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Nov 14
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09:10 - 09:20 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Welcome
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Propelling Africa towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Sustainable and inclusive digital transformation to drive socio-economic development
  • Jean Philbert Nsengimana - Special Advisor and former Minister of ICT, Government of Rwanda, Smart Africa
10:00 - 10:30 30 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
  • 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
10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Creating a web of connectivity on the edge of space to connect the unconnected
  • Alastair Westgarth - CEO, Loon
10:50 - 11:10 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
The Next Einstein Initative and Africa’s role in the quantum revolution
  • Thierry Zomahoun - President & CEO, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, & Chair, The Next Einstein Forum
11:00 - 11:10 10 mins
AHUB
Welcome to day two
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?
  • Joe Phago - Chief Information Officer, National Treasury of South Africa
  • Palesa Sepanya - CIO, PetroSA
  • Prasanna Burri - CIO, Dangote
  • Priya Thakoor - Chief Digital Officer, Southern & Eastern Africa, Coca Cola
  • Moderator Harry Hare - Publisher & Chairman, CIO East Africa
  • 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 - 11:30 20 mins
AHUB
Keynote: A fresh approach: tech entrepreneurs tackling Africa’s social, economic and environmental challenges
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


11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AHUB
Incubating entrepreneurs: strengthening connections between academic centres of innovation and African tech start-ups
  • Brandon Paschal - Head of Incubation, LaunchLab
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote: Virtualizing your network functions via Telco cloud infrastructure across all network and service platforms
  • 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
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
  • Bassim Haidar - Founder & Group CEO, Channel VAS

•    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
  • 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
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
AHUB
The thought process behind investment decisions
  • Andrea Böhmert - Co-Managing Partner, Knife Capital
11:50 - 12:30 40 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
How effective is network virtualisation in optimising African Telco’s with their ROI?
  • Speaker Ts'epo Thabisi - Executive Head: Consumer Business and CVM, Vodacom Lesotho
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Welcome
  • Chair Adrian Ho - Principal Analyst, Large Enterprise, Ovum
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Leveraging the cloud to power your AI application
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Welcome and Introduction
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Africa Video Forum
Welcome and Introduction
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
12:10 - 12:40 30 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
  • 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
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Leading new ICT: Building smarter cities
  • Joe So - CTO, Global Industry Solutions, Huawei
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
5G Africa
Session TBA
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Ericsson IoT Keynote
  • Senior Executive, Ericsson

