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Key Sessions

Dr. Bitange Ndemo

Utilising Blockchain and Artifical Intelligence technologies to enhance public service delivery

Government of Kenya

Martin Omido

Panel: What more can be done to enhance the transformative impact of innovative technologies on lives and businesses in East Africa?

Consolidated Bank of Kenya

May 14
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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Registration and Exhibition opening
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Informa Tech welcome
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Launching East Africa Com 2019
  • Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis
09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
Utilising Blockchain and Artifical Intelligence technologies to enhance public service delivery
  • Dr. Bitange Ndemo - Chairman of the Blockchain and Artificial intelligence Taskforce, Government of Kenya
10:00 - 10:40 40 mins
Info
Panel: Building globally competitive digital economies in Africa
  • Dr. Bitange Ndemo - Chairman of the Blockchain and Artificial intelligence Taskforce, Government of Kenya
  • Alice Kariuki - Group Regulatory Director, Airtel Africa
  • Steven Kirenga - Marketing and Communications, National Information Technology Authority of Uganda
  • Moderator Dorine Nalo - Manager, Africa, India & Middle East, Digital Transformation, Ernst & Young
  • Roy Njoka - Head of Usage, Retention and Innovation, Telkom Kenya
  • Exploring the defining features of a thriving digital economy
  • Developing ICT policy to facilitate and accelerate the spread of internet connectivity
  • Creating an environment more conducive to investment, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • How does policy and regulation need to evolve to support the development of new technologies like Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence?
  • Ensuring an inclusive journey towards Africa 4.0
  • Transparent digital economies: data privacy, ethics and ICT governance
10:40 - 11:40 60 mins
Coffee break
11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
Analyst Briefing: The East African TMT market in 2019
  • Danson Njue - Research Analyst, Ovum
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
How will Artificial Intelligence technologies transform African business and elevate African economies?
  • Chris Orwa - Lead Data Scientist, I&M Bank
12:40 - 13:10 30 mins
Info
Panel: What more can be done to enhance the transformative impact of innovative technologies on lives and businesses in East Africa?
  • Martin Omido - CIO, Consolidated Bank of Kenya
  • Georgina Mukami - Head Enterprise Services – ICT Division, National Bank of Kenya
  • Agnes Limo - Senior Manager - Home Solutions, Safaricom
  • Eric Munyiri - CIO, Kenya Electricity Generating Company
  • Nixon M. Gecheo - Governance and ICT4D expert, Universal Service Advisory Council, Communications Authority of Kenya
  • Andy Halsall - CEO, Poa! Internet
  • Chris Orwa - Lead Data Scientist, I&M Bank
  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis
  • Connectivity as a critical enabler of digital transformation
  • Beyond the hype: identifying the immediate and short-term practical benefits of new technologies
  • How can innovative technologies that solve social problems be scaled more quickly and effectively to maximise impact?
  • What are the key barriers to increased technology adoption? Who is best placed to overcome them?
13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
Lunch
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
How satellite connectivity Is evolving to enable African Mobile Network Operators new business opportunities and models
  • Eran Shapiro - Director, Business and Technology Ventures, AMOS-Spacecom
14:30 - 15:10 40 mins
Info
Panel: Positioning African Mobile Network Operators for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Ken Okwero - Head of Strategy, Safaricom
  • Eran Shapiro - Director, Business and Technology Ventures, AMOS-Spacecom
  • Moderator Fiona Asonga - CEO, Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya
  • Silvio do Carmo - Managing Director, SADC & East Africa, PCCW Global
  • Growth strategies around data and digital services
  • Exploring new business models and identifying new revenue streams
  • Should OTTs be regulated? If so, how?
  • Are Mobile Network Operators effectively capturing the value of data?
  • How will networks need to evolve to support the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
  • Visions of a 5G future in Africa: implications and opportunities
15:10 - 15:50 40 mins
Info
Panel: A glimpse into the future of mobile financial services
  • Nancy Matimu - Vice President, Market Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard
  • Hartnell Ndungi - Chief Data Officer, Kenya, Absa Group
  • Eunice R. G. Mumma - Senior Product Manager - Mobile Financial Services, Safaricom
  • Asha Kamenge - Head of Special Projects, Stanbic Bank
  • Tom Kahigu - Director of IT, Dubai Islamic Bank
  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis
  • How will mobile financial services evolve over the next decade?
  • Pan-African interoperable mobile money transfer services
  • The race towards cashless societies
  • How will blockchain technology impact mobile financial services?
  • Re-banking the banked: using data analytics to create targeted digital banking offerings
  • Banking the unbanked to increase financial inclusion
15:50 - 16:20 30 mins
Coffee break
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
Info
Unleashing the economic potential of women in technology
  • Moderator Elizabeth Maloba - Independent, Consultant, Entrepreneur and Business Coach
  • Muthoni Waigwa - Co-Founder & Content Creator, NiftyWorks Plus
  • Mercy Njue - Founder and CEO, BotLab Kenya
  • Rosemary Momanyi - Marketing Partner Manager, Kenya, Google
  • Florence Kiburi - Senior Manager-Supply Chain Operations, Safaricom PLC
  • Phyllis W. Mwangi - National Coordinator, Kenya, SheTrades Commonwealth
  • Georgina Mukami - Head Enterprise Services – ICT Division, National Bank of Kenya
  • SMEs as critical drivers of job creation and economic growth in Africa
  • The ITC SheTrades initiative: unlocking the potential of women entrepreneurs in the ICT sector
  • Enabling entrepreneurs and start-ups to scale, connect with new partners and internationalise
  • Facilitating connections between investors and entrepreneurs
  • What role should large corporates play?
  • Improving access to finance
16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
AgTech opportunities: what does digital transformation really mean for East African agriculture?
  • Kiringai Kamau - Executive Director and GODAN Africa Lead, Programme for Capacity Development in Africa (P4CDA)
17:10 - 17:30 20 mins
Close of East Africa Com Day One
  • Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis
17:30 - 18:00 30 mins
East Africa Com Awards
Networking Reception
18:00 - 18:40 40 mins
Info
East Africa Com Awards
East Africa Com Awards
  • Host Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis
  • Host Phyllis W. Mwangi - National Coordinator, Kenya, SheTrades Commonwealth

Best Network Improvement

Most Innovative Service

Changing Lives Award

Fintech Innovation Award

East African CXO of the Year

ITC SheTrades Awards for Women in Technology

18:40 - 20:00 80 mins
East Africa Com Awards
East Africa Com Awards Afterparty