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Nov 08
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Welcome
  • Abe Wakama - Managing Director, IT News Africa & African Innovator Magazine
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09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Connecting the next billion
  • Kamal Bhattacharya - Chief Innovation Officer, Safaricom
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09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Succeeding at the digital frontier in Africa
  • Indranil Das - Vice President & Head of Digital Services - Market Area Middle East & Africa, Ericsson
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09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Affordable internet access for all: empowering Africa’s connectivity champions to bridge the digital divide
  • John Barorot - Chief Technology Officer, Telkom Kenya
  • Uche Ofodile - Regional Head, Africa - Express Wi-Fi, Facebook
  • Anikó Szigetvári - Global Head, TMT, International Finance Corporation
  • Nic Rudnick - CEO, Liquid Telecom
  • Kamal Bhattacharya - Chief Innovation Officer, Safaricom
  • Moderator Abe Wakama - Managing Director, IT News Africa & African Innovator Magazine
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  • Why is internet availability still lagging so far behind mobile connectivity?
  • Identifying and overcoming core internet connectivity barriers and bottlenecks
  • Encouraging investment in critical connectivity infrastructure
  • Establishing partnerships to bridge connectivity gaps
  • What more can policymakers and regulators do to improve digital inclusion in Africa?
10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Ensuring a connected Africa through satellite communications
  • Ms. Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams - Deputy Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services, Republic of South Africa
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10:50 - 11:10 20 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet for everyone
  • Alastair Westgarth - Head of Project Loon, X (formerly Google[x])
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11:10 - 11:50 40 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Amplifying the impact of ICT4D
  • Arnauld Blondet - Innovation Director, AMEA, Orange
  • Karen Smit - Principal Specialist: Specific Needs, Vodacom
  • Prof. H Sama Nwana - Emeritus Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
  • Moderator Abe Wakama - Managing Director, IT News Africa & African Innovator Magazine
  • Thibaud Rerolle - Chief Technology Officer, Safaricom
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  • How can ICT accelerate socio-economic development?
  • Harnessing the transformative potential of digital connectivity
  • Driving digital inclusion: who is excluded and how do we connect them?

  • Scaling up the impact of fintech innovation on financial inclusion
  • African solutions to African challenges
  • How is ICT4D creating new opportunities for tech start-ups and entrepreneurs?
11:40 - 11:50 10 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Close of Visions for Africa Keynotes day two
  • Abe Wakama - Managing Director, IT News Africa & African Innovator Magazine
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10:55 - 11:10 15 mins
Enterprise ICT
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Ogochukwu Ifeanyi - Chief Technology Officer, Debbie Mishael Group Company
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11:00 - 11:25 25 mins
Enterprise ICT
Keynote Panel: Developing winning ICT strategies to stay ahead of the game in an age of digital transformation
  • Ogochukwu Ifeanyi - Chief Technology Officer, Debbie Mishael Group Company
  • Tony Anyiam - CIO, Dangote Industries
  • Joel Nana Kontchou - CEO, ENEO Cameroon
  • Peter du Plooy - Chief Information Officer, Engen
  • Galina Kroucheva - Group CIO, Hollard Insurance
  • Ashwin Frankie - Group CIO, Kagiso Media
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11:25 - 12:25 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank Five: The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A model to follow? Impact on Africa?
  • Roundtable Leader Eric Barenzung - CEO/Senior Consultant, 0x70
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  • What does GDPR mean for African companies?
  • Data protection across Africa and GDPR: a big gap?
    • Co-location of data: Do our laws go far enough to protect us?
  • Risks associated with lack of GDPR’s compliance
  • What to do to start working on GDPR compliancy?
11:25 - 12:25 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank Three: Cyber Security
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  • Digital transformation opens up more cyber security threats!
  • How can we learn from international failures and large scale security breaches?
  • What unique vulnerabilities does the African market have?
  • How can you secure your data centre? What are your options?
11:25 - 12:25 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank Six: A Realistic Digital Transformation Roadmap in Legacy Companies
  • Roundtable Leader Autram Jacobs - IT Portfolio Manager, Pioneer Foods
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  • Communicating the need for digital transformation within your organisation
  • Who in the business is in charge of digital transformation?
  • Replacing legacy systems: Key challenges examined
  • Digital transformation for the African market – understanding what make our market unique
11:25 - 12:25 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank Four: Skills in the Workforce
  • Roundtable Leader Lee Watts - Head of Recruitment and People Analytics, Travelstart
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  • Can you ensure your workforce is ready for the digital transformation?
  • Investing in training while ensuring retention
  • What skill gaps do we have? How can we encourage more people to join the tech sector?
  •  Case studies – successful skilling strategies that have accelerated digital transformation
11:25 - 12:25 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank Two: How Connectivity Limitations Slow Developing Businesses
  • Roundtable Leader Kobus Pienaar - General Manager, Information Technology, Wesizwe Platinum Limited
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  • What are the infrastructure limitations in Africa? Lack of fibre and low grade connectivity in many areas – what challenges does this present?
