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Nov 09
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09:10 - 09:20 10 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Welcome
  • Chair Bontle Moeng - Founder & Managing Director, BizNis Africa
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09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Developing a winning ICT strategy for your organisation
  • Unathi Mtya - Chief Information Officer, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
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09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
How is digital disruption dislodging established business models and creating new opportunities for African start-ups and tech entrepreneurs?
  • Mich Atagana - Head of Communications & Public Affairs, Africa, Google
  • Unathi Mtya - Chief Information Officer, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
  • Yolanda Zoleka Cuba - CEO, Vodafone Ghana
  • Moderator Bontle Moeng - Founder & Managing Director, BizNis Africa
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  • Exploring new opportunities in an age of digital disruption
  • Disrupt or be disrupted? Successfully navigating digital transformation and positioning your organisation for growth
  • The critical importance of entrepreneurship in fuelling Africa’s digital economy
  • What can start-ups offer large corporates and vice versa?
  • What opportunities does Africa’s informal economy offer tech entrepreneurs?
10:20 - 10:40 20 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
The digital difference
  • Lillian Barnard - Public Sector Director, South Africa, Microsoft
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10:40 - 11:20 40 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
How is the MNO role evolving in response to a rapidly shifting digital landscape?
  • Wilson Kyumba - Chief Strategy Officer, Telekom Networks Malawi
  • Arnauld Blondet - Innovation Director, AMEA, Orange
  • Jannie van Zyl - Executive Head: Innovation, Vodacom
  • Moderator Arthur Goldstuck - Managing Director, World Wide Worx
  • Ken Okwero - Head of Strategy, Safaricom
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  • Aligning operating models with new commercial realities
  • Innovating the telco business model to succeed in digital Africa
  • Exploring new opportunities in adjacent markets
  • Identifying and developing new revenue streams
  • New partnerships: Why? Who? How?
  • Building new organisational cultures to support new capabilities
11:20 - 11:30 10 mins
Visions for Africa Keynotes
Close of Visions for Africa Keynotes day three
  • Chair Bontle Moeng - Founder & Managing Director, BizNis Africa
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11:00 - 11:10 10 mins
AHUB
Welcome to day three
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
AHUB
Keynote: Empowering the architects of Africa’s digital future: fuelling innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Emeka Afigbo - Strategic Products Partnerships Manager, Facebook
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  • The role of large corporates in supporting African tech entrepreneurs
  • Success stories to date: developing a blueprint for future collaboration
  • Measures being taken to close Africa’s digital skills gap
  • Providing tools and resources to help start-ups to scale up
  • How are ICT4D initiatives creating new opportunities for tech start-ups and SMEs?
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
AHUB
What do corporates need to do to get involved in the innovation markets to support entrepreneurs?
  • Keith Jones - Cofounder, SW7
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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?

11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
AHUB
How are large corporates and tech leaders supporting African start-ups and stimulating the development of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem?
  • Andy Volk - Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Ecosystem, Google
  • Hilary Arko-Dadzie - Corporate Services Executive, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
  • Emeka Afigbo - Strategic Products Partnerships Manager, Facebook
  • Saidah Nash Carter - Head of Innovation, Thomson Reuters Africa
  • Moderator Rahiel Nasir - Editorial Director, Kadium Publishing
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  • The role of large corporates in supporting African tech entrepreneurs
  • Success stories to date: developing a blueprint for future collaboration
  • Measures being taken to close Africa’s digital skills gap
  • Providing tools and resources to help start-ups to scale up
  • How are ICT4D initiatives creating new opportunities for tech start-ups and SMEs?
12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
AHUB
When innovation and entrepreneurship meets scale and reach: why should tech start-ups partner with African mobile network operators?
  • Moderator Maxime Bayen - Senior Insights Manager - Ecosystem Accelerator, GSMA
  • Arnauld Blondet - Innovation Director, AMEA, Orange
  • Lilian Makoi - CEO and Founder, Jamii Africa
  • Manny Teixeira - Group Head: Digital Media and Services, MTN
  • Chukwuwezam Obanor - Co-Founder, PrepClass
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  • Pinpointing synergies: what’s in it for who?
  • What does start-up and mobile operator collaboration look like?
  • Key elements of a successful partnership
  • Getting off to a good start: how should start-ups engage mobile operators?
12:50 - 13:40 50 mins
AHUB
Lunch break
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
AHUB
The role of Intellectual Property rights/Protection in supporting African technology start-ups
  • Hilary Arko-Dadzie - Corporate Services Executive, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
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13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
AHUB
Using digital skills training to maximise the potential of young people in Africa
  • Bunmi Banjo - Head of Brand & Digital Skills, Africa, Google
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14:10 - 14:40 30 mins
AHUB
Digital skills, resources and tools: equipping the next generation of African entrepreneurs to realise the Africa 4.0 vision
  • Bunmi Banjo - Head of Brand & Digital Skills, Africa, Google
  • Tunji Adegbesan - CEO, Gidi Mobile
  • Philip Kiracofe - Managing Director, Startupbootcamp Cape Town
  • Antoinette Prophy - Founder and Managing Director, 88 Business Collective
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  • Boosting digital literacy levels in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Are African education systems up to the challenge of delivering a digital workforce?
  • Developing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship through education institutions
  • Nurturing emerging tech entrepreneurs from school to first start-up
14:30 - 14:40 10 mins
AHUB
Close of AHUB 2017
11:45 - 11:50 5 mins
TV Connect Africa
Chairman's Welcome
  • George Twumasi - CEO, ABN
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11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
TV Connect Africa
Case Study: Launching OTT Video Services in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Jo Eyre - Marketing Director - Africa, iflix
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  • Finding opportunity in the way people consume and enjoy content
  • Meeting the needs of increasingly connected viewers
  • Delivering premium content at a price everyone can afford
12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
TV Connect Africa
Investing in New Media Services
  • Jason Lobel - Group Head of Video , MTN
  • Jason Njoku - CEO, IROKO
  • Robyn Smith - Chief Content Strategist, Econet Media
  • Moderator Julija Jurkevic - Senior Research Analyst, Kagan
  • Jo Eyre - Marketing Director - Africa, iflix
  • Martin Hellmer - Regional Director, Akamai Technologies
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  • Who is funding these developments and what are they looking for?
  • How should we be thinking about mobile, broadband and IoT when upgrading technologies?
  • How is policy likely to be impacted by industry developments
  • How and when should I update my VoD platform?
  • Ensuring you have a workforce capable of delivering on ambitious projects
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
TV Connect Africa
Building a successful TV Platform: The Freesat Story
  • Andy Carr - Head of Supply Chain and International Sales Consulting, Freesat
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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.

