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Nov 13
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Welcome
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
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AfricaCom Headliners
Building a framework for Africa to take its place in Industry 4.0
  • Catalysing innovation driven entrepreneurship
  • Creating an environment more conducive to investment and innovation
  • Communications and Advocacy as vital tools towards innovation
  • How can the mobilization of resources impact business results?
09:50 - 10:10 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Digitalisation in Africa to generate economic growth across the continent
10:10 - 10:50 40 mins
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AfricaCom Headliners
Using emerging technologies to support a vibrant and secure digital economy
  • Isabel dos Santos - Chair, UNITEL
  • How can we maximise the transformative impact of innovative technologies on lives and businesses in Africa?
  • Seeing short-term practical benefits from new technology rollouts
  • How can we effectively scale these technologies to solve society’s challenges?
  • What are the key barriers to increased technology adoption? Who is best placed to overcome them?
10:50 - 11:30 40 mins
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AfricaCom Headliners
Media Freedom in an increasingly connected society
  • Challenges of implementing freedom of the press
  • Managing fake news across digital platforms
10:55 - 11:00 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Welcome and Introduction
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
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Fintech Africa
Fintech – looking beyond the payments solution
  • Edutech – bringing digital learning to connected and unconnected classrooms
  • Agritech - offering unique and innovative sustainable solutions
  • mHealth – disrupting healthcare delivery to expand reach and affordability
11:20 - 12:00 40 mins
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Fintech Africa
Fintech as the digital transformation accelerator
  • Dominique Collett - Senior Investment Executive, RMI Holdings and Head of AlphaCode
  • Ed Higenbottam - CEO, Verdant Capital
  • Driving Innovation, Disruption and Change
  • Desiring tech enabled change
  • Enabling fast, cheap and friendly payments
  • Talent, Policy and demand driving fintech advances




11:20 - 11:30 10 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Stage opens
11:30 - 11:35 5 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Close of AfricaCom Headliners day two
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Translating digital transformation into economic growth and prosperity
11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
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AfricaTech Centre Stage
Technology is fundamentally re-shaping the way we do business: What should enterprise leaders expect in 2 years, 5 years, 10 years and 20 years, and how should they respond?
  • Emerging technology trends
  • Aligning vision and strategy with technology investments
  • Digital transformation: internal optimisation or enhancing customers’ experience?
  • Assessing readiness for commercial implementation at scale
  • Developing a technology roadmap that’s right for your organisation
  • Creating a corporate culture that supports innovation and entrepreneurship
11:50 - 12:00 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
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Fintech Africa
Africa – An Incubator for Innovation improving financial inclusion
  • Michal Szymanski - CEO, Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub
  • Clive Butkow - CEO, Kalon Venture Partners
  • Increasing the regional fintech hubs
  • Expanding the venture capital and angel investor network
  • Fuelling the accelerator and incubator ecosystem




12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
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5G Africa
Africa’s first 5G launch by Rain
  • Rain’s infrastructure approach that keeps 5G costs low
  • Reviewing the mobile products and plans
  • Rain’s aggressive densification plans
  • Learnings from the technology journey to the 5G launch
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
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
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Operator: How to support future network requirements in rural Africa with tower infrastructure
  • Kash Pandya - Group CEO, Helios Towers
  • Why physical tower infrastructure is the best option to meets today’s rural coverage demands
  • How to optimise CapEx and ensure profitability in remote regions
  • Maximising coverage and minimising OpEx to optimise profitability and service
12:10 - 13:00 50 mins
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IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion - Improving mining safety and retaining competitive advantage: utilising IoT to power Africa's largest industry
  • Explore how the Internet of Things is transforming dangerous mining environments with tracking tech for improved safety and productivity
  • Harnessing the power of IoT to continue to be an internationally competitive global mining presence
  • Determine how the major players are harnessing drones to scan environments and discover new minerals, placing Africa at the forefront of global mining competition
  • A look at the innovative technologies such as autonomous vehicles, conveyer belts and predictive maintenance of machinery which are disrupting the industry with optimised costs and efficiencies
12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
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Video Exchange Africa
Building a digital video economy in Africa
  • Moving from a basic internet economy to a digital video economy
  • Impact on the social economy
  • Delivering video services to underserved areas
  • Tackling the affordable data conundrum
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Enhancing sporting performance: The new era of data-driven sports technologies
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
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5G Africa
Presentation by Tieto
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Policy: Connecting Uganda’s safari parks to boost tourism and connectivity in remote areas
  • How telecommunication and internet connectivity will improve tourism in Uganda’s safari parks
  • Understanding the dynamics between all stakeholders and how this will impact the financing of the project – tourism companies, telecommunications networks and the government
  • An update on the roadmap, challenges and requirements for safari park-connectivity
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
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Fintech Africa
The Bankable Farmer
  • Innovating for impact
  • Connecting traditional banking sector with small commercial farmers
  • Capturing ambient data and analysing situations



