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Nov 14
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Welcome
09:10 - 09:40 30 mins
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AfricaCom Headliners
Africa50 Innovation Challenge: Crowdsourcing innovative solutions to drive last mile connectivity on the continent

This session showcases the shortlisted ICT developers, innovators, engineers and entrepreneurs as part of the Africa50 Innovation challenge to help increase access to high-speed internet in under-served areas in Africa.

The winning solutions will receive cash prizes and/or will be considered for project development funding. Projects will be rolled-out in Rwanda as the pilot country, with the objective to scale them up to other countries in Africa

09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
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AfricaCom Headliners
Making a step change for digital customer experience
  • Investing in data to build a single view of the customer
  • How can advanced analytics enable real-time management of those experiences?
  • How do businesses need to change their relationship and engagement with the consumer?
  • Implementing a test-and-learn culture to best inform decisions and processes
10:20 - 11:00 40 mins
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AfricaCom Headliners
Skills development for the job market of the future
  • Debbie Schäfer - Provincial Minister of Education, Western Cape Government
  • Evolving our education models to accelerate innovation
  • Upskilling the next generation for digital transformation
  • Creating effective training and retraining initiatives
  • Ensuring initiatives spread to underserved communities
11:00 - 11:05 5 mins
AfricaCom Headliners
Close of AfricaCom Headliners day three
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
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Blockchain Africa
Blockchain and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Monica Singer - Creator of Opportunities, ConsenSys
  • Blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological
  • Catalysing the relationship between AI and Blockchain
  • Disrupting current business practices with blockchain
11:00 - 16:30 330 mins
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AHUB
AHUB - Unleashing the power of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem

The AHUB programme is designed to highlight the critical role of entrepreneurship in fuelling Africa’s digital economy and connect African tech start-ups and scale-ups to investors and corporate partners.

Hot topics:

  • Entrepreneurship as an engine for economic growth
  • Stimulating the development of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystems
  • Tech start-ups tackling Africa’s social, economic and environmental challenges
  • Investor insights: tips on standing out from the crowd
  • When David and Goliath collaborate: successful start-up and corporate partnerships
  • Ripe for disruption: what are the hottest sectors for tech-enabled investments?

Check back soon to view the full AHUB programme.

