uncertain telecoms landscape
  • What recent IPO plans mean for exit strategies in Africa
  • Refocussing business structures to continually improve efficiency
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Africa – a fertile ground for new fintech services?
  • Marcello Schermer - Expansion, YOCO

•    Examples of cool fintech projects

12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Monetizing the opportunities of Digital Commerce, 5G and IoT
  • Dany Rahal - Sales Director Africa, Matrixx Software
  • Delivering Digital
  • Monetization by Leading with the Experience
  • New technology is a must, 5G & IoT
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Unravelling new business opportunities through disruptive Blockchain
  • Speaker Eugene Nyagahene - Chairman, Tele10
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Getting personal with AI: how do we manage our workforce alongside AI?
  • Francis Mumbi - Innovation Lead, Stanbic Bank
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
How to migrate signalling from 2G to 5G
  • Lasse Makinen - Senior Sales Manager, Network Products, Tieto
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Digital Transformation – Turning African Ideas into Realistic African Outcomes
  • Patrick Shields - Chief Technology Officer, Software AG

What are we accomplishing in our efforts to Digitize Africa? Are we “ticking boxes” or achieving authentic digital outcomes? Patrick Shields, CTO for Africa at Software AG, asserts that a “templated” approach to African digital outcomes misses the mark and can waste your digital transformation efforts. This is especially true for use cases like IoT, streaming analytics and machine learning. Mediocre organizations look for “quick fix” shortcuts as a basis for their digital transformation. Great organizations harvest the best ideas from African and global minds, then target digital transformation outcomes that best serve Africa. Come and hear how to move from mere ideas & outputs to relevant digital outcomes.

12:30 - 13:10 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Building an African sports media industry
  • Enrique Suay - Global Network Delegate, LaLiga
  • Richard Frankland - Regional VP of Sales, EMEA, Irdeto
  • Mr Emeka Enyadike - Consultant - Digital Sports Africa, Independent
  • Moderator Themba Ndlwana - Founder, Sports Media Africa
  • Amadou Gallo Fall - MD for Africa, NBA
  • Are social platforms a challenge or compliment to traditional broadcasting
  • Is it all about EPL and other major sporting leagues?
  • Is a Paradigm shift necessary to survive in this environment?
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Boost Efficiency with Intelligent Operations
  • Eva Andrén - Vice President and Head of Managed Services, Ericsson Market Area Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
  • Intelligent Network Operations & Operational efficiency use cases
  • Learning to become disruptive
  • 4th industrial revolution
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
AHUB
The Fall Armyworm Tech Prize
  • Chris Burns - Director, Center for Digital Development, USAID
12:40 - 13:20 40 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Open access: from disrupter to mainstream
  • Steve Briggs - Chief Commercial Officer, Seacom
  • Arnob Roy - Cofounder & President of Engineering, Tejas Networks
  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
  • Caroline Puygrenier - Director Strategy & Business Development, Connectivity, Interxion
  • Reducing opex, maximising reach: the carrier business case for open access
  • The success of the subsea cable strategy in Africa
  • Learning from open access fibre to develop a fixed-wireless model
  • Stifling or stimulating competition? What compulsory open access networks need to succeed
  • How 5G will impact open access strategies across Africa
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Enterprise and Solution Architecture in the Enterprise
  • Mr Lunga Newman - Enterprise Security Architect, Old Mutual
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
The evolution of the telco into a digital service provider: How can enterprises benefit?
  • Shaun Reuben - Chief Sales Officer, Liquid Telecom
12:50 - 13:20 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Leveraging SDN/ NFV as key stepping stones to the 5G era in emerging markets
  • Sabelo Dlamini - Principal Engineer:Telecoms, Research Group Leader: Advanced Networks & Architecture Systems, Meraka Institute: Telecoms & Media,, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

CSIR SDN/ NFV enabled 5G testbed, that is designed for experiential testing of emerging markets use cases

