What to Expect?

What to Expect?

Business Opportunities From Across Africa

The Africa Tech Summit London agenda 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 quality networking opportunities with decision makers.

Registration and Networking

08.00

Opening Remarks

by Neanda Salvaterra - WSJ

09.10

Africa Forges A New Digital Frontier

by Herman Singh - MTN Group Chief Digital Officer

Digital commerce in Africa is following neither the eastern nor the western models but is coalescing into a unique model of its own and one with a strong regional focus

09.15

Investing In African Tech – Opportunities, Risks and Returns

Manji Cheto – London Stock Exchange Group (Chair)
Eghosa Omoigui – EchoVC Partners
Charlotte Ward – AHL Ventures
Wale Ayeni – IFC Venture Capital

09.45

The Power of CoCreation

Saidah Nash Carter -Thomson Reuters
Niki Neumann – AFGRI Technology Services

10.25

Networking Break

10.40

How Blockchain Can Transform Africa

by Edward George - Ecobank

11.10

African Fintech – Whats Next?

Africa continues to drive innovation with new technologies including blockchain, AI and bots as consumers, banks and corporates seek new ways to transact.

Nicole Anderson – Redsand Partners (Chair)
Edward George – Ecobank
Toro Orero – Draper Dark Flow
Sinclair Skinner – Bitmari
Tokunboh Ishmael – Alitheia Capital

 

11.25

Yegomoto – Moving people, enabling business

by Karanvir Singh - Yegomoto

12.00

Scaling African Tech Ventures

Dotun Olowoporoku – Starta (Chair)
Kola Aina – Ventures Platform
Sheila Birgen – iHUB
Vuyisa Qabaka – Uprise Africa
Jason Spindler – I-DEV

12.30

Networking Lunch

13.05

Roundtable: Building An Inclusive Technology Ecosystem In Africa – A Chat On The Evolving Role Of Legislators

Bosun Tijani – CcHub Africa (Chair)
Chi Onwurah – UK Member of Parliament
Boko Inyundo – Afford / RAS
Emem Rita Usanga – Tech London Advocates (TLA) Africa

14.05

Breakout Session: Innovation Showcase

Why Hardware development is so important to the growth of developing nations.
Robyn Farah – Kato Global

Healthcare is broken. Can innovation fix it?
Nicole Kayode – Medixus

Empowering the Visually Impaired: Social Engineering using IoT
Brian Mwiti – Hope Tech

14.05

Networking Break

15.10

Women Inspiring the Future of African Tech

Clare Spencer – Journalist (Chair)
Wambui Kinya – Andela
Fatomata Ba – Janngo
Barbara Birung – Hive Colab
Robyn Farah – Kato Global

15.35

The African Media, Music and Entertainment Opportunity Unpacked

Russell Southwood – Balancing Act (Chair)
Dayo Olopade – Youtube
Yoel Kenan – Africori
Nikhil Patel – Iroko
Maggie Mutesi – Mutesi

16.15

Closing Remarks

16.55
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