12:40 - 13:10 30 mins
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AfricaTech Centre Stage
Cyber security and data privacy: Don’t let rapid digital transformation and technology adoption become a double-edged sword!
  • Anticipate, adapt and overcome: Exploring the future of cyber risk in an increasingly connected world
  • Countering the threat: Technologies, processes and people
  • Building robust and secure digital infrastructure for your enterprise
  • Protecting sensitive information and data assets
  • Building trust in Africa’s digital economy
12:40 - 13:10 30 mins
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5G Africa
Panel: Regulators unlocking 5G innovation
  • Addressing the spectrum needs of 5G
  • Global frequency planning best practice
  • Key takeaways and learning from WRC-19
  • Can dynamic spectrum accelerate innovation in 5G?
12:40 - 13:25 45 mins
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Video Exchange Africa
Survival of the fittest
  • How are traditional media companies sharpening their digital focus?
  • Does AVOD have a place in Africa?
  • Can freemium business models and premium content co-exist?
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Technology: Bringing numerous communities online and quickly with fully operating constellations

Session Reserved for Satellite Provider

13:00 - 15:00 120 mins
Fintech Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Reap the rewards of IoT in Africa's agricultural sector for improved crop yields and economic growth
  • Optimising soil and weather conditions with IoT for improved crop yield and a higher commercial opportunity for small farmers
  • Implementing the “Internet of Cows” to efficiently monitor cattle and avoid potential theft
  • Making IoT devices accessible and affordable for the rural emerging farmer to improve economic productivity
13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Lunch and Opportunity to Visit Exhibition
13:10 - 13:40 30 mins
5G Africa
Networking & refreshment break
13:10 - 13:40 30 mins
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Connecting Africa
Policy: Panel Discussion – To what extent will TV white space technology transform rural connectivity in Africa
  • A regulatory framework that promotes network rollouts and operator-ROI
  • Overcoming the challenges of allocation to facilitate network-access rather than limit
  • Maximising the potential of networks over long distances with unused TV frequencies
13:20 - 14:20 60 mins
IoT World Africa
Lunch and informal networking
13:25 - 13:45 20 mins
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Video Exchange Africa
A paradigm shift for monetising content?
  • How can we take advantage of binge viewing habits?
  • Can we monetise premium TV content online?
  • A shift in thinking away from non-linear environments
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
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5G Africa
Morocco’s 5G trial experience
  • Reviewing the Moroccan operators’ pre-commercial 5G pilots
  • In which applications does 5G monetisation opportunity lie for Morocco?
  • What the challenges on the path to 5G for Morocco?
13:40 - 14:20 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Networking Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 75 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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5G Africa
Densifying your network
  • Securing access to critical resources; fibre, towers, street furniture
  • Infrastructure partnerships to accelerate 5G innovation
  • Sharing infrastructure as a low-cost solution to densify your network
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Blockchain disrupting African banking
14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
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5G Africa
Panel: What are the required 5G technologies and implementation timelines?
  • Moving your network to the edge
  • What are the essential ingredients of a successful 5G business case
  • Strategies to minimise the impact of 5G on CAPEX/OPEX
  • Dealing with the real estate costs
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Technology: Providing low-cost rural communications coverage with mobile networks

Session Reserved for Mobile Network Provider

14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
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IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion - Leapfrogging industries into a digital landscape: prove ROI and ensure investment in the Internet of Things
  • A look at the actual, practical value of IoT: recognise what’s in it for you and which model fits best with your business
  • Which industries should Africa be focused on leapfrogging, and how can you gain the support of unions who are concerned about increased unemployment?
  • Preparing for the aftermath: turning investment into real change once it has been achieved 
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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AfricaTech Centre Stage
Blockchain in finance: How are financial institutions and regulators responding to the blockchain paradigm shift?
  • Understanding and harnessing the benefits of blockchain-based technology
  • Blockchain in finance in practice: drawing insights from real use cases
  • Uncharted territory: Striking the appropriate balance between distributed ledger technology innovation and financial regulation
  • Using blockchain to help bank the unbanked
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Technology: High-flying balloons for 4G coverage in Kenya’s rural locations
  • Reducing CAPEX and improving the business case with high-flying balloons
  • The project so far: an update on the goals and timelines of project loon and why this is the best option for rural connectivity in Kenya
  • Analysing the risk of emerging technology versus the potential reward in the rural connectivity challenge
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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5G Africa
5G network economics
  • Moving your network to the edge
  • What are the essential ingredients of a successful 5G business case
  • Strategies to minimise the impact of 5G on CAPEX/OPEX
  • Dealing with the real estate costs
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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Fintech Africa
How innovation in solving socio and infrastructural challenges
  • Offering mobile healthcare referrals
15:00 - 16:30 90 mins
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AfricaTech Centre Stage
Future of Work Africa

