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Nov 15
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09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Welcome
  • Chair Abe Wakama - Managing Director, IT News Africa & African Innovator Magazine
09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
How is blockchain technology disrupting Africa?
  • Moderator Lorien Gamaroff - CEO, Bankymoon
  • Tanya Knowles - Managing Executive, Strate Ltd
  • Monica Singer - Creator of Opportunities, ConsenSys
  • Dr. Bitange Ndemo - Chairman of the Blockchain and Artificial intelligence Taskforce, Government of Kenya
  • Kreaan Singh - Partner, Blockstarters
  • Why is Africa an ideal launch pad for blockchain technology?
  • How will blockchain transform and elevate Sub-Saharan African economies?
  • Use cases: how will blockchain shape the world around you?
  • Addressing blockchain adoption and implementation challenges
  • Staying ahead of the game: exploring the strategic implications of blockchain for African enterprises
10:20 - 10:40 20 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
ICT challenges: Africa's opportunity
  • Terry Waghorn - Founder and CEO, Katerva
  • Ben Wielgus - Head of Sustainability, Informa
10:40 - 11:20 40 mins
Info
AfricaCom Headliners
Big brands and tech start-ups: developing a blueprint for win-win collaboration and partnerships in Africa
  • Abdou Karim Mbengue - Director of Corporate Communication and External Relations, Sonatel
  • Mr Herman Singh - Executive for Innovation Strategy, MTN
  • Abe Wakama - Managing Director, IT News Africa & African Innovator Magazine
  • Moderator Ian Merrington - CEO, The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi)
  • Sharron McPherson - Co-Founder, The Centre for Disruptive Technologies & women in Infrastructure Development and Energy Consortium
  • Maurice Otieno - General Manager, Africa, Mettā
  • How can large corporates help to stimulate Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem?
  • What’s in it for who?
  • Exploring the key elements of successful partnerships
  • How should start-ups engage potential corporate investors?
  • Providing tools and resources to help start-ups to scale up
10:50 - 11:00 10 mins
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Welcome and Introduction
  • Kwame Campos - Associate Research Analyst, S&P Global Market Intelligence
10:55 - 11:00 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Welcome and Introduction
  • Raj Wanniappa - Founder and CEO, Future Horizon Technologies
11:00 - 11:10 10 mins
AHUB
Welcome to day three
  • Paula Gilbert - Telecoms Editor, ITWeb
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Crypto and Blockchain as a global phenomenon with massive social, political and economic impact
  • Farzam Ehsani - CEO and Co-founder, VALR.com

"The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens"

Money as a social, political and economic tool

Social and political structures tested by this new technology

The transition from one world paradigm to another




11:00 - 11:40 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Ensuring that quality content is getting commissioned in Africa
  • Duncan Irvine - Founder & CEO, Rapid Blue
  • Dantagos Jimmy-Melani - Founder & Managing Director, Ndapunikwa Investments Management
  • Moderator Gordon Greaves - Television Scriptwriter and Consultant Producer, TVPC Media
  • Nadine Samra - VP digital business Middle East and Africa, Zee Entertainment
  • Who is financing the commissioning of local content? Is crowdsourcing a viable option?
  • How are independent producers making money?
  • How are channels and operators supporting the development of African content?
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
AHUB
Monetization solutions for publishers and developers
  • Fouad Howayek - Publisher Solutions Manager, Middle-East and Africa, Facebook
11:20 - 11:25 5 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Close of AfricaCom Headliners day three
  • Abe Wakama - Managing Director, IT News Africa & African Innovator Magazine
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Blockchain for Impact
  • Lohan Spies - Product and Security Advisor, ixo Foundation

•    Counting what matters and valuing what counts
•    Growing the tokenised Impact Economy
•    Decentralised marketplaces to deliver finance and trade impacts
•   Impact fingerprints on everything


