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Event Date Mon Nov 8 EET - Fri Nov 12 EET (about 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Nov 8 8:00am - Fri Nov 12 9:50am
Location Virtual Event
Region EMEA

AfricaCom, anchor event of Africa Tech Festival, is the meeting place of Africa’s largest community of tech champions and the largest tech event on the continent.

For 24 years, we have informed and connected the business leaders, tech experts, policymakers, and investors, all at the forefront of Africa’s digital transformation.

AfricaCom is the largest live tech event in Africa with more than 400 visionary speakers and over 16 premium conference tracks, each with razor-sharp focus, exploring the hottest connectivity and enterprise tech trends.


2021 Speakers

H.E Huria Ali Mahdi
State Minister - National ICT and Digital Economy Sector, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Innovation and Technology

Tracy Bolton
COO, SAP Africa

Nitin Gajria
Managing Director - Sub Saharan Africa, Google

Mariam Cassim
Chief Executive Officer, Vodacom Financial and Digital Services

Dejan Kastelic
Group CTO, Vodacom

Sylvie LaPerriere
Lead, Global Network Acquisition - Africa, Google

Charley Lewis
Councillor, ICASA

Sitoyo Lopokoiyit
CEO M-PESA Africa & Chief Officer Financial Services, Safaricom

Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Head of Public Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa, Twitter

Bhavesh Mistry
Head of Project Taara Africa, X, Alphabet's Moonshot Factory

Alex Okosi
Managing Director - EMEA Emerging Markets, YouTube

Ian Paterson
Chief Investment Officer, Africell Group

Sérgio Pimenta
Regional Vice President for Africa, International Finance Corporation

Neelesh Pratap Singh
Group Chief Information Officer, Airtel Africa

Nitesh Singh
Managing Director, Accenture South Africa

Dr. Olufunso Somorin
Regional Principal Officer, African Development Bank

Fargani Tambeayuk
Head of Connectivity Policy, Facebook

Brook Taye
Senior Advisor, Finance Ministry, Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Razvan Ungureanu
CTO, Airtel Africa

Mercy Wanjau
Acting Director General, Communications Authority of Kenya

Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings
Member of Parliament - The Klottey-Korle Constituency, The Republic of Ghana

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Mayor of Freetown, Republic of Sierra Leone

Miriam Altman
Professor of Practice 4IR, School of Economics, University of Johannesburg & Commissioner, National Planning Commission, South African Presidency

Carel Anthonissen
Africa Data Science & Data Engineering Leader, Deloitte

Caroline Asiimwe
Regional Technical Manager - Markets & Value Chains, Farm Africa

Abisoye Babalola
Chief Agricultural Scientist, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, Mabushi,Abuja

Ahmed Badr
Director, Project Facilitation and Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Kalvin Bahia
Principal Economist, GSMA

Habiba Ben Barka
Chief of Africa Section, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development

Bridget Boakye
Policy Lead, Africa - Internet Policy Unit, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Angus Brown
Fintech Enrepreneur, Minit Money

Mark Charman
Vice President - Middle East & Africa, Mavenir

Lucy Chege
Head: Energy, Environment and Information Communications Technologies (ICT), Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Kuntal Chowdhury
SVP & GM, AI & Analytics Business Unit, Mavenir

German Cufre
Global Manager for Telecom, Media and Technology investments, International Finance Corporation

Raphael Dana
Co-Founder, Gozem

Paresh Daya
CEO, Dark Wall Ventures

Jason de Carteret
Head of Development, Solarcentury Africa

Chijioke Egejuru
Investment Professional, International Finance Corporation

Yehia El Amine
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Inside Telecom

Sathya Elumalai
President and CEO,Aidar Health

Andrew Elwick
Head of Technology and Creative, UK Department for International Trade

Noaf Ereiqat
Director - Business Development for META, Netflix

Tien Fu
Senior Video Producer, Informa Tech

Claudine Gakundi
Country Manager Kenya, Odyssey Africa Capital

Lorien Gamaroff
CEO, Centbee

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta
Executive Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Paula Gilbert
Editor, Connecting Africa