  • What improvements to infrastructure are required to enable the applications our businesses need?
  • How will Microsoft’s wide scale data centre roll-out impact our enterprise market?
11:25 - 12:25 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank One: infrastructure in Africa
  • Ravi Bhat - Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead, South Africa, Microsoft
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  • What are the infrastructure limitations in Africa? Lack of fibre and low grade connectivity in many areas – what challenges does this present?
  • What improvements to infrastructure are required to enable the applications our businesses need?
  • How will Microsoft’s wide scale data centre roll-out impact our enterprise market?
12:25 - 12:45 20 mins
Enterprise ICT
Collective Learnings: Summaries are presented by each Think Tank leader
12:45 - 13:00 15 mins
Enterprise ICT
Takeaways and Action Points
  • Ogochukwu Ifeanyi - Chief Technology Officer, Debbie Mishael Group Company
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13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Lunch and Networking
14:00 - 14:15 15 mins
Enterprise ICT
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Chair Eric Barenzung - CEO/Senior Consultant, 0x70
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14:15 - 15:15 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank Six: VR & AR and Gamification for the African Enterprise Market
  • Roundtable Leader Jason Haddock - CTO, Sea Monster
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  • How is VR and AR developing in Africa?
  • What are the business opportunities for enterprises to adopt VR and AR?
  • How can Gamification improve customer/brand interactions?
  •  What are the challenges preventing the development of these solutions?
14:15 - 15:15 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank Seven: Enterprise Mobility
  • Roundtable Leader Uchechi Edosomwan - Head, IT Service Management, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency
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  • Changing the way we work: Mobilising our workforce
  • Revenue saving and productivity gains driven by enterprise mobility
  • What infrastructure do we need to support enterprise mobility applications?
  • Analysing the technology and applications driving enterprise mobility
14:15 - 15:15 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank Eight: IoT
  • Roundtable Leader Steve Obiago - Group Head, Information Technology, Chicason Group
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  • How can IoT change lives in Africa?
  • What are they key drivers for IoT in Africa and which industries are set to benefit most from the launch of IoT
  • What are the revenue generating IoT applications?
  • Timelines for IoT: Can our infrastructure deliver IoT applications to businesses?
14:15 - 15:15 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think Tank Nine: Banks and Payment Systems
  • Roundtable Leader Kumaran Selvarajalu - Head: Solutions (Payments), FirstRand Bank
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  • Fit for purpose - Ensuring payment system strategies are relevant to all stakeholders
  • The future of payments will come from Africa!
  • Maintaining trust in national payment systems?
  • Understanding the migration from cash economies to digital economies
14:15 - 15:15 60 mins
Enterprise ICT
Think tank Ten: Cloud Computing fo Africa
  • Lionel Moyal - Office Business Group Lead, South Africa, Microsoft
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  • Challenges facing cloud computing adoption in Africa
  • What applications will cloud enable for the enterprise market
  • Which industries have the biggest appetite for Cloud Computing
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Enterprise ICT
Collective Learnings: Summaries are presented by each Think Tank leader
15:45 - 16:00 15 mins
Enterprise ICT
Takeaways and Action Points
  • Eric Barenzung - CEO/Senior Consultant, 0x70
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16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Enterprise ICT
End of Enterprise ICT
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote: Measuring the expectation gap: Why social sentiment matters
  • Colin Habberton - Director of Global Partnerships, BrandsEye
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11:20 - 11:50 30 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Panel: A new APProach in Africa – Redefining life and business through mobile apps and sharing platforms
  • Moderator: Deseré Orrill - Co-Founder & CEO, Ole! Media Group
  • Edgar Mwampinge - Founder, Worknasi
  • Dr Michael Mol - Founder, HelloDoctor
  • Aisha Pandor - Co-founder and CEO, SweepSouth
  • Chris Megan - CEO and Co-Founder, uGoMyWay
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  • How are new models of consumption revolutionising industries and business models?
  • Sharing is caring – technology and Africa’s sharing economy
  • Improving usability, convenience, security and access through mobile applications
  • Creating new revenue and income sources
  • How are new technologies impact existing informal sharing models in Africa?
  • Overcoming obstacles – smartphone penetration, connectivity, payment options etc
  • Utilising data from other technologies


11:50 - 12:05 15 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
3 words to address the world
  • Lyndsey Duff - Country Lead South Africa, what3words
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Poor addressing is frustrating for people trying to find places, costs business millions in delivery inefficiencies and means that aid and ambulances can't get to people in time. what3words has solved that problem and is being adopted around the world by delivery companies, postal services, eCommerce players and emergency services. This session explains the system and talks through cases studies of how it is being used to reduce frustration, drive efficiencies and save lives.

