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Africa Tech Festival 2022 Back in Cape Town

November 7, 2022 | 8:00 am - November 11, 2022 | 6:00 pm SAST

Africa Tech Festival 2022 is all about uniting business and technology To create a better, more inclusive digital world. The event takes place the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in November.

In addition to featuring AfricaTech, AHUB and the AfricaCom Awards, AFEST there is a huge line-up of activities spanning five days.

On the agenda you will expect topics covering the uniting the continent’s infrastructure investors and connectivity champions to supercharge the digital revolution. Tracking enterprise
digital transformation and emerging technology across industry sector will then be followed by Headline Keynotes about exploring African tech’s most impactful topics, with the biggest names in the industry.

EQL:HER focuses on championing the continent’s inspiring female leaders and change-makers. AHUB then unleashing the power
of Africa’s booming start-up scene as an engine for the 4IR.

The people will not be left out. Therefore Awards will be celebrating the people and projects driving the pursuit of efficient, equitable African digital economies.

Leaders In Africa Summit discusses creating VIP forums to
explore business-critical industry topics.

AFEST where the event takes it to a higher level by celebrating with your peers at the biggest party in Cape Town.

Some of the speakers lined up for Africa Tech Festival 2022 include:

  • Alderman Geordin Hill-Lewis, Executive Mayor, The City of Cape Town.
  • Dejan Kastelic, Chief Technology Officer, Vodacom.
  • Nic Rudnick, Group CEO, Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
  • Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne.
  • Nika Naghavi, Executive Director, MFS Africa.
  • Andile Ngcaba, Founder & Executive Chairman, Convergence Partners.
  • Amadou Diallo, CEO, Middle East & Africa, DHL Global Forwarding
  • Nitin Gajria, Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Google.
  • Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth, The City of Cape Town.
  • Nastassha Dooks, Business Executive Head – SME & SOHO, Vodacom.
  • Nina Triantis, Global Head of Telecoms, Media & Technology, Standard Bank.
  • Abimbola Alale, MD & CEO, Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited.
  • Siyabonga Mahlangu, Group Executive: Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations, Telkom.
  • Ida Nganga, Regional Head, UNESCO Emerging Technologies for Development.
  • Timothy Were, Deputy ICT Director, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Kenya.
  • Kuseni Dlamini, Chairman, Massmart.
  • David Lofti, CEO, Evina.
  • Prasanna Kumar Burri, Group Chief Information Officer, Dangote Group.
  • Moustapha Mamy DIABY (Ing), Senior Advisor, ICT and Digital Transformation, African Union Commission.
  • Mmaki Jantjies, Group Executive: Innovation & Transformation, Telkom.
  • Koyor Bariboloka, Deputy Director, Central Bank of Nigeria.
  • Simo Mkhize, CCO, Cell C.
  • Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Spotify.
  • Stefano Cantarelli, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Mavenir.
  • Nollie Maoto, Chief Data and Analytics Officer – Merchant Services, FNB South Africa.
  • Jomo Erick, Infrastructure Sector Lead, African Leadership Academy.
  • Dr Denisha Jairam Owthar, Chief Director: IT ( ie: Group CIO), University of Stellenbosch.
  • Raphael Dana, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Gozem – Africa’s Super App.
  • Hannah Subayi Kamuanga, Country Officer, DRC, Proparco.
  • Rajat Kotra, Group Director of Data Analytics & AI. Informa.
  • Solomon O. Ayodele, Head, Innovation | Corporate Transformation Office, ALATbyWEMA | WEMA Bank.
  • Prof. Tawana Kupe, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Pretoria.
  • Dr. Frannie LEAUTIER, CEO, SouthBridge Investments.
  • Eugene Ras, Head of Data & Analytics, Distell Group.
  • Prof. Thomas Magedanz, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems & Visiting Professor at University of Cape Town.
  • Louis Manu, Co-founder, CCO & CTO, Wi-flix.
  • Marjorie Saint-Lot, Country Manager for Uber Ghana and the Ivory Coast, Uber.
  • Steve Uma, CIO and Head, Information Services and Technology, NSIA Insurance Limited.
  • Hisham Mohamed, Egypt Chief Information Security Officer, Emirates NBD Egypt.
  • Omeshnee Naidoo, Director of Information Systems and Technology, City of Cape Town.
  • Hosea Naturinda Makuru, Regional Information Security Officer – East Africa, Standard Bank Group.
  • Michael Njenga Gitau, General Manager, Information Technology, CFAO Group, Kenya.
  • Tope Ogundipe, Co-Founder & Director, Tech Societal.
