Connecting Africa Digital Week Is Coming Up in September

Disruptive Technology and Connectivity Accelerating the African Digital Revolution
The Connecting Africa community and leading series of African technology, media and telecommunications events has officially launched the largest online event dedicated to tracking disruptive technologies across Africa.
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Kicking off in September, this week-long agenda of digital events will encompass the biggest sectors and topics across the African continent; from tech startups to FinTech and eHealth to connectivity.

Registering for free will allow delegates to learn, engage and discuss African telco, tech and innovation in real-time with thought-leaders across the globe and put Digital Week delegates at the epicentre of the connectivity ecosystem – wherever they are in the world.

Connecting Africa digital delegates will gain access to exclusive webinars, as well as on-demand videos, downloadable resources and discussion forums.

About Connecting Africa:
Connecting Africa is the largest and most influential series of African-focused technology and telecommunications events on the continent, produced by KNect365 - an Informa company. Comprising of the leading regional events of East Africa Com, West Africa Com and Nigeria Com and the largest African tech and telco event – AfricaCom, the series welcomes over 15,000 attendees through its doors each year.

Webinar agenda:
Tuesday 5 September:
3pm CAT time - Empowering the African Tech Startup Ecosystem

Maurice Otieno – General Manager, Metta
Merel van Zelderen – Business Community Development, EDACY
Bertil van Vugt – Business Development Lead, VC4A

Wednesday 6 September:
3pm CAT time - FinTech and the Future of Banking in Africa

Lorien Gamaroff – CEO, Bankymoon
Shirley Gilbey – Head of Rise and Co-Creation, Barclays Group

Thursday 7 September:
12 noon CAT time - The African Regulatory Landscape

Keynote Speaker:
Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa – Independent Researcher, South African Communications Forum

3pm CAT time - Connecting Africa

Bora Varliyagci – CEO, digitalthings
Ellie Hagopian – Independent Consultant
Tim Genders – Development Executive, Project Isizwe
Bradley Shaw – Regional Manager MEA, NuRAN Wireless

Friday 8 September:

3pm CAT time - The Digital Health Clinic

Taryn Springhall – Editor & Co-Founder, eHealth News
Dr William Mapham, Founder of Vula Mobile and Ophthalmology Registrar at the University of Stellenbosch
Dr De Wet Swanepoel – Co-Founder of the hearX Group, President of the International Society of Audiology

Find out more about the Connecting Africa Digital Week here.

The Connecting Africa Digital Week is completely free to attend, register as a delegate here.

Find out more about AfricaCom:

Africa Com
Festival – 6 – 10 November 2017
Conference and Exhibition – 7 – 9 November 2017
CTICC, Cape Town

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For all Digital Week enquiries, please contact:
Amy Turner
Content Marketer KNect365 – Connecting Africa series



  1. Would have loved to attend but location is a major problem.

  2. Still towing the same line with what my friend has posted before.

    Thanks for always making it real here.