12:50 - 13:40 50 mins
IoT World Africa
Panel - Bringing Nordic IoT Innovation to Sub-Saharan Africa - Delivering Seamless Connected Solutions to African Industry
  • Camilo Ramada - Advisor Southern Africa, Business Finland
  • Kalevi Kettunen - Director – Smart Solutions, Flowrox
  • Debbie Wilkins - General Manager Africa, UROS
  • Christo van Eyk - African Representative, Satel
  • John Campbell - Technology Strategy, MIRIS
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
TelcoTV: A new revenue stream for broadcaster and content owners
  • Dan Finch - Chief Commercial Officer, Simplestream
  • B2B2C strategies for content owners
  • Embracing the accelerated move away from linear TV and towards streaming
  • Partnering with content platforms and the importance of convergence
  • Accessing more meaningful information about viewers to better understand their behaviour and reduce churn
  • Solving the challenge of monetization
  • Amplifying time-shifted content
  • Preparing for 5G
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Cost-Efficient Communications to Drive Digital Inclusion across Africa
  • Meir Moalem - CEO, Sky and Space Global
12:55 - 13:15 20 mins
Powering Telecoms
Live Forecaster Demo
  • Matt Pougher - Director of Business Development, Ovum
  • Danson Njue - Research Analyst, Ovum
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AHUB
Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 120 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
13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Lunch and Opportunity to Visit Exhibition
13:10 - 13:40 30 mins
Info
Enterprise Digital Transformation
What new technologies should be on your radar as a business leader?
  • Moderator Harry Hare - Publisher & Chairman, CIO East Africa
  • Gavin Kandier - Chief Information Officer, Constantia Insurance Company
  • Nirmal Nair - Chief Marketing Officer, Clickatell Group
  • Gert de Beer - Chief Business Development Officer,, Transnet SOC
  • Aligning business strategy with IT investment
  • What technologies should you be adopting now?
  • What new technologies should you be exploring and planning for?
  • Assessing readiness for large-scale commercial implementation
  • Keeping it real: meaningful digital transformation on a tight budget
  • Technology adoption hurdles: what keeps CIOs and CTOs awake at night?!
  • Re-thinking customer interaction and engagement in a digital world
  • Creating and sustaining a corporate culture that supports ICT innovation
13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
How mobile and fixed operators can launch a successful OTT service?
  • Marko Hiti - Technical Sales Director, UniqCast
  • Delivering enjoyable TV experience to the end users
  • Key challenges and approaches that helped operators to optimize the investment and increase ARPU
13:10 - 13:50 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Video Strategy for mobile network operators
  • Wanda Mkhize - Executive Content & VS Gaming, Telkom SA
  • Clint Brown - Vice President, Sales and Market Development, SES
  • Christel Quek - Co-founder, BOLT Global
  • Siddhartha Roy - COO, Hungama Digital Media
  • Moderator Amanda Louw Bester - Founder & Consultant, Pragmattica Consulting
  • Operator and OTT partnerships
  • Bundling video into existing packages
  • Designing a user interface for mobile consumption
  • How can we collect data to provide better content and services to the customer?
13:10 - 13:50 40 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Meeting the demands of an intensifying bandwidth requirement
  • Purumedh Gupta - Vice President & Business Head, Airtel Business (Middle East & Africa)
  • Moderator Thecla Mbongue - Senior Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Ovum
  • Andrey Kirillovich - Director of Integration Services and Turnkey Projects, RSCC
  • Jean-Philippe Gillet - VP & General Manager, Broadband, Intelsat
  • Miriam Altman - Director, Altman Advisory
  • Zoltan Miklos - General Manager: Network Planning, MTN
  • Providing an infrastructure for the next generation of internet applications
  • What is the role of satellite in a BB market increasingly serviced by terrestrial?
  • Where will the growth come from in the next 5-10 years in terms of uptake of services / apps and/or revenue?
13:15 - 14:30 75 mins
Powering Telecoms
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
13:20 - 14:20 60 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
5G Africa
At the edge - Street furnishing 5G
  • Vino Govender - Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition and Innovation, Dark Fibre Africa
13:30 - 14:10 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
What are the building blocks of a viable, mature and robust sports rights market in Africa?
  • Robyn Cox - Managing Director, IMG South Africa
  • Marcia Mahlalela - Consultant, Ascendants Media Group
  • Moderator Gary Rathbone - CEO, AfricaXP Sport
  • Robert Klein - CEO, Bundesliga International
  • Daniel Price - Mobile Distribution Director, Africa, Perform Group
  • Are sports rights commercially viable in the present African economic environment?
  • Do they drive subscription and attract commercial partners?
  • Is the sports rights commercial ecosystem sustainable?
  • Who stands to gain the most from an evolving value chain?
  • What role do key stakeholders play in the maturity of the market?
13:30 - 13:40 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
