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Nov 13
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Welcome
09:10 - 09:45 35 mins
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AfricaCom Headliners
Building a framework for Africa to take its place in Industry 4.0
  • Dr. Keabetswe Modimoeng - Chairperson, ICASA
  • Catalysing innovation driven entrepreneurship
  • Creating an environment more conducive to investment and innovation
  • Communications and Advocacy as vital tools towards innovation
  • How can the mobilization of resources impact business results?
09:45 - 10:05 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Digitalisation in Africa to generate economic growth across the continent
10:05 - 10:40 35 mins
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AfricaCom Headliners
Using emerging technologies to support a vibrant and secure digital economy
  • Isabel dos Santos - Chair, UNITEL
  • How can we maximise the transformative impact of innovative technologies on lives and businesses in Africa?
  • Seeing short-term practical benefits from new technology rollouts
  • How can we effectively scale these technologies to solve society’s challenges?
  • What are the key barriers to increased technology adoption? Who is best placed to overcome them?
10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
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AfricaCom Headliners
Leveraging digital and human capital capabilities to enable business success
  • Calvo Mawela - CEO, MultiChoice Group
10:55 - 11:00 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Welcome and Introduction
11:00 - 11:40 40 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
Media Freedom in an increasingly connected society
  • Challenges of implementing freedom of the press
  • Managing fake news across digital platforms
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
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Fintech Africa
Fintech – looking beyond the payments solution
  • Hanlie Smuts - Associate Professor, University of Pretoria, University of Pretoria
  • Edutech – bringing digital learning to connected and unconnected classrooms
  • Agritech - offering unique and innovative sustainable solutions
  • mHealth – disrupting healthcare delivery to expand reach and affordability
11:20 - 12:00 40 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Fintech as the digital transformation accelerator
  • Dominique Collett - Senior Investment Executive, RMI Holdings and Head of AlphaCode
  • Ed Higenbottam - CEO, Verdant Capital
  • Johan Bosini - Partner, Quona Capital Management
  • Driving Innovation, Disruption and Change
  • Desiring tech enabled change
  • Enabling fast, cheap and friendly payments
  • Talent, Policy and demand driving fintech advances




11:20 - 11:30 10 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Stage opens
11:20 - 11:30 10 mins
AHUB
Stage opens
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
The future of work: addressing Africa’s digital skills deficit as the Fourth Industrial Revolution approaches
  • Hon. Michael Onyango - Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce, Ministry of ICT, Kenya
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AHUB
When David and Goliath collaborate: making start-up and corporate partnerships work
  • Herman Singh - CEO, Future Advisory
11:40 - 11:45 5 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Close of AfricaCom Headliners day two
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Translating digital transformation into economic growth and prosperity
  • Isabel dos Santos - Chair, UNITEL
11:50 - 12:00 10 mins
5G Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
11:50 - 12:00 10 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Chairperson's opening remarks
11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
AHUB
Developing a blueprint for successful start-up and corporate partnerships
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Africa – An Incubator for Innovation improving financial inclusion
  • Michal Szymanski - CEO, Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub
  • Clive Butkow - CEO, Kalon Venture Partners
  • Ian Merrington - CEO, Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative
  • Increasing the regional fintech hubs
  • Expanding the venture capital and angel investor network
  • Fuelling the accelerator and incubator ecosystem




