London, September 29th, 2016

Registration and Networking Breakfast

08:00 AM

Opening Remarks

08:45 AM

The Tech Investment Landscape & Key Success Factors

by Alexia Christie - Webber Wentzel

9.00 AM

The Changing Narrative On Africa

by Tomi Dee - ABAN

9.15 AM

Visionary Keynote Address

by Erik Hersman - BRCK

9:30 AM

Hunting Unicorns: One Africa-VC’s Investment Thesis and Where the Opportunities Lie

by Lexi Novitske - Singularity Investments

9:50 AM

Investing In Tech Panel – The African Opportunities

Tech funds, VC investors, angel investors and investment platforms discuss
the opportunities across the continent.

Chaired by:
Chika Chukwujekwu

Tomi Dee – ABAN
Ben White – VC4 Africa
Ido Sum – TLcom TIDE Africa
Matthew Saal – IFC
Erik Hersman – BRCK

10:05 AM

Morning Networking

10:45 AM

The potential for digital currency and Blockchain technology to accelerate business in and with Africa

by Charlene Chen - BitPesa


Positive Disruptions in Sub Saharan Africa’s Financial Services Industry

by Chidi Okpala - Atlas Mara


The Sumo wrestler and the kid. How startups and corporates are partnering to change the future of African banking

by Greg Rodgers - Techstars


Leaders In Fintech Panel

Industry leaders share growth stories and latest developments in banking and payments, micro insurance, remittances and blockchain from across Africa.

Chaired by:
Nicole Anderson – Fintech Circle Innovate

Chidi Okpala – Atlas Mara
Charlene Chen – Bitpesa
Daniel Howard – Simbapay
Nicola Smith – Bima
Justin Floyd – Red Cloud Technologies

12.10 PM

Networking Lunch & Expo

13.00 PM

A Francophone Perspective on a Digital Africa

by Simplice Anoh

14.00 PM

Keeping It Real For The African Mobile Consumer

by Timothy Lambrechts - The Mobi Hunter

14,15 PM

Why The Next Billion Online Will Need A Light Internet

by Jo Eyre - Opera Software


Consumer & Marketing Panel

A leading panel of experts share their insights on how they are targeting, marketing and building companies for the African mobile consumer.

Chaired by:
Russell Southwood – Balancing Act

Yannick Lefang – Kasi Insight
Seyi Taylor – BigCabal
Simplice Anoh – DAT
Tim Lambrechts – Mobi Hunter
Jo Eyre – Opera

14.55 PM

Afternoon Networking

15.40 PM

Scuba.Adjust.Glory: 3 Words To Address The World

by Clare Jones


Bridging the last frontier through mobile innovation while creating wealth

by Andrew Takyi Appiah - Zeepay

16.25 PM

Worldreader – Innovation Towards The Bottom Of The Pyramid

by Colin McElwee – Worldreader

16.40 PM

The Innovation Panel

Technology is disrupting Africa and we hear from innovators turning problems into solutions.

Ian Merrington – Citi / The Bandwidth Barn

Clare Jones – what3words
Colin McElwee – Worldreader
Haweya Mohamed – Afrobytes
Dotun Olowoporoku – Starta

17.05 PM

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

17.50 PM



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