Introduction
  • Host Jan Vermeulen - Editor-at-Large, MyBroadband
13:40 - 14:40 60 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
When should we deploy private LTE networks?
  • Nick Dewar - VP of Products and Systems Engineering, Telrad Networks
  • Understanding the options when considering investing in an LTE network
  • Truly bridging the digital divide with fixed wireless access technology?
13:40 - 15:00 80 mins
IoT World Africa
Exhibition Visit and Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
Analyst briefing: African smart cities
  • Danson Njue - Research Analyst, Ovum
13:50 - 15:00 70 mins
Africa Video Forum
Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Enabling Africa’s Rural Communities to Participate in Africa’s Digital Economy?
  • Elisabeth Medou Badang - Senior Vice President Africa and Indian Ocean and Spokesperson, Orange Middle East & Africa
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
AHUB
Opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the African cryptocurrency and blockchain space
  • Kreaan Singh - Partner, Blockstarters
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How AI-driven digital identity can drive Africa’s digital transformation.
  • Barbara Iyayi - Chief Growth Officer and Managing Director, Element
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
5G Africa
Networking break
14:00 - 14:10 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
Framing the discussion and objective setting
  • Moderator Jan Vermeulen - Editor-at-Large, MyBroadband
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Talent on Demand
  • Naomi Molefe - Senior Manager: Digital Practice, Evolve
14:10 - 15:00 50 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch
14:10 - 15:00 50 mins
Connecting Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
14:10 - 15:30 80 mins
Info
LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
Group discussion: Developing a blueprint to realise the African smart city vision
  • Host Jan Vermeulen - Editor-at-Large, MyBroadband
  • Defining the African smart city
  • What makes a smart city smart?
  • Essential ingredients for smart city success
  • Inclusive and accessible smart cities: aligning ambitions with socio-economic realities
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
AHUB
When David and Goliath collaborate: start-up and corporate case studies
  • Sarah-Anne Alman - Founder of the Solution Space, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Digital Revolution in Africa
  • . Akouala - CEO, Congo Telecom
  • African Contrast
  • Digital Revolution input
  • An approach to start digital acceleration
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How Africa Can Leverage Artificial Intelligence to Lead the World in Healthcare
  • Stephen Odaibo - CEO & Founder, RETINA-AI
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
How Mobility is changing the way we deliver social impact services
  • Grant Byron - CTO, MST Group
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Info
Powering Telecoms
Adopting flexible approaches to meet QoS demands in high density areas
  • Avril Van Der Rheede - Managing Director, Eagle Towers SA
  • Moderator Conor Plant - Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications
  • From increased coverage to enhanced capacity: meeting network demands from data-driven customers
  • Seeking innovative solutions when space is at a premium
  • Finding a reliable power source at a good price in high density areas
  • Is now the time to invest in small cell technology?
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
Info
AHUB
Panel: Building synergies between MNOs and African tech start-ups
  • Moderator Maxime Bayen - Insights Director, Ecosystem Accelerator and M4D Utilities, GSMA
  • Njavwa Mutambo - CEO & Co-founder, Musanga
  • Marieme Diop - VC Investor in African Tech startups, Orange Ventures
  • Eero Tarjanne - General Manager: Ecosystem Development, MTN
  • Francis Obirikorang - CEO & Co-Founder, AgroCenta
  • What’s in it for who?
  • MNO and start-up collaboration models: what are the options?
  • Practical tips on developing a successful partnership
  • How should start-ups work with MNOs?
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Actionable Analytics – Making it real
  • Stuart Wells - CTO, FICO
14:40 - 15:20 40 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Developing wholesale services to increase revenues
  • Moderator Steven van der Linde - Consultant, DC Africa Consulting
  • Anurag Joshi - Regional Head – Africa, Global Business, Bharti Airtel
  • Pushkar Gokhale - Chief Strategy Officer, Openserve
  • Leveraging market strength to expand across the wholesale value chain
  • Creating new revenue streams through B2B offerings including white labelling
  • Customer services as the new point of differentiation
  • Exploring a wholesale Internet of Things proposition
  • Integrating blockchain to improve efficiency and combat fraud
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Handling small data sets: do you really need huge sets of data to leverage AI?
  • Moloti Nakampe - Executive Director, ABI
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
5G: Assessing the new revenue opportunities available
  • John Naylon - CTO and Founder, Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd
  • How 5G is a game changer for new use cases – recent global case studies
  • What is the market opportunity for Africa?

