Catch up on key sessions that took place during previous editions
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East Africa's Evolving 5G Projects: Viability & Industry Impact
- Thecla Mbongue, Senior Research Analyst at Omdia
- Kenechi Okeleke from GSMA
Topics covered include:
- Commercial viability: Developing a market-led approach that prioritises industry-focused use cases and suitable spectrum to ensure commercial viability of 5G roll-out
- Regional launches: Looking at the how Kenya, Madagascar & The Seychelles have launched commercial 5G projects, and Ethiopia’s planned roll-out
- Spectrum: Targeting regional spectrum licensing that prizes expedience and adaptability through industry consultation, as well as sustainable pricing and tech neutrality to facilitate product and service innovation
East Africa's AgTech Innovations: Cultivating Sustainable Growth
- Catherine Nakalembe, Africa Program Director at NASA Harvest
- Daniel Huba, Vice President, Digital Solutions for Emerging Markets at Mastercard
- Opportunity: More than 80% of East African exports rely on agriculture. With global food demand expected to rise by up to 98% by 2050, there is a unique opportunity for the region. How can AgTech capitalise on this?
- Climate change: How can agricultural innovation help mitigate the climate change impacts already posing a significant threat to livelihoods and enterprise across East Africa?
- Accessibility: Flexible business models and accessible technologies that can enable farmers to utilise cutting-edge developments more easily.
Tracking 4IR Adoption and Impact Across East Africa’s Tech Sectors
- Evelyn Ngatia, Founder and CEO of Techawatt
- Imran Manji, Head of East Africa at Uber
- Status: Exploring common 4IR trends across manufacturing, eCommerce, financial services & agriculture - can emerging technologies provide value by addressing specific sector challenges?
- Near Future: Mobile digital financial services are the most important ICT evolution of recent years, but which innovations will lead in the next 5 years – AI, cloud computing, IoT, automation & robotics – and how can a societal vs commercial-benefit balance be achieved?
- FoW: How education and training high-skilled labour are critical 4IR enablers, and unpacking how technology and social factors will shape the future of work in the region