Disruptive technology and connectivity accelerating the African digital revolution

4-8 September 2017

Put yourself at the epicentre of the African connectivity ecosystem - learn, engage and discuss African telco and tech innovation in real-time with thought leaders across the globe with the Connecting Africa Digital Week.

Webinar Agenda:

Empowering the African Tech Ecosystem

The African startup scene has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, with well over 300 tech hubs now established across the continent. In this webinar, we'll be discussing how to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs to thrive, predicting the hottest sectors for growth and where investors should be taking notice. 

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur looking for guidance or a potential African tech investor, this webinar will be the perfect introduction to the ecosystem. 

FinTech & the Future of Banking in Africa

FinTech disruptors are transforming banking in Africa - case in point, the nearly 90 million mobile money users on the continent as of this year. Mobile money, Bitcoin and Blockchain are coming to define the banking and finance landscape, while going a long way in helping bank the previously unbankable. 

But what does Blockchain really mean for Africa and how exactly is it shaping the future of banking here? Bankymoon CEO Lorien Gamaroff will explain all.

The African Regulatory Landscape

The regulation landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa is both complex and varied and who best to navigate this for us than independent researcher and consultant at the South African Communications Forum, Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa. Nomonde will be analysing the policy regulation approaches building connectivity in Africa, through collaboration between business, government and society.

For all those looking for a more nuanced understanding of African connectivity regulation, this is the webinar for you.

Connecting Africa


There are now more mobile phones than people on the African continent with data traffic increasing by more than 50% in 2015. Bringing connectivity to rural Africa and bridging the digital divide is still, however, the biggest challenge facing the African telecommunications sector. Our expert panel will be assessing digital connectivity in Africa, identifying barriers to connectivity and where the best solutions to these bottlenecks lie.

Tune in as out panelists deep-dive into the most comprehensive webinar on African connectivity this year.

The Digital Health Clinic

One of the biggest revolutions in African technology has undoubtedly come in the form of what it can enable in terms of socio-economic development. This is no more relevant than in the area eHealth innovation. We'll be tracking the rise of digital health and showcasing the mHealth technologies uplifting African healthcare.

Log on and see what eHealth can do for rural healthcare and the encouraging results the sector has experienced so far.

 

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