NOW ON-DEMAND - The largest online event dedicated to African technology and telecoms
10-14 September 2018: A free-to-attend digital event bringing together the converging industries and innovations shaping Africa's digital future.
From IoT to Fintech & AI to connectivity via broadcasting, Digital Week will put you at the forefront of emerging technologies and innovation shaping 'Digital Africa' - wherever you are in the world.
What you can expect from the Digital Week webinar and event series
15 webinar speakers
Join us free to discuss the future of Digital Africa
Gain the upper hand in a disrupted Africa with in-depth strategic insight through:
Connecting Africa & 5G
Monday 10 September (12 noon CAT)
Dedicated to exploring the roadmap to 5G and the next generation services and opportunities set to be unlocked, in the coming years.
IoT & Smart Cities
Tuesday 11 September (12 noon CAT)
Delivering scalable digital transformation and smart city solutions in an African context.
African AI Opportunities
Wednesday 12 September (12 noon CAT)
How tech innovators can utilise AI to narrow the continent's skills gap and drive African Industry 4.0.
FinTech & the Findustrial Revolution
Thursday 13 September (12 noon CAT)
How tech innovation is delivering cutting-edge financial services and bridging the banking and digital divide.
The Evolution of Broadcasting and Video
Friday 14 September (12 noon CAT)
Gaining the upper hand in the disrupted media landscape to deliver commercially viable content and distribution models.
Registering for the Connecting Africa Digital Week will also grant you free access to a resources library filled with:
- Downloadable reports
- On-demand videos
- Live polls
- Discussion forums.
Our featured Digital Week thought-leaders include...
A Look Back at Digital Week 2017: Empowering The African Startup Ecosystem Webinar
The African startup scene has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, with well over 300 tech hubs now established across the continent. In this webinar, we discuss how to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs to thrive, predicting the hottest sectors for growth and where investors should be taking notice. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur looking for guidance or a potential African tech investor, this webinar will be the perfect introduction to the ecosystem.
DIGITAL WEEK 2017: THE CONNECTING AFRICA WEBINAR
There are now more mobile phones than people on the African continent with data traffic increasing by more than 50% in 2015. Bringing connectivity to rural Africa and bridging the digital divide is still, however, the biggest challenge facing the African telecommunications sector. Our expert panel assess digital connectivity in Africa, identify barriers to connectivity and where the best solutions to these bottlenecks lie. Tune in as our panelists deep-dive into the most comprehensive webinar on African connectivity of 2017.
Digital Week 2017: FinTech & the Future of Banking in Africa
FinTech disruptors are transforming banking in Africa - case in point, the nearly 90 million mobile money users on the continent as of this year. Mobile money, Bitcoin and Blockchain are coming to define the banking and finance landscape, while going a long way in helping bank the previously unbankable. But what does Blockchain really mean for Africa and how exactly is it shaping the future of banking here? Bankymoon CEO Lorien Gamaroff explains it all.
Digital Week 2017: The Digital Health Clinic
One of the biggest revolutions in African technology has undoubtedly come in the form of what it can enable in terms of socio-economic development. This is no more relevant than in the area eHealth innovation. We'll be tracking the rise of digital health and showcasing the mHealth technologies uplifting African healthcare. Explore what eHealth can do for rural healthcare and the encouraging results the sector has experienced so far.
Digital Week 2017: The African Regulatory Landscape
The regulation landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa is both complex and varied and who best to navigate this for us than independent researcher and consultant at the South African Communications Forum, Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa. Nomonde will be analysing the policy regulation approaches building connectivity in Africa, through collaboration between business, government and society. For all those looking for a more nuanced understanding of African connectivity regulation, this is the webinar for you.