C2C ‘Connect to Connect’

7th -8th September 2022

Serena Hotel – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Extensia in partnership with The Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology, The Tanzanian Information and Communication Technology Commission and other key stakeholders are pleased to announce the 6th annual C2C Summit due to be held in Tanzania between the 7th and 8th of September 2022.

We are inviting up to 250 VIPs including Ministers/ Policy Makers, Regulators, Service Providers, Investors and Solution Providers to join us in driving Africa’s connectivity agenda, linking up national broadband agendas to drive country to country broadband connectivity across Africa, from Coast to Coast. Linking land-locked countries with the under-sea cables along the coasts of Africa.

We will assess alignment of National Development Agendas with Regional Connectivity Initiatives across Africa. We have developed a diverse agenda to include:

  • Country 2 Citizen connectivity
  • City 2 City connectivity
  • Country 2 Country connectivity
  • Connecting Rural Communities
  • National Infrastructure Strategies
  • Network Diversity
  • High Throughput Networks
  • Life in the Cloud
  • Data Centers

The real benefit of the summit will come from the workshops, Keynotes, panel discussions and solution finding scenarios. As with all Extensia events, the summit will be about making business happen and enabling clearly defined decision making to drive the continental connectivity agenda.


Agenda

This is an exciting time for interconnectivity. The Summit brings together the leaders of the Telecoms and ICT Market

DAY 1


8:00 – 9:00

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING


9:00 – 10:30

WELCOME & OPENING CEREMONY

WELCOME CEO Extensia

National ICT Maturity Insights UN Agency

Welcome Headline Sponsor – MD Helios Towers Tanzania

Welcome, Conference Programme Sponsor ( TBA)

Director General – TTCL

Director General – TCRA

Keynote Opening National Objectives and Priorities – Minister – Ministry of Communication Information Technology Tanzania


10:30 – 11:00

NETWORKING BREAK – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY


11:00 – 11:45

Voice of the Operators – Panel

Policy and regulation for accelerating growth

Moderator – Head of Africa – Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)

Country Manager – Smile Communications Tanzania Limited

Deputy CEO – Halotel

Vodacom (TBA)

Airtel (TBA)


11:45 – 12:30

Securing the ICT Eco System – Panel

Cybercrime, Data Protection and Cyber Security for Africa

Cybersecurity & digital forensics Expert – AfICTA

Professor – Nelson Mandela University

CIO – National Irrigation Authority

President/Founder – Zambian Cyber Security Initiative Foundation


12:30 – 12:45

Presentations SOLUTION SHOWCASES

Short presentations from attending vendors and solution providers, showcasing solutions

Intelsat, Lynk Global, Mobile Technologies,


12:45 – 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH


14:00 – 14:45

Infrastructure Outsourcing – Panel

The cost of installing passive infrastructure, to enable the hosting of the active equipment needed to deliver connectivity, is a bottle-neck in the acceleration of network deployment. Towercos, Infracos, Netcos and colocation DCs provide an answer but what are their criteria for investment?

TBA – Helios Towers

Partner – DLA Piper

Regional MD– Camusat

SVP Strategic Development (TBA)  – RAXIO Group


14:45 – 15:00

Licensing and Regulation – Keynote

Often cited as a key factor in enticing FDI. What are the key regulatory factors that give investors comfort to invest in a market? How are regulators keeping pace with the services enabled by ICT and the natural cross-overs with banking, broadcasting and national security?

TBA – TCRA


15:00 – 15:30

NETWORKING


15:30 – 16:30

Evolving the Ecosystem – Panel and showcase

Operators need customers. Whilst direct business is great, sometimes a more innovative approach provides opportunities to expand the ecosystem whilst supporting those existing first movers. Virtual network operators open up the market for entrepreneurs to expand the customer base of incumbent operators, provide focused services for clients and opens the door for entrepreneurs to enter the market without CAPEX limitations.

VP Africa (TBA) – Calix


15:30 – 16:30

META – Workshop

Workshop synopsis to follow


16:30 – 17:00

Connected Tanzania – Keynote

An insight into how the government of Tanzania is supporting the growth of national connectivity while also looking to providing access to international connectivity to neighboring countries

PS – Ministry of Information, Communication & Information Technology Tanzania

CTO – TTCL


19.00

Evening Reception Serena Hotel


Day 2


09:30

Networking


10:00 – 10:45

High Throughput Networks – Panel

Demand for high speed and high capacity infrastructure is constantly evolving and growing exponentially. We explore strategies and use cases and the latest advances in high throughput connectivity

Moderator – CEO – Digital Council Africa

Senior Sales Director – Intelsat

VP, Sr. Solution Architect – Bank of America

Country Manager – Smile Communications Tanzania Limited

Director Africa – ST Engineering iDirect


10:45 – 11:00

Life in the Cloud – Keynote

Services offered in the cloud reduce CAPEX and move it to OPEX and ‘As a Service’ business models. This is a great way to accelerate access and lowering barriers to entry but issues around security, data sovereignty and reliance on long distance networks persist. We explore the pros and cons

Group CEO – Wingu.africa


11:00 – 11:45

Connecting Rural Communities – Panel

Over 50% of African communities are considered rural. Economic viability of connecting sparse rural populations is notoriously difficult but new business models are emerging to solve this dilemma. We explore the technologies and strategies that are enjoying the greatest impact.

Senior Manager, MEA – Hughes Network Systems

VP – Middle East and Africa – Lynk Global

Expert on Universal Access and connectivity – ZICTA

MD – ISOC Tanzania


11:45 – 12:15

NETWORKING BREAK


12:15 – 13:00

Network Diversity – Panel

Fiber, Satellite, Mobile or Wireless? Each has pros and cons, each is better in one environment and another technology better in a different environment. We explore the virtues of each and how they can be successfully integrated to optimize performance.

Moderator – CEO – Digital Council Africa

Chief Operating Officer – WTES Projects Ltd (Nigeria)

Executive Vice President – Enterprise Sales – YahClick


13:00 – 13:15

Powering the Networks – Keynote

Reliable and affordable energy is a critical factor in telecom networks. What options are available to operators suffering with ageing diesel generators and an unreliable grid?

East Africa Commercial Director – Elsewedy Electric


13:15 – 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH


14:30 – 15:15

 National Infrastructure Strategies – Regulatory Panel

How can governments accelerate national networks. Are governments themselves the best people to build or should they be looking for innovative ways to encourage private sector participation?

DG – MACRA

DG – TCRA


15:15 – 16:00

Connected Tanzania Part 2

A continuation of the insight into how the government of Tanzania is developing national agendas and regional initiatives


16:00

CLOSING CEREMONY


16:30

FAREWELL DRINKS



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