Details TBC 

12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Affordable streaming in Africa
  • Farhad Omar - CEO, ITV Networks
  • 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
  • Alex Leigh - Group Chief Commercial Officer, Helios Towers
  • Wole Abu - CEO, Pan African Towers
  • Nina Triantis - Global Head of TMT, Standard Bank
  • 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
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Transforming your telco business in Africa
  • Kamal Bhattacharya - Chief Innovation Officer, Safaricom
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Unravelling new business opportunities through disruptive Blockchain
  • Speaker Eugene Nyagahene - Chairman, Tele10
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
Data Management for IoT Acceleration
  • Unathi Mtya, TBC
  • Pulling data from across legacy systems into single platform to optimise business processes and become a predictive business, not reactive.
  • Identifying all data entry points across the business as a precursor to IoT projects.
  • Ensuring business processes are sophisticated enough to match up with data analysis capabilities
  • Handling increased data requirements in the business
  • Defining data pipeline and data governance strategy
  • How to abide by local and regional data policy laws
12:30 - 13:10 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Building an African sports media industry
  • Robert Klein - CEO, Bundesliga International
  • Richard Frankland - Regional VP of Sales, EMEA, Irdeto
  • Mr Emeka Enyadike - Consultant - Digital Sports Africa, Independent
  • Moderator Themba Ndlwana - Founder, Sports Media Africa
  • 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
Digital transformation with Growth, Disruption and the Future
  • 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
Market snapshot: Exploring new opportunities in Francophone Africa
12:40 - 13:20 40 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Open access: from disrupter to mainstream
  • Byron Clatterbuck - CEO, SEACOM
  • Arnob Roy - Cofounder & President of Engineering, Tejas Networks
  • 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
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Getting personal with AI: how do we manage our workforce alongside AI?
  • Francis Mumbi - Innovation Lead, Stanbic Bank
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Enterprise and Solution Architecture in the Enterprise
  • Lunga Newman - Enterprise Security Architect, Old Mutual
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Presentation
  • Shaun Reuben - Chief Sales Officer, Liquid Telecom
12:50 - 13:20 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
4G Evolution and the technology roadmap to 5G
  • Sabelo Dlamini - Principal Engineer:Telecoms, Research Group Leader: Advanced Networks & Architecture Systems, Meraka Institute: Telecoms & Media,, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Network slicing
  • Massive MIMO system architecture
  • Fronthaul and backhaul architecture
  • EPC Evolution
12:50 - 13:40 50 mins
IoT World Africa
Panel - Bringing Nordic IoT Innovation to Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Kalevi Kettunen - Director – Smart Solutions, Flowrox
  • Senior Representative - TBC, Satel
  • Senior Representative - TBC, Tosibox
  • Debbie Wilkins - General Manager Africa, UROS
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
Affordable 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
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AHUB
Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 90 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 - 14:30 80 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
  • Defining digital transformation
  • Aligning business strategy with IT investment
  • What technologies should you be adopting now?
  • What new technologies should you be exploring and planning for?
  • Technology adoption hurdles: what keeps CIOs and CTOs awake at night?!
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
  • 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
  • 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 - 13:35 20 mins
Info
Powering Telecoms
Constructing and managing infrastructure efficiently
  • Keeping pace with operator network upgrades
  • Partnerships with OEMs to reduce time and cost
  • Ethics of location: navigating community environmental concerns
  • Maximising investment through a proactive maintenance culture
  • Balancing security automation with the need for a physical presence
13:20 - 14:20 60 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Combining the right ingredients from LTE and 5G to build mission-critical private mobile networks
  • Robert Novak - Director, Business Development Mobile Networks, 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
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
  • 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
Introductions
13:35 - 14:30 55 mins
Powering Telecoms
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
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 - 14:10 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Planning infrastructure investments in a rapidly evolving market
  • Market transformation from hardware-based infrastructures to software-defined video solutions
  • Finding a way around long-term technology investments to deliver short-term ROI
  • Identifying video infrastructure solutions that are flexible enough to address emerging requirements
  • Preparing for advanced future applications
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 - 14:30 30 mins
Info
AHUB
Panel: What are tech giants and other large corporates doing to stimulate the growth of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem?
  • Sadamoudou Kaba - Senior Manager, Orange Fab, Orange Côte d’Ivoire
  • Exploring the benefits of corporate and start-up partnerships in Africa
  • How can corporates help start-ups and SMEs to scale up?
  • Preventing business culture clashes
  • Wider responsibilities: closing Africa’s digital skills gap
14:00 - 14:20 20 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
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
5G Africa
Networking break
14:00 - 14:10 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
Framing the discussion and objective setting
14:10 - 15:00 50 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch
14:10 - 15:00 50 mins
Africa Video Forum
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
  • 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
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Session reserved for Congo Telecom
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
How Africa Can Leverage Artificial Intelligence to Lead the World in Healthcare
  • Stephen Odaibo - CEO & Founder, RETINA-AI

-- Mobile Technology

-- Telemedicine

-- Close the knowledge gap (Hint: It's already closed)

-- Generate new medical knowledge

-- Case Presentation: Live demonstration of RETINA-AI's diagnostic software

14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Content transformation with next-gen video and media
  • Content in a 5G world – Live TV, VoD, gaming, VR and AR etc
  • 5G to deliver gigabit streaming and resolutions beyond 4K
  • Content and video to increase customer base and satisfaction
  • Competing with OTT
  • Best delivery methods and network configurations and ensuring QoS
  • New approaches to monetisation
14:30 - 15:00 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
  • Francis Mumbi - Innovation Lead, Stanbic Bank
  • 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?
14:30 - 14:50 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


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 - 15:15 45 mins
Info
Powering Telecoms
Adopting flexible approaches to meet QoS demands in high density areas
  • 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 - 15:00 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
How is blockchain technology disrupting financial services and payment systems in Africa? What are the broader implications?
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
  • 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 - 15:00 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Harnessing the opportunity given to agriculture by leveraging AI
  • Timothy Willis - CFO & HEAD OF GROWTH, Aerobotics
14:40 - 15:00 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
14:50 - 15:10 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