12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Africa’s first 5G launch by Rain
  • Rain’s infrastructure approach that keeps 5G costs low
  • Reviewing the mobile products and plans
  • Rain’s aggressive densification plans
  • Learnings from the technology journey to the 5G launch
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Danson Njue - Research Analyst, Ovum
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
From 0 to 1: where to start your AI journey
  • Buy or build – key factors to keep in mind when deciding to outsource
  • Hire or train – making sure your employees are equipped to handle new tech implementation
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chairperson's opening remarks
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Chair’s opening remarks
12:00 - 15:00 180 mins
Mission Critical Technologies: Africa
Meet the South African Police Service (SAPS): Boardroom Discussion
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Accelerating business transformation to strengthen African economies
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Operator: How to drive the demand-side to better enable rural connectivity in Africa
  • Selorm Adadevoh - CEO, MTN Ghana
12:10 - 13:00 50 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion - Improving mining safety and retaining competitive advantage: utilising IoT to power Africa's largest industry
  • Herman Hendriks - Digital Value Chain Lead, Exxaro Resources
  • Ralph Rossouw - Managing Director and West Africa Head, Vedanta Resources (Fujairah Gold)
  • Blessings Ramoba - Board Member, President and CEO, Mining Forum of South Africa
  • Explore how the Internet of Things is transforming dangerous mining environments with tracking tech for improved safety and productivity
  • Harnessing the power of IoT to continue to be an internationally competitive global mining presence
  • Determine how the major players are harnessing drones to scan environments and discover new minerals, placing Africa at the forefront of global mining competition
  • A look at the innovative technologies such as autonomous vehicles, conveyer belts and predictive maintenance of machinery which are disrupting the industry with optimised costs and efficiencies
12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
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Video Exchange Africa
Building a digital video economy in Africa
  • Moving from a basic internet economy to a digital video economy
  • Impact on the social economy
  • Delivering video services to underserved areas
  • Tackling the affordable data conundrum
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Presentation by Tieto
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
AHUB
Innovation launchpads: The value of tech hubs
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Technology is fundamentally re-shaping the way we do business: What should enterprise leaders expect in 2 years, 5 years, 10 years and 20 years, and how should they respond?
  • Seaparo Phala - CIO, Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa
  • Emerging technology trends
  • Aligning vision and strategy with technology investments
  • Digital transformation: internal optimisation or enhancing customers’ experience?
  • Assessing readiness for commercial implementation at scale
  • Developing a technology roadmap that’s right for your organisation
  • Creating a corporate culture that supports innovation and entrepreneurship
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Operator: How to support future network requirements in rural Africa with tower infrastructure
  • Kash Pandya - Group CEO, Helios Towers
  • Why physical tower infrastructure is the best option to meets today’s rural coverage demands
  • How to optimise CapEx and ensure profitability in remote regions
  • Maximising coverage and minimising OpEx to optimise profitability and service
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
TPP keynote: topic to be confirmed
  • Frank Hester OBE - Founder and CEO, TPP
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
The Bankable Farmer
  • Innovating for impact
  • Connecting traditional banking sector with small commercial farmers
  • Capturing ambient data and analysing situations



12:40 - 13:10 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel: Regulators unlocking 5G innovation
  • Dr Albert Lysko - Principal Researcher: NGEI, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Chair: IEEE R8 (EMEA) Chapters Coordination, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Samuel Nkrumah - Manager, Transport Network Planning, AirtelTigo Ghana
  • Moderator Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
  • Addressing the spectrum needs of 5G
  • Global frequency planning best practice
  • Key takeaways and learning from WRC-19
  • Can dynamic spectrum accelerate innovation in 5G?
12:40 - 13:25 45 mins
Info
Video Exchange Africa
Survival of the fittest
  • How are traditional media companies sharpening their digital focus?
  • Does AVOD have a place in Africa?
  • Can freemium business models and premium content co-exist?
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
AHUB
Case study: Supporting Cameroon’s tech start-up ecosystem
12:45 - 13:00 15 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Technology: Bringing numerous communities online and quickly with fully operating constellations

Session Reserved for Satellite Provider

12:50 - 13:30 40 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Panel Discussion: What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for Africa?
  • Baratang Miya - Founder and CEO, GirlHype
  • Irene Kiwia - Founder and CEO, Twaa
  • Niclas Ekdahl - CEO, Connected Video, MultiChoice
  • Graeme Cumming - Head - CV Product Development, MultiChoice
  • John Kamara - Director, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa
  • Looking at how AI and other emerging technologies are changing the way businesses operate, from start-ups to multinationals
  • Africa in 2025 – what will the AI market look like?