  • Fehintolu Olaogun, CEO and Co-founder, CredPal.
  • Jeannette Roberes, M.Ed., Chief Academic Officer, Bearly Articulating.
  • Janet Sawari, CEO & Founder, The AI Review.
  • Confidence Staveley, Executive Director & Founder, Cybersafe Foundation.
  • Andrew McDonald, People Director, MOHARA.
  • Stefan Steffen, Executive of Data Science, Telkom Group.
  • Tope Akinwumi, Country Manager for Uber Nigeria, Uber.
  • Uwem Uwemakpan, VP, Fund Operations, Ingressive Capital.
  • Russell Southwood, CEO, Balancing Act.
  • John Kamara, Founder and CEO Adanian Labs & Founder and CEO, AICE, Adanian Labs/AI Centre of Excellence (AICE).
  • Chilufya Mutale, Co-Founder and CEO, PremierCredit.
  • Olamide Oguntoye, Policy Lead – Climate Innovation, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
  • Marie LORA-MUNGAI, Founder & CEO, Restless Global.
  • Habiba Ben Barka, Chief of Africa Section, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  • Unguec Stephen Kang, A/Director, National Communications Authority.
  • Dino Bernicchi, Data Science Strategy Consultant, Independent.
  • Juanita Clark, CEO, Digital Council Africa.
  • Pavesh Govender, Managing Executive Internet of Things (IoT) Africa, Vodacom.
  • Samuel Mbonu, Group Chief Information Officer, Tangerine Africa.
  • Kabelo Makwane, Managing Executive; Cloud, Hosting & Security, Vodacom Business Africa.
  • Olunfunso Somorin, Regional Principal Officer, African Development Bank.
  • Samuel Kwabena Nkrumah, Head, Transmission & Transport, Airtel Tigo Ghana.
  • Tsonam Akpeloo, National Chairman, ICT Sector, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GNCCI).
  • Charlotte Kepadisa, Head of Big Data & AI, Safaricom.
  • Fargani Tambeayuk, Head of Connectivity Policy, Meta.
  • Abdulmutallib Mohammed, Director, Network Operations, 9Mobile.
  • Miranda Perumal, Senior Director, head of Digital Partnerships, Fintech & Ventures, SSA, Visa.
  • Kennedy Mubita, Member, Lead Africa, SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Joey Akan, Founder & Music Journalist, Afrobeats Intelligence.
  • Benoit Denis, Senior Economist, European Investment Bank.
  • Patricia Mugabe, Head of Digital Transformation, Innovation and Product Development, BancABC Zimbabwe.
  • Mustapha Louni, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Africa & Greater India, Uptime Institute.
  • Edmund Higenbottam, Managing Director, Verdant Capital.
  • Sherry Zameer, Senior Vice President, Mobile Connectivity Solutions – Africa & Middle East, Thales.
  • Sizwe Gwala, Head of Data Govenance, Absa Group.
  • Onica Makwakwa, Head of Africa Region, Alliance for Affordable Internet & The World Wide Web Foundation.
  • Olusegun Okuneye, Divisional CEO, ipNX Business.
  • Zechariah Leke Akinpelu, Chief Information Security Officer, Unity Bank.
  • Simit Naik, Director, Commercial & Strategy, nChain.
  • Danson Njue, Senior Research Analyst, Omdia.
  • Lavina Ramkissoon, Chairperson & Co Founder, Fintech Association of South Africa.
  • Mariam Tendou Kamara Founder & Managing Director, BAANTOU.
  • Nitesh Singh, Managing Director – Communication, Media & Technology Lead (CMT), Accenture Africa.
  • Chukwuma Osahor Covenant-Hero, Head, Digital Partnerships, Access Bank Plc.
  • Autram Jacobs, IT Infrastructure and Operations Manager, PepsiCo Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Wiza Jalakasi, VP, Global Merchant Business, Chipper Cash.
  • Yonas Maru, Founder & MD, BCS Group.
  • Andisa Liba, Chief People Officer, Floatpays.
  • William Mzimba, Chief Officer, Vodacom Business Africa.
  • Andrew Bourne, Regional Manager, Zoho Africa.
  • Ian Williams, Software Consultant for Europe, Motorola Solutions.
  • Adedana Ashebir, Regional Director, Africa and Middle East, Village Capital.
  • Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, Africa Managing Director, Elev8.
  • Toyosi Odukoya, Head of Business Intelligence, Mastercard Foundation.
  • Charles Murito, Regional Director, Government Affairs & Public Affairs, Sub Saharan Africa, Google.
  • Thecla Mbongue, Senior Analyst, Omdia.
  • Sinal Govender, Co-founder, life.file.
  • Werner Leithgöb, Head of Functional, Technical and Integration for Programme Horizon, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.
  • Ahmed Ashour, Co-Founder and CEO, Pylon.
  • Jess Anuna, Founder and CEO, Klasha.
  • Andrews Akwasi Agbleke, CEO, Zeme Consult.
  • Ernest Darkoh, Co-Founder, BroadReach Group.
  • Olugbenga Adelana, Head, Agribusiness and Export Finance, Wema Bank.
  • Yolanda Cuba, Group Vice President Southern & East Africa Region, MTN.

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November 7, 2022 | 8:00 am SAST
November 11, 2022 | 6:00 pm SAST
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