TMT Markets Africa Conference

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2018 Theme – “Thriving in a Smart World of Disruption !”

Harare, Zimbabwe will host the inaugural edition of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Markets Africa Conference & Expo, where leaders from the TMT sectors will gather to discover and explore some of the most cutting-edge solutions across the TMT landscape; from customer experience to business transformation, robotics to Artificial Intelligence (AI). How can Big Data lower the cost of regulatory compliance? Technology is quietly but radically disrupting and transforming how cities deliver services to their citizens. It does that in a way that fundamentally alters not just the mode of delivery but underlying economics and financing.

These represent a range of dynamic industry sectors which are experiencing many common opportunities and challenges caused by technological change, deregulation and convergence. The 4th industrial revolution is here, and businesses must disrupt or be disrupted. The race is on to be the first mover in each sector to create the leading businesses of tomorrow.

The technology, media and entertainment, and telecommunications ecosystem remains as fascinating as ever in 2018. Will augmented reality become mainstream? The conference invites you to get insight into transformation and growth opportunities over the next one to five years. In a sector defined by fast growth and innovation, technology providers are looking to address the opportunities and business model challenges that will define their short- and long-term futures. In the business models of the future, “value will be created at the nodes of where industries converge”.

The past decade has brought an explosion of new technologies, mobile devices, content and channels which, in turn, has driven exponential growth and new demand. At the same time, shrinking margins and rising costs – combined with new compliance, regulatory and sustainability requirements – have fundamentally changed the business model for some TMT participants. In this model, a world around convergence, “do you compete, or collaborate to compete?

Media companies are finding content creation, aggregation, and distribution—their fundamental ecosystem—ever-evolving and morphing as new technologies come into play that disrupt traditional business models. From interactive broadcasting films, broadcast television, and print and publishing to live entertainment, social media, and advertising, Media businesses live or die based on how well they identify and manage trends.

Topics to be discussed

Technology Markets

1. Adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve healthcare, increase agricultural production, lower energy costs and easier access to finance.
2. Mitigating Risks, streamlining costs and improving investor returns through Machine Learning and BIG Data Analytics?
3. An insight into the future of smartphone Apps on Enterprise and Public Services?

Technology VAS Marketing Roundtable – Sponsored Presentation

Media Markets

1. Digital Marketing, Lessons, Successes & Failures.
2. Harnessing New Business Models in an age of digital disruption.
3. Transforming Customer Experience through Smart Services.

Media VAS Marketing Roundtable – Sponsored Presentation

Telecommunications Markets

1. Harvesting the Impact of IoT on Customer Experience.
2. In an era of Convergence; do you Compete or Collaborate.
3. Embracing Fourth Industrial Revolution for socio-economic development.

Telecom VAS Marketing Roundtable – Sponsored Presentation

Date

27 – 28 JUNE 2018

Time

0830 -1630 hrs

Venue

Meikles, Harare

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Conference Speakers

Bishow Parajuli a Nepalese, took office as the UN Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Zimbabwe in September 2014. He is the Designated Official of the UN Secretary General, the highest-ranking UN Official in Zimbabwe. Bishow also oversees......

Norman Moyo is currently a Group Executive at Econet, a Pan African Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT) Company. Within this role his responsibilities include being substantive CEO of Cumii, a Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) company, CEO of Distributed Power Africa (DPA – a......

Clinton Muyambo is the founder and Chief Esajan of Esaja.com. In 2008, Clinton set up Uhai Media, a marketing agency that saw him working with government departments and the private sector. His work with Uhai Media got him on the Deputy Prime Minister’s Rebranding Panel......

Jackie Hussein is a Chartered Accountant by profession. Jackie has grown the business over the last 8 years, with the sole purpose of improving Zimbabwe one business at a time. She encourages corporates to adapt technology that improves operational efficiency and effectiveness. A firm believer......

Willard Nyagwande is the current Commercial Director having been appointed with effect from October 2013. Willard has a Masters of Science in Marketing Strategy from Midlands State University, Bachelor of Business Studies Honours Degree (Majoring in Marketing) from the University of Zimbabwe. He has more than......

Takunda Chingonzoh the founder of The TechVillage, a collaborative working space for early stage tech startups and the founder of Velociti, an accelerator based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Currently working with 20 start-ups, Takunda’s vision is to help build 100 start-ups in and around Africa by......

Thandi Ngwenya is the Chief Marketing Officer at Alpha Media Holdings, Zimbabwe’s largest independent and integrated media house. She recognises the significant role and responsibility that media has in shaping perceptions, igniting meaningful conversations and amplifying brand messages in a way that takes society forward.......

Brian Mukudzabvu is the Managing Director of Axis Solutions Africa and Entrepreneur with a passion for success and Innovation. Successfully started an Axis an IT Security and Network Management firm in 2001 which currently employs 15 staff members servicing small to large companies. Brian is......

Fungai Mupunga is an entreprenuer, founder and Managing Director of Fanira Group, a Southern Africa focussed enterprise whose aim is to provide world class solutions that are suited and sustainable for Africa. He is a Chemical Engineer with a Masters in Applied Finance. Fungai’s experience......

Authur Matsaudza is the Chief Technology Officer of Steward Bank. An accomplished and progressive professional with diverse business and technology experience in telecommunications, fintech, digital payments, digital transformation, financial services, banking and mobile money. His experience spans across strategy formulation, market development, market penetration, business......

Angela Centra is a seasoned sales, market and team development executive with experience in delivery of mobile projects ranging from Mobile VAS, Mobile banking and Payments, product solutioning, project management and commercial delivery. As Country Manager Cellulant Zimbabwe since 2013, she has had notable success......

Jacob Mutisi is the Chief Executive Officer of Hansole Investments (Pvt) Ltd and the current Chairperson of Zimbabwe Information & Communication Technology Division (ZICT), a division of Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE) and the chief strategist and driving force in the ICT sector. Eng. Mutisi......

Cyril H Nyatsanza also known as CHN has been the General Manager of Zimswitch since 1 June 2013. Cyril previously served as an ACH consultant from September 2011 until his appointment as General Manager by the Board of Zimswitch on retirement of Jan. Hendrik Brits.......