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Visions for Africa Keynotes - Digital connectivity as an engine for economic development and social empowerment
Driving digital inclusion: who is excluded and how do we connect them?
Enterprise ICT Africa
AfricaCom 20/20 - VR/AR, 3D Printing, Drones and robotics, Africa’s sharing economy, Mobile Apps
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.
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?
AHUB - Unleashing the power of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem
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.
IoT Africa - Unlocking the power of real IOT in Africa
SDN & NFV Conference - Obstacles preventing SDN & NFV adoption
Mobile Finance & Commerce - FinTech Forum
TV Connect Africa
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.
Join the debate on the hottest topics discussing challenges & opportunities along with defining future strategies and sharing best practises with peers!
Innovation Stage (show floor)
Powering Telecoms - Future proofing the towerco business model (Connectivity Stage)
Technology Arena Happy Hour (at AfricaCom 20/20)
Conference Delegate Networking Reception (in the AHUB)
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.