11:20 - 11:30 10 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Stage opens
11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
Info
Blockchain Africa
Shfiting the Paradigm - synergy between ESGs and SDGs - Climate Change
  • Christopher Mbanefo - Founder and CEO, YASAVA Solutions SA
  • Developing blockchain powered solutions for peer to peer Co2 transactions
  • Using the latest scientific tools and AI
  • Creating a positive social impact with Blockchain
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Combatting Africa’s development challenges through technology innovation
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
Info
Blockchain Africa
Blockchain laying the groundwork for a sustainable shared future
  • Jurgen Kuhnel - Co Founder and CEO, Xago
  • John Campbell - Innovator, entrepreneur, creative mind, explorer., Redsands Labs
  • Overcoming transactional challenges with blockchain
  • Moving towards more public anonymous systems
  • Balancing regulation and innovation
  • Reducing time, costs and fraud
  • Examining social impacts of blockchain
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Innovate or die: Developing a disruptive mindset
11:50 - 12:00 10 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Chairperson's opening remarks
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Chair's Opening Remarks
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
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AI Summit Cape Town
AI from Africa in the global arena
  • Looking at the opportunities and challenges that African AI companies are facing in the international market
  • Exploring the value of international partnerships with leading technology vendors
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
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Operator: The role of affordable smartphones to overcome rural connectivity challenges
  • Improving the demand proposition to help bridge the rural connectivity gap
  • To what extent are affordable smartphones critical in SafariCom’s rural connectivity approach
  • Developing local applications and online communities to complement the drive to connectivity
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Sizing up Africa’s eSports opportunity
  • Ryan Macquet - Founder, Africa Electronic Sport Association
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Improving health standards throughout Africa with effective IoT performance
  • Sherifat Akinwonmi - Tech Manager Nigeria, South Africa & Mauritius, GSK
  • Employing affordable tools and equipment which are easily accessible to those even in rural and remote areas
  • IoT as a mechanism of prevention: how has it been harnessed to measure water quality and reduce water-borne diseases?
  • Transforming development industries such as healthcare from small to exponential revenue to encourage international investment and ensure socioeconomic improvements are made
12:10 - 12:55 45 mins
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Video Exchange Africa
Give them what they want!
  • Creating content customers want to see and investing in content that brings stories home
  • How do new viewing habits impact how content is produced?
  • How do you develop a seamless multiplatform strategy?
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Blockchain Africa
Blockchain Use - Case Study
  • Llew Morkel - Founder and CEO, FRAXEUM.org
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Technology: Effectively using spectrum to maximise connectivity in rural areas
  • Overcoming the challenge of high CAPEX by harnessing wavelengths
  • The practicalities and potential of TV white space to bridge the connectivity gap
  • How TV white space has already transformed connectivity in rural Africa
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
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AfricaTech Centre Stage
African eSports: far more than just a game…
  • Moderator Ryan Macquet - Founder, Africa Electronic Sport Association
  • Gaming, coding and robotics: connecting the dots
  • Exploring opportunities for enterprises, education and the economy
  • What organisations should be paying attention?
  • Scaling up the African eSports industry
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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AI Summit Cape Town
Big data, big questions: making your data work for you
  • How to extract meaningful insights from data silos
  • Key ways that Machine Learning can help with data cleaning
12:30 - 13:10 40 mins
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IoT World Africa
Panel Discussion - IoT for everyone: creating standardised, practical, and easy-to-implement solutions for the whole continent
  • Siby Diabira - Regional Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean, PROPARCO
  • It’s no secret that the African IoT ecosystem is one of severe fragmentation: explore how infrastructures can be improved through modernisation to ensure universal accessibility
  • Discerning how to improve system efficiencies and commercialise IoT – even for small to medium enterprises
  • Integrate IoT into systems with set standards which are proven to be commercially successful and will make life simpler for those applying
12:40 - 13:30 50 mins
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Blockchain Africa
The future of cryptocurrencies in Africa
  • Investing time into security and performance
  • Using AI and machine learning to streamline ID processes
  • The rise of trading platforms
  • The impact of this on consumers, businesses, banks, regulators and governments in Africa
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Technology: How Vodafone are enabling the cost-effective deployment of base stations in unconnected rural areas
  • Developing new technologies to overcome existing problems in the Telecom Infra Project
  • Increasing adaptability and reducing CAPEX and OPEX by disaggregating traditional network deployment
  • Open RAN technology to reduce the costs of rolling out networks in rural areas
12:50 - 13:30 40 mins
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AI Summit Cape Town
Panel Discussion: The workforce of tomorrow - developing tech talent in Africa
  • New trends for work and leadership in the age of AI
  • Technology in the classroom -breaking down the educational barrier and developing core skill sets
12:55 - 13:15 20 mins
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Video Exchange Africa
Content for everyone
  • How can we best serve low income households?
  • What models work in underserved areas?
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Lunch break
13:10 - 13:40 30 mins
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Connecting Africa
Financing: Panel Discussion - Enabling economic development through high-speed rural connectivity
  • Nicholas Williams - Head, ICT Division, African Development Bank
  • Identifying key continental initiatives to achieve rural connectivity
  • Identifying and collaborating with international partners to increase rural connectivity projects
  • Overcoming policy, financing and business-case challenges to widen coverage
13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
IoT World Africa
Lunch and informal networking
13:15 - 14:00 45 mins
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Video Exchange Africa
Building the African Film and TV market
  • How can we encourage cross market partnership?
  • Ensuring local producers and consumers are fairly charged and rewarded
13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:20 40 mins
Connecting Africa
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Aligning policy and regulation with technology developments: the role of policymakers in creating an enabling environment to support technology innovation
14:00 - 14:45 45 mins
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Video Exchange Africa
Raising the bar for African content
  • Create good content in a world without high production budgets
  • Strategies to increase the popularity of local content
  • The rise of user-generated content
  • How to take content internationally
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Preparing for the future of work with IoT at the helm
  • Bitange Ndemo - Chairman of the Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce, Government of Kenya
  • Changing perceptions: implementing effective change management which generates excitement about the Internet of Things
  • Building organisations in a global digital world: with population growth and unemployment issues on the rise, what solutions can IoT bring to the table?
  • Applying IoT in every day working life to instil practical learnings about its offerings and maximise the potential of the future of work
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Finance: Unlocking Universal Service Access Funds (USAFs) to maximise internet penetration in rural Africa
  • Meeting the challenge of profitability in rural connectivity by leveraging USAFs
  • How to ensure targeted investment from USAFs in to rural connectivity projects
  • Case Studies: The roadmap to rural connectivity through USAFs
14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
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AfricaTech Centre Stage
Africa has one of the youngest and fastest growing population in the world – How do we equip the future workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
  • The human factor: Ensuring that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a force for good
  • Technology as an enabler: Re-framing the technology vs humanity debate
  • Automation and AI: Are robots really eliminating our jobs?
  • Reversing brain drain: encouraging people to contribute where their skills will have a far greater positive impact
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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AI Summit Cape Town
The next agricultural revolution, powered by AI
  • Rethinking the traditional agricultural process
  • Exploring solutions for the key challenges of food production in Africa
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Bridging the digital divide with upskilling strategies which unlock an expert IoT workforce
  • Talla Kebe - Chief of Staff and Director of Innovation & Economic Development Policy Advisor, African Union Development Agency (United Nations)
  • How can you ensure your workforce is up-to-date on all things IoT so they don’t get left behind?
  • Minimising unemployment through IoT knowledge: upskilling strategies which are proven to work
  • Proving the capital incentive of encouraging a tech-first culture and mindset across the organisation to secure investment into the IoT vision and retain staff
  • Closing the digital divide gap with integrated development planning
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Financing: Enabling the deployment of free internet hotspots with the public and private sector
  • Dudu Mkhwanazi - Chief Executive Officer, Project Isizwe
  • Addressing inequality and promoting social mobility through internet coverage
  • Leveraging public and private sector partners to successfully implement hotspots in remote and low-income communities
  • Case Study: the benefits, challenges and timelines for wi-fi hotspots
14:45 - 14:50 5 mins
Video Exchange Africa
Closing Remarks & End of Video Exchange Africa 2019
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
AI Summit Cape Town
AI implementation in predictive maintenance systems