Moderated by MultiChoice

13:00 - 15:00 120 mins
Fintech Africa
Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
13:00 - 13:05 5 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Lunch break
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Reaping the rewards of digitisation in Africa’s agricultural sector for improved productivity, as well as sustainable and inclusive economic growth
  • Brenda Apio Oca - Global IT Business Relationship Manager, Agricultural Supply Chain, Cargill
  • Innovation in agriculture - the key to unleashing Africa's agricultural potential 
  • African AgriTech: the solutions lie within us 
  • Making IoT devices accessible and affordable for the rural emerging farmer to improve economic productivity 
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AHUB
Lunch break
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Industry Outlook I What’s on the agenda for the wholesale market?

Rate of change in the wholesale market means that key stakeholders are experiencing new price pressures, strong competition threats and new customer demands to offer a more agile service. In this presentation, we get an overview of the global trends and potential growth opportunities within the African market.

  • A regional picture of the African continent
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution – what are the realistic opportunities from new technology rollouts?
  • To what extent will the wholesale market need to be flexible to new trends and partnerships?
13:05 - 13:25 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
The critical importance of improving enterprise security credentials when moving to cloud and mobile-first strategies
  • Dr. Kiru Pillay - Chief Director: Cybersecurity Operations, DTPS, Government of South Africa
13:10 - 13:40 30 mins
5G Africa
Networking & refreshment break
13:10 - 13:40 30 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Policy: To what extent will TV white space technology transform rural connectivity in Africa
  • Paul Colmer - Executive Management Committee, Wireless Access Providers' Association
  • A regulatory framework that promotes network rollouts and operator-ROI
  • Overcoming the challenges of allocation to facilitate network-access rather than limit
  • Maximising the potential of networks over long distances with unused TV frequencies
13:20 - 14:20 60 mins
IoT World Africa
Lunch and informal networking
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
The Policy Environment I Impact of new directives on the wholesale market

With policies on open access structures coming into play, this presentation will consider the impact of regulation and policy making on the nature of the market, impact on stakeholder dynamics and what this will mean for infrastructure-based regulation enforcement.

  • What is clear cut? What are the grey areas between network sharing?
  • The chicken or the egg – ensuring policy is in line with wholesale market trends spanning outside of voice-based communication
  • Optimising existing infrastructure through regulation whilst retaining price competitiveness
13:25 - 13:45 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
The realities of a data breach: the do’s, the don’ts, and lessons learnt
  • Henry Denner - Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
13:25 - 13:45 20 mins
Info
Video Exchange Africa
A paradigm shift for monetising content?
  • How can we take advantage of binge viewing habits?
  • Can we monetise premium TV content online?
  • A shift in thinking away from non-linear environments
13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Morocco’s 5G trial experience
  • Fadoua Laroussi - Program and Planning Director, Inwi
  • Reviewing the Moroccan operators’ pre-commercial 5G pilots
  • In which applications does 5G monetisation opportunity lie for Morocco?
  • What the challenges on the path to 5G for Morocco?
13:40 - 14:20 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:25 45 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Project Outlook I Mapping key wholesale stakeholder developments
  • Steve Briggs - Chief Commercial Officer, Seacom

This session will provide an overview on some of the strategies & partnerships behind wholesale collaboration, submarine & satellite projects. 

  • Network sharing – what is the business positioning?
  • Submarine cables – is there truly a global interconnect with a positive outcome for the African region?
  • Satellite partnerships – viewing satellites as alliances rather than threats to the wholesale market
13:45 - 14:10 25 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Cyber security and data privacy: Don’t let rapid digital transformation and technology adoption become a double-edged sword!
  • Modibedi Oliphant - Group Chief Information & Digital Officer, Prostar Paints South Africa
  • Seaparo Phala - CIO, Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa
  • Henry Denner - Information Technology Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency
  • Anticipate, adapt and overcome: Exploring the future of cyber risk in an increasingly connected world
  • Countering the threat: Technologies, processes and people
  • Building robust and secure digital infrastructure for your enterprise
  • Protecting sensitive information and data assets
  • Building trust in Africa’s digital economy
13:45 - 15:00 75 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
Experiences from various measurements by implementing 5G networks
  • Michal Majewski - Director International Benchmarking, Systemics Group
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
AHUB
Views from the frontline: Founder feedback and insights
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Blockchain disrupting African banking
  • Mandla Magagul - Blockchain Consultant, Rand Merchant Bank
14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel: What are the required 5G technologies and implementation timelines?
  • Moderator Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
  • Pramod Chinchansure - Senior Manager, NgNOC Operation Transformation, Safaricom
  • Mark Charman - VP for Middle East and Africa, Mavenir
  • Moving your network to the edge
  • What are the essential ingredients of a successful 5G business case
  • Strategies to minimise the impact of 5G on CAPEX/OPEX
  • Dealing with the real estate costs
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Technology: Providing low-cost rural communications coverage with mobile networks