11:20 - 11:30 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Margaret O'Connor - Adventure Capitalist, The Centre for Disruptive Technologies
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Info
AHUB
Panel: Ripe for digital disruption: what are the hottest sectors for technology-enabled investments?
  • Motlhabane Koloi - Legal Manager, Startupbootcamp Africa
  • Sarah Alexander - Investment Associate, Blue Haven Initiative
  • Paula Gilbert - Telecoms Editor, ITWeb
  • Peter Greenwall - Creative Director, INNOVATION101
  • Sector roundup: financial services, logistics, energy, education and healthcare
  • Uncovering opportunities to innovate
  • Separating novelty and hype from sustainable, scalable solutions
  • How can you anticipate digital disruption?
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Data Management for IoT Acceleration
  • Unathi Mtya - Chief Technology Officer, Grindrod Bank
  • 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
11:30 - 11:35 5 mins
FTTX Africa
Welcome and Introduction
  • Juanita Clark - Chief Executive, FTTH Council Africa
11:35 - 11:55 20 mins
Info
FTTX Africa
Dealing with the densification of fibre
  • Andile Ngcaba - Chairman, Convergence Partners
  • How much fibre is required to reach 5G
  • What is required to ensure access to end users?
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
Fintech Africa
Can the digital economy built on blockchain provide transparency and control?
  • Llew Morkel - Founder and CTO, DreamBlock
  • Tanya Knowles - Managing Executive, Strate Ltd
  • Warren Hero - CIO, Webber Wentzel
  • Justin McCarthy - CEO, UBUcore
  • Kreaan Singh - Partner, Blockstarters
  • Moderator Raj Wanniappa - Founder and CEO, Future Horizon Technologies
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Bringing Africa to the World and the World to Africa
  • Tony Dara - Founder and CEO, TDMedia Company
  • Understanding the economics of running a news channel in Africa
  • African Voices for African Stories
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Dangote Case Study: Making a Business Case for IoT
  • Prasanna Burri - CIO, Dangote
  • Underlining the value of IoT implementation across the organisation and most importantly, the C-suite.
  • Understanding the value connected innovation will create.
  • Understanding skill requirements IoT creates within the business.
  • Understanding who the lead partners and internal stakeholders are for IoT projects.
  • Curating a new ideology within the business that is amenable to IoT implementation.
11:55 - 12:15 20 mins
FTTX Africa
Live Forecaster Demo
  • Matt Pougher - Director of Business Development, Ovum
12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
AHUB
AfricaCom AHUB East pitch competition winner
  • Joan Kavuisya - Co-Founder, Taimba
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Welcome and Introduction
  • Dion Jerling - Co-Founder, Connect Earth
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Info
Africa Video Forum Content Hub
Can content producers think differently in terms of how they produce content?
  • Brian Banda - Senior Presenter and Talk Show Host, Times Group
  • Siraaj Cassiem - Producer and Director, Circle 7 Media
  • Duncan Irvine - Founder & CEO, Rapid Blue
  • Biola Alabi - CEO, Biola Alabi Media
  • Moderator Gordon Greaves - Television Scriptwriter and Consultant Producer, TVPC Media
  • Do content producers get enough support to think outside the box?
  • Is there a fear culture stopping producers breaking the mould?
12:00 - 12:05 5 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Welcome and Introduction from the Chairperson
  • Paul Hjul - Director, Crystal Web
12:05 - 12:25 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote: Future Tech Africa
  • Siphesande Sonti - Head of Network: Energy Department, Cape Town Science Centre
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
IoT World Africa
Designing The Connected Business: Developing a winning ICT strategy for your enterprise: what new technologies should be on your radar?
  • Justin Gregory - CTO - National Sales and Channels, FNB Business
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Building a Digital Super Information gateway - Creating a single digital market
  • Harkirit Singh - Global Solutions Head, Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS)
12:15 - 12:35 20 mins
FTTX Africa
Launching FTTH Services in smaller markets
  • Robert Aouad - Founder and CEO, Isocel
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
AHUB
AfricaCom AHUB pitch competition winner
  • Pratik Kumar - CEO, Ocharge
  • Saumya Pradhan - Co-Founder, Ocharge
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
The future of cryptocurrencies in Africa
  • Marcus Swanepoel - Co Founder and CEO, LUNO
  • A broad look at the evolution of money, and the impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain
  • The use cases in emerging markets, in particular Africa
  • The impact of this on consumers, businesses, banks, regulators and governments in Africa
  • How the African market will evolve over the next 5-10 years