Physical versus digital – how AI-powered digital twins are changing the game

14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
IoT World Africa
Refreshment break with informal networking
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Policy: Enabling rural coverage for operators with a robust regulatory and policy framework
  • Identifying the key principles to create an investment-friendly regulatory framework
  • Implementing a taxation policy that incentivises investment in to rural coverage
  • Minimising red-tape to deploy infrastructure quickly and effectively
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
Immersive experiences: Deploying Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies across Africa’s enterprise ecosystem
15:10 - 15:20 10 mins
AI Summit Cape Town
Close of AI Summit Cape Town Day 3
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
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Connecting Africa
Financing: Powering connectivity in rural areas through community engagement
  • Tonny Okwonga - Partnership and Development Manager, BOSCO Uganda
  • The key objectives of BOSCO Uganda and how they are being met
  • Community Networking case study: Installing an IT infrastructure to connect the unconnected
  • Entrepreneurship, solar power and training – BOSCO Uganda initiatives to drive digital engagement in rural communities
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
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AfricaTech Centre Stage
The digital mine: How are emerging technologies disrupting the mining industry?
  • Cloud and IoT: enabling the connected mine
  • Extracting more value from data
  • Integrating automation across the mining value chain
  • Applying lessons learned in other industries
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
Creating a seamless interaction with shoppers through retail-focused IoT
  • Christine van Niekerk - e-Commerce & Loyalty Director, Unilever
  • Channel IoT in retail for better understanding of your shoppers so you can build strong and relevant business propositions which will increase revenue
  • Opening up the entire retail journey from start to finish: track both shoppers and stock to visualise where your most popular goods are and where you can capitalise
  • Harnessing IoT applications for digital signage and near field communication payments to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in the retail world
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
AfricaTech Centre Stage
New business models in a volatile digital landscape: disrupt or be disrupted?
15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
A new dawn for financial services: how is IoT overthrowing traditional finance structures?
  • Daniel Adaramola - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Unity Bank
  • How are traditional banks capitalising on IoT to build winning business strategies?
  • A fresh pair of eyes in a traditional industry: understand how disruptor fintechs are tackling cybersecurity and regulation barriers to IoT
  • Working better, together: understand how fintechs and traditional financial institutions can begin to partner and learn from one another
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
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IoT World Africa
AI and IoT-enabled platforms on service-based business models
  • Sameer Jooma - Director of Innovation & Analytics, Solutions Africa, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Understanding robotic process automation, it’s role in AI, and how it can help grow business
  • Practical examples of AI created through IoT
  • Understanding how robotic models can fulfil processes which are usually repetitive, what is the risk to employment?
16:20 - 16:30 10 mins
IoT World Africa
Close of IoT World Africa Day 3