What to Expect

What to Expect

Future line of sight

The format of the Summit will deliver a true cross-sectional view of technology advances and opportunities from across the continent. An array of keynotes, fireside chats and panels from tech leaders in Africa, leading entrepreneurs and investors, will be complimented by interaction, in-depth round-table discussions, breakout sessions and hours of quality networking with decision makers.

Three Summits

Check Out Kigali On A GURA eBike

To register or for any queries please contact GURA directly.

10.00

Dubai Startup Hub Chamberthon: Taking Mentorship To The Next Level

An initiative created by Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry – a hackathon to disrupt mentorship and create an innovative programme for start-ups, guided by start-ups from Dubai and Africa. This session will lead to the creation of a fully-fledged cross-border mentorship programme, that will be implemented alongside Dubai Chamber’s Global Business Forum – Africa 2019. INVITE ONLY

12.00

Visit the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Rwanda Campus

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda campus invites you to visit its campus, and see for yourself how it is training Africa’s top data scientists, climate scientists and AI researchers at the masters and PhD level, including a work integrated option. If you’re looking for talent to make a difference for today and tomorrow, look no further than AIMS. The 2-hour visit will include a tour and interaction with students. Event Now Full.

15.00

Welcome Evening

19.00

Registration and Networking Breakfast

08:00 AM

Welcome Address

FUTURE STAGE

09.00

Artificial Intelligence – what are you going to do with it?

by Lawrence Muthoga - Microsoft

FUTURE STAGE

09.15

African Startup Summit – Opening remarks

by Tom Jackson

STARTUP STAGE

09.30

Future of AI: African Intelligence

Barbara Iyayi – Element Inc
Abake Adenle – AJA.LA Studios
Lawrence Muthoga – Microsoft
Tramayne Monaghan – Tencent
Paul Kotze – Jumo
FUTURE STAGE

09.35

“Africa 2.0” – The role of startups & innovation in solving socio and infrastructural challenges

William Mapham – Vula Mobile
Ifeanyi Anazodo – Farmcrowdy
Henri Nyakarundi – ARED
Wanjiru Chabeda -Zephyr Acorn
STARTUP STAGE

09.40

Microsoft Investment in Africa: Supporting skills enhancement, job creation and innovation on the continent

by Stephane Nyombayire - Microsoft 4Afrika

STARTUP STAGE

10.15

Mars – The Allure of The Unknown

by Dr Adriana Marais

FUTURE STAGE

10.15

Morning Coffee & Networking

EXPO HALL

10.45

A conversation with the Minister of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda – The role of Design in advancing Technology and Innovation in Africa

H.E. Ms Paula Ingabire – Minister of ICT and Innovation
Ms. Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzog – National Industrial Research & Development Agency (NIRDA)
Bosun Tijani – CcHub
Sebastian Mhatre – DFID
FUTURE STAGE

11.15

Investing in Africa

Aaron Fu – MEST
Yele Bademosi – Microtraction
Uche Ogboi – EchoVC
Emilian Popa – DiGAME
Ido Sum – TLcom
STARTUP STAGE

11.15

A Conversation On The Next Steps For The Music Business

by MI

FUTURE STAGE

11.50

Encouraging Startup-Corporate Partnerships

Tom Jackson – Disrupt Africa
Martin Karanja – GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator
Herve Kubwimana – Merck Accelerator Program Manager
Tarik Hilali – Microsoft 4Afrika
Abdulaziz Omar – MPOST
STARTUP STAGE

12.00

Understanding Digital Music Distribution In Africa; The Market, Challenges & The Future

Iredumare Opeyemi – Boomplay
MI – Chocolate City Records
Bez Idakula – Music Artist
Angell Mutoni – Music Artist
FUTURE STAGE

12.05

Accelerator Models For Africa

Bosun Tijani – CcHub
Kola Aina – Ventures Platform
Lukonga Lindunda – BongoHive
Rich Sears – The Baobab Network
Haakon Brunell – Katapult Accelerator
STARTUP STAGE

12.30

Yego – Beyond Ride Hailing

by Karan Singh

FUTURE STAGE

12.45

Networking Lunch

13.05

Regulating for growth: Providing the appropriate legal framework for tech disruption in Africa.

Nankunda Katangaza – Africa Legal Tech Network
Kenneth Muhangi – KTA Advocates
Alice Namuli-Blazevic – Katende Ssempebwa Advocates
Adeleke Alex-Adedipe – DOA Law
Innocent Muhizi – Rwanda Information Society Authority
FUTURE STAGE

14.15

Pitch Live – Ventures You Need To Know About

Startups
Exuus
RideSafe
JetStream Africa
Appy Saude
Leaf
PANEL
Aaron Fu- MEST Africa
Uche Ogboi – Echo VC
Emilian Popa – DiGAME
STARTUP STAGE

14.15

Enter Africa Gaming Session

CREATIVE STAGE

14.15

Solving Africa Tech Challenges with Developer Communities

FUTURE STAGE

15.15

Keynote: Building A Dream

by BEZ

CREATIVE SUMMIT

15.15

How can we enable scientific innovation through the sharing economy?

