Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson Disrupt Africa

Tom Jackson

Co-founder Disrupt Africa

Tom Jackson is co-founder of tech startups platform Disrupt Africa and a tech and business journalist in Africa.

 

Kigali Ecosystem Tour

The ecosystem tour is only accessible to ecosystem ticket holders. Limited passes remaining, please register the ecosystem pass here.

10:00

Managing legal risk and navigating regulatory landscape: from tech start-ups to investor-ready SME

by Hosted by the African Law & Tech Network

This is a practical hands-on masterclass designed and delivered by leading lawyers for both the corporate and technical personnel of African tech companies at all levels of growth. The masterclass will cover the key legal and regulatory issues all tech start-ups and SMEs operating on the continent face and the measures they can put in place to reduce legal risk, create the right business structures, secure their intellectual property, procure the right licenses and other documents, navigate regulatory red-tape and compliance requirements, prevent disputes and prepare for future investment. Free for ATS delegates – registration for this session is required and will open soon.

10:00

Networking Reception – Invitation Only

The first networking event of Africa Tech Summit 2020, will connect delegates, speakers, sponsors and partners. This is strictly an invitation-only event for holders of “Pro-Delegate Passes” and “Investor Passes” and invited guests.

Register a Pro or Investor  delegate pass here.

19.00

Registration and Networking Breakfast

08:00 AM

Welcome Address

Neanda Salvaterra – MC
Andrew Fassnidge – Founder – Africa Tech Summit
FUTURE STAGE

09.00

What AI is doing in Africa

Lawrence Muthoga – Microsoft
FUTURE STAGE

09.10

Africa Startup Summit – Opening remarks

by Tom Jackson

STARTUP STAGE

09.30

Future of AI: African Intelligence

Hon. Michael Onyango – Ministry of ICT Kenya
Lawrence Muthoga – Azure Developer Audience Lead – Microsoft
Catalina Ionescu – Client Partner Africa – Facebook
FUTURE STAGE

09.30

Upping the stakes: creating a generation of funded African startups

STARTUP STAGE

09.40

Cyptocurrencies – The future of money in Africa?

FUTURE STAGE
Breitner Nyantika – Strategy and Policy Officer – Capital Markets Authority Kenya
Akin Sawyerr – Strategy and Governance Lead – Decred
Lorien Gamaroff – CEO – Bankymoon
Carmelle Cadet – Founder & CEO – EMTECH
Llew Claasen – Managing Partner – Newtown Partners
Roselyne Wanjiru – CMO – Kesholabs Blockchain Centre

10.15

Morning Coffee & Networking

EXPO HALL

10.45

Meet the continent’s new powerhouse: spotlight on Egypt

Khaled Ismail- Managing Partner – HIMangel
Omar Hagrass -CEO -Trella
Mahmoud El Said -CEO -Wasla
Doctor Hossam Osman – Vice President ITIDA & Chairman TIEC
STARTUP STAGE

11.15

The Yego journey – a path less travelled

by Karanvir Singh - CEO - Yegomoto

FUTURE STAGE

11:30

Cyber-security in Africa – the 400 pound gorilla tamed by AI

FUTURE STAGE

11.45

Innovating public policy: why governments are legislating for tech startups

Jon Stever, Co-founder, i4policy
STARTUP STAGE

12:00

Digital transformation across Africa – the stimulants, risks, barriers and investments plus the benefits being realized for consumers and citizens

Sandra Oyewole – Partner and Head, General Practice Group – Olajide Oyewole
William Maema – Senior Partner, Commercial, Employment & IPT Practice Group – Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates
Mehdi Kettani – Partner – DLA Piper Morocco
Boko Inyundo – Senior Marketing & Business Development Manager- Technology Sector – DLA Piper
FUTURE STAGE

12.05

Dubai Chamber’s GBF Mentorship Programme: Scaling Africa’s Startups

STARTUP STAGE

12.30

Networking Lunch

13.05

Breakout Session: Connect with the Indian Ocean islands

14.15

Pitch Live

VENTURES
MarketForce
Talents Arena
Riby
OkwuEco
BAG Innovation
The Awareness Company

JUDGES
Peter Orth – Managing partner – 4DX Ventures
Emilian Popa -CEO – Ilara Health
Dotun Olowoporoku – Associate Investment Director – Novastar Ventures
STARTUP STAGE

14.15

Future of Fintech: Digital Payments, Lending & Savings

Amandine Lobelle – Head of Business Operations – Paystack
Eliud Mungai – Kenya Country Lead – Carbon
Daniella Mukayiranga – Flutterwave
Djiba Diallo DIAO – Senior Fintech Advisor – Ecobank
FUTURE STAGE

14:30

Fintech – investing in the hottest sector on the continent

Wale Ayeni – Regional Head, Africa VC Investments – IFC
James Clark – Head of Tech & Lifesciences – London Stock Exchange
Ceasar Nyagah – Investment Officer – Partech Africa Fund
Tsendai Chagwedera – Associate Principal & Regional Head East Africa – EchoVC
Fope Adelowo – Senior VP – Helios
FUTURE STAGE

15.10

How to raise funding in Africa – self-help session for founders

Mahmoud El Said – CEO – Wasla
Abdulaziz Mohamed Omar – CEO – MPost
Etop Ikpe – CEO – Cars45
Jean-Claude Homawoo – COO -Lori Systems
STARTUP STAGE

