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AfricaCom Video: Day 2 Highlights

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CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2016 -- We thought day 1's agenda of sessions, panels and presentations couldn't be bettered but day 2 was filled with even more content spanning 12 unique tracks covering everything from IoT and African Smart Cities to Big Data and LTE on the continent.

The AHUB powered by Ericsson analysed the Fintech startup journey and the future of banking in Africa, as well as how big business can foster the startup ecosystem.

The IoT and Smart Cities sessions with Accelerate Cape Town took a look at the role of telcos as an enabler for IoT business transformation as well the roadmap to a smart Cape Town.

The exhibition was once again a hive of activity and conversation, with a whole host of impressive stands showcasing all tech and telco has to offer to further connectivity in Digital Africa.

The afternoon concluded with the Leaders In Africa keynote addresses on innovation through entrepreneurship, featuring philanthropist and businesswoman Bisila Bokoko, and the first black woman to ever climb Mount Everest, entrepreneur Deshun Deysel.


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