12:05 - 12:25 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Digital transformation --Connections + Cloud: Dual Drivers of Digitization
  • Vimal Naikeny - CTO, Cloud & Digital Business, Huawei
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  • How digital is paving way to an intelligent society
  • Cloud as the enabler of digital transformation, and market appetite for Africa
  • Adoption of digital strategy: Journey, challenges, business, process, culture, technology swap
  • Carrier Cloud Evolution leading to digital transformation
  • Traditional IT vs Digital Business
  • The South African landscape and Huawei Cloud ecosystem
  • Why Partnership is important in the cloud and digital adoption
12:25 - 12:40 15 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Transforming farming and agriculture with drones and AI
  • Benji Meltzer - CTO, Aerobotics
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  • The Agri-Tech revolution
  • Remote sensing and Drones vs Satellite: The right tool for the right application
  • Aerial data processing: From maps to data
  • Data Science: From data to insights
  • Aerial data applications: Now and in the future
12:40 - 12:55 15 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
A new virtual/augmented reality for Africa
  • Gerald Ferreira - CEO, Virtual-Reality.co.za
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  • Where do the opportunities lie for commercialisation?
  • Is it just a ‘commercial gimmick’? Will it really take off in Africa?
  • Potential enterprise and consumer applications in Africa
12:55 - 13:30 35 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
The AfricaCom 20/20 Great Debate: Robots will take our jobs
  • Moderator: Dr. Miriam Altman - Commissioner, National Planning Commission, South African Presidency & Former Chief of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Telkom, National Planning Commission, Office of the Presidency, Government of South Africa
  • Thabo Lekgowane - Robotics Technician, Ford Motor Company
  • Simon Hartley - Founder, WumDrop
  • Justin Spratt - Head of Business, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber
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In manufacturing, retail, mining, transport – almost every industry –  there is a growing fear that robots and artificial intelligence will take over jobs. This is amplified in emerging markets such as Africa where the disappearance of low-skilled occupations would make up a significant proportion of all employment. However, will technological innovation create new jobs and new opportunities? Is the future an augmented workforce, with machines and humans working together, to be more efficient than ever?

 Our two teams of industry experts will go head-to-head in the AfricaCom 20/20 Great Debate to try to shed some light on each side of this contentious issue. The winner is decided by the audience. Join the debate with our live audience polling: Are robots a threat or opportunity for jobs?

13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Stories from the Front Line: Tech Innovation in Sport
  • John Smit - Springbok Rugby World Cup Winning Captain, 111 Test Caps
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15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Precision Medicine in Africa – Will the digitisation of health unlock new potential for value creation?
  • Reinhard Hiller - Managing Director, CPGR, Artisan Biomed
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  • What is Precision Medicine (with a particular emphasis on data and digital aspects)
  • The value and disruptive potential of data aggregation and comprehension
  • Challenges and opportunities to leapfrog in (South) Africa
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
AfricaCom 20/20 Headline Keynote: The transformative power of video
  • Ben McOwen Wilson - Director, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, YouTube
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11:00 - 11:10 10 mins
AHUB
Welcome to day two
  • Chair Antoinette Prophy - Founder and Managing Director, 88 Business Collective
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11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
AHUB
Keynote: The art of start-up fundraising in the African tech space
  • Lexi Novitske - Principal Investment Officer, Singularity Investments Africa
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11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
AHUB
Getting to grips with the mindset of tech investors in Africa
  • Ben White - Founder & CEO, VC4A
  • Andrea Böhmert - Partner, Knife Capital
  • Dinesh Patel - CEO, OrderIn
  • Peter van der Zee - Investment Executive, Invenfin
  • Aaron Fu - Managing Director, MEST
  • Tom Jackson - Co-Founder, Disrupt Africa
  • Moderator Ellen Fischat - Managing Director, Silicon Cape Initiative
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  • What tech innovations are shaking up the market?
  • What vertical markets will digital transformation impact next?
  • Why invest? Where to invest? How to invest?
  • What features of early to mid-stage start-ups catch the eyes of investors?
  • What do investors perceive as the core competencies successful entrepreneurs?
  • Telling a more compelling story to sell your idea
  • The difference between a good pitch and a great pitch
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
AHUB
GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator – making start-up and mobile operator collaboration work in Africa
  • Max Cuvellier - Head of Ecosystem Accelerator, GSMA
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12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
AHUB
The perfect combination for Africa
  • Finbarr Moynihan - General Manager, Corporate Sales – International, MediaTek
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13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AHUB
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:20 80 mins
AHUB
MEST Live Pitches - The Future of African Entertainment
  • Moderator Aaron Fu - Managing Director, MEST
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Meet the 5 companies that are gearing up to take advantage of the growing appetite for entertainment made on the continent for the continent. Empowered by significant leaps in support infrastructure, Africans have never been in a better position to access original content on a wide range of platforms.

The session will begin with a fireside chat between Ben Roberts, CTO of Liquid Telecom, Bradley Kirby, Head of Esports at Kwese and Aaron Fu, MD of MEST, who will discuss the growing appetite and opportunity for expansion of gaming companies across the continent. This will be followed by a pitch session by 5 companies who are gearing up to take advantage of the Pan-African opportunity.