- Fixed wireless access for enterprise and residential markets

- Smart city applications

- IoT & M2M

  • mmWave technology choices to enable revenue growth
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Case Study – A remarkable example of last mile logistics in Kenya
  • Daniel Yu - Founder and CEO, Sokowatch

•    Building intelligence around deliveries
•    Connecting FMCG companies with local stores
•    Taking the power of e commerce to informal retailers


15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
How to Become a Next Generation Mobile Operator
  • Armand Lecorche - Global Director for Solutions Sales, Idemia
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Unlocking the value of data: the risks involved in putting big data at the heart of your digital transformation strategy
  • Tim Ayling - Global Head of Fraud Prevention Solutions, Kaspersky Lab
15:00 - 15:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Raven Naidoo - Chairman, Future Perfect Corporation
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
New Ways of Making Money from Sports Content
  • Gary Rathbone - CEO, AfricaXP Sport
  • How are content owners building value in their brand?
  • Can local leagues build on international sporting events?
  • Growing fan base vs immediate revenue
  • Engaging fans on social platforms
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Armchair Chat: Transforming a traditional media company to reach an online audience
  • Hafiz Juma - Co-Founder, AIM Group
  • Rashmi Chugh - Group Head of Digital, Nation Media Group (NMG)
  • Thandi Davids - Independent, Broadcast, Media and Marketing Consultant
  • The Digital imperative - the transformational journey into a full-service media house
  • Creating quality content at scale
  • Moving from fixed inventory to advertiser partnerships
  • The role of strategic partners in the transformation journey
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Reliable and cost-effective Connectivity for Africa enabled by Innovations in the Satellite Ecosystem
  • Eran Shapiro - Director, Business and Technology Ventures, AMOS, Spacecom
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Powering Telecoms
Overcoming the power challenge to drive digital inclusion
  • Norman Moyo - CEO, Econet Energy
  • Combining mini grids and increased coverage to tackle power and connectivity deficits
  • Adapting self-generating power solutions to individual off-grid locations
  • Negotiating public partnerships to ensure ROI on towers in hard-to-reach areas
  • Harnessing connectivity to benefit rural communities through CSR initiatives
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
AHUB
Live interview: Why should MNOs partner with tech start-ups? What are the key ingredients for success?
  • Interview Host Martin Karanja - Senior Market Engagement Manager, Ecosystem Accelerator, GSMA
15:10 - 15:40 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Harnessing the opportunity given to agriculture by leveraging AI
  • Timothy Willis - CFO & HEAD OF GROWTH, Aerobotics
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
5G Africa
Introducing New Revenue Streams for Telecom Service Provider using connectivity technologies – 5G, Fiber, Wireless & Satellite
  • Imran Malik - Senior Director, du
15:10 - 15:40 30 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Panel - How Are Operators Adapting to Fuel the Future of IoT in Africa? What More Can Be Done?
  • Chair Luc Vidal-Madjar - Head of Global IoT and Mobility Innovation, BICS
  • Raj Wanniappa - Founder and CEO, Future Horizon Technologies
  • Meir Moalem - CEO, Sky and Space Global
  • Arnauld Blondet - Chief Innovation Officer - Africa and Middle East, Orange Technocentre, Orange
  • What are traditional telco players doing to redefine connectivity in the age of IoT?
  • How can smaller network players disrupt and aid in the maturity of the IoT ecosystem?
  • How are business models changing in both traditional and new players in the market, and what does this mean for IoT development?
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Is Fintech more about the data than the tech? an honest conversation
  • Johan Bosini - Partner, Quona Capital

