Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2021

27th – 28th October 2021

Host Partner

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.

Agenda


Day 1

08:00

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING


09:30

WELCOME & OPENING CEREMONY

WELCOME CEO Extensia

National ICT Maturity Insights UN Agency

Keynote Opening National Objectives and Priorities Minister


10:30

NETWORKING BREAK

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY


11:00

Panel – AFRICA ATTRACTIVENESS

How to attract international interest and foreign direct investment to support the development of connectivity coverage and improvements in services


12:00

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


12:15

KEYNOTE – SHARED VISIONS

How to align the commercial imperatives of the service provider with the national growth and development objectives of government


12:30

SOLUTION SHOWCASES

Presentations Short presentations from attending vendors and solution providers, showcasing solutions


12:45

Welcome to lunch

CEO Ethiopia – Huawei


12:50

NETWORKING LUNCH


14:00

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


14:45

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


16:00

NETWORKING BREAK


16:35

Panel – PRACTICAL STEPS FOR COST REDUCTION

How to encourage service providers, and the industry at large to, reduce the cost of access to ICT


17:15

Keynote –

What the planned improvements in ICT Infrastructure bring to Ethiopia?


17:30

ETHIOPIA FUTURE VISION

CEO – Ethiopia Communications Authority

State Minister – MiNT


Day 2


08:00 – 10:00

VIP Breakfast Briefing | Regulatory Round Table


09:30

NETWORKING


10:00

Panel – FINTECH AS A DRIVER FOR GROWTH

How Fintech can encourage and support Network Coverage and ICT access in Africa?


10:45

Keynote – MICROFINANCE AND ADVANCED DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Mastercard


11:00

Keynote – FINTECH PARTNERSHIPS


How fintechs and ICT service providers can co-exist and collaborate for mutual reward and to accelerate national agendas


11:15

NETWORKING BREAK


11:45

Panel – ENERGY AS A SERVICE

How to solve the energy bottleneck for supporting network expansion demands


12:30

Panel – NETWORK SECURITY

How to improve revenue assurance, secure networks and improve quality of service


13:15

NETWORKING LUNCH


14:30

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?


15:15

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


16:00

NETWORKING BREAK


16:30

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.


17:30

CLOSING CEREMONY

Closing Remarks Headline Sponsor

Closing Remarks Conference programme Sponsor

Closing Remarks CEO Extensia Closing Remarks and Farewell State Minister Goverment of Ethiopia


Previous Speakers


Aminata Ndiaye

Orange
VP of Marketing, Digital & Customer Experience MEA

Rachel Njiru

Infobip
Director Operator Partnerships Africa

Jean le Bel

Blue Ocean Group
Owner

Philipp Zindler

Deloitte Consulting
TMT Digital Leader

Anthony Voscarides

Djibouti Data Center S.A.R.L
CEO

Roen Menezes

Thuraya
Africa & South Africa Regional Director

Phrase Lubega

Mobile Financial Services MTN Group
General Manager Commercial

Jean Bosco Iyacu

Access to Finance Rwanda
Director of Programs

Shashi Parvat

Zrupee
Co-Founder & CEO

Kamal Shehadi

Etisalat
Chief Legal and Regulatory Affair Officer

Naoll Merdassa

U.S. Bank
AVP,
Technology Architect Sr

Zweder Wurfbain

Nedamco
Ethiopia Head

Meried Bekele

IE Network Solutions PLC
CEO

Balcha Reba

Ethiopian Communications Authority
Director General

Kash Pandya

Helios Towers
CEO

Camilo Balzan

Ceragon
VP Sales Africa

Simon Gray

Eutelsat
Senior Vice President Humanitarian Affairs

Ben Cheick Haidara

Orange
CEO
Berkino Faso

Dr Tim Kelly

World Bank
Lead ICT Policy Specialist

Abdessattar Sassi

ZTE
Chief Strategist Middle East & Africa

Peter Van der Westhuizen

MTN Group
General Manager: Regional CTIO (SEAGha)

Alioune Ndiaye

Orange
CEO MEA

Hans Geldenhuys

Intelsat
Managing Sales Director Africa

Gregory Pedersen

Airbus
Regional Sales Director

Navindran Naidoo

MTN Executive: Network Design & Planning

Judah Levine

HIP Consult
CEO

James Gachie

Infobip
Senior Sales Manager

Satya Mekala

World Telecom Labs
Director

Brandley Shaw

NuRan
Regional Manager

Prakhar Vashisht

Hughes
Senior Manager

Hatem Dowidar

Etisalat International
CEO

Yolanda Cuba

MTN
Chief Digital and Fintech Officer

Habib Seck

Orange
Ethiopia Representative

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