The highly interactive programme includes informative panels and keynotes, expert-led roundtables/workshops and an exciting startup showcase of African innovation.
KEY DISCUSSION THEMES
09:00- 09:30 Arrival and breakfast
09:30 - 09:35 Welcome by Forum Host - Gosbert Ghagula, Africa Technology Business Network
09:35 - 09:40 Introduction - Stav Bar-Shany, Africa Technology Business Network
09:40 - 09:50 Opening keynote - Addleshaw Goddard
09:50 - 10:00 Financial Inclusion in Africa - The Past, Present & Future– Francesco Pasti, Senior Analyst Mobile Money Services - GSMA
10:00 - 10:45 Financial Inclusion Panel : The Business case for Financial Inclusion
Anant Nautiyal – GSMA, Danielle Treharne - BIMA , Olusegun Okubanjo – Obsidian, Chika Uwazie – TalentBase, Rebecca Wakeford - Addleshaw Goddard, Nicole Anderson – FinTech Circle Innovate (Chair)
10:45 - 10:55 Investment Landscape overview - Rob Withagen, Co-Founder &Managing Director - Asoko Insight
10:55 - 11:40 Investment Panel: Beyond Money - Building a Value-added Model
Jess Williamson - Techstars, Tomi Davies - Africa Business Angel Network(ABAN), Yvonne Haizel - Mitsui, Neku Atawodi-Edun, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), Andrew Sekandi - KPMG (Chair)
11:40 - 12:00 Networking & coffee break
12:00 - 12:45 Workshops/Roundtables
Session 1: VENTURE: An Entrepreneur’s Journey Documentary Screening
VENTURE: An Entrepreneur’s Journey is a documentary film co-produced by the African Technology Foundation and the LIONS@FRICA initiative that follows the entrepreneurial journeys of the four DEMO Africa winners from 2015: Zuuva, BambaPOS, InsureAfrika, and Car Parts Nigeria. From the continent to Silicon Valley for the 2016 edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the film highlights each entrepreneur’s unique experience as they work to scale their venture.
Session 2: Creating Market Opportunities through Women-focused Innovation & Investment
The current under-representation of women in the African tech ecosystem is one of the biggest untapped market opportunities on the continent. This roundtable will address the gender gaps in skills, technology access and investment in the African tech ecosystem and will discuss solutions and initiatives aiming at bridging the gap.
Panellists: Ramona Liberoff - SPRING Accelerator, Simon Graffy - Girl Effect Mobile, Eunice Baguma Ball - #HerFutureAfrica, Stav Bar-Shany - ATBN (Chair)
Session 3: How to Scale a Technology Business in Africa
This roundtable will bring together entrepreneurs who have successfully built and scaled a tech business in Africa to share their "war-stories" on how they did it and insights on what they've learnt along the way of what it takes to succeed in the African tech landscape.
Panellists: Marek Zmyslowsk - HotelOga, Alpesh H. Patel - Mi-Fone , Chika Uwazie - TalentBase, Andrew Sekandi, KPMG (Chair)
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch buffet and networking
13:45 - 13:55 The role of the development sector in driving innovation in Africa - Tamara Giltsoff, Head of Innovation - Department for International Development (DFID)
13:55 - 14:40 Impact Panel: Driving Impact through Technology
Tamara Giltsoff - DFID, Eric Guichard - Movement Capital, Raymond Guthrie - Global Innovation Fund, Rocio Perez-Ochoa - Bidhaa Sasa, Stephen Haggard – Eneza Education(Chair)
14:40 - 14:50 How African Governments can help drive technology growth - A case study of Ghana - Kofi Addo, Head of Trade and Investment - Ghana High Commission, UK
14:50 - 15:35 Policy Panel: Policy as a Driver for Innovation
Russ Shaw - Tech London Advocates, Ade Adeyemi - Chatham House, Elizabeth Rossiello - BitPesa, Imad Mesdoua - Control Risks, Manji Cheto -Teneo Intelligence (Chair)
15:35 – 16:00 Networking & coffee break
16:00 – 16: 30 Africa Tech Pitch London - Startup showcase
Africa Tech Pitch LDN is a video pitch competition providing an opportunity for African tech startups to showcase their solutions at London Tech Week.
16:30 - 16:45 - Voting & winner announcement
16:45 - 17:00 - Closing Keynote: Taking African Innovation Global - Alpesh H. Patel, Founder Mi-Fone & Peshmode
17:00 - 18:00 Drinks reception and networking