•    Great products with challenging distribution problems
•    Scaling for success
•    Harnessing the data


15:20 - 15:30 10 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Coffee and networking break
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
‘New’ operators, new customers: why MVNOs present a win-win opportunity
  • Prescillia Avenel-Delpha - CMO, TRACE Mobile
  • New business models for data that never expires
  • Providing exclusive content focused on African youth audiences
  • The future of MVNOs as lifestyle brands
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
The world's number 1 digital football destination
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Smart from Edge to Core – SDN/NFV Use Cases in the Era of 5G, IoT, and Hyperscale Cloud
  • Darrin Gray - Regional VP - MEA, Infinera
  • Agile hyperscale infrastructure – multi-layer, multi-vendor optical connection provisioning and management in carrier transport and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications
  • SDN-powered disaggregated switching/routing – accelerating innovation cycles and service flexibility in open, disaggregated router environments
  • NFV & edge computing – NFV service orchestration – intelligent end-to-end management of virtualized services
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Info
Powering Telecoms
From towerco to infraco: identifying additional revenue streams
  • Wole Abu - CEO, Pan African Towers
  • Avril Van Der Rheede - Managing Director, Eagle Towers SA
  • Moderator Conor Plant - Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications
  • Cornelis Wessels - CFO, Atlas Towers Group
  • Beyond hybrid: which renewable energy source will lead the way?
  • Investing in fibre to capitalise on backhaul needs
  • Meeting the connectivity demands required by IoT rollouts
  • Competitor or partner? Navigating the rise of the ESCO
  • How towers could stimulate the growth of smart cities in Africa
15:30 - 16:10 40 mins
Info
AHUB
Open debate: Is the African tech start-up scene diverse enough?
  • Nsovo Nkatingi - Accelerator Programme Manager, Startupbootcamp Africa
  • Tony Onuk - Co-Founder and CEO, Roothub
  • Host Aubrey Hruby - Africa Investment Advisor, Senior Fellow, the Africa Center, The Atlantic Council
  • Why diversity matters
  • What is the current state-of-play?
  • Who is responsible?
  • How can diversity be improved?
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Info
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote: How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Healthcare in Africa
  • Stephen Odaibo - CEO & Founder, RETINA-AI
  • Mobile Phone-based Healthcare Delivery
  • Telemedicine
  • Human Technological and Clinical Skills Development
  • Demonstration of RETINA-AI’s Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnostic AI Software
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Info
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Mission Critical Technologies: Costs of ICT – should we be sharing with other industries?
  • Wilson Phogole - Senior Manager, South Africa Airports
  • Should the emergency services be sharing or renting their assets to other verticals such as energy or transport?
  • What are the challenges or arguments against this approach?
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Monitoring, integrated analytics and migration for next generation networks
  • Michal Oporowski - VP Sales, Monitoring Division, Systemics Group
  • Operator challenges
  • Monitoring options
  • Future monitoring trends
15:30 - 15:40 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
Summary, takeaways and action points
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Open banking in Africa
  • James Scott - Chief Digital Officer, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking
  • How will Open Banking enable the Fintech Ecosystem
  • Should this be regulatory driven or is it the right thing to do?
  • Where to from here?
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
How wholesale carrier neutral infrastructure can support the acceleration of broadband infrastructure deployment in Africa
  • Moderator Judah Levine - CEO, HIP Consult
  • Peter Mafagana - Senior Manager (NOC) and Chair of WACS O&M Subcommittee, Broadband Infraco
  • German Cufre - Head, Africa TMT, International Finance Corporation
  • Alexander Kiel - Chief Financial Officer, Csquared
  • The four enablers of internet adoption: infrastructure, affordability, consumer readiness and content
  • Wholesale carrier neutral infrastructure as a tool to reduce the connectivity gap in Africa
  • Lessons learned in other markets.
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Dissecting the African finance revolution: How has Africa changed the banking landscape with AI?
  • Guy Taylor - Head: Data & Data Driven Intelligence, Nedbank
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
IoT World Africa
Creating Safe Communities - Technology Meets Policy
  • Jaco Cronje - Director, Katika Consulting
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Disruption of digital platforms and i-sports content: are African sports platforms embracing the change?
  • Brad Kirby - Head of Product: Kwese Gamer, Kwese
  • Moderator Themba Ndlwana - Founder, Sports Media Africa
  • Daniel Price - Mobile Distribution Director, Africa, Perform Group
  • What are the sports content consumption dynamics?
  • Traditional vs Digital, is there a contradiction or they complimentary?
  • Mobile Rights key to the future consumption?
  • Social TV an inevitable disruptor of the market?
  • Esports: a global phenomenon but an African pipe dream?
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Leading in Africa with Software Disruption
  • Anshoo Gaur - CEO, Sterlite Tech
15:40 - 15:50 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
Close of LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Transforming your business processes with emerging technologies including RPA and Cognitive Automation
  • Arif Malik - Principal Consultant, Liz Solutions
15:50 - 16:20 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Device ownership in Africa
  • Moderator Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
  • Olatunde Olatunbosun - Head, IMS Core & Datacoms, ntel
  • Noble Katse - Director Business Development, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority
  • Tackling the device affordability challenge
  • Innovative public-sector initiatives for job creation and low-cost manufacturing
  • The role of OEMs and device manufacturers
15:50 - 16:30 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Leadership in Times of Digital Transformation
  • Rani Bisal - Head of IT Strategy & Business Relationship, Multichoice
  • Tony Dara - Founder and CEO, TDMedia Company
  • Mncedisi Mayisela - Eswatini TV and Chairperson of the Implementation Committee, SABA - SADC TV
  • Moderator Thandi Davids - Independent, Broadcast, Media and Marketing Consultant
  • Managing conflicting priorities internally to deliver win-win situations
  • Turning executive vision into practical strategy
  • Navigating the hype of new technologies to deliver true customer value
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Close of Day 2
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Close of AfricaCom 20/20 Stage
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Digital Identity: The Cornerstone for The Emergence of Digital Services and Its Influence on Economic Development
  • Arnauld Blondet - Chief Innovation Officer - Africa and Middle East, Orange Technocentre, Orange

