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Key Sessions

Leveraging the cloud to power your AI application

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 - 10:20 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
IoT as a game-changer for African enterprises
10:20 - 10:50 30 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
Realising the African smart city vision
  • 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
10:50 - 11:10 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
The Next Einstein Imitative and Africa’s role in the quantum revolution
  • Thierry Zomahoun - President & CEO, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, & Chair, The Next Einstein Forum
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
  • 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
11:40 - 11:40 0 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Close of AfricaCom Headliners day two
11:00 - 16:00 300 mins
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AfricaCom 20/20
AfricaCom 20/20

AfricaCom 20/20, the centrepiece of the Technology Arena, is a buzzing show floor feature dedicated to accelerating Africa’s digital transformation.

Expect a vibrant showcase of new digital solutions presented by AfricaCom’s top innovators, thought-provoking conference content built around the theme ‘providing clarity of vision on future tech trends’, and special demo pods enabling attendees to interact with next generation technologies.

Key themes include mapping Africa's journey towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Blockchain, e-health, Digital Skills, and more.

11:00 - 16:00 300 mins
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AHUB
AHUB

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

The programme will feature briefings for both start-ups and investors as well as live pitch sessions, new AHUB start-up academy skills workshops, sector snapshots covering FinTech, digital health, agri-tech, clean energy and ICT4D, and lively panel discussions covering topics ranging from understanding investor mentalities to developing a disruptive mindset.

11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
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Fintech Africa
Reaching the hardest to reach – the rural women
  • Anne-Marie Chidzero - Co-Founder and Principal Partner, Alitheia IDF Managers,

•    Connecting women and narrowing the gender gap
•    Offering greater control over women’s financial lives
•    Realising higher spend on health and education through fintech
•    Achieving full financial and economic inclusion for women


11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
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Fintech Africa
The fintech future for Africa – a Brazilian case study

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


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 Wannenberg - Head of Technology, RMB
  • Stuart Van der Veen - CIB Head of Disruption and Innovation, NedBank

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


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

13:30 - 15:00 90 mins
Fintech Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
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


15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
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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


