25 Jun 2013

Digital Services Africa opened today at the Hilton Sandton Hotel in Johannesburg...

***Join us for day 2 *** Share your thoughts on #DigitalServicesAfrica @allaboutcom


The digital ecosystem is going through great changes in Africa: new players, new services, and new customer demand.

Digital Services Africa opened in Johannesburg today at the Hilton Sandton, providing a forum for players in the ecosystem to discuss how to make the most of it: what services will drive the market, how to monetise them, what partnerships will work best? 

The conference opened with a session on innovation and entrepreneurship, followed by a panel on partnerships between operators and new players. The afternoon sessions looked at mobile money services and digital music. The variety of companies represented among the speakers and in the audience provided great debates and networking opportunities: operators (Orange, MTN, and Vodacom), OTT players (Google, Iroking, Spinlet, and Mxit), financial services companies (Standard Bank, Pbell, Wizzit, and Zunguz), app companies (People Input, Rlabs), and solutions providers (Spice and Jinny Software). 


The debates today not only showed the great amount of innovation taking place in Africa’s digital market: they also gave an opportunity to discuss how the market is shaping up and how the different players are gearing up for the many opportunities it offers.

The second day will look more closely at content and apps, with a panel on social media (including speakers from Mxit, 2go and Google), one on content (with representatives of Bozza, DSTV, BBC and Umuntu), a session mobile marketing and the AppGig led by event partners Mobile Monday.

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View Day 2 of the latest agenda  
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Agenda:
http://bit.ly/10qC780  

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Hear from Day 1 Attendees... 
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“This was a very informative conference and it has given me the necessary exposure. Thanks for the opportunity.”
Abiodun Akandi, Broadband System Planning, MTN Nigeria

“Not even a million can buy this valuable information gathered at the event”
Ian Jindela, Senior reporter, Africa Business Media South Africa

“The event was well prepared and the presentations were relevant”
Amine Haddad, CEO, Actel Lebanon

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Thank you to our Sponsors of 2013!  
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Comza Africa
Intersec
Jinny Software
Spice

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Join us for Day 2 @ The Hilton Sandton 
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Hilton Sandton
138 Rivonia Road
Sandton
South Africa 2196
Tel: +27-11-322-1888
Fax: +27-11-322-1818

Directions: http://bit.ly/12E193V