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Forum: New Tech for New Africa

Register for Frontier Advisory's Frontier Forum: New Tech for New Africa taking place at the IDC, Sandton, on Thursday, 23 July 2015.

Frontier Forum: New Tech for New Africa

 

How is technology changing Africa? Technology drives change - economic, political and social. Nowhere is this more evident than in the African continent. As a relatively underdeveloped region, technology in all its forms has the potential to dramatically turn around the fortunes of African economies. As Africa is opening for business and information flows more easily, local and imported technologies are changing the way Africans interact and do business. By the end of this year there will be over 1 billion Africans using mobile phones, 1/3 of which will use their phones to make and receive payments.

New technology platforms are changing Africa and helping the rise of B2B and B2C commerce. Join us at the New Tech for New Africa forum to hear what leading companies such as Facebook, IBM, WeChat and Orange; and thought leaders Aki Anastasiou and Dion Chang are doing and saying about the latest technology trends in Africa.

Date:                     Thursday, 23 July 2015 

Time:                     08.30 to 15.40 

Venue:                  Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Sandton, Johannesburg 

Fee:                        R3, 000 Excl. VAT 

Register by clicking here

*Get a 10% discount on group bookings of 5 or more delegates (Group bookings of 5 or more to RSVP to ajiyane@frontieradvisory.com)

 

P R O G R A M M E

08:30 to 09:00           Registration

09:00 to 09:10           Welcome and Context
                                Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

09:10 to 09:55           How Mobile is Changing the African Consumer Landscape – The View from Facebook
                                     Aidan Baigrie, Client Partner: sub-Saharan Africa, Facebook

09:55 to 10:55           Panel Session: Technologies from Africa for Africa: How New Tech Firms are Catering for Frontier and Emerging Markets
                                     Brett Loubser, Head: Africa, WeChat
                                     Aki Anastasiou, Tech Commentator
                                     Brett StClair, Chief Jam Creator, Money for Jam
                                     Moderated by Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

10:55 to 11:15           Coffee & Networking Break

11:15 to 11:45           Presentation: Media Convergence in Africa
                                     Gareth Cliff, Founder, CliffCentral.com

11:45 to 12:25           Interactive Dialogue: Is There Angel and Venture Capital for Tech Startups in Africa?
                                     Murray Legg, Co-founder, Webfluential
                                     Euvin Naidoo, Head of Strategy, Barclays Africa, Regional Management
                                     Stephan Lamprecht, Venture Solutions – Innovation Management &-Commercialisation
                                     Moderated by Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

12:25 to 13:25           Lunch

13:25 to 14:40           Panel Discussion: How Technology is Changing the Way Africans are Educated
                                     Dr Solomon Assefa, Director, Research - Africa, South Africa Lab, IBM
                                     Dr Frank Aswani, VP and Director of Strategic Relations,-African Leadership Academy
                                     Palesa Sibeko, Co-founder, Inquisition
                                     Moderated by Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

14:40 to 15:25           Insight Session: Can Technology Leapfrog Africa’s Development Gaps?
                                     Dion Chang, Founder, Flux Trends
                                     Mark McCallum, CTO, Director & Head of Global Services Africa, Orange Business Services
                                     Moderated by Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

15:25 to 15:40           Summary Session

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Frontier Forum: New Tech for New Africa

 

How is technology changing Africa? Technology drives change - economic, political and social. Nowhere is this more evident than in the African continent. As a relatively underdeveloped region, technology in all its forms has the potential to dramatically turn around the fortunes of African economies. As Africa is opening for business and information flows more easily, local and imported technologies are changing the way Africans interact and do business. By the end of this year there will be over 1 billion Africans using mobile phones, 1/3 of which will use their phones to make and receive payments.

New technology platforms are changing Africa and helping the rise of B2B and B2C commerce. Join us at the New Tech for New Africa forum to hear what leading companies such as Facebook, IBM, WeChat and Orange; and thought leaders Aki Anastasiou and Dion Chang are doing and saying about the latest technology trends in Africa.

Date:                     Thursday, 23 July 2015 

Time:                     08.30 to 15.40 

Venue:                  Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Sandton, Johannesburg 

Fee:                        R3, 000 Excl. VAT 

Register by clicking here

*Get a 10% discount on group bookings of 5 or more delegates (Group bookings of 5 or more to RSVP to ajiyane@frontieradvisory.com)

 

P R O G R A M M E

08:30 to 09:00           Registration

09:00 to 09:10           Welcome and Context
                                Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

09:10 to 09:55           How Mobile is Changing the African Consumer Landscape – The View from Facebook
                                     Aidan Baigrie, Client Partner: sub-Saharan Africa, Facebook

09:55 to 10:55           Panel Session: Technologies from Africa for Africa: How New Tech Firms are Catering for Frontier and Emerging Markets
                                     Brett Loubser, Head: Africa, WeChat
                                     Aki Anastasiou, Tech Commentator
                                     Brett StClair, Chief Jam Creator, Money for Jam
                                     Moderated by Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

10:55 to 11:15           Coffee & Networking Break

11:15 to 11:45           Presentation: Media Convergence in Africa
                                     Gareth Cliff, Founder, CliffCentral.com

11:45 to 12:25           Interactive Dialogue: Is There Angel and Venture Capital for Tech Startups in Africa?
                                     Murray Legg, Co-founder, Webfluential
                                     Euvin Naidoo, Head of Strategy, Barclays Africa, Regional Management
                                     Stephan Lamprecht, Venture Solutions – Innovation Management &-Commercialisation
                                     Moderated by Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

12:25 to 13:25           Lunch

13:25 to 14:40           Panel Discussion: How Technology is Changing the Way Africans are Educated
                                     Dr Solomon Assefa, Director, Research - Africa, South Africa Lab, IBM
                                     Dr Frank Aswani, VP and Director of Strategic Relations,-African Leadership Academy
                                     Palesa Sibeko, Co-founder, Inquisition
                                     Moderated by Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

14:40 to 15:25           Insight Session: Can Technology Leapfrog Africa’s Development Gaps?
                                     Dion Chang, Founder, Flux Trends
                                     Mark McCallum, CTO, Director & Head of Global Services Africa, Orange Business Services
                                     Moderated by Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory

15:25 to 15:40           Summary Session

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