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East Africa Com
25 - 26 April 2023
Radisson Blu Upper Hill HotelNairobi

Catch up on key sessions that took place during previous editions

Sit back, relax and enjoy: simply click on the below videos to start watching!

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