Technology is evolving, demographics are changing. Is your enterprise ready for the future of work? Future proof your workplace and create a dynamic, inspiring and inclusive environment for your employees. Understand how to utilise technology to revitalise the workplace experience and reshape your environment to meet evolving employee expectations.

15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Finance: Implementing creative CapEx and OpEx business models for satellite communication in rural Africa

Session Reserved for Satellite Provider

15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Does it live up to the hype? Understanding IoT's role in Industry 4.0 and manufacturing
  • Dive into the Industry 4.0 takeover and get a grasp on how IoT is elevating the manufacturing value chain
  • Understanding the disruption which comes from industry 4.0 enablement and how you can capitalise on it
  • A look at the advantages which come from building smart factories and applying IoT in manufacturing
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Business use case of partnerships in practice
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
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5G Africa
5G RAN Evolution
  • Evolving your network at cost
  • How can c-RAN help achieve the 5G vision?
  • Creating a flexible infrastructure that supports the increasingly heterogenous RANs
  • Who is standalone 5G NR really for?
  • 5G RAN optimisation best practice
15:20 - 16:30 70 mins
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Fintech Africa
FINTECH LIVE SHOWCASE
  • Dominique Collett - Senior Investment Executive, RMI Holdings and Head of AlphaCode
  • Clive Butkow - CEO, Kalon Venture Partners

Meeting the fintech deal makers and your chance to shine

15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Policy: Driving policy and regulatory reform across Africa to ensure affordable internet access for all
  • Onica Makwakwa - Head of Africa, A4AI Web Foundation
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
IoT World Africa
Refreshment break with informal networking
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
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5G Africa
5G Customer on-stage interview

Hear from one of the first 5G enterprise customers in Africa on their experience gearing up for and using the technology, a year after the launch of the service in Lesotho.

15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
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Video Exchange Africa
Playing to win in sports media
  • Bringing fans closer to the game through live experiences
  • Packaging VoD services and highlights packages
  • Developing a holistic approach to growing revenues
  • Multi-platform fan engagement
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Technology: Increasing throughput, reducing costs and minimising complexity with HTS

Session Reserved for Satellite Provider

15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
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5G Africa
The private-5G opportunity
  • What does the increased demand for private networks mean for telcos’ business?
  • How will private networks and NB IoT be deployed to ensure high levels of security
  • Ensuring the high security and reliability of networks
  • What are the investment models?
  • Will private networks give a stronger play for vertical markets?
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Harnessing the power of big data and analytics for impressive IoT strategies
  • Tangibly using the data brought by IoT to make real, value-added change which boosts efficiencies
  • Utilising data to minimise safety hazards in dangerous environments and industries
  • Discover how to pull data from the edge to enable quick business decisions and minimised latency issues
16:10 - 16:40 30 mins
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5G Africa
Panel: Upskilling and reskilling for 5G
  • Ensuring the workforce has the skills needed to deploy and maintain 5G networks and equipment
  • What are the skills challenges affecting the engineering workforce?
  • How are governments ensuring that skill shortages are tackled?
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Tracking cargo with IoT sensors for optimised logistics and supply chain approaches
  • Enhancing procedures using IoT enabled solutions for monitoring people, goods, and vehicles to minimise product losses and theft
  • Are there any affordable IoT solutions which will encourage implementation and cut costs?
  • A closer look at AI tools which are available to track drivers and improve safety on the roads
16:15 - 16:35 20 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Does OTT make sense for smaller broadcasters and media organisations?
16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Close of Day 2
16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Stage closes
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion - Cross-implementation and the opportunity for drones in Africa's development
  • Harnessing drones to reach the unreachable, what does this mean for the likes of mining and health?
  • Understanding how the application of IoT-powered drones can drastically reduce costs and improve efficiencies across industries
  • Drones in energy: improving safety, minimising costs
16:35 - 16:40 5 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
16:40 - 16:45 5 mins
5G Africa
Close of 5G Africa 2019 conference
17:00 - 17:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Close of IoT World Africa Day 2