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Event Date Tue Jul 13 SAST - Wed Jul 14 SAST (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Jul 13 4:00am - Wed Jul 14 9:50am
Location Virtual Event
Region EMEA

As the world continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, commitment to fast-paced digital transformation is more important than ever. Technological investment and innovation will be at the heart of North Africa’s economic recovery and rebuilding efforts.

North Africa Com 2021, will explore how strengthening digital infrastructure and deploying disruptive 4IR technologies at scale across the region will drive affordable, accessible internet connectivity. We’ll explore how solving these on-going challenges will enable policymakers, business leaders and technology champions to drive more inclusive, sustainable growth and build more resilient economies.

Delegates will receive expert briefings on how business intelligence and data analytics are enhancing enterprise performance, learn how to manage cyber risk in an age defined by data and connectivity, and explore opportunities alongside North African cloud and data centre developments.

You can expect a best-in-class digital experience featuring broadcast quality content streaming, an AI-powered matchmaking engine, smart networking via integrated video chat, a virtual expo with virtual booths and more interactive sessions than ever before.

North Africa Com 2021 will connect the dots between digital infrastructure investment, enterprise transformation, emerging tech, ICT policy and regulation, start-up investment, digital skills development and tech for good. With so many opportunities for you to promote your brand, products and
solutions to an exciting new audience at the first event of its kind in the region, get in touch with us today to get involved with North Africa Com 2021.

Key Themes for 2021
• Critical connectivity through the COVID-19 pandemic
• Exploring the future of North African digital infrastructure
• Data centre market developments
• Digital security, fraud & data protection
• The role of emerging tech in the region's healthcare revolution
• North Africa's place in 4IR
• Fintech as key to inclusivity
• North Africa's digital investment landscape
• Mobile broadband & affordability
• Renewable energy as a connectivity and inclusivity driver
• Telcos in the digital era


2021 Speakers

Adel Darwish
Regional Director, Regional Office for the Arab States, ITU

Dorsaf Bejaoui
Chief Human Capital Officer, Tunisie Telecom

Benjamin Hou
President of Northern Africa Carrier Business, Huawei

Ramy Fathy
Executive Director, Industry 4.0 Planning, NTRA

Nermine El Saadany
Regional Vice President, Middle East, Internet Society

Isabelle Hajri
Chief Marketing Officer, Ooredoo Algeria

Chris Meng
Vice President of Northern Africa Carrier Business, Huawei

Adel Darwish
Regional Director, Regional Office for the Arab States, ITU

Ibrahim Sagna
Global Head & Director of the Advisory & Capital Markets, Afreximbank

Nawal Sefrioui
Director General, Orange Money Maroc

Thecla Mbongue
Senior Analyst, Africa Markets, OMDIA

Leo Zhang
Head of Northern African Consulting & System Integration, Huawei

Arthur Minsat
Senior Economist and Head of Unit for Africa, Middle East and Europe, OECD

Jawad Abbassi
Head of MENA, GSMA

Sami Said
Security Executive Director, Tunisie Telecom

Amal Enan
Managing Director North Africa/Levant, Global Ventures

Abdelrahman Khowailed
Energy and Environmental Planning and Performance, Senior Manager at Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Egypt

Elyes Jeribi
CEO Tunisia, Jumia

Srushti Ghisad
Senior Manager, MEA Service Provider Markets, OMDIA

Hamid Nawaz
General Manager, Middle East and Central Asia, SES

Basil Moftah
General Partner, Global Ventures

Dina el-Shenoufy
Chief Investment Officer, Flat6Labs

Ayman Ismail
Associate Professor and Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship/Chairman of the Board, American University of Cairo/Paymob

Kenza Lahlou
Managing Director, Outlierz Partners

Mojca Cargo
Senior Manager, Public Sector Engagement, GSMA

Kevin Kent
Founder & CEO, Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions

Guy Zibi
Founder & Principal, Xalam Analytics

Paula Gilbert
Editor, Connecting Africa

Hossam Taher
CEO, Orcas

Ghalia Mokhtari
Lawyer, Mokhtari Avocats

Yahia Sefraoui
Chief Digital Transformation Officer, inwi

Dhekra Khelifi
Senior Corporate Innovation Expert, Good Venture Consulting

Nir Kshetri
Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Dobek Pater
Business Development Director, Africa Analysis

Ouassim El Aroussi
Business Development & Transformation Director, inwi

Russell Southwood
CEO, Balancing Act

Salma Kabbaj
Co Founder, Impact Lab

Ju young Jeon
Flux Vision Product Manager, Orange Business Services

Moukdar Mounir
Marketing Director, inwi

Nicole Goldin
Managing Principal/Chief Economist & Senior Fellow, NRG Advisory & Atlantic Council

Amel Saidane
CEO & Co-Founder, Betacube

Omar Christidis
Founder & CEO, Arabnet

Tamer Azer
Partner, Shorooq Partners

Dion Jerling
Co-founder, Connect Earth

Daniel Adeyemi
Journalist, TechCabal

Joshua Murima
Ecosystem Engagement Lead, Briter Bridges

Leo Zhang
Head of Northern African Consulting & System Integration, Huawei

Nawal Sefrioui
Director General, Orange Money Maroc

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Huawei

• Huawei

• ManageEngine