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Hon. Abdoulaye Bibi Baldé

ICT policy for the future - focussing on regulating new technology without compromising innovation

Republic of Senegal

Jul 10
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09:10 - 09:15 5 mins
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KNect 365 Welcome
  • Chris Read - Portfolio Manager, Connecting Africa
09:20 - 09:30 10 mins
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Sonatel Welcome
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
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Chair’s introduction
  • Russell Southwood - CEO, Balancing Act
09:40 - 10:10 30 mins
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ICT policy for the future - focussing on regulating new technology without compromising innovation
  • Hon. Abdoulaye Bibi Baldé - Minister of Communications, Telecommunications, Postal Services and the Digital Economy, Republic of Senegal
10:10 - 10:50 40 mins
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Championing diversity in the mobile and tech industry
  • Ali Drissa BADIEL - Area Representative for West Africa, International Telecommunications Union
  • Rokhaya Solange Ndir - Head of Division, Digital Ecosystem Relations, Orange Sénégal, Sonatel
  • Bitilokho NDIAYE - Technical Advisor, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications - Republic of Senegal
  • Providing women's access to management positions in the digital sector
  • Transform your business by supporting and empowering women in the mobile and tech industry
  • Leading the way to a more gender diverse ecosystem.
10:55 - 11:15 20 mins
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Welcome to a more connected world
  • Yannick Kashila - Country Manager - Africa, Yahsat
11:15 - 12:15 60 mins
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Speed Networking, Refreshments and Exhibition Visit
12:15 - 13:00 45 mins
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Keynote Panel: Expanding Broadband Connectivity across West Africa
  • Malick Sylla - Head of Service Quality Monitoring and Operators, Telecommunications and Postal Regulatory Agency (ARTP)
  • Mademba Diouf - Chief Corporate & Customer Care Officer, Expresso Telecom
  • Lare Atcha-Oubou - Regional Director, North and West Africa, Intelsat
  • Ali Drissa BADIEL - Area Representative for West Africa, International Telecommunications Union
  • Django Bathily - CEO, SIRA LABS
  • How telcos can work in partnership with governments and regulators to drive efficiencies in the region
  • Should governments take a stronger role of investing in infrastructure if the private sector is falling short (e.g. fibre backbone infrastructure)?
  • How are governments leveraging private sector finance to extend connectivity to the underconnected?
  • Addressing small market challenges for Africa – how do we build a sustainable infrastructure model?
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
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Satellite Connectivity in a fast evolving market
  • Arie Ben Shabat - VP Sales, Amos-Spacecom
13:20 - 13:40 20 mins
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Panel Discussion: Building Regulatory Frameworks to Accelerate Digital Transformation
  • Amadou Makhtar Fall - GM | Head, Economic Regulation, Products and Services, Compliance, Airtel Africa
  • Russell Southwood - CEO, Balancing Act
  • Are spectrum licence prices creating unbalanced market structures?
  • What is the role of the African regulator in an era of fast-paced technology change – Reality vs. expectations
  • Fixing the basics: how can operators and regulators break the cycle of bad quality of service?
  • Standardisation of on Next generation networks in West Africa
  • What are the latest advances towards digital migration and strategies to get buy-in to digital broadcasting?


13:40 - 15:30 110 mins
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LeadersIn West African Tech Boardroom – Invitation Only
13:40 - 15:30 110 mins
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Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
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Digital Entertainment: How to Make Money from Media
  • Building a model for profitable TV and music services
  • Launching DTT: Remaining challenges of the digital switchover
  • New thinking as media companies
  • VoD and live streaming services – getting pricing and content right
15:50 - 16:00 10 mins
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The Next Generation of Television Transmission
  • Noto Modungwa - Head: Content Services, Sentech
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Telco and Media Convergence: Landscape and perspective in West Africa
  • Sahifoulaye Kone - Director of Digital, RTI
  • Russell Southwood - CEO, Balancing Act
  • Noto Modungwa - Head: Content Services, Sentech
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
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Customer Centric Innovation: Business models for consumers of West Africa
  • Malick Sylla - Head of Service Quality Monitoring and Operators, Telecommunications and Postal Regulatory Agency (ARTP)
  • What are the most promising digital services for operators in West Africa?
  • Is value chain, digital ecosystem participation in West Africa well-optimized enough to drive meaningful digital services growth?
  • What are the key steps to making data connectivity profitable in a context of intense price-based competition?
  • Is digital transformation about bits, bytes and software or leadership and culture?
16:50 - 16:55 5 mins
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Closing Remarks
16:55 - 19:00 125 mins
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West Africa Com Party