After close consultation with key stakeholders across the African tech industry, combined with advice from governments and the World Health Organization, the Informa Tech management team has made some key changes to the 2020 Connecting Africa series of events.
East Africa Com East Africa Com has been postponed to Monday, September 14-Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The event will continue to run a similar agenda and speaker lineup with key topics focusing on the region's place in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, bridging the digital divide, AI and beyond, and other topics driving East Africa's enterprise digital transformation.
West Africa Com West Africa Com has been postponed to Wednesday, September 30-Thursday, October 1, 2020, in Dakar, Senegal.
The event will go ahead with a similar agenda and speaker lineup, with topics focusing on emerging tech, connectivity and uniting the Anglophone and Francophone TMT markets.
The Informa Tech team has taken the difficult decision to postpone Nigeria Com 2020 until 2021.
While it may not be the right time to run a full Nigeria Com event this year, we remain committed to exploring the most important issues and opportunities in the Nigeria tech and innovation industry and have some exciting plans for 2020.
AfricaCom and AfricaTech
The 2020 AfricaCom and AfricaTech events will continue to run this year from Tuesday, November 10-Thursday, November 12 in Cape Town, South Africa. More information including the agenda, speaker lineup and new event updates will be announced soon.
Safaricom is launching an M-Pesa 'super-app' which will let SMEs create their own business apps within the mobile money ecosystem, according to CIO, George Njuguna, who was speaking at East Africa Com.
Africa was the birthplace of Mobile Money and while it continues to rise in popularity, the industry is quickly evolving and launching more mobile-based financial services every day. In this Connecting Africa online event, local analysts and industry stakeholders will discuss how telcos are disrupting the financial services space and what the rise of Mobile Money 2.0 will look like for Africa.
From cash to mobile: heading towards a cashless society
Expanding MFS offerings beyond mobile money transfers
MNOs vs banks vs fintechs: an evolving competitive landscape
Unconnected and unbanked: fintech to improve financial inclusion
The rise of micro-loans and insurance through mobile platforms
Africa has the fastest growing population in the world and also the youngest, with 60% of Africans under the age of 25. It is clear that the next billion connected are going to be the mobile-only generation. This digital symposium will bring industry experts together to discuss Africa’s digital divide and how to get devices into the hands of young Africans and empower them to join the digital revolution.
Who’s Driving? The role of government & regulator, private tech companies, and public-private partnerships
Device affordability: are we reaching a tipping point?
Status check: Satellite vs Fiber and the enduring infrastructure gap
Exploring the wider societal and economic benefits of a connected, digitally literate continent