15:40 - 16:30 50 mins
Fintech Africa
At the Cutting Edge - Africa's female techpreneurs
  • Anne-Marie Chidzero - Principle Partner, Alitheia IDF Managers
16:30 - 16:30 0 mins
Fintech Africa
Close of Day 2
11:30 - 11:40 10 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Welcome
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Developing a winning ICT strategy in an age of digital disruption
12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
Info
Enterprise Digital Transformation
What new technologies should be on your radar as a business leader?
  • 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?!
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Keeping it real: meaningful digital transformation on a tight budget
13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
The future of cloud computing for African enterprises
13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Lunch
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
How is blockchain technology disrupting financial services and payment systems in Africa? What are the broader implications?
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Where will Artifical Intelligence have the biggest impact on your business and how can you extract the maximum value?
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Unlocking the value of data: putting big data analytics at the heart of your digital transformation strategy
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
IoT as a game-changer for African industries
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Coffee and networking break
16:10 - 16:40 30 mins
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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
16:40 - 17:00 20 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Understanding data protection and information security in Africa: protecting your business, your customers and your reputation
17:00 - 17:10 10 mins
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Close of Enterprise Digital Transformation Africa
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Leveraging the cloud to power your AI application
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Transforming your telco business in Africa
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Getting personal with AI: how can AI create loyalty with your customers
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Lunch break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
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?
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
AI Saving lives: driving digital healthcare with AI
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Harnessing the opportunity given to agriculture by leveraging AI
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Dissecting the African finance revolution: How has Africa changed the banking landscape with AI?
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How is mobile banking and AI changing lives?
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
How can retailers harness the power of AI?
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair’s Opening Remarks
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Money talks –mobile payments and ecommerce
  • Market size and growth potential of e-commerce in the region – the role of mobile technology
  • Challenges facing retailers and e-commerce providers and opportunities for MNOs
  • Developing a mobile payments portfolio – Mobile Money, mobile banking, mobile wallets, billing etc
  • Establishing win-win partnerships
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Transport network adaption and evolution to meet 5G demands
  • Meeting developments in 5G RAN and Core
  • Migration strategies
  • Transport network requirements for different 5G use cases
  • Meeting capacity, latency, reliability, security and cost needs
  • Building service delivery intelligence into transport networks
  • Network slicing in the transport network
  • Leveraging legacy and new technology
12:50 - 13:20 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: 4G Evolution and the technology roadmap for 5G
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Network slicing
  • Massive MIMO system architecture
  • Fronthaul and backhaul architecture
  • EPC Evolution
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
5G Africa
Constructing nationwide public LTE Networks
13:40 - 14:40 60 mins
5G Africa
Lunch and networking break
14:40 - 15:00 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
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
5G: Assessing the new revenue opportunities available
  • John Naylon - CTO and Founder, Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL)
  • 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
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Services, applications and industries that drive the need for 5G
  • Defining the use cases that drive the need for faster connectivity
  • How is the SME market developing and how can Operators help their achieve their goals?
15:50 - 16:20 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel Discussion: Device ownership in Africa
  • Tackling the device affordability challenge
  • Innovative public-sector initiatives for job creation and low-cost manufacturing
  • The role of OEMs and device manufacturers
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
IoT Network Developments - Choosing Connectivity Standards and a Network Provider That Fits Your Business Needs
  • NBIoT vs LORA vs…?
  • Understanding security pros and cons of different standards.
  • Examples of where different connectivity standards provide differing degrees of cost-effectiveness
  • Why the size and complexity of your network - and bandwidth requirements - should influence the choice of standards.
  • Are there any emerging connectivity standards providing different, Africa-centric alternatives?
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Implementing and Optimising IoT Platforms
  • Auditing all data entry points into the business as a precursor to platform implementation.
  • Creating a data aggregation model that will facilitate the command and control of systems.
  • Deploying IoT devices on a bespoke IoT platform vs. choosing a managed IoT Platform.
  • Overcoming complexities of integrating a platform into middleware.
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Reengineering IT Architecture to Accelerate IoT Across The Enterprise
  • 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.
13:10 - 13:40 30 mins
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IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion: How Are Operators Adapting to Fuel the Future of IoT in Africa? What More Can Be Done?
  • Senior Representative - BICS, BICS
  • Patrice Slupowski - VP Digital Innovation, 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?
13:40 - 14:10 30 mins
IoT World Africa
Exhibition Visit and Networking Lunch
15:00 - 15:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Securing The Internet of Things
  • Identifying the parts of your network most prone to security issues.
  • Adopting a multi-device, multi-layer approach to device security.
  • Challenges associated with designing and implementing an unmonitored network.
  • Understanding IoT device security limitations and the role of device manufacturers in securing the IoT.
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Standardisation of The Internet of Things
  • Achieving a market-wide system where the ecosystem sharing network infrastructure and CAPEX becomes the norm, for long term ROI for both the business, and the continent.
  • Open IoT standards for device and product build: a sure-fire way to optimise the skill shortage?
  • The empowering impact plug and play solutions could have on the African economy if ecosystem players can agree on “openness” as a default.
  • Impact of open standards on mission critical issues in Africa.
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Data Management for IoT Acceleration
  • Unathi Myta - CIO, Parliament SA
  • 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
16:10 - 16:30 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
16:30 - 16:40 10 mins
IoT World Africa
End of IoT World Day Two and Closing Remarks
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Welcome and Introduction
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Building an African sports media industry
  • 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?
12:50 - 13:10 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
13:10 - 13:50 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
What are the building blocks of a viable, mature and robust sports rights market in 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?
13:50 - 14:40 50 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Protecting live sports content against illegal retransmission
15:00 - 15:40 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Disruption of digital platforms and i-sports content: are African sports platforms embracing the change?
  • 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 - 15:40 0 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Africa Video Forum
Welcome and Introduction
12:10 - 12:20 10 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
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Affordable streaming in Africa
  • 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?
13:10 - 13:50 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Video Strategy for mobile network operators
  • 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?
13:50 - 14:40 50 mins
Africa Video Forum
Speed Networking, Exhibition Visit & Lunch
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum
Building a better user experience for navigating content
  • Making it easy for viewers to find what they’re looking for
  • Increasing the value subscribers get from your service with effective content discovery
  • Increasing customer retention with greater metadata accuracy, depth and flexibility
  • Providing a dynamic, personalised user experience with effective recommendations
15:00 - 15:40 40 mins
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Africa Video Forum
Transforming content into the ultimate viewer experience
  • Developing highly optimized content management and distribution services
  • Top tips in designing a simple but effective EPG
  • What additional services are viewers demanding?
15:40 - 15:40 0 mins
Africa Video Forum
Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Welcome and Introduction
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Where is the real money in LTE networks for operators right now?
  • Is it all about 5G when 3G networks are still making money?
  • Successes and challenges of 4G deployment
  • Making broadband affordable and accessible for all
  • How will 4G and 5G coexist?
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Affordable and accessible backhaul infrastructures to meet evolving network requirements
  • Managing requirements of capacity, latency and availability
  • Ensuring cost efficiency and minimum power usage
  • Being technology agnostic to deliver required speeds and improve network access
13:10 - 13:50 40 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Meeting the demands of an intensifying bandwidth requirement
  • 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?
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Enabling Africa’s Rural Communities to Participate in Africa’s Digital Economy?
14:10 - 15:00 50 mins
Connecting Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Cloud: Enabling MNOs to introduce new digital services quickly without large upfront investments
  • Where to start building a new cloud-based virtual mobile network
  • How can cloud-based networks give MNOs the flexibility to introduce new services and extend geographical reach
  • Ensuring a high-quality, seamless user experience for digital services
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Understanding the Business Case and Key Drivers for NFV & SDN
  • 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 - 16:20 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
16:20 - 16:20 0 mins
Connecting Africa
Close of Connecting Africa Day 2
13:00 - 15:30 150 mins
LeadersIn Africa
LeadersIn Africa Regulatory Think Tank