Session Reserved for Mobile Network Provider

14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion - Leapfrogging industries into a digital landscape: prove ROI and ensure investment in the Internet of Things
  • Phathizwe Malinga - Managing Director, SqwidNet
  • A look at the actual, practical value of IoT: recognise what’s in it for you and which model fits best with your business
  • Which industries should Africa be focused on leapfrogging, and how can you gain the support of unions who are concerned about increased unemployment?
  • Preparing for the aftermath: turning investment into real change once it has been achieved 
14:25 - 15:05 40 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
New Business Models I Identifying and integrating new strategies in the whole market

With incumbent providers having a large stake of the market and the variety of new players ready to take advantage of new opportunities, this session will bring together some of those stakeholders to discuss how the industry will collaborate and establish a new normal of the wholesale business model.

  • The true business cost of declining margins and greater price pressures
  • Is infrastructure build solving the need of greater rural customer coverage?
  • Identifying what an ideal built-for-purpose partnership looks like, serving end-to-end wholesale demand
  • Demands from customer behaviour around devices and gadgets
14:30 - 14:55 25 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Blockchain in finance: How are financial institutions and regulators responding to the blockchain paradigm shift?
  • Nyankomo Marwa - Senior Lecturer in Econometrics and Development Finance, University of Stellenbosch Business School & Director of Policy Research and Planning, Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank
  • Mandla Magagul - Blockchain Consultant, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Understanding and harnessing the benefits of blockchain-based technology
  • Blockchain in finance in practice: drawing insights from real use cases
  • Uncharted territory: Striking the appropriate balance between distributed ledger technology innovation and financial regulation
  • Using blockchain to help bank the unbanked
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Expanding female tech entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Why female entrepreneurs are necessary for African economies
  • How AI is offering new opportunities for women to scale up from one-woman enterprises and join the digital economy
  • Supporting tech education for girls through training, coding workshops and more
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
AHUB
Exploring start-up and MNO partnership opportunities
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Technology: Panel Discussion - Overcoming the affordability, accessibility and relevance challenges of connectivity
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
5G Africa
On-stage interview: Econet Zimbabwe’s 5G market expectations
  • Interviewer Matthew Reed - Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa , Ovum
  • Interviewee Navdeep Kapur - Chief Commercial Officer, Econet Zimbabwe
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Cybersecurity 101: how to protect your company
  • Recognizing the risk and prevalence of enterprise-focused cyberattacks and how to best mitigate them
  • Understanding the potential of AI solutions to help with threat detection and response
14:55 - 15:00 5 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Future of Work @ AfricaTech - Chairs Welcome & Introduction
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
How innovation in solving socio and infrastructural challenges
  • Snehar Shah - General Manager, Azuri
  • Antony Esyalai - Marketing Director, Home Care, Unilever East Africa

 Pay as you go solar bridging the infrastructure gape

Off grid solutions providing a gateway to the digital economy

15:00 - 15:15 15 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Maximising the Potential of Africa’s People

- Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s youngest region & by 2030, the continent’s working-age population is set to increase by two-thirds presenting great opportunity, but also great risk in the wake of AI & automation
-  Identifying growth areas for Africa & the roles and skills needed to support them
- Quantifying the need: improving data collection to obtain reliable information on jobs and skills
- Stemming the Rise of Vulnerable Employment
- The role of connectivity & infrastructure in unlocking Africa’s potential

