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AfricaCom 2018 – Enterprise digital transformation is the name of the game

Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Game-changing technologies driving businesses growth across Africa

 

London, 1 August 2018 – Enterprise digital transformation is the name of the game with leading global events such as the AI Summit Cape Town and IoT World Africa launching at AfricaCom 2018 from 13 to 15 November at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.

AfricaCom is the place to find out what's hot in the African technology industry. With 400 exhibitors showcasing technologies and solutions covering everything from 5G, AI, IoT, TV, Fintech and more, you'll leave feeling inspired and ready to revamp your business strategy.

For the first time ever, leading global events AI Summit and IoT World Africa come to AfricaCom! Additionally, AfricaCom’s brand-new Enterprise Digital Transformation track, makes AfricaCom 2018 THE place to capitalise on this perfect storm of opportunity for African enterprises.

Learn about the implementation of game-changing technologies at the forefront of digital transformation that boost productivity, unlock new opportunities and drive efficiencies across all industries and business functions.

Enterprise Digital Transformation

Brand new for AfricaCom 2018, Enterprise Digital Transformation Africa is an expert briefing aimed at CTOs, CIOs, and ICT and digital leads from a broad range of enterprise verticals.

Here you’ll be able to identify what new technologies should be on your radar and scrutinise the business cases for new tech. Identifying the perfect storm for Africa – in terms of convergence between our offline and online worlds, especially in terms of redefining how we transact.  Delegates will also be able to discuss practical applications with expert speakers, learn from real use cases, pinpoint implementation challenges and map out a winning ICT investment strategy.

The AI Summit

A growing consideration for enterprises, are the possibilities presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI). AfricaCom will host the launch of the AI Summit Cape Town on 15 November.   Anticipated to be the meeting place for industry leaders, CxOs, Heads of Digital and Innovation from across Africa, and heavy-weight influencers, the Summit will showcase what is out there and how it can accelerate the burgeoning digital economy on the continent. How AI can change the way people work – visually, auditorily, deeper learning, better outputs etc.

The AI Summit Cape Town will cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • What is the real opportunity AI can present for your business?
  • Where can you implement tech to maximise the benefits?
  • How do you need to adapt to take advantage?

Engaging with leading global multinationals as well as regional powerhouses, the agenda will uncover the true opportunities that AI presents for the most forward-thinking enterprises. This is the chance for African tech leaders and innovators to join the AI revolution.

IoT World Africa

For enterprises, IoT means examining how business models need to adapt to take this omnipresent digital ecosystem into account and to plan for their customers’ connected journey as well as tomorrow’s workforce – are they prepared? Are any of us?

As IoT use cases grow, network operators and technology providers are ready to realise the full potential for IoT in Africa. But, who will capture this market and unlock Africa’s potential to become a global leader in IoT?

As not only one company can deliver IoT alone, strong partnerships will be required and mean everything.

From the producers of the Internet of Things World Series - the world’s leading IoT series - IoT World Africa will enable enterprise delegates to build an IoT partner ecosystem alongside those ready to adopt solutions to deliver scalable digital transformation.

IoT World Africa is the ideal opportunity to build working networks and engage with enterprise adopters, to make IoT a reality in Africa.

Hot topics include;

  • Building the IoT Ecosystem, IoT Connectivity – LPWAN/NB-IoT
  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Smarter and Future Cities
  • New Business models
  • Investment and ROI
  • IoT Infrastructure
  • IoT for Sustainable Development and;
  • Enterprise Use Cases.

Further game-changing technologies can also be explored within the Technology Arena where AfricaCom 20/20 will take centre stage.  Visitors can scope and interact with next generation tech, listen to thought-provoking conference content built around the theme ‘providing clarity of vision on future tech trends’ while mapping Africa’s journey towards 4ICT.

 

Fintech Africa

Discover at Fintech Africa where new technology that is shaping the world of mobile payments, delivering cutting-edge financial services to the previously unbanked and fuelling the growth of Africa’s digital economy.

Delegates will be able to discuss mobile money interoperability with leading MNOs and financial institutions, learn from those at the forefront of blockchain deployment in Africa, separate the hype from reality around cryptocurrencies opportunities in Africa and see top quality fintech start-ups pitch their game-changing solutions.

 

Underpinning AfricaCom in 2018, are the Headliners featuring 30 of Africa's most prominent digital thought-leaders, taking place on all three days of the show. And the best bit? They're completely free to attend! `in case you missed the last bulletin, some of the first speakers to be announced include:

Senator Olabiya Durojaiye, Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, who will discuss “Enabling digital Nigeria: how can policymakers and regulators facilitate an information-based society in Sub Saharan Africa?” on Tuesday, 13 November from 10:00 - 10:20.

Rob Shuter, Group President and CEO of MTN will deliver a keynote from 09H40 – 10H00 and then take part in a panel discussion on Tuesday, 13 November from 10H20 – 10H50, with Mohamed Dabbour, CEO, Africa at Millicom. Listen to them debate “Re-calibrating African telco strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, covering topics which include new business models for a new era of communications, capturing the value of digital transformation, developing and implementing a growth strategy around data and digital, mapping Africa’s journey towards 5G and connecting the next billion.

The Honourable Ursula Owusu-Ekulful, Minister of Communications, Ghana ICT investment to accelerate progress towards the UN SDGs, on Tuesday, 13 November from 10:50 - 11:10.

AfricaCom 2018 will bring together 14 000 attendees, 450 speakers and 400 exhibitors. It is a critical event that facilitates Africa’s progression.

To register for your free visitor ticket, purchase a delegate pass or find out more about AfricaCom 2018 click here.

 

Media accreditation is now open and media are invited to apply to cover the event and also to participate in the first AfricaCom Tech Media Roundtable.  Early registration will also guarantee advanced show information as well as a tour of the exhibition floor and a host of other benefits.

 

For further information please contact:

Kaz Henderson                                 or            Lauren Leonard

kaz@networxpr.co.za                                    lauren@networxpr.co.za

 

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About AfricaCom 2018

AfricaCom is part of the Connecting Africa series of events that expose delegates, the media and the savvy, to the latest advancements and opportunities in technology and the digital ecosystem. Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 13 - 15 November 2018, AfricaCom is now in its 21st year.   AfricaCom is Africa’s largest technology, media and telecommunications conference & exhibition.  The conference programme covers the most strategic issues affecting companies in Africa’s digital market - services, efficiency, profitability, customer experience, partnerships, policy and more – and features several co-located events: 5G Africa, Africa Video Forum, The AI Summit Cape Town, IoT World Africa and Mission Critical Technologies Africa.

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