12:25 - 12:45 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Global Access Commodity Internet via 5G Network Slicing: Will it come to Africa?
  • Paul Hjul - Director, Crystal Web
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion - Reimagining the Commute with IoT
  • Margaret O'Connor - Adventure Capitalist, The Centre for Disruptive Technologies
  • Justin Spratt - Head of Business, Uber
  • Theven Naicker - Head of IT, Scania
  • Peter Kariuki - CTO, SafeMotos
  • Data mapping trains, buses, informal taxis, cars, and corporate shuttles in deepest Africa — and globally.
  • Investing in new ways to move Africans across Africa’s cities.
  • Where will bike sharing land in Africa?
  • Changing African cultural norms about mobility.
  • Driving down the cost of connected mobility systems for everyone.
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Connecting Africa
National mission critical networks – leveraging digital technologies alongside broadband
  • Tunde Williams, Motorola Solutions
12:35 - 13:15 40 mins
Info
FTTX Africa
Will 5G replace FTTH?
  • Moderator Juanita Clark - Chief Executive, FTTH Council Africa
  • Abraham van der Merwe - Managing Director, Frogfoot Networks
  • Thinus Mulder - CEO, Dark Fibre Africa
  • Small cells vs large base stations
  • How do we ensure the excitement around 5G doesn’t stop us serving underserviced areas?
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
AHUB
Getting to grips with start-up funding models in Africa
  • Philip Kiracofe - CEO, Startupbootcamp Africa
12:40 - 13:30 50 mins
Info
Fintech Africa
Why Africa is embracing Cryptocurrency adoption
  • Lorien Gamaroff - CEO, Bankymoon
  • Adam Gouveia - CFO, BitPesa
  • Tricia Martinez - Founder and CEO, Wala
  • Nasreen Saunders - Founder and CEO, Umphakathi weAfrika
  • Rene Reinsberg - Founder, CELO
  • Moderator Marcus Swanepoel - Co Founder and CEO, LUNO
  • Filza Majeed - Head of Product Design, BitPesa

•    Unlocking financial inclusion problems
•    ICOs challenging traditional IPOs
•    Providing secure, efficient and simple financial services
•    Disrupting the traditional payments market


12:45 - 13:05 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Immersive Training: The future workforce
  • Malcolm Che - Head of VR/AR, Clearwater
12:45 - 14:15 90 mins
Info
LeadersIn Broadcasting Summit
LeadersIn Broadcasting Summit

The LeadersIn Video Summit is a programme of exclusive content and immersive networking experiences for the most senior and influential attendees at Africa Video Forum. The Chatham House Rule applies so sessions are off-the-record to encourage frank and productive dialogue between broadcasting heavyweights, telecoms operators, OTT innovators, content leaders, regulators and policy makers.