15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Finance: Implementing creative CapEx and OpEx business models for satellite communication in rural Africa

Session Reserved for Satellite Provider

15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Does it live up to the hype? Understanding IoT's role in Industry 4.0 and manufacturing
  • Theven Naicker - Head of ISIT, Scania
  • Dive into the Industry 4.0 takeover and get a grasp on how IoT is elevating the manufacturing value chain
  • Understanding the disruption which comes from industry 4.0 enablement and how you can capitalise on it
  • A look at the advantages which come from building smart factories and applying IoT in manufacturing
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Business use case of partnerships in practice
15:00 - 16:20 80 mins
AHUB
Start-up showcase 2
15:05 - 15:20 15 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Partner Presentation
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
5G RAN Evolution
  • Evolving your network at cost
  • How can c-RAN help achieve the 5G vision?
  • Creating a flexible infrastructure that supports the increasingly heterogenous RANs
  • Who is standalone 5G NR really for?
  • 5G RAN optimisation best practice
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Boosting customer engagement with predictive marketing tools
  • How personalization tools can deliver a superior experience to new customers as well as boosting retention rates
  • Using sentiment analytics to identify unique strengths and areas for growth 
15:15 - 15:35 20 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Closing the Skills Gap: Preparing for an Uncertain Future

- What are the essential elements of digital literacy for the modern workforce?
- Strategic workforce planning for the future without clarity on the expertise needed for roles of the future
- Anticipating automation & amplifying (not replacing!) human intuition with AI
- The importance of creating a talent pipeline for the organisation through reskilling
- Who is responsible for the skills reboot? How much is up to the employer vs worker?
- What is the role of policy and regulation in preparing workers and businesses?

15:20 - 16:30 70 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
FINTECH LIVE SHOWCASE
  • Dominique Collett - Senior Investment Executive, RMI Holdings and Head of AlphaCode
  • Clive Butkow - CEO, Kalon Venture Partners

Meeting the fintech deal makers and your chance to shine

15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Connecting Africa
Policy: Driving policy and regulatory reform across Africa to ensure affordable internet access for all
  • Onica Makwakwa - Head of Africa, A4AI Web Foundation
15:20 - 15:50 30 mins
IoT World Africa
Refreshment break with informal networking
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Afternoon Refreshment Break & Networking
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
5G Customer on-stage interview

Hear from one of the first 5G enterprise customers in Africa on their experience gearing up for and using the technology, a year after the launch of the service in Lesotho.

15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
How machine learning is taking air travel to new heights

Looking at ways to minimize delays with predictive modelling

15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Info
Video Exchange Africa
Playing to win in sports media
  • Bringing fans closer to the game through live experiences
  • Packaging VoD services and highlights packages
  • Developing a holistic approach to growing revenues
  • Multi-platform fan engagement
15:35 - 15:55 20 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Creating a Culture of Lifelong Learning

- Education and reskilling are key to Africa harnessing it’s human potential, but how to ensure effective lifelong learning
- Levers for creating stronger education systems: Education resources from early childhood to later life
- Providing robust technical and vocational education and training accessible to all
- Shifting the perception of qualifications & what ‘good’ looks like
- Multi-stakeholder approach – schools, universities, employers, policy makers & individuals all have a part to play in shaping Africas learning capability

15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Technology: Increasing throughput, reducing costs and minimising complexity with HTS

Session Reserved for Satellite Provider

15:40 - 15:55 15 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Content Is King I The drive towards resilient connections to deliver on customer expectations

In this presentation, we look at a project that is combining the wholesale market with new demands on how content is distributed across different platforms and operating conditions.