15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
AHUB
Case study: How using mobile technology in developing countries can help us to better understand and empower teenage girls
  • Laura Scanlon - Director of TEGA, Girl Effect
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15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
AHUB
Empowering women in tech: female leaders share battlefield stories about launching businesses, developing careers and supporting Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem
  • Lexi Novitske - Principal Investment Officer, Singularity Investments Africa
  • Yolanda Zoleka Cuba - CEO, Vodafone Ghana
  • Antoinette Prophy - Founder and Managing Director, 88 Business Collective
  • Irene Miru - Head of Project Management Department, Safaricom
  • Moderator Lee Ann Lancaster - Advisory Board Member, African Women in Fintech and Payments
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  • Highs, lows, lessons learnt and practical advice to fellow entrepreneurs and rising stars
  • Elevating the next generation of female business leaders
  • What are the key traits of a successful entrepreneur?
  • Inclusive innovation: what barriers need to be overcome?
  • How can large corporates support tech start-ups?
16:20 - 16:30 10 mins
AHUB
Close of AHUB stage
11:10 - 11:20 10 mins
IoT Africa
Opening of IoT Africa day two
  • Chair George Kalebaila - Director: Telecoms & IoT, IDC South Africa
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11:20 - 11:50 30 mins
IoT Africa
Keynote panel: the smart city initiative
  • Madeline Zhu - Head of Partnerships, WhereIsMyTransport
  • Teevra Bose - CEO, Athenta Technologies
  • Phil Stone - Director, Strategic Team, Sensus
  • Martin Dolny - Director, The Joe Slovo Foundation
  • Moderator George Kalebaila - Director: Telecoms & IoT, IDC South Africa
  • Ehizogie Binitie - CEO & Founder, ClearSpace Labs
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  • Public-private partnerships fostering effective collaboration for the intelligent city
  • What incentives will be economically viable and effectively align the goals of city leaders and private partners?
  • New business and operating models contributing to the success of partnerships and the socio economic impact of "infostructure"
  • Dedicated networks and lower price points to enable cities to leapfrog their mobility
  • Using IoT to leapfrog infrastructure  in the case of public transport in South Africa
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
IoT Africa
Keynote presentation
  • Gianluca Attura - CEO, SELTA
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12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
IoT Africa
Democritisation of IoT
  • Shinya Kukita - Chief Engineer, NEC
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  • Early success cases of Industry IoT 
  • Facilitating mass deployment by lowering costs and standardizing device interfaces
  • “Democratization” of IoT by telecom operators through collaboration with partners 
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
IoT Africa
Panel discussion: Making IoT a reality – how IoT is reinventing business
  • Bora Varliyagci - CEO, digitalthings
  • Velani Mboweni - Co Founder and CEO, LÜLA
  • Nic Robertson - General Manager, UberEATS
  • Moderator Paul Leroy - Opennetworks, Opennetworks
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  • Creating value from connecting “things” – assessing the commercial viability and monetisation of IoT
  • Creating a more efficient chain, better logistics and more accurate real time data
  • Enabling business to tailor their products to markets and quickly adapt to changes
  • Increasing creative marketing with an omni-channel experience offered by IoT
13:00 - 13:30 30 mins
IoT Africa
Are investment in people or projects the biggest barriers to IoT adoption in Africa?
  • Moderator Margaret O'Connor - Chief Strategist, Impact Brands Africa
  • Duan Guache - CEO, ThingWorx
  • Sharron McPherson - Co-Founder, Centre for Disruptive Technology Africa
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  • how do your workforce and customers feel about the human-machine interface?
  • what human capital investments expedite mindset shifts and behaviour change? 
  • how are multinationals adapting global IoT experience in Africa?
13:30 - 14:00 30 mins
IoT Africa
Interactive Group Discussion: Keeping it Real: An Asset-based view of IoT
  • Phathizwe Malinga - Executive Director, SqwidNet
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14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
IoT Africa
Lunch
15:00 - 15:10 10 mins
IoT Africa
Afternoon session introduction
  • Chair Paul Leroy - Opennetworks, Opennetworks
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15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
IoT Africa
IoT’s impact on Manufacturing
  • Dylan Piatti - Senior Industry Chief of Staff, Deloitte
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16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
IoT Africa
Safer Communities Through Technology
  • Peter Matthaei - CEO, Namola
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  • Communication as a key to effective law enforcement. 
  • Safe communities requiring a collective effort. Apps to the rescue.
  • Better accountability and resource allocation in emergency services through real-time analytics enabled by technology.
16:20 - 16:25 5 mins
IoT Africa
Close of IoT Africa
11:25 - 11:30 5 mins
SDN & NFV Conference
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Chair George Debbo - Independent Telecommunications Consultant , George Debbo Telecom (Pty) Ltd
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11:30 - 12:10 40 mins
SDN & NFV Conference
Panel Discussion: Why are we not moving as fast as our European counterparts?
  • Panellist Mosiuoa Tsietsi - Senior Lecturer: Computer Science, Rhodes University
  • Panellist Paul Inglesby - Director, PI Telecoms-ICT
  • Adrian Scrase - CTO, ETSI
  • George Debbo - Independent Telecommunications Consultant , George Debbo Telecom (Pty) Ltd
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  • Understanding the key challenges slowing the development of SDN and NFV in Africa
  • Standards for SDN and NFV and interoperability
  • Skills shortage in Africa
  • What can be done? How can we fast track our network development?
