iAdvisory Exchange: Africa’s Technology Revolution- Opportunities and Developments

Fri, 26 Aug, 2016, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (GMT+8)
IE Singapore Office - Little Red Dot Seminar Room Bugis Junction 230 Victoria Street Singapore, Office Tower Level 10, Singapore 188024
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Africa is in the midst of a technological revolution as new ideas, technologies and solutions sweep the continent. This wave of innovation has already produced successful ventures such as IrokoTV, M-Pesa, Jobberman, Jumia and Ushahidi and tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, Huawei and Facebook are investing and stepping up operations on the continent.

With a growing demand for technology solutions across all sectors combined with a conducive regulatory environment, the technology scene in Africa encourages innovation and presents many opportunities for both local and foreign companies. Hear from African technology entrepreneurs who will share their insights on the African market as well as Singapore-based tech companies that are breaking into the African technology space.

Event Highlights: 
  1. Gain the latest insights on the technology landscape in Africa
  2. Identify promising investment and business opportunities
  3. Networking with companies from tech clusters in Africa and Singapore.

*programme subject to change without prior notice
0930-0940Welcome Address
Mr Yew Sung Pei, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, IE Singapore
0940 - 1000Overview of the Technology Scene in Africa
Mr Jason Spindler, Managing Director, I-DEV International 
1000 - 1050Panel Discussion 1 – In-market expert sharing on technology opportunities and challenges in Africa

  • Mr Leslie Onyesoh, CEO, Kwanji
  • Ms Mary Mwangi, CEO, Data Integrated Limited
  • Mr Kevin Mutiso, CEO and Co-Founder, Alternative Circle
  • Mr Greg Cohen, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Asoko Insight
  • Mr Pardon Makumbe, CIO, CRE Venture Capital
1050 - 1110Talent and HR in Africa’s Tech Sector
Mr Jeremy Johnson, CEO, Andela
1110 - 1130Networking Tea Break
1130 - 1150Africa and Asia tech sectors’ collaboration
Mr Sechaba Ngwenya, Founder & CEO, Creditable
1150 - 1240Panel Discussion 2: Company sharing on operating in Singaporean/Asia and Africa

  • Mr Eric Barbier, CEO, Transfer To
  • Mr Charles Brewer, CEO, DHL eCommerce
  • Dr Lai Kok Fung, CEO, Buzzcity
  • Mr Aaron Fu, Managing Partner, Nest Africa
  • Mr Terence Lee, Managing Editor, Tech in Asia
1240 - 1330 Networking Lunch 

Who Should Attend: 
  • CXOs, CTOs, CIOs, and Business Owners looking to cater to Africa
  • Key decision makers from the Technology sector.
  • VCs and institutional investors

iAdvisory Exchange: Africa’s Technology Revolution- Opportunities and Developments

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