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East Africa Com Virtual Roundtables

Join our exclusive roundtables discussing the region's drive towards the 4IR and our next generation of tech leaders.

Roundtable topics

Take a look at an overview of our roundtable topics taking place virtually on 14 - 15 September 2020. Each session will last approx. 1 hour and 35 minutes and will have a maximum capacity of 8 people across 2 tables. Each pre-assigned breakout group will have a moderator and executive summaries will be produced with them. 


Addressing the challenges to building an equitable East African 4IR
Addressing the challenges to building an equitable East African 4IR

This special roundtable feature will gather experts and key stakeholders from across the East African tech ecosystem to discuss the challenges faced by the region as it strives to create intelligent, efficient tech-enabled societies.

 We’ll explore:

  • Outlining the challenges for East Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Addressing the unique and enduring issue of connectivity across the region and understanding its link to the 4IR and wider economy
  • Understanding the various levels of stakeholder involvement in East Africa’s 4IR: government and regulator, big tech and telecoms, enterprise
  • Exploring East Africa’s position in an African context – How can decision makers and business leaders in the region learn from African and international 4IR pioneers

This roundtable discussion will take place on 14 September (day one) at 13:45 EAT.

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Empowering East Africa’s Next Generation of Tech Leaders
Empowering East Africa’s Next Generation of Tech Leaders

It is a well-cited fact that the African continent has the world’s youngest population, a fact made more remarkable by examining the accelerating speed at which this demographic shift is taking place.

We’ll explore:

  • Current work being done to provide young people with the tech literacy and skills needed to drive East Africa’s 4IR
  • How the most exciting, transformative entrepreneurs and start-ups are delivering on the promise of technological progress
  • The educational and training resources are available to East Africa’s next generation
  • How government policy and regulation are combining to create the next generation of tech-savvy East Africans
  • What the Future of Work will look like for the region's upcoming tech workers and entrepreneurs
  • East Africa’s position in an African context - is East Africa doing anything different? Which countries are leading in the region?

This roundtable discussion will take place on 15 September (day two) at 15:45 EAT.

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