This session will explore: 

  • The creation of user accounts with strong authentication mechanisms that can recognize users and simplify their customer journey beyond passwords
  • Personal data aggregation and its importance in givingaccess to new services for users and to help enterprises fight against fraud
  • The crucial link between real life and digital life identity
16:00 - 16:40 40 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Understanding the Business Case and Key Drivers for NFV & SDN
  • George Debbo - Independent Telecommunications Consultant , George Debbo Telecom (Pty) Ltd
  • Ryan van Den Bergh - Senior Specialist Radio Access Network, MTN
  • Sabelo Dlamini - Principal Engineer:Telecoms, Research Group Leader: Advanced Networks & Architecture Systems, Meraka Institute: Telecoms & Media,, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Joyce Mwangama - Lecturer and Researcher: Next Generation Networks, University of Cape Town
  • Why virtualization is non-optional? What is in it for operators’ business?
  • Standards for SDN and NFV and interoperability
  • Why should African operators invest in SDN and NFV?
  • How SDN and NFV can help to meet the changing needs of the customer
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Powering Telecoms
Closing Remarks and Close of Powering Telecoms
16:10 - 16:15 5 mins
AHUB
Close of the AHUB stage
  • Chair Peter Greenwall - Creative Director, INNOVATION101
16:10 - 16:20 10 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Close of Enterprise Digital Transformation Africa
  • Adrian Ho - Principal Analyst, Large Enterprise, Ovum
16:20 - 16:25 5 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Closing Remarks and Close of Wholesale Telecoms Africa
16:20 - 16:25 5 mins
5G Africa
Close of the 5G Africa Track 2018
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
IoT World Africa
Internet of Things - Made in Africa
  • Abdur Rahim - Project Coordinator, WAZIUP
16:20 - 16:25 5 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
  • Themba Ndlwana - Founder, Sports Media Africa
16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
Africa Video Forum
Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
  • Thandi Davids - Independent, Broadcast, Media and Marketing Consultant
16:40 - 16:50 10 mins
IoT World Africa
End of IoT World Day Two and Closing Remarks
16:40 - 16:45 5 mins
Connecting Africa
Close of Connecting Africa Day 2
  • Thecla Mbongue - Senior Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Ovum
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