15.15

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

16.15

Expanding your African tech startup across borders

Oumar Basse – CEO – Yobante Express
Luis Verdeja – Director – Jobartis
Josh Sadler – CEO – Lori Systems
Sam Ndori – General Manager – Inclusivity Solutions
Kwehnui Tawah – Global head of Operations – Sokowatch
Etop Ikpe – CEO – Cars45
STARTUP STAGE

16:45

Mobile money and a cashless future

Martha Githui-Bett – Safaricom
Gerry Rasugu – Director – GSMA SSA
Jidia Gasana – Head of Airtel Money – Airtel Rwanda
David Nsengiyumva – Consultant
FUTURE STAGE

17:00

Closing Remarks

17.55

Networking Reception

18.00

Morning Coffee & Networking

09.00

David and Goliath: re-imagining the corporate-startup partnership

Andile Maseko – Head of Ecosystem Development – AlphaCode
Patricia Obozuwa -Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer – GE
Abdulaziz Mohamed Omar – CEO MPost
Khatidja Ajania – COO- Kasha
Martin Karanja – Market Engagement Director – GSMA
STARTUP STAGE

09:30

Scaling innovation across Africa: opportunities and challenges

Femi Longe – Founder and CEO – Qiesto
FUTURE STAGE

10:00

Future of banking – new innovations driving inclusion

Djiba Diallo DIAO – Senior Fintech Advisor – Ecobank
Herbert Olowo – Chief Information Officer – Stanbic Bank
Robin Barstow – CEO – I&M Bank
Chidi Okpala – CEO – Asante Financial Services Group
Jens Glaso – Founder – Blockbonds
FUTURE STAGE

10.15

Microsoft fireside chat: Leveraging on partnerships to scale

Somet Kipchilat – Microsoft
Tom Jackson – Co-Founder – Disrupt Africa
STARTUP STAGE

10:15

Driving business growth with digital consumer insights

by Toyosi Odukoya - Head of Digital Transformation - Coca-Cola

10:55

Mobile consumer – big data, analytics and trends

Toyosi Odukoya – Head of Digital Transformation – Coca-Cola
Mbali Ndandani – Africa Digital Lead – Unilever
Irene Warui – Marketing Manager – BRCK
CHAIR: Nicky Verd – Speaker & Writer
FUTURE STAGE

11.10

ENGIE Pitch

STARTUP STAGE

11:15

Accelerating Africa: making incubators work for local entrepreneurs

Marie Nielsen – Partner for East Africa – Antler
Alexis Roman – Venture Partner – MEST
Andile Maseko – Head of Ecosystem Development
AlphaCode – Haakon Brunell – Managing Partner -Katapult Impact Accelerators
Claudia Makadristo – Regional Manager for Africa – Seedstars
Osarumen Osamuyi – Founder – The Subtext
STARTUP STAGE

12.00

Food security – techs big problem to solve?

Stella N. Lugalambi – Director – Hamwe
Caine Wanjau – CTO – Twiga foods
Hilina Damte – Co-Founder – G&H Blockchain
FUTURE STAGE

12.25

Networking Lunch

13.05

Pitch Live

VENTURES
Limestart
M-Lugha App
ThankUCash
m-Omulimisa
HouseAfrica

JUDGES
Olu Oyinsan – Partner – Oui Capital
Wanjiru Chabeda – Associate – Zephyr Acorn
Dan Block – Investment Associate – Global Innovation Fund
STARTUP STAGE

14.15

Future of blockchain: opportunities & regulation for Africa

Hon. Michael Onyango – Ministry of ICT Kenya
Breitner Nyantika – Strategy and Policy Officer – Capital Markets Authority Kenya
Norbert Haguma – Regional Ambassador – Global Blockchain Business Council
Carmelle Cadet – Founder – CEO – EMTECH
FUTURE STAGE

14.30

Scaling up: Ziplines expansion from Rwanda to Ghana

by Yaniv Gelnik - Zipline

FUTURE STAGE

15:10

Startups for startups: 5 startups unpack common pain points with audience interaction

1. How to leverage PR and the media to your best advantage – Disrupt Africa
2. GoKada – why to press pause on your business
3. Expansion – choosing your next market, and expansion model – Amr Bakr, 7keema
4. Hiring top talent on a budget – Tekwane Mwendwa, Asimilia
5. How to overcome language barriers when crossing the Francophone-Anglophone divide – Oumar Basse, Yobante Express
STARTUP STAGE

15.15

Future: mobility, logistics and eCommerce

Uche Okafor – Regional Manager – Bolt
Karan Singh – CEO – YEGO
Kagure Wamunyu – CEO – Africa Region – Kobo 360
Llew Claasen – Founder – Newtown Partners
Mike Farquharson – General Manager – Rush SA
FUTURE STAGE

15.25

Afternoon Coffee – Expo Hall

16.15

Future of work

Charles Sekwalor – CEO – Movemeback
Dr. Emmanuel Okeleji – Co-founder & CEO SeamlessHR
Femi Longe – Founder and CEO – Qiesto

16:45

E-retail: how startups are innovating the front and back ends of African commerce

Daniel Yu – CEO – Sokowatch
Geoffrey Mulei – CEO – Tanda
Khatidja Ajania – COO – Kasha
Marek Zmysłowski – Regional Manager Africa – RTB House
Kingsley Abrokwah – Chief Enabler – KudiGo
STARTUP STAGE

17.00

Tackling climate change through innovation

Henri Nyakarundi – CEO – ARED
Saviour Anyanwu – CTO/Co-founder – OkwuEco
Anu Adasolum – COO – Rensource

17:25

Closing Remarks

FUTURE STAGE

17.45

Africa Tech Summit Afterparty

18.30
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