13:10 - 13:50 40 mins
TV Connect Africa
How do we Reduce Barriers of Entry for Talent in Media?
  • Moderator Biola Alabi - Managing Partner, Biola Alabi Media Limited
  • Emma Kaye - CEO, Bozza Media
  • Thabiet Allie - COO, TurnUp Music
  • Leo Manne - SVP Southern Africa, Trace TV
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  • Providing new opportunities for content creators to get discovered
  • The rise of user generated content to complement commissioned programming
  • The impact of Youtube / Facebook live / Instagram in sharing local stories
  • How are the new generation of content creators building local audiences?
  • How is the music and film industries facing up to the challenges of full digitalisation?
13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
TV Connect Africa
Content Distribution at Home and Abroad
  • Phil Molefe - Chairperson, Board of the National Film and Video Foundation
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  • Giving Africans a voice to portray true Africa to the rest of the world
  • Exporting African content in the digital age
  • Meeting the demands of the diaspora
14:10 - 14:20 10 mins
TV Connect Africa
Chairman's Closing Remarks & Close of TV Connect Africa 2017
11:55 - 12:00 5 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Chair's opening remarks
  • Charlotte Kemp - Futures Alchemist, Professional Speaker, Niche Training
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12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Keynote: Buying your BAR-ONE using Bitcoin
  • Jason Peisl - IS Executive: Customer Applications, Pick n Pay
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12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Panel: A Bit about blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Naomi Snyman - Blockchain Lead, Standard Bank
  • Elizabeth Rossiello - CEO and Founder, BitPesa
  • Emmanuel Noah Jr. - Founder, CEO, BenBen
  • Rudi Kruger - CEO, Crypto Tech Solutions, a subsidiary of the INDEX INNOVATION GROUP
  • Jason Peisl - IS Executive: Customer Applications, Pick n Pay
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  • Blockchain in the financial and non-financial space
  • Key characteristics of blockchain for helping to combat fraud and money laundering
  • Potential economic, social and other impacts of blockchain
  • Blockchain and financial inclusion
  • Applications for blockchain in an African context
12:50 - 13:00 10 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Bitcoin and anonymous task markets
  • G-J van Rooyen - CEO, Custos Media Technologies
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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:

  • Why cryptocurrencies enable new work markets.
  • Payment granularity, down to "the minute" as work unit.
  • Why anonymity or pseudonymity matters in a work market.
  • Why global participation makes new work markets possible.
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Lunch
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
The AfricaCom 20/20 Great Debate - Security is more important than online privacy
  • Moderator: Lucas Mogashoa, Independent Consultant
  • Verengai Mabika - Senior Policy Advisor – Africa, Internet Society
  • Sergei Yavchenko - Head of International Affairs, SearchInform
  • Manuel Corregedor - Chief Operating Officer, Telspace Systems
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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.