12:50 - 13:40 50 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Strategies for Connecting the Unconnected
  • Dudu Mkhwanazi - Chief Executive Officer, Project Isizwe
  • Andrew Rudge - CEO, The Reach Trust
  • Moderator Dion Jerling - Co-Founder, Connect Earth
  • Karen Smit - Principal Specialist: Specific Needs, Commercial Business Unit, Vodacom
  • Who are the key stakeholders responsible for introducing the digital world?
  • Is the challenge now access or adoption?
  • Latest initiatives to bridge the digital divide?
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AHUB
Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 30 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Panel: IoT - Direct to Consumer
  • Chair Margaret O'Connor - Adventure Capitalist, The Centre for Disruptive Technologies
  • Raj Wanniappa - Founder and CEO, Future Horizon Technologies
  • Dawid Janse van Rensburg - Supply Chain Director, Cargo Carriers
  • Andrew Weinberg - CEO, 2Engage
  • Fusing mobile connectivity, the cloud, data analytics, the informal market, and formal finance.
  • How do you connect 200,000 spaza customers to what they want from FMCG and MNO companies in Africa?
  • Inventory control reality check: last mile in peri-urban and rural South Africa?
13:05 - 14:00 55 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Lunch and Opportunity to Visit Exhibition
13:15 - 13:55 40 mins
Info
FTTX Africa
The changing role of the telecommunications operator
  • Moderator Bora Varliyagci - CEO, digitalthings
  • Tim Genders - Chairman, Wireless Access Providers Association
  • Lwazi Ndzena - Director: Municipal ICT, Innovations & Connectivity, SALGA
  • JP Crouse - Managing Director, Vulatel
  • Will fibre operators start rolling out their own wireless infrastructures?
  • What should collaboration look like to develop 5G deployment strategies?
13:30 - 13:35 5 mins
Fintech Africa
Lunch and Close of Day 3
13:30 - 14:40 70 mins
IoT World Africa
Exhibition Visit and Networking Lunch
13:30 - 13:40 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: CIO Forum
Introduction
  • Host Unathi Mtya - Chief Technology Officer, Grindrod Bank
13:40 - 14:10 30 mins
Info
Connecting Africa
Leave nobody behind: The practicalities of digital inclusion
  • Elizabeth Ehabe - Secretary General, Orange Foundation Cameroon
  • Dion Jerling - Co-Founder, Connect Earth
  • Why are women and other marginalised groups not benefitting from new mobile-enabled services?
  • What support do these groups need to focus immediate action?
  • How do we overcome barriers in the way?
  • What are the consequences of doing nothing?
13:40 - 14:00 20 mins
LeadersIn Africa: CIO Forum
Framing the discussion and objective setting
  • Host Unathi Mtya - Chief Technology Officer, Grindrod Bank
13:55 - 14:15 20 mins
Info
FTTX Africa
What role will fibre play in IoT and autonomous driving?
  • Phathizwe Malinga - Managing Director, Sqwidnet
  • How can fibre provide a cost efficient, ubiquitous and reliable service?
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
AHUB
Investing in Nigeria
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
How 5G will change the future of mobility
  • Melao Mashale - Head of Enterprise IoT Solutions, MTN South Africa
14:00 - 15:30 90 mins
Info
LeadersIn Africa: CIO Forum
Group discussion: Developing a winning ICT strategy in an age of digital disruption
  • Host Unathi Mtya - Chief Technology Officer, Grindrod Bank
  • Aligning business strategy with ICT investment
  • What new technologies should you be exploring and planning for?
  • Overcoming technology adoption hurdles
  • 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
  • Re-thinking customer interaction and engagement in a digital world
  • Creating and sustaining a corporate culture that supports ICT innovation
14:10 - 14:15 5 mins
Connecting Africa
Close of Connecting Africa 2018
  • Dion Jerling - Co-Founder, Connect Earth
14:15 - 14:20 5 mins
FTTX Africa
Close of FTTX and Connectivity Stage
  • Juanita Clark - Chief Executive, FTTH Council Africa
14:20 - 15:20 60 mins
AHUB
Startupbootcamp live pitch event
  • Host Zachariah George - Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Startupbootcamp Africa
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
Info
AfricaCom 20/20
How the smart feature phone will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa
  • Sebastien Codeville - CEO, KaiOS Technologies, Inc
14:40 - 14:50 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Margaret O'Connor - Adventure Capitalist, The Centre for Disruptive Technologies
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Closing Keynote: What will happen when 1 Billion Africans are connected to the Internet?
  • Nivi Sharma - MD, BRCK
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
IoT's Impact on Agribusiness - Case Study
  • Stuart Van der Veen - CIB Head of Disruption and Innovation, Nedbank
  • Deploying a network architecture that is tailor-made for the infrastructural and economic realities of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Choosing network partners who can make precision farming a reality
  • Connecting “dumb” devices to the network and delivery platform to ensure all data collected can be navigated and reacted to.
15:00 - 15:05 5 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Close of AfricaCom 20/20 Stage
15:10 - 15:35 25 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Case Study: How The Gauteng Region is Creating Africa's First Smart City Model
  • Sebastian Dyantyi - Key Account Manager, WhereIsMyTransport
  • Nyiko Ashley Nkuna - Head: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Gautrain Management Agency

Demonstrating the power of a centralized data platform to house information on integrated public transport data to build mobility solutions to serve citizens. How the region of Gauteng is creating the first smart city model in Africa, through accurate data and advanced technology in order to create sustainable transport solutions for the future.

Speaking points:

  • The importance of integrating formal and informally run public transport data to improve mobility for citizens.
  • How WhereIsMyTransport collects and digitalises public transport data.
  • How an integrated mobility platform can power mobile applications to improve the safety and efficiency of mobility for commuters.
  • The future vision for the Gauteng region on centralized data, transport planning and sustainable development.
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
AHUB
Coding 4 Cape Town Showcase
15:30 - 15:40 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: CIO Forum
Summary, takeaways and action points
  • Host Unathi Mtya - Chief Technology Officer, Grindrod Bank
15:35 - 15:55 20 mins
Info
IoT World Africa
Adapting Your Business' Operating Model to Maximise ROI from IoT Across The Enterprise
  • Neebashnee Kristnasamy - Head of Projects and Digital Transformation Programme, Sanlam Private Wealth
  • How utilities companies and smart energy IoT projects in the industry can be used as a benchmark for IoT innovation.
  • How advanced analytics platforms are enabling customers to gain complete control of their energy and water consumption.
  • Lessons learned from smart meter network deployment.
  • Lessons learned from smart meter analytics platform deployment.
  • Role of governmental bodies in enabling the scaling of these projects.
15:40 - 15:50 10 mins
LeadersIn Africa: CIO Forum
Close of the LeadersIn Africa CIO Forum
15:55 - 16:00 5 mins
IoT World Africa
End of IoT World Day 2 and Closing Remarks
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
AHUB
Close of the AHUB 2018
  • Paula Gilbert - Telecoms Editor, ITWeb
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