Star Quality Speaker Line-Up at Africa Tech Festival 2020

22 October 2020

Springbok Captain, Siya Kolisi to join industry luminaries at AfricaCom and AfricaTech

AfricaCom and AfricaTech are anchor events of the new Africa Tech Festival, which will take place – online – from 10-12 November this year. Acknowledged as the world’s largest Africa-focused digital infrastructure and emerging tech event, the Africa Tech Festival has always attracted a stellar line-up of critical thinkers, analysts, futurists, keynote and inspirational speakers. 2020 will more than deliver on that reputation, with a stimulating array of visionary industry presenters, raconteurs and even some sporting greats.

Find out more

Women in Technology - Negating the ‘Bro-Culture’

22 October 2020

Men need to be part of the solution for there to be more women in technology - AfricaCom and AfricaTech set the stage for necessary robust discussion in 2020. An exceptional line-up of speakers at this year’s Africa Tech Festival, are set to raise awareness around the different challenges facing Africa.

AfricaCom and AfricaTech have become synonymous with industry change in the digital infrastructure and emerging technology space, their evolution, as well as robust debate over the years. In 2020, that tradition continues. One such innovation that is sure to attract its share of controversy and attention, will be the second ‘Women in Tech Takeover’, that returns to the AfricaTech Centre Stage and the AHUB as part of the new AccelerateHER programme of content.

Find out more

AfricaCom and AfricaTech 2020: Digital Playground - a key to Connecting the Next Billion in Africa

08 September 2020

Africans aren’t always looking to connect to the digital world for work or health reasons; a significant motivator is leisure, or ‘timepass’, says Aubrey Hruby, who will chair a number of sessions at this year’s virtual Africa Tech Festival.

Central to this year’s AfricaCom and AfricaTech events (anchors of the new virtual Africa Tech Festival), taking place 10 – 12 November, is how to connect the next billion Africans to the Internet. Several sessions over two days, will focus on how to include the currently disconnected, whether through the deployment of satellite, balloon or standard infrastructure roll out, as well as the motivating factors that are driving Africans to get connected.

Find out more
New virtual Africa Tech festival launched

15 July 2020

Africa-focused technology and digital connectivity events – AfricaCom and AfricaTech – will take place in 2020 as fully-virtual events, under the umbrella of the new Virtual Africa Tech Festival.

The events will run simultaneously from 09 – 13 November 2020. Being virtual and providing access to  content for free, the events hope to welcome an even greater number and range of participants.

“After an extensive period of review and consultation, we have decided to proactively transform our events into fully-virtual events in 2020 with AfricaCom, AfricaTech and all our co-located conferences now forming the virtual Africa Tech Festival,” said Event Director and the Portfolio Director of Connecting Africa at Informa Tech, Tom Cuthell. 

Find out more