Accelerated Digital Transformation (ADT) Summit 2023

14th – 15th March 2023

Transcorp Hilton Hotel – Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria has been selected as the location for the annual IAD – ADT Summit.

IAD ADT attracts the usual high caliber of attendee, synonymous with the IAD summit series. Attendance is restricted to senior decision makers from across Africa, who play a key role in the digital transformation of their country and is limited to 300 attendees with delegate participants qualified to participate.

IAD Accelerated Digital Transformation (ADT) is a Pan African summit which helps countries across Africa to optimize the growth of their ICT agendas based on best practices and the latest innovations. ICT is an enabler and as technology advances and connectivity increases, we must ensure we are following the most effective paths towards the accelerated and sustainable development of national ICT ecosystems.

Delegates leave an IAD summit with valuable, new knowledge and useful resources. They make high level connections with peers and potential partners, gain valuable insights through the panels, keynotes and workshops and assess potential solution partners, new ideas and innovative advances in technology through private meetings and networking.


Agenda

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

DAY 1


8:00 – 9:30

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING


9:30 – 10:30

WELCOME & OPENING CEREMONY

WELCOME, CEO Extensia

National ICT Maturity Insights, UN Agency

Welcome, Conference Programme Sponsor

Keynote Opening National Objectives and Priorities, Minister


10:30 – 11:00

NETWORKING BREAK – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY


11:00 – 11:15

Policy and Regulatory Foundations for Accelerating ICT Agendas – Keynote Speech

Covid has had a huge impact on Africa’s growth and development. ICT is a key driver for growth and financial inclusion. We review the leading strategies for kickstarting ICT adoption and the benefits it brings


11:15 – 11:30

ICT on Purpose – Keynote Speech

As an enabler for socio-economic development, it is easy to get carried away with implementation without a clear definition of purpose. We review some of the leading strategies for impacting socio-economic growth and the ICT foundations that can support them


11:30 – 12:15

Operator perspectives on National Priorities – Panel

Connecting schools, healthcare centers, government offices and rural communities are high priorities for governments but may not be commercially viable for operators. Here we ask operators and service providers, from different countries, to give their perspectives about how objectives can be aligned


12:15 – 12:30

Regulating for Growth – Fireside Chat

Regulators can often be thought of purely from the perspective of punishing bad behaviour but a good regulator develops a conducive environment to encourage investment and accelerate growth. We take a look at some of the most effective regulatory strategies for tomorrow’s ICT ecosystem


12:30 – 12:45

Presentations SOLUTION SHOWCASES

Short presentations from attending vendors and solution providers, showcasing solutions


12:45 – 14:15

NETWORKING LUNCH


14:15 – 15:00

Partnering for Growth – Panel

Margins are getting tighter and infrastructure costs are getting higher. One way to accelerate the growth of digital infrastructure is to enable and encourage the growth of third party passive infrastructure companies. Towers, Fiber, Energy and Datacenters are costly assets and a heavy burden for operators. We look at the benefit of Infracos and how they can be encouraged


15:00 – 15:15

Policies and Roadmaps – Keynote

A clear roadmap and supporting policies have been seen to encourage confidence among local stakeholders and attracting foreign direct investment. We take a look at what makes an effective roadmap


15:15 – 15:45

NETWORKING


15:45 – 16:30

Evolving the Ecosystem – Panel and showcase

A vibrant ecosystem of virtual network operators open up the market for entrepreneurs to expand the customer base of incumbent operators, provide focused services for clients and open the door for entrepreneurs to enter the market without CAPEX limitations. We review effective VNO strategies


16:30 – 17:15

Connected Nigeria – Keynotes

An insight into how the government of Nigeria is supporting the growth of national connectivity while also looking to providing international connectivity to neighbouring countries


Day 2


09:30

Networking


10:00 – 10:45

Future Networks – Panel

Speed, security and high capacity are key drivers for tomorrow’s networks whether they be 5G, FTTX, HTS or LEO constellation satellite. This is our chance to glimpse the future and assess the real value and feasibility of the latest technologies


10:45 – 11:00

As a Service – Keynote

Business in the cloud reduces CAPEX barriers and provides access to services which are otherwise out of reach. Questions of local vs global hosting arise. We review and analyse the options, pros and cons


11:00 – 11:45

Private networks and Rural Communities – Panel

Operators in developed countries are working with outsourced companies to deploy 5G networks and in Africa, third parties have developed ‘network as a service’ business models. We look at the success stories from around Africa


11:45 – 12:15

NETWORKING BREAK


12:15 – 13:00

Affordability – Panel

One of the biggest barriers to ICT adoption, outside of network coverage, is affordability. We look at some of the most effective strategies for reducing cost of access, from devices to mobile tariffs and taxation


13:00 – 13:15

Consumer Readiness – Keynote

Defined as mobile ownership, basic skills and gender equality, consumer readiness is a key metric in market growth. We look to best practices to improve consumer readiness at a national level


13:15 – 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH


14:30 – 15:15

Content and Services – Panel

The development of local content and relevant services is essential to drive adoption and use of ICT. We look at how service providers and governments are attracting the interest of their users and client


15:15 – 16:00

Connected Nigeria Part 2

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


16:00

CLOSING CEREMONY



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