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
SDN & NFV Conference
Turning NFV into a Business Opportunity
  • Indranil Das - Vice President & Head of Digital Services - Market Area Middle East & Africa, Ericsson
  • Kemal Erman - Head of Cloud Infrastructure - Market Area Middle East & Africa, Ericsson
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12:45 - 13:05 20 mins
SDN & NFV Conference
Automated and Orchestrated Networks – Next Gen Business networking of today
  • Ishkhan Martirosyan - Chief Technical Officer, BRINGCOM
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  • Hyper-connected world and data centers- Virtualized reality and impact
  • Virtualization and Orchestration – Gradual and multi-vector transformation.
  • CE 2.0 and Third Network
  •  SDN & NFV Use Case (Intent Based Networks)
12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
SDN & NFV Conference
Lunch and close of SDN & NFV Conference day two
11:30 - 11:35 5 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Open of Mobile Finance & Commerce day two
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Keynote panel: the impact of FinTech on African banking
  • Annabel Dallamore - CEO, Strider
  • Tim Nuy - Deputy CEO, My Bucks
  • Johan Bosini, Quona Capital
  • Vince Kadar - CEO, Telepin Software
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  • Leading the way with innovative thinking, disruption and digital intervention
  • New product development in the payments and financial inclusion space
  • Digital innovation investment driving Africa forward
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Keynote presentation: FinTech delivering more equality and opportunity
  • Nvalaye Kourouma - Chief Digital Officer, Barclays RoA
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12:40 - 13:20 40 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Payments in Africa and how they continue to dominate Fintech
  • Brad McGrath - Co Founder, Zoona
  • Raphael Grojnowski - Co-Founder, Mama Money
  • Matt Puttman - Co Founder, Ikhokha
  • Rahul Jain - Co Founder, Peach Payments
  • Dave Glass - Co-Founder, Electrum
  • Moderator Dominique Collett - Senior Investment Executive, RMI Holdings and Head of AlphaCode
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  • Tapping the informal economy
  • Facilitating payments for SMEs and increasing convenience for consumers
  • Developing new rails and serving business needs
  • Payment trends for 2018 and beyond
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Case study – putting customer centricity at the cornerstone of all decision making
  • Mike Quinn - CEO, ilovezoona
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  • Taking an innovative approach to customer engagement
  • Helping communities thrive empowering entrepreneurs
  • Providing essential financial services
13:40 - 14:50 70 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Lunch
14:50 - 15:00 10 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Afternoon session introduction
  • Chair Lorien Gamaroff - CEO, Bankymoon
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15:00 - 15:40 40 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Panel discussion: Is Bitcoin the digital version of gold?
  • Elizabeth Rossiello - CEO and Founder, BitPesa
  • Werner Van Rooyen - Head of Marketing and Growth, LUNO
  • Moderator Lorien Gamaroff - CEO, Bankymoon
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  • Disrupting the traditional payments market and adopting digital currencies
  • Enabling remittances and building an entire new inclusive financial system
  • The move to your own wallet with a peer to peer digital currency
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Solar powering Africa using blockchain based digital currency payments
  • Abraham Cambridge - CEO, The Sun Exchange
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16:00 - 16:40 40 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Panel discussion: Is blockchain the catalyst for the next technology driven transformation?
  • Moderator Lorien Gamaroff - CEO, Bankymoon
  • Tanya Knowles - Managing Executive, Strate
  • Sonya Kuhnel - Founder, Blockchain Academy
  • Raj Wanniappa - Founder and CEO, Future Horizon Technologies
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  • The firm move from bitcoin to blockchain
  • Using blockchain for payments, remittances, trade finances and settlements
  • Implementing the technology to move from talk to production through industry collaboration
  • Defining the real opportunities in African for blockchain
16:40 - 16:45 5 mins
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Close of Mobile Finance & Commerce
11:30 - 11:40 10 mins
TV Connect Africa
Chairman's Welcome
  • Biola Alabi - Managing Partner, Biola Alabi Media Limited
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11:35 - 12:15 40 mins
TV Connect Africa
Developing a Content Monetisation Platform for Different Regions in Africa
  • Harish Goyal - CEO Africa, Zee TV
  • Moderator Biola Alabi - Managing Partner, Biola Alabi Media Limited
  • Ryan Solovei - CEO, Kwesé Play
  • Pierre van der Hoven - Founder and CEO, Tuluntulu
  • Steeve Huin - Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Irdeto
  • Olaf Kroll - Executive Vice President, Business Development, Magine
  • Cees van Versendaal - Executive Sales Manager, Mware Solutions
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  • Are people going to switch behaviours and watch content OTT?
  • What is being done to support content with ads? Is AVOD available in Africa?
  • The battle for eyeballs between subscription services – How are people making money?
  • Developing content strategy internally or outsourcing to specialist teams?
  • Is it really all about local content?