Shirley Gilbey
Dealmaker, Uk Department for International Trade

Dev Govender
Director Financial Services, PWC

Omar Hagrass
CEO, Trella

Mansoor Hamayun
CEO, Bboxx

Paul Hjul
Managing Executive, Hjul Consulting

Adrian Ho
Practice Leader - Advanced Digital Services, Omdia

Kenneth Hogrefe
CEO, Tech Africa

Paula Hunter
Executive Director, Mojaloop Foundation

Bemi Idowu
Managing Director, Talking Drum Communications

Dion Jerling
Co-Founder, Connect Earth

Aniel Jhingoeri
Regional Vice President EMEA Sales and Head of Embedded Platforms and Digital Endpoints, Radisys

Kiringai Kamau
South-South Secretariat Lead, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

Jay Katatumba
Investment Director, Project Finance, Africa50

Kevin Kent
CEO, Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions

Shoaib Khan
Chief Technical Officer, Cable & Wireless Seychelles

Jesus Kiteque
Project Lead for Entrepreneurship and SMEs Development, UNDP

Tanya Knowles
Business Manager, Adhara

Dr. Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD MPH
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Clinical Director of HealthIT, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Kudzai Kutukwa
CEO, Mobbisurance

Emmanuel Kwarteng
Country Manager - Ghana, MainOne

Tobi Lafinhan
Co-Founder & CEO, Venture for Africa

Jisas Lemasagarai
Senior Market Engagement Manager, GSMA

Bill Lenihan
CEO, ZOLA Electric

Alastair Long
Her Majesty’s deputy Trade commissioner, Africa, Department for International Trade

Albert Lysko
Principal Researcher, The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Olivia M Ryan
Senior Account Executive, Atalanta

Chérine Magora
Director of Distribution Partnerships - Middle East, Africa & Pakistan, TikTok - ByteDance

Onica Makwakwa
Regional Co-ordinator - Africa, Alliance for Affordable Internet

Hendrik Malan
Africa CEO, Frost & Sullivan

Thecla Mbongue
Senior Research Analyst, Omdia

Neha Mehta
Founder, Femtech

Ofentse Mokwena
Strategic Projects Lead, Uber SSA

Rosemary Momanyi-Opiyo
Advertising Marketing Lead - East & West Africa, Google

Kagiso Mothibi
Fintech lead, FSCA

Mungai Munene
Delivery Director, President’s Delivery Unit, Executive Office of the President, Republic of Kenya

Alice Munyua
Director of Africa Innovation, The Mozilla Foundation

Kellie Murungi
Chief Investments Officer, East African Power

Chido Muzondo
Energy Policy Consultant, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Erickson Mvezi
Founder & CEO, Tupuca

Amolo Ng'weno
CEO, BFA Global

Imelda Ngunzu
Manager, Market development, Mastercard

Jonathan Nickell
COO, 3Vision

Danson Njue
Senior Research Analyst, Omdia

Tim Nuy
Founder, Finclusion

Nneamaka Nwadei
Broadcast Journalist, NTA Lagos Network Centre

Chib Nwokonkor
CEO, Zanshuri

Olamide Oguntoye
Tech Policy Lead, The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Kenechi Okeleke
Director, Social and Regional Research, GSMA

Chike Okonkwo
Head of Strategic Partnerships, ThreshOld

Olutomi Olutola
Regional Connectivity and Digital Advisor - Bureau of Development, Democracy and Innovation, USAID

Temidayo Oniosun
Founder & Managing Director, Space in Africa

Diana Onyango
Technical Manager - Livestock and Rangelands, Farm Africa

Thomas Pays
CEO, Ozow

Ralph Pecker
CEO, Paycode

Jan Pilbauer
CEO, BankservAfrica

Suren Ravindra
Chief Product Officer, Knabu

Matt Reed
Chief Analyst, Service Provider Markets, Omdia

Louis Richards
Ecosystem Partnership Director, EMEA Console Connect, PCCW

Sarbani Rose
Managing Director, Ei Square

Elizabeth Rossiello
CEO, AZA Finance

Tinashe Ruzane
CEO and Co-founder, FlexClub

Sean Sanders
CEO and Founder, Revix

Eleanor Sarpong
Deputy Director and Policy Lead, Alliance for Affordable Internet

