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Visions for Africa Keynotes - Fuelling entrepreneurship and innovating business models in digital Africa
AHUB - Unleashing the power of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem
The corporate markets hold the keys to the kingdom in emerging markets. They are resourced in an un-resourced market, they have access to market when getting market access is difficult and expensive. Our markets are lifting slowly and corporates are not engaging in a material way. The only measure of success of the innovation markets, transactional volumes, has not shifted in the last ten years. What do they need to do differently to engage the innovation markets?
TV Connect Africa
Building a successful television platform is tricky. Building it in one of the most competitive media markets on the planet is harder. Hear about the steps Freesat took to build its award-winning hybrid television platform, with insights into the market conditions, thinking and research that drove their insight.
AfricaCom 20/20 - Blockchain, Cyber Security, Digital Skills
Why do we get paid monthly? Do we have to know our workers? Do they have to be in our jurisdiction?
Custos uses anonymous bounty hunters to search for pirated digital media. When they find it, the act of claiming the reward (an embedded Bitcoin bounty) is identical to reporting the task – the bounty claim registers a transaction on the blockchain that identifies the original recipient who "over-shared" her media. This talk will focus on:
Africa’s technological future holds the promise of economic and social improvement, but there are inherent risks and threats with many of these disruptive technologies. From identity theft, to cyber-espionage, malware and viruses, cyber fraud, eavesdropping, extremist websites and the dangers of the dark web - significant increases in digital connectedness is continuing to bring to the forefront concerns over security and privacy. Is personal, national and global security more important than individual data privacy? How much information should companies be able to share with governments about cyberthreats to build better defence? Who should be responsible for internet governance and regulation? How will disruptive technologies help/hinder online privacy and security?
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.
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Immerse yourself into the world of digitally-enabled learning experience for grades R to 12!
Teams will compete for prizes to answer questions based on an interactive science lesson, using an integrated series of digitally enabled learning tools. This will demonstrate how flipped and collaborative classrooms will work to transform education and enliven the imagination of learners. The teams will make use of Virtual Reality technology in this immersive learning experience.
Technology Arena Happy Hour (at AfricaCom 20/20)