12:15 - 12:35 20 mins
TV Connect Africa
How Android STBs fit within your pay-TV service
  • Tor Kristiansen - EVP Principal Architect, Conax
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  • Android options for your next generation set top boxes
  • Benefits and impact in your pay-TV service
  • Potential security pitfalls in the connected Android eco-system
  • How to successfully create a compelling and secure Android-based Pay TV proposition
12:35 - 13:15 40 mins
TV Connect Africa
Understanding Content Consumption Patterns to Grow Revenues
  • Wachira Waruru - Group Managing Director, Royal Media Services
  • Craig Kelly - CEO, AfricaXP
  • Dan Finch - COO, Simplestream
  • George Twumasi - CEO, ABN
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  • Building a business around new channels and products
  • Launching new channels for the generation that don’t understand the old style of content
  • Audience measurement to offer better programming
  • Varying content offerings by device and attention span
13:15 - 13:35 20 mins
TV Connect Africa
Building the Ultimate Content Discovery Experience
  • Charles Dawes - Senior Director International Marketing, Tivo
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  • Taking international experience into an African context
  • Gain insights from TiVo’s global research programme to understand both international and local trends
  • Meeting the varying demands of your customers across different APRU levels and profiles
13:35 - 15:15 100 mins
TV Connect Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
13:45 - 14:45 60 mins
TV Connect Africa
Lunchtime Masterclass (Invitation Only): Africa - making OTT and IPTV work in emerging markets
  • Moderator Russell Southwood - CEO, Balancing Act
  • Matthias Greve - CEO, ABOX42
  • Peter Cox - Marketing Director, Perception TV
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Delivering a pre-integrated, end to end OTT/IPTV platform solution is critical, especially in emerging markets such as Africa. During this Masterclass ABOX42 and Perception TV will detail the challenges that operators face when deploying live and on demand TV to multiple screens. The session will also cover how their joint technology is ideal for this market referencing live deployments.

15:15 - 15:55 40 mins
TV Connect Africa
Where is the Money? Commissioning Content in Africa
  • Duncan Irvine - Founder & CEO, Rapid Blue
  • Elias Schulze - Executive Chairman & Co-founder, Kana TV
  • Guy Murray-Bruce - Vice President, Silverbird Group
  • Anthony Dara - Founder & Chief Executive, Network News 24
  • Moderator George Twumasi - CEO, ABN
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  • How is content getting commissioned and by who? Is crowdsourcing a viable option?
  • How are independent producers making money?
  • How are channels and operators supporting the development of African content?
  • Encouraging a profitable content industry across the value chain
15:55 - 16:35 40 mins
TV Connect Africa
New Ways of Making Money from Sports Content
  • Myke Mwai Mugo - Director: On-Air Content Marketing & Research, Media Division, StarTimes
  • Manuel Barroso - Co-Founder and Board Member, Link Group
  • Craig Kelly - CEO, AfricaXP
  • Ahmadou Bakayoko - Director General, RTI
  • Moderator Themba Ndlwana - MD, Sports Media Africa
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  • How are fans engaging with sports content in Africa?
  • Is it all about EPL and other major sporting leagues?
  • How can we be better using social platforms for new types of content?
  • The formula for e-sports in Africa
16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
TV Connect Africa
Chairman's Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
  • Biola Alabi - Managing Partner, Biola Alabi Media Limited
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11:40 - 11:45 5 mins
Connecting Africa
Chairman's Welcome
  • Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
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11:45 - 12:05 20 mins
Connecting Africa
The Power of Connectivity in Africa
  • Eva Andren - Vice President & Head of Managed Services - Market Area Middle East & Africa, Ericsson
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12:05 - 12:45 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Maximising the ROI of Broadband Deployment Across Africa
  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
  • David Venn - CEO, Spectranet
  • Jean-Philippe Gillet - Vice President and General Manager, Broadband, Intelsat
  • Oren Tepper - Vice President Sales - Africa, AMOS Spacecom
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  • Refarming spectrum away from 2G – strategies for economisation
  • Maximising 3G networks in markets with limited connectivity?
  • Successes and challenges of 4G deployment
  • New solutions/projects to boost broadband connectivity in rural and low income households 
  • Minimising the cost of data to connect lower income households
12:45 - 13:05 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Revolutionising the way the Internet is utilised in Africa
  • Yaron Tchwella - Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Global IP
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13:05 - 13:25 20 mins
Connecting Africa
How is Satellite Connectivity Evolving to Enable Africa’s Rural Communities to Participate in Africa’s Digital Economy?
  • Eran Shapiro - Director, Business and Technology Ventures, Amos-Spacecom
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13:25 - 13:45 20 mins
Connecting Africa
How is the Satellite Industry Adapting to Data Driven Markets in Africa?
  • Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
  • Johan Prinsloo - Industry Expert, Independent
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  • What is satellite’s niche in the BB market, increasingly serviced by various terrestrial technologies?
  • Expectations of satellites in terms of reliability and flexibility?
  • How is cellular going to interact with satellite? What will that mean to the carrier business?
