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Technology and telecom pundits descend on Cape Town for AfricaCom

November 14, 2018 10:37 am

Technology, media and telecommunications experts from across the globe are in Cape Town this week to discuss shaping Africa’s digital future at the AfricaCom conference that kicked off on Tuesday.

The three-day technology, media and telecommunications event is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from November 13 to 15.

AfricaCom presents a series of top talks from some of the world’s leading experts in their field. Rob Shuter, group president and chief executive of MTN, Olabiyi Durojaiye, chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, and Francis Mumbi, innovation lead at Stanbic Bank are among many speakers delivering keynote speeches at the event.

“AfricaCom as always, is an excellent event to gain insights and information, but importantly, it is also a key networking opportunity to make new contacts, conclude business and plan for the future,” said the organisers.

 

What is AfricaCom?

The place to meet everybody who’s anybody in African telecoms and technology, AfricaCom brings together 14,000 attendees, 450 speakers and 400 exhibitors.

Whether your focus is connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services or ICT strategy, this is the place to network, learn and get deals done.

 

AfricaCom VIP Community

The AfricaCom VIP Programme is a community, designed to foster business relationships with the most senior industry players, and create environments for networking and peer led benchmarking. Starting from your initial contact with our VIP Relations Manager, through to the welcome onsite, helping you build long term symbiotic relationships is our key focus.

 

AfricaCom Awards 2018

Fintech Innovation Award

  • Econet Wireless (Cassava Fintech) and Mahindra Comviva
  • Famoco

 

Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience

  • Huawei Technologies
  • Keyrus & Dassault Systemes
  • Mahindra Comviva
  • Nokia and MTN CEM
  • Orange
  • Secure-D powered by Upstream

 

Best Network Improvement

  • Ericsson & MTN Rwanda
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Mauritius Telecom
  • Orange & Nokia
  • Parallel Wireless
  • PCCW Global

 

Most Innovative Use of AI Technology

  • ETIYA
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Simfony

 

Most Innovative Service

  • BRCK
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Mauritius Telecom with Huawei
  • Orange
  • Orange (M-VACCIN)
  • Orange (Orange School)

 

Changing Lives Award

  • Econet Wireless (Cassava Fintech) and Mahindra Comviva
  • Ericsson and Wot-if? Trust
  • Famoco
  • Intelsat
  • Liquid Telecom
  • MTN & Huawei
  • Orange
  • PCCW Global
  • Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.

 

IoT Product or Service of the Year

  • Orange (Smart Metering)
  • Orange (X-Agri)
  • SqwidNet
  • Tata Communications
  • UROS
  • Yego Innovision Limited

 

Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment

  • Kwesé iflix
  • Kwesé Play Limited
  • Mauritius Telecom & Huawei
  • Telecoming

 

Author: Gesture Chidhanguro

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