by Merck

STARTUP STAGE

15.15

Fundraising Experiences By Startups

STARTUP STAGE

16.45

Future Fintech: Evolution of Mauritius Fintech Ecosystem

Michal Szymanski – Mauritius Fintech
FUTURE STAGE

16.50

How to become a 3D printing designer & expert

by Norrin Jaffer - Kuunda3D

CREATIVE STAGE

16.50

Future of Fintech: Payments, Lending & Savings

David Nsengiyumva – Moderator
Rose Muturi – Tala
Marcello Schermer – Yoco
Simeon Ononobi – ThankUCash
Hilda Moraa – Pezesha
Ife Orioke – Flutterwave
FUTURE STAGE

17.05

The Queen’s Young Leaders Pitch Session

Moderator: Ruth Davidson -Comic Relief

Pitchers
Derick Omari
Regina Mtonga
Alimatu Bawah
Morris Marah
Nancy Sibo
Elizabeth Kasujja

Judges
Mike Mompi – Enza Capital
Niki Newman – AFGRI
Wanjiru Chabeda – Zephyr Acorn
STARTUP STAGE

17.15

Closing Remarks

17.55

Morning Coffee & Networking

09.00

Innovation and cross-sector collaboration for growth: tech disruption of legal services in Africa

Joseph Githaiga – PWC
Ope Olugasa – Law Pavilion
Ron Kawamara – The Tech Hub / Jumia Uganda
Linda Bonyo – Lawyers Hub Kenya
Bryan Ndyaguma – Hague Institute for Innovation in Law (HiiL)
FUTURE STAGE

09.50

The “Rest of Africa” – How do we move away from the “big three” view of African ecosystems?

Aziz Sy – Impact Dakar
Karim Sy – Jokkolabs
Khaled Ismail – Himangel
Pedro Beirao – Appy Saude
STARTUP STAGE

10.15

Seeing Around Corners

Justin Spratt – UBER
FUTURE STAGE

10.30

Future of African Mobility

Justin Spratt – Uber
Karan Singh – YegoMoto
Michaella Rugwizangoga – VW
Obi Ozor – Kobo360
FUTURE STAGE

10.50

Future of Blockchain: Opportunities & Regulation For Africa

Boko Inyundo – DLA Piper
Bitange Ndemo – Kenya Blockchain & AI Taskforce
Marvin Coleby- Raise
Christine Masiika Thembo – Applied Principles Consulting
Alice Namuli-Blazevic – Katende, Ssempebwa & Company Advocates
FUTURE STAGE

11.30

Future of VR on the continent, and the potential global impact

Judith Okonkwo – Ìmísí 3D
CREATIVE STAGE

11.40

Future of Digital Entertainment

Jessica Hope – Wimbart
Joseph Hundah – Econet Group
Chinasa Udeala – Songa
Sora Yago – Vox Africa
Judith Okonkwo – Ìmísí 3D
CREATIVE STAGE

12.00

Shifting the narrative on hub sustainability: Quantity vs quality – What are hubs for?

Hannah Clifford – Nairobi Garage
Sheilah Birgen – iHub
Aphrodice Mutangana – kLab
Barbara Birungi -Hive Colab
STARTUP STAGE

12.00

A Formula For Affordable Internet

by Erik Hersman

FUTURE STAGE

12.10

Africa’s Connectivity (R)Evolution – What’s Next?

Agnes Muthoni – Andela
Erik Hersman – BRCK
Roy Njoka – Telkom Kenya
Ben Roberts – Liquid Telecom
FUTURE STAGE

12.25

Networking Lunch

13.05

Future of Blockchain: Traceability and Blockchain in Coffee; The Heart Behind The Matter

by Arthur Karuletwa

FUTURE STAGE

14.15

Future of Blockchain: Digitisation of Assets

Sara Oon – Nisk Capital
Eugene Mutai – Raise
Miguel Granier – Invested Development (ID)
Marvin Cole – Raise
FUTURE STAGE

14.30

Roundtable: Data Protection & Cybersecurity In Africa – Addressing The Challenges

Ridwan Oloyede – Famsville Law
Michael Felix Ngugi – CyberSpeak LC
BREAKOUT ROOM AD4

14.15

Pitch Live

Startups
Complete Farmer
7keema
OZE
Moja Ride
DeMars
Panel:
Yele Bademosi – Microtraction
Haakon Brunell – Katapult Accelerator
Sarah Oon – Nisk Capital
STARTUP STAGE

14.15

How to Increase Your Company’s Income, Reach and Audience with a Premium Podcast.

by Kevin Y. Brown

CREATIVE STAGE

10.55

Tech, Talent & Skills Required

Celestine Ukpere – Google Digital Skills For Africa
Clément Uwajeneza – Andela
Amadou Daffe – Gebeya
Crystal Rugege – Carnegie Mellon University                                                   
Nathalie Munyampenda – Next Einstein Forum
FUTURE STAGE

15.15

Afternoon Coffee – Expo Hall

16.15

How Video Is Changing The Digital Landscape

by Cynthia Butare

16.55

Future of Drones

Delivering the future of health logistics – Zipline
FUTURE STAGE

16.55

E-health

Dr William Mapham – Vula Mobile
Munya Chivasa – Head of Merck Accelerator
Brian Gitta – Matibabu

17.00

Africa’s Mobile Gaming Opportunity

CREATIVE STAGE

Closing Remarks

FUTURE STAGE

17.45

Africa Tech Summit Afterparty

18.30

Reinventing HP in East Africa

17.10
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