14:05 - 15:00 55 mins
Connecting Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
15:00 - 15:40 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Enhancing Fibre Systems to Help Meet Traffic Demand in Africa
  • Juanita Clark - Chief Executive, FTTH Council Africa
  • Barnabas Ndyanabo Bwali - GM Network Projects, Airtel Tanzania
  • Robert Aouad - CEO, Isocel
  • Suren Govender - CEO, Fibered
  • Joseph Murithi - COO, Wananchi Telecom
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  • Are optical solutions right for Africa?
  • How to create differentiation in progressive competitive markets
  • Exploring the business case for investing in international submarine cables and fibre-optic backbone networks
  • Getting more down the pipe to increase uptime and productivity
  • Infrastructure projects creating fibre networks used for 3G / 4G backhaul
  • How are the latest wholesale fibre networks benefitting ISPs and mobile operators?
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Serving low ARPU rural areas with little or no infrastructure
  • Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
  • Babak Fouladi - Group CTIO, MTN
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16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Connecting Africa
Chairman's Closing Remarks
  • Dobek Pater - Managing Director, Africa Analysis
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12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
LTE Africa
Chair’s opening remarks
  • Thecla Mbongue - Senior Analyst, Middle East & Africa, Ovum
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12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
LTE Africa
Transforming Lives Through Connectivity: MNO services case study
  • Thibaud Rerolle - Chief Technology Officer, Safaricom
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12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
LTE Africa
VoWiFi Roaming: Discussing the key components
  • Chijoke Obuna - Head of Voice, Globacom
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  • Network architecture & call flow
  • The challenges: Quality, Security, hand-over and technicalities
  • Opportunities & threats for VoWiFi roaming
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
LTE Africa
Discussing the commerciality of LTE
  • Godfrey Efeurhobo - CEO, Smile Telecoms
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  • Growing against the tide of economy downtime
  • Highlighting the market pressures
  • What to expect in the next 6-12 months?
13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
LTE Africa
Migrating from a pay-tv operator to a 4GTv operator
  • Eugene Nyagahene - Chairman, TELE10 group
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  • Video business environment in Rwanda and EAC: overcrowded market: From traditional pay-tv and FTA ops through DTT and SAT to 3G and 4G video operators.
  • What content for which carrier? MTN v/s KT: opportunities and challenges.
  • Business model: how do we monetize our content?
  • End user experience
13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
LTE Africa
Lunch & Networking
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
LTE Africa
Monetize and Control the Insatiable Demand for Mobile High-Def Streaming
  • Dror Shlomo - VP Product, Flash Networks
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  • Infinite demand vs limited resources
  • 3-Dimensional value in LTE and 5G – Optimize, Secure, Engage
  • Smart optimization as enabler for Monetizing the high-def video streaming
  • More revenues with new generation use cases
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
LTE Africa
Telco “Workforce Transformation”; 5G and beyond
  • Eric Jacobson - Global L&D Specialist, MTN Group
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  • 5G Migration strategies
  • Current workforce readiness
  • Key challenges & possible solutions
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
LTE Africa
Drivers of Customer Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Stephen Sale - Principal Analyst , Analysys Mason
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15:30 - 16:30 60 mins
LTE Africa
Interactive Roundtable discussions
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Join the debate on the hottest topics discussing challenges & opportunities along with defining future strategies and sharing best practises with peers! 

Topics: 

  • Network Security - how to safely future proof your networks
  • Capitalising on current services and looking ahead for new monetisation opportunities
  • What applications and services will be enabled or improved by 5G?
  • E2e solutions, embedded communications and other revenue models
  • Navigating Telco's digital transformation in Africa
16:30 - 16:40 10 mins
LTE Africa
End of Session Coffee Break & Speed Networking
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  • Examining trends in service subscriptions and demands
  • Leveraging new and existing LTE services
  • What applications and services will be enabled or improved by 5G?
  • E2e solutions, embedded communications and other revenue models
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Innovation Stage
Innovation Stage opens
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Innovation Stage
Discover a new way of gaining NextGen insights thanks to Ovum Forecaster
  • Matt Pougher - Director of Business Development, Ovum
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12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Innovation Stage
The future impact of AI in cybercrime
  • Eleanor Weaver - Commercial Director, Darktrace
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13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
Innovation Stage
Streaming is the new broadcasting
  • Geof Todd - VP Sales, Quiptel.com
more
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
Innovation Stage
New possibilities for Broadcasters and DTT/DTH operators with Android based OTT platform
  • Marko Hiti - Technical Sales Director, UniqCast
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13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Innovation Stage
Case study: Arris
14:00 - 14:05 5 mins
Innovation Stage
Close of Innovation Stage
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Big Data
Chairman's Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Megan Yates - Chief Scientist, Ixio Analytics
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12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Big Data
Privacy Marketing: Building Customer Trust in the Digital Age
  • Wilfried Yver - OMEA Big Data Leader, Orange
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  • Challenges of having (almost) your whole life in the Clouds
  • When the regulation is getting tougher…you can’t ignore it anymore
  • Above and beyond regulation why should you care customer data protection?