  • Securing the connection between content, data centre and end customer
  • Effective outsourcing between content providers and operators
  • What are the quick wins on the wholesale side? What investment is going to deliver the right opportunities?
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
Info
5G Africa
The private-5G opportunity
  • What does the increased demand for private networks mean for telcos’ business?
  • How will private networks and NB IoT be deployed to ensure high levels of security
  • Ensuring the high security and reliability of networks
  • What are the investment models?
  • Will private networks give a stronger play for vertical markets?
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Better, faster, cheaper: streamlining investment decisions with RPA
  • Utilizing Machine Learning to tap into non-traditional information sources as a way of informing risk management strategies
  • Implementing AI solutions to reduce regulatory complexity and allow employees to focus on high value-adding activities
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Harnessing the power of big data and analytics for impressive IoT strategies
  • Rudi Strydom - Head of IT Operations, Technology and Architecture, Imperial Logistics
  • Tangibly using the data brought by IoT to make real, value-added change which boosts efficiencies
  • Utilising data to minimise safety hazards in dangerous environments and industries
  • Discover how to pull data from the edge to enable quick business decisions and minimised latency issues
15:55 - 16:15 20 mins
Info
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Balancing Business Objectives and Behavioural Objectives

- Achieving the crucial balance of implementing workforce initiatives and improvements while still maintaining business KPIs

- Budgeting for the workplace experience
- Accelerating Innovation with Organisational Agility
- Client vs employee satisfaction – are they mutually exclusive?
- Leveraging common employee goals to sync with business needs
- Overcoming issues of generational conflict 

15:55 - 16:35 40 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Switching Up The Portfolio I Diversifying the carrier services in line with customer demand

With digital transformation presenting a new norm of customer expectations, the wholesale market must identify, invest and integrated value-added services to increase market share and potential new sources of revenue. What are these routes to market? Who is involved? Will they deliver sizeable returns?

  • Identifying viable new customer segments
  • Switching up the chain – working with system integrators to create new stakeholder relationships with enterprise businesses
  • Offering adjacent services and platforms to engage in different markets
  • Rate of change – retaining a flexible network service which is agile and responsive to new services
16:10 - 16:40 30 mins
Info
5G Africa
Panel: Upskilling and reskilling for 5G
  • Ensuring the workforce has the skills needed to deploy and maintain 5G networks and equipment
  • What are the skills challenges affecting the engineering workforce?
  • How are governments ensuring that skill shortages are tackled?
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
Exploring the key opportunities to enhance your manufacturing workflow with AI

Asset malfunction prediction as a way of reducing unnecessary machine downtime

16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Tracking cargo with IoT sensors for optimised logistics and supply chain approaches
  • Candy Botha - Regional Marketing Manager - South African Region, Bolloré Logistics
  • Enhancing procedures using IoT enabled solutions for monitoring people, goods, and vehicles to minimise product losses and theft
  • Are there any affordable IoT solutions which will encourage implementation and cut costs?
  • A closer look at AI tools which are available to track drivers and improve safety on the roads
16:15 - 16:35 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Digital HR – Tools to Engage Tomorrows Workforce
16:15 - 16:35 20 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Does OTT make sense for smaller broadcasters and media organisations?
16:20 - 16:30 10 mins
AHUB
Close of AHUB day two
16:30 - 16:35 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Close of Day 2
16:30 - 16:40 10 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Close of AI Summit Cape Town Day 2
16:30 - 16:40 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Close of IoT World Africa Day 2
16:35 - 16:40 5 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Closing Remarks from the Chair
16:35 - 16:40 5 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
16:35 - 16:50 15 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Partner Presentation
16:40 - 16:45 5 mins
5G Africa
Close of 5G Africa 2019 conference
16:50 - 17:30 40 mins
Info
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Working Together I Addressing the connectivity and collaboration challenges ahead

In this closing session, we discuss some of the physical challenges and potential opportunities of fostering a new working dynamic between operators to deliver a truly synergetic wholesale service across Africa.

  • Steps to bridge the gap between fibre, wireless and satellite for a seamless connection
  • Installing landing stations and supporting physical infrastructure to support rural coverage and capacity demands
  • How are multi and transnational operators supporting smaller to mid-sized players?
17:30 - 17:45 15 mins
Wholesale Telecoms Africa
Chair's Closing Remarks