17 Oct 2012

New speakers and presentations announced at AfricaCom




AfricaCom this year has over 200 speakers drawn from the entire digital ecosystem with over 25 presentations from new media disruptors and OTT challengers and 15 hours of content from the most innovative app developers and ICT start-ups.

We are very proud (justifiably so, we think) this year of our stellar keynote line-up - the below is a taster of the speaker titles confirmed and the new speakers that have joined this essential industry event:

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- Alan Knott-Craig, CEO, Cell C
Newly announced title:
THE ROAD FROM VODACOM TO CELL C; THE CHANGE IN THE INDUSTRY OVER THE YEARS AND CURRENT AND FUTURE PLANS FOR THE BUSINESS”
**Shortlisted for Industry Personality of the Year at AfricaCom Awards**
 
- Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle, Rovio Mobile
THE COMPANY BEHIND GAMING SENSATION ANGRY BIRD SHARES THOUGHTS ON NEW PLAYERS IN THE DIGITAL MARKET
 
- Nicola D’Elia, Growth Manager Africa, Facebook

THE BILLION MEMBER-STRONG SOCIAL MEDIA BRAND MAKES A MOVE ON THE AFRICAN MARKET
 
- Zunaid Bulbulia, CFO & Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN SA

PAN-AFRICAN OPERATOR MTN’S EVOLVING STRATEGY IN A DIGITAL AGE
 
- Marc Rennard, EVP Middle East, Africa & Asia, ORANGE GROUP
THE INNOVATIVE FRENCH GROUP’S TAKES ON NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA
 

- Patrick Walker, Sr Director for Content Partnerships EMEA, YOUTUBE
THE DIGITAL CONTENT KING ON BRINGING ATTRACTIVE LOCAL CONTENT TO AFRICA
 
- Andile Ngaba, Chairman, CONVERGENCE PARTNERS
INDUSTRY LEADER AND SERIAL INVESTOR ON THE EVOLUTION OF CONVERGENCE IN AFRICA
**Shortlisted for Industry Personality of the Year at AfricaCom Awards**
 
- Dirk La Roux, MD Afrozaar, Android Evangelist, GOOGLE (Apps) **New speaker**
THE ROLE OF GOOGLE’S ANDROID PLATFORM IN AFRICA’S GROWING APP MARKET
 
- Alan Knott-Craig Jr, CEO, MXIT

SOUTH AFRICA’S HOME-GROWN SOCIAL NETWORK ON FACING COMPETITION FROM GLOBAL BRANDS
  
Richard Bell, CEO, WANANCHI GROUP
LEADING EAST AFRICAN TRIPLE PLAY COMPANY ON CONVERGENCE OPPORTUNITIES

Aniko Szigetvari, TMT Head, Africa and Latin America, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (World Bank Group) **New speaker**
THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION ON INVESTMENT STRATEGIES IN AFRICA

Wayne Gosling & Daniel Guasco, Co-CEOs, GROUPON SOUTH AFRICA
BE INSPIRED BY THE MEN BEHIND THE INNOVATIVE DIGITAL SHOPPING BRAND

Paul Lee, Senior Product Manager, GOOGLE (Apps) **New speaker**
GOOGLE’S VIEW ON MOBILE CONTENT & DATA OPPORTUNITIES

Derrick Kotzé, CEO, MLABS **New speaker**
SOUTH AFRICA’S DYNAMIC APP COMPANY AND INCUBATOR ON DEVELOPING EXCITING SERVICES

Sivan Pillay, Managing Director, South Africa, ENDEMOL
THE TV PRODUCTION COMPANY ON CONTENT FOR AFRICA

Peter Crosby, Global CSO, VIADEO **New speaker**

THE PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING SITE ON GROWING BUSINESS IN AFRICA
 
 PLUS NEW speakers from international broadcasters on bringing attractive content to African TV viewers:
 
- Alessandro Tucci, SVP and GM Africa, FOX INTERNATIONAL **New speaker**

- Kasia Kieli, President and Managing Director, DISCOVERY NETWORKS **New speaker**

- Solomon Mugera, Editor, World Service Africa, BBC **New speaker**

 
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It's not too late to register...

With only 4 weeks out to AfricaCom, the leading pan-African telecoms, media & ICT event. Make sure you register today to join 200+ speakers, 7000+ delegates and 300+ exhibitors. Everyone who’s anyone in Digital Africa & beyond will be there... don’t miss out.

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FREE platinum African Operator pass*
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Remember to quote your Booking Code “LIEMAF3” on the online booking registration form.

* Free conference passes are limited in supply and have restrictions. They apply only to African operators, broadcasters, enterprise CIOs and application developers - Informa Telecoms & Media's decision on qualification/award of free conference passes is final.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town in November