  • Shaping a Privacy marketing framework: Some positive initiatives
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Big Data
Transforming Customer Experience – Shifting Gears
  • Akshay Grover - Chief Growth Officer, ISON Technologies
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  • Key challenges for B2C organizations
  • Incremental vs Transformative – key implications
  • Role of AI, Analytics and Robotics – implications for organizations
  • Sample case studies – different approaches
12:50 - 13:40 50 mins
Big Data
How Data is Enhancing Customer Experience Management
  • Pieter Vorster - Chief Data Officer, Barclays Africa
  • Paul Berriman - Group Chief Technology Officer, PCCW-HKT
  • Amit Sanyal - Executive Head, Consumer Value Solutions., Mahindra Comviva
  • Wilfried Yver - OMEA Big Data Leader, Orange
  • Srivastava Cauverypakkam Murali - Technologist, Torry Harris Business Solutions
  • Suren Govender - CEO, Fibered
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  • Enhancing the reliability and quality of service to reduce churn
  • Tackling bad customer experiences head on to improve net promote score
  • Using data in feedback to improve platform
  • Become more relevant in people’s lives and as part of their day
13:40 - 14:40 60 mins
Big Data
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Big Data
Interplay Between Analytics and Virtualisation
  • Auralia Edwards - Presales Manager, Qlik
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  • Role of analytics to get to full virtualisation
  • What operational intelligence do you have to put into your system?
  • New technology methodology: The future of monetisable AI, bots and chat channels
  • The impact of fibre roll out: More data requiring increased agility
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Big Data
APIs - The foundation stone for new revenue channels
  • Sukesh Soman - Technologist, Torry Harris Business Solutions
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  • APIs and Digital Transformation
  • Defining new revenue models for your business
  • Business growth via empowerment and synergy in the African market
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Big Data
How Can Global Tech Companies Operate in a Daily African Context?
  • Gillian Ezra - Head of African Operations, Deezer
  • Jonathan Ayeche - General Manager, Uber
  • Megan Yates - Chief Scientist, Ixio Analytics
  • Raven Naidoo - Consultant, Radian Consulting
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  • Integrating products and services into local markets
  • Effectively working with African start ups
  • Enterprise partnerships with MNOs: How can we encourage people to use online services?
  • Responsible best practice for data sharing
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Big Data
Chairman’s Closing Remarks
  • Megan Yates - Chief Scientist, Ixio Analytics
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12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Powering Telecoms
Welcome and introduction
  • Adedoyin Adeola, Independent Towerco Expert
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12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Powering Telecoms
Future proofing the towerco business model
  • Alex Leigh - Group Chief Commercial Officer, Helios Towers Africa
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  • The role for towercos in fibre and its impact on valuations
  • How to develop a successful operator-led towerco
  • What will towerco consolidation and ownership in sub-Saharan Africa look like?
  • Converged infracos in the 5G world: data centres, fibre, small cells and towers
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Powering Telecoms
Cost efficient energy management
  • Adedoyin Adeola, Independent Towerco Expert
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  • Solar: Finding a business case and considering alternatives
  • How energy requirements will change with LTE and 5G deployment
  • What can be done to prolong generator lifespan?
  • What savings are new solutions bringing to the field?
12:50 - 13:30 40 mins
Powering Telecoms
How will future networks impact the towerco model?
  • Adedoyin Adeola, Independent Towerco Expert
  • Nathan Foster - Founder & CEO, Atlas Tower
  • Alisa Amupolo - CEO, Powercom
  • Avril Van Der Rheede - Managing Director, Eagle Towers
  • Wessel Wessels - Group COO, Distributed Power Africa
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  • How changing antennas will impact space planning on towers
  • Models for cost effective rural coverage
  • How will the requirement for tower services and space change?
  • Best practice in improving operational efficiency and enhancing network quality
  • How can we reduce OPEX without compromising on customer experience?
13:30 - 15:00 90 mins
Powering Telecoms
Lunch
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Powering Telecoms
Enabling Telcos through innovative Alternative Energy Offerings
  • Wessel Wessels - Group COO, Distributed Power Africa
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  • Making it a “Zero Risk, Zero Investment” decision
  • Delivering end-to-end solutions from design to operations
  • Innovative financial models for Towers, Switches, Data Centres and Official buildings
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Powering Telecoms
Implementing sustainable rural electrification
  • Ashley Grealish - Senior Engineering Manager, BBOXX
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  • Selecting the right technologies for the local situation
  • How to make IoT and ‘Big Data’ work in a rural context
  • Developing business processes to allow sustainable replication
  • Deliver social benefits and generate wealth for the community
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Powering Telecoms
Close of Powering Telecoms
15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
Technology Arena Happy Hour
Technology Arena Happy Hour - enjoy a drink on us at the AfricaCom 20/20 bar
16:30 - 18:00 90 mins
Conference Delegate Networking Reception
Conference Delegate Networking Reception
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This special networking reception in the AHUB in the Technology Arena is exclusively for conference delegates and speakers. Come along to chat with your peers and get to know people attending and speaking in all of our conference tracks.