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Daniel Annerose
CEO at Manobi


Dr Daniel Annerose is founder and CEO of Manobi Africa, a value creation orchestrator that provides innovative and inclusive value-added services to small-scale to large companies to uplift their respective economic and social development. MANOBI AFRICA leverages its technological and sectorial expertise with mobile infrastructure, Earth observation, IoT, artificial intelligence, learning machine and blockchain to provide each value chain stakeholder with dedicate performance and transactional enhancement services.

With agCelerant its business development platform for agriculture MANOBI AFRICA connects, in smallholder contract farming, producers with banks, insurers, input providers and agro-industries to control risks, secure transactions, reduce frictions and sustainably improve productivity and welfare

With UtilitY85™ its comprehensive water business development service targeted at water utilities operating in urban and rural areas, MANOBI AFRICA allows them to reduce water losses and to improve network efficiencies, while sustainably promoting safe drinking water access to millions of African households.

Dr Annerose is experienced in both information and communication technology and in research, agricultural and agro-industrial development of developing countries. He was previously a plant scientist for 18 years, specializing in improvement of agricultural production in arid and semi-arid areas and in the development of crop and plant mathematical models predicting yields and production to anticipate food crisis in these areas. He is also a member of the Senegalese Academy of Sciences and Technology. He has been named among the top 12 African Telecom People.

Agenda Sessions

  • Agri-Tech: Implementing Specialised Mobile Services to Connect Remote Farmers to Improve Productivity and Efficiency