Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2021
27th – 28th October 2021
Conference Programme Sponsor
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has been selected as the location for the 18th annual IAD Summit
IAD 2020 acknowledges the fact that Africa is a diverse continent of nations at different stages of ICT maturity.
ICT maturity rankings are a measurement for how well a country is progressing and a benchmark for how they are performing alongside their neighbours.
IAD 2020 will be attended by Policy Makers, Regulators, Service Providers and Major End Users from across Africa along with carefully selected solution providers, investors and consultants who can address the challenges and support the development of National Agendas with Infrastructure, Value Added Services, Strategy Guidance, Investment and Business partnership.
We are pleased to return to Ethiopia for the fourth time of hosting the IAD Summit in 2020. This is an exciting time of growth and development in Ethiopia with Market Liberalisation
Who should attend?
This webinar is primarily intended for CXOs, members of executive committees, regulators of the telecoms and ICT industry, technical directors and financial directors of large African enterprise companies.
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
WELCOME & OPENING CEREMONY
WELCOME CEO Extensia
National ICT Maturity Insights UN Agency
Keynote Opening National Objectives and Priorities Minister
Panel – AFRICA ATTRACTIVENESS
How to attract international interest and foreign direct investment to support the development of connectivity coverage and improvements in services
Keynote – DIGITAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
How to encourage capacity building and the upskilling of the local workforce to support a long-term vision for growth and sustainability
KEYNOTE – SHARED VISIONS
How to align the commercial imperatives of the service provider with the national growth and development objectives of government
Presentations Short presentations from attending vendors and solution providers, showcasing solutions
Welcome to lunch
CEO Ethiopia – Huawei
Panel – PRACTICAL STEPS FOR IMPROVING NETWORK COVERAGE
How infrastructure sharing, satellite, opex business models, service diversification and government interventions can support the expansion of essential networks into low income and sparsely populated areas
3 keynote sessions – FROM URBAN 5G TO RURAL BROADBAND
How policy makers and regulators can create a conducive environment to reduce risk and encourage investment into the next era of ICT development
Panel – PRACTICAL STEPS FOR COST REDUCTION
How to encourage service providers, and the industry at large to, reduce the cost of access to ICT
What the planned improvements in ICT Infrastructure bring to Ethiopia?
ETHIOPIA FUTURE VISION
CEO – Ethiopia Communications Authority
State Minister – MiNT
08:00 – 10:00
VIP Breakfast Briefing | Regulatory Round Table
Panel – FINTECH AS A DRIVER FOR GROWTH
How Fintech can encourage and support Network Coverage and ICT access in Africa?
Keynote – MICROFINANCE AND ADVANCED DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Keynote – FINTECH PARTNERSHIPS
How fintechs and ICT service providers can co-exist and collaborate for mutual reward and to accelerate national agendas
Panel – ENERGY AS A SERVICE
How to solve the energy bottleneck for supporting network expansion demands
Panel – NETWORK SECURITY
How to improve revenue assurance, secure networks and improve quality of service
Panel – CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT
How Metrics like Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) and Net Promoter Score (NPS) and solutions like Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Delight can help you to improve your customer acquisition, retention and ARPU?
Panel – EVERYTHING AS A SERVICE
How cloud services are helping you to reduce CAPEX, improve time to market with new product lines and supporting continuous improvement
Panel – AFRICA RISING
National Agenda Reviews –Countries across Africa are measured against affordability, access and engagement in ICT. In this closing session of IAD 2021 we will hear from some of the countries putting ICT at the centre of their development strategy as they share their experience and aspirations for improving their ICT maturity ranking.
Closing Remarks Headline Sponsor
Closing Remarks Conference programme Sponsor
Closing Remarks CEO Extensia Closing Remarks and Farewell State Minister Goverment of Ethiopia