15:00 - 15:20 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
15:00 - 15:30 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
15:00 - 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 - 15:30 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
15:00 - 15:20 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
15:00 - 15:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Challenges of Live Sports production and Distribution
  • Streaming live content with limited bandwidth
  • Dealing with the piracy challenge
  • How is production changing for online audiences?
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
  • 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
Smart from Edge to Core – SDN/NFV Use Cases in the Era of 5G, IoT, and Hyperscale Cloud
  • Christian Uremovic - Director Technical and Solution Marketing, 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
15:10 - 16:00 50 mins
Fintech Africa
At the Cutting Edge - Africa's female techpreneurs
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
  • Patrice Slupowski - VP Digital Innovation, Orange
  • Meir Moalem - CEO, Sky and Space Global
  • 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?
15:15 - 15:35 20 mins
Info
Powering Telecoms
Overcoming the power challenge to drive digital inclusion
  • 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
15:20 - 16:20 60 mins
Info
AHUB
Open debate: Is the African tech start-up scene diverse enough?
  • Nsovo Nkatingi - Accelerator Programme Manager, Startupbootcamp Africa
  • Why diversity matters
  • What is the current state-of-play?
  • Who is responsible?
  • How can diversity be improved?
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Info
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Mission Critical Technologies: Costs of ICT – should we be sharing with other industries?
  • 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?
15:20 - 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 - 15:50 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Device ownership in Africa
  • Moderator Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
  • Mr Nixon M. Gecheo - Governance and ICT4D expert, Universal Service Advisory Council, Communications Authority of Kenya
  • Olatunde Olatunbosun - Head, IMS Core & Datacoms, ntel
  • Tackling the device affordability challenge
  • Innovative public-sector initiatives for job creation and low-cost manufacturing
  • The role of OEMs and device manufacturers
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
New Ways of Making Money from Sports Content
  • 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
15:20 - 16:00 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
  • 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
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Reserved for Idemia
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Dissecting the African finance revolution: How has Africa changed the banking landscape with AI?
  • Tomisin Fashina - CIO, Ecobank Group
15:30 - 15:40 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
Summary, takeaways and action points
15:35 - 16:05 30 mins
Info
Powering Telecoms
From towerco to infraco: identifying additional revenue streams
  • 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
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
The digital and social era of virtual communities in a new African economy
  • Kenny Moodley - Head: Digital & Social Media, Eskom Holdings
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
  • Judah Levine - CEO, HIP Consult
  • Peter Mafagana - Senior Manager (NOC) and Chair of WACS O&M Subcommittee, Broadband Infraco
  • 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
Info
IoT World Africa
Reengineering IT Architecture to Accelerate IoT in Business
  • Mark Nasila - Head of Advanced Analytics, First National Bank
  • Overcoming device and system interoperability challenges
  • Leverage existing IT systems to enable IoT
  • Designing a data environment that facilitates IoT
  • Adapting the business’ operating model in tandem with IT changes to accelerate IoT implementation
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
  • 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 - 15:50 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
Close of LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa
15:50 - 16:20 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How is mobile banking and AI changing lives?
15:50 - 15:55 5 mins
5G Africa
Close of the 5G Africa Track 2018
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
  • 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 - 16:10 10 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Coffee and networking break
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
  • Patrice Slupowski - VP Digital Innovation, 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 - 16:20 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Developing a Business Plan for Virtualising your Network
  • What are the essential phases, goals and metrics for migration to NFV?
  • Deploying virtualized services over legacy networks
  • Analysing the key use cases for SDN and NFV in Africa
16:05 - 16:10 5 mins
Powering Telecoms
Closing Remarks and Close of Powering Telecoms
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
Info
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Mission Critical Technologies: Leveraging the cloud for mission critical users
  • How can we ensure security in the cloud?
  • What does the business case look like?
16:20 - 16:25 5 mins
AHUB
Close of the AHUB stage
16:20 - 16:25 5 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Closing Remarks and Close of Wholesale Telecoms Africa
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How can retailers harness the power of AI?
  • Berdine Viljoen - CIO, JD Group
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
16:20 - 16:25 5 mins
Connecting Africa
Close of Connecting Africa Day 2
  • Thecla Mbongue - Senior Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Ovum
16:30 - 17:10 40 mins
Info
Enterprise Digital Transformation
The convergence of blockchain, IoT, AI and big data analytics: a perfect storm of opportunity for African enterprises?
  • Scrutinising the business case: separating hype from practical application and ROI
  • Assessing readiness for large-scale commercial implementation
  • New business models in a volatile digital landscape: disrupt or be disrupted?
  • Re-thinking customer interaction and engagement in a digital world
  • Mapping out a flexible and responsive digital transformation strategy
  • Creating and sustaining a corporate culture that supports ICT innovation
16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
Africa Video Forum
Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
16:40 - 16:50 10 mins
IoT World Africa
End of IoT World Day Two and Closing Remarks
17:10 - 17:20 10 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Close of Enterprise Digital Transformation Africa
Showing of Streams