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Accelerating business transformation to strengthen African economies

With a focus on AI, 5G, IoT, Enterprise Digital Transformation, Video distribution and content strategy, wholesale telecoms and tech start-ups AfricaCom will connect you with the latest data, trends and insight across these transformative markets.

Ovum has a team of senior analysts and consultants attending this year's 22nd annual AfricaCom event in CTICC, Cape Town on12-14 November 2019 make sure you keep pace with the market and join our sessions detailed below.

 

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Africa Digital Outlook 2020

This report sets out Ovum's views on the outlook for Africa's digital market. Ovum forecasts that there will be more than 1 billion mobile broadband connections on the continent within a few years, and there are good growth prospects in digital services as well as in data connectivity. But the industry and authorities across Africa need to develop their plans for the digital economy if the continent is to make the most of its potential.
Africa Digital Outlook

 

Ovum experts will be taking part in the following sessions during the course of the event. Join us at AfricaCom to get the latest news and updates.

We are also located in Hall 1, Stand B20.

Adrian Ho
Practice Leader, Enterprise Advanced Digital Services

Nov 12, 14:00 - Enterprise IT trends and investment priorities

Nov 13, 14:40 - Cyber security and data privacy: Don’t let rapid digital transformation and technology adoption become a double-edged sword!

Evan Kirchheimer
Research Director, Enterprise Services

Nov 12 - Conference Chair

Nov 12, 16:40 - Understanding 5G's enablement of IoT for the transformation of African enterprise

Nov 13, 15:20 - Panel Discussion - Leapfrogging industries into a digital landscape: prove ROI and ensure investment in the Internet of Things

Nov 14, 14:20 - The Digital First African SME

Thecla Mbongue
Senior Research Analyst

Nov 12 - Conference Chair

Nov 12 11:50 - 5G Africa

Nov 14 12:00 - Connecting Africa

Nov 14 - Conference Chair 

Danson Njue
Research Analyst

Nov 12, 15:30 - Panel: How will emerging technology transform traditional telco business models?

Nov 13 - Conference Chair

Mark Oliver
Head of Consulting, EMEA

Nov 12, 14:00 - Leaders In Africa;Interactive ‘thought thermometer’ poll

Nov 14 - AI Summit, Chair

Nov 14 - Panel Discussion: The workforce of tomorrow - developing tech talent in Africa

Matthew Reed
Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa

Nov 12, 14:10 - Telecoms and Technology Trends and Outlook

Nov 13 - Conference Chair

Nov 13, 12:50 - Panel: What are the required 5G technologies and implementation timelines?

Nov 13, 14:10 - Panel: Regulators unlocking 5G innovation

Nov 13, 14:40 - On-stage interview: Econet Zimbabwe’s 5G market expectations

Clint Wheelock
Chief Research Officer

Nov 12 - Chairperson

Nov 12, 12:50 - Panel Discussion: Building the bridge between AI and policy

Matthew Pougher
Sales Director 

Nov 12, 15:00 - Connecting Stage - Forecaster demo – What is driving revenue for operators in Africa?

Nov 13, 12:05 - Forecaster demo – eSports use cases from around the globe

Nov 14, 12:10 - Forecaster Demo – implications of the move towards 5G on the Infraco model

Meet the team

Analyst

Adrian Ho

Practice Leader, Enterprise Advanced Digital Services
adrian-ho-ovum

Adrian specializes in

  • Cloud
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • IoT
  • WAN Services
  • Datacentre Services

+ 18 years experience

Management

Evan Kirchheimer

Research Director, Enterprise Services
Evan Kirchheimer

Evan specializes in

  • ServiceProvider

+ 23 years experience

Analyst

Thecla Mbongue

Senior Research Analyst
thecla-mbongue-ovum

Thecla specializes in

  • ServiceProvider

+ 19 years experience

Consultant

Mark Oliver

Head of Consulting, EMEA
Mark Oliver
Analyst

Matthew Reed

Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa
Matthew Reed
Analyst

Terry White

Associate Senior Analyst
terry-white

Terry specializes in

  • IT
  • Strategy

+ 33 years experience