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
How can digital skills development keep up with the pace of digital transformation?
  • Moderator: Charlotte Kemp - Futures Alchemist, Professional Speaker, Niche Training
  • Pat Olvera - Creative Director, TBWA\ Khanga Rue
  • Mymoena Ismail - CEO, NEMISA
  • Tatiana Sklyarenko - Head of International Development, DragonLearn
  • Jacques de Villiers - CEO, Growth Institute
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  • Is the pace of technology adoption attributed to the pace and effectiveness of education?
  • Education programmes from the individual to nationwide
  • Platforms and services for improving digital skills
  • Changing the mindset in a risk averse culture
  • Government involvement
15:00 - 15:10 10 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Interactive Quiz: The next big thing for tech in Africa
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  • What will be the next big thing?
  • What technologies will have the biggest impact in the next 1, 5, 10, 20 years?
  • What industries will undergo the greatest transformation?
  • If you had £100k to invest now, what technology would you put your money on?

Get involved in the conversation with our live audience polling at www.slido.com

15:10 - 15:10 0 mins
AfricaCom 20/20
Close of AfricaCom 20/20 Stage
12:00 - 14:00 120 mins
Main agenda
LTE Africa Workshops
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Connectivity Stage
Welcome and Introduction
  • Susan Bull - Senior Consultant , COMSYS
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12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Connectivity Stage
The role of Spectrum in making broadband possible for everyone
  • Mark Rotter - Treasurer, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA)
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  • What drives Spectrum usage?
  • Spectrum and Regulations: Challenges and opportunities.
  • How to partner with regulators
  • Growth hacking / innovation mindset
  • Economics & business models
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Connectivity Stage
Providing educational content through the web browser in rural Africa
  • Keith Sonnet - Chief Executive, Computer Aid
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12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Connectivity Stage
The key role of Telco OSS in context of a digital future
  • Mark Acton - Founder and Managing Director, Mobinomics
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  • A perspective on what makes OSS a challenging domain
  • Emerging models of future OSS
  • Practical steps on starting the journey to future OSS
13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
Connectivity Stage
Monitoring the quality of HD and UHD delivery
  • Max Mazurenko - Senior Executive, StreamLabs Company
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13:30 - 14:15 45 mins
Connectivity Stage
Industry Debate: Moving network function into data centres vs keeping on premises
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  • Remaining relevant to take your piece of the pie
  • How does SDN stack up against NFV deployment?
14:15 - 14:20 5 mins
Connectivity Stage
Close of Connectivity Stage
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
Connecting Africa
Chairman's Welcome
  • Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa - Independent Researcher, South African Communications Forum
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12:10 - 13:15 65 mins
Connecting Africa
Virtual Reality Classroom: Experience the Future of Digital Education
  • Dr. Miriam Altman - Commissioner, National Planning Commission, South African Presidency & Former Chief of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Telkom, National Planning Commission, Office of the Presidency, Government of South Africa
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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.

13:15 - 14:00 45 mins
Connecting Africa
Strategies for Connecting the Unconnected
  • Moderator Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa - Independent Researcher, South African Communications Forum
  • Tim Genders - Development Executive, Project Isizwe
  • Suraya Hamdulay - Executive Head: Group Sustainability, Vodacom
  • Barnabas Ndyanabo Bwali - GM Network Projects, Airtel Tanzania
  • Dantagos Jimmy-Melani - Managing Director and Founder, Ndapunikwa Investments Management
  • Vikas Dixit - Founder & CEO, Vasonomics
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  • New approaches towards affordability and accessibility
  • How digital inclusion affects everyday life
    • Healthcare
    • Education
    • Financial Inclusion
    • Utilities Access
14:00 - 14:50 50 mins
Connecting Africa
Facilitating Education Around Being Newly Connected
  • Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa - Independent Researcher, South African Communications Forum
  • Hilary Arko-Dadzie - Corporate Services Executive, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
  • Dantagos Jimmy-Melani - Managing Director and Founder, Ndapunikwa Investments Management
  • Keith Sonnet - Chief Executive, Computer Aid
  • Bunmi Durowoju - Senior Business Development Manager, Microsoft
  • Mignon Hardie - Executive Director and Trustee, The FunDza Literacy Trust
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  • What role do operators have to play in introducing the digital world?
  • Digital inclusion: Connecting all ages, genders etc.
  • Roles and responsibilities in enhancing online safety for children
  • The transformation internet has brought to education for children and the challenges that come with it
14:50 - 14:55 5 mins
Connecting Africa
Chairman's Closing Remarks & Close of Connecting Africa 2017
  • Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa - Independent Researcher, South African Communications Forum
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12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Innovation Stage
Discover a new way of gaining NextGen insights thanks to Ovum Forecaster
  • Matt Pougher - Director of Business Development, Ovum
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12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
Innovation Stage
Smart IPTV OTT Operators use Mware CloudTV
  • Cees van Versendaal - Sales & Partner Support, Mware Solutions
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12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
Innovation Stage
Smart strategies for broadcasters in an OTT world
  • Dan Finch - CCO, Simplestream
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13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
Innovation Stage
Innovation in the fight against piracy
  • Steeve Huin - Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Irdeto
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13:30 - 13:40 10 mins
Innovation Stage
Close of Innovation Stage
15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
Technology Arena Happy Hour
Technology Arena Happy Hour - enjoy a drink on us at the AfricaCom 20/20 bar