Boniswa Sidwaba
Lead for Content Programming, TikTok

Keiran Smith
CEO, Mr. Green Africa

Steve Song
Policy Advisor, Mozilla

Russell Southwood
CEO, Balancing Act

Dorothy Stanley
Chair, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Johan Steyn
Lead Architect Automation, PWC South Africa

Leonard Stiegeler
Entrepreneur, Investor & Publisher

Leanne Stone

Olusola Teniola
National Coordinator - Nigeria, Alliance for Affordable Internet

Tony Tiyou
Founder & CEO, Renewables in Africa

Rachel Turner
Director of Economic Development, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Kavita Vanmali
Africa Audit & Assurance TMT Leader and Women in TMT Leader, Deloitte

Grace Wachori
Partnerships & Engagement Lead, BLAB East Africa

Kaniaru Wacieni
Senior Investment Director, Africa50

Abe Wakama
CEO, IT News Africa

Angela Wamola
Acting Head of Sub Saharan Africa, GSMA

Paul Webster
Business & Banking specialist, Department for International Trade

Chris Wehbe
CEO, Lendable

Nicholas Williams
Head, ICT Division, Africa Development Bank

Craig Wright
Chief Scientist, nChain

Mark Young
CEO, Finclusion South Africa

Guy Zibi
Founder & Principal, Xalam Analytics

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Ericsson

• Intelsat

• Mavenir

• Telecom Infra Project

• Deloitte

• Accenture
• CommScope
• Everbridge
• ManageEngine
• Orange
• Sterlite Technologies

• Amazon Web Services
• China Telecom Global
• Interxion
• PCCW Global
• Radisys

• Es'hailSat Qatar Satellite Company
• LAfricaMobile

• Brussells Hub
• Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
• Government of Ontario – Canada
• India Pavilion

• PCCW Global

• AGEify
• C-Com Satellite Systems Inc.
• Clear Blue Technologies
• Cullen International
• Famoco
• Gilat Satellite Networks
• Kings Distributed Systems Ltd.
• Netsweeper Inc.
• OMNIdata
• Scorecard Systems Inc.
• Shenzhen Tozed Technologies Co.,Ltd.
• Signifi Solutions Inc.
• ST Engineering iDirect
• Tangentia Inc
• Telesat Canada

• HCL Technologies

• Flexoptix

• Code4CT
• CodeSpace Bio
• The Kolisi Foundation

• African Decisions
• Digital TV Europe
• inAfrica24
• North African Wireless Communications
• Peafrinsights
• SA Crypto
• Southern African Wireless Communications
• Telecom Review Africa
• World Teleport Association
• ITWeb
• ITWeb Africa
• Teletimes International
• Bizcommunity
• African News Agency
• Light Reading
• Connect-World


• Abracadabra PR
• ANA Publishing
• CMO Asia
• Fintech Futures
• IT News Africa
• Lynchpin Media
• Media Xpose
• Tech Gist Africa
• Telecoms PR Africa
• Frost & Sullivan
• Fast Company

• 4G Africa
• Advanced Television
• Africa Outlook
• African Business Central
• Aptantech
• BlockChain24
• Club of Mozambique
• Corporate Africa
• FinTechCity
• Fintech Finance
• Jeune Afrique
• Mobile Ecosystem Forum
• Numeris Media
• Satellite Markets and Research
• Crypto NewsZ
• African Business
• OurBitcoinNews
• Tech Africa News
• The Crypto Updates
• Smart Insights
• Oxford Business Group
• Developing Telecoms
• Satellite Markets
• Balancing Act
• Telco Professionals
• Intelligent CIO
• Communications Africa
• Z-Wave Alliance
• Telecom Watch
• SET Recruitment Consultants (Pty) Ltd
• Inside Telecom
• Business Focus Magazine
• Africa Investor
• IFSEC Global
• International Business Magazine
• Menas Associates
• Africa Data Centres Association

• Connecting Africa