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09:20 09:30 (10 mins)

Visions for Africa Keynotes

Welcome

09:30 09:50 (20 mins)

Visions for Africa Keynotes

Connecting the next billion

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

  • 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 11:10 (40 mins)

Visions for Africa Keynotes

Amplifying the impact of ICT4D

  • How can ICT accelerate socio-economic development?
  • Harnessing the transformative potential of digital connectivity
  • 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?

11:10 11:20 (10 mins)

Visions for Africa Keynotes

Close of Visions for Africa Keynotes day two

11:00 11:10 (10 mins)

AHUB

Welcome to day two

11:10 11:30 (20 mins)

AHUB

The art of start-up fundraising in the African tech space

11:30 11:50 (20 mins)

AHUB

Developing a disruptive mentality

  • What are the key characteristics of a disruptive mentality?
  • What separates the dreamers from the doers?
  • Ideation and the transition to scalable solution

11:50 12:20 (30 mins)

AHUB

Getting to grips with the mindset of tech investors in Africa

  • 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 12:50 (30 mins)

AHUB

Investing in African tech start-ups: is there a formula for success?

  • What tech innovations are shaking up the market?
  • What vertical markets will digital transformation impact next?
  • Why invest? Where to invest? How to invest?
  • Balancing social impact and financial return
  • How should start-ups engage potential investors?

12:50 14:00 (70 mins)

AHUB

Lunch break

14:00 15:00 (60 mins)

AHUB

Mobile Tech Bootcamp

15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

AHUB

Sector snapshot: The potential of e-learning to transform education systems across Africa

15:20 15:40 (20 mins)

AHUB

Sector snapshot: Clean Energy opportunity spotlight

15:40 16:00 (20 mins)

AHUB

Entering the big league: transitioning from start-up to scale-up and beyond

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

AHUB

Feedback from the frontline: female entrepreneurs share battlefield stories about launching and scaling up tech start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Highs, lows, lessons learnt and practical advice to fellow entrepreneurs
  • What are the key traits of a successful entrepreneur?
  • Perfecting the art of failure
  • Connecting more female entrepreneurs to market

16:30 16:40 (10 mins)

AHUB

Close of AHUB stage

12:00 12:10 (10 mins)

Connecting Africa

Chairman's Welcome

  • Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis

12:10 13:00 (50 mins)

Connecting Africa

Maximising the ROI of Broadband Deployment Across Africa

  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis

13:00 13:50 (50 mins)

Connecting Africa

How is the Satellite Industry Adapting to Data Driven Markets in Africa?

13:50 14:10 (20 mins)

Connecting Africa

Is VSAT Poised to Challenge or Complement Terrestrial?

14:10 15:10 (60 mins)

Connecting Africa

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

15:10 16:00 (50 mins)

Connecting Africa

Enhancing Fibre Systems to Help Meet Traffic Demand in Africa

16:00 16:20 (20 mins)

Connecting Africa

Exploring the Growing Importance of Data Centres in Connecting Africa

16:20 16:25 (5 mins)

Connecting Africa

Chairman's Closing Remarks

12:00 12:10 (10 mins)

TV Connect Africa

Chairman's Welcome

12:10 13:00 (50 mins)

TV Connect Africa

Developing a Content Monetisation Platform for Different Regions in Africa

  • Harish Goyal - CEO Africa, Zee TV

13:00 13:50 (50 mins)

TV Connect Africa

Understanding Content Consumption Patterns to Grow Revenues

13:50 14:50 (60 mins)

TV Connect Africa

Lunchtime Masterclass - Invitation only

13:50 14:50 (60 mins)

TV Connect Africa

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:50 15:40 (50 mins)

TV Connect Africa

Where is the Money? Commissioning Content in Africa

15:40 15:45 (5 mins)

TV Connect Africa

Chairman's Closing Remarks & End of Day 2