Come Wednesday June 22nd, the Africa Technology Network will host its inaugural Africa Technology Business Forum. This will be a one day conference showcasing the most promising tech developments from across the African continent, to the international business and investor community in attendance at the London Tech Week 2016.
Opportunities through innovation
Based around the theme “Turning challenges into opportunities through innovation”, the Forum will explore the exciting investment and business opportunities that are emerging due to rising technology adoption in Africa and the innovative solutions that are being developed to address the continent’s unique challenges.
Keynote speaker Aongus Hegarty, President Dell Europe, Middle East and Africa said in a statement: “The possibilities presented by the African technology industry are endless. In the coming years, I think we can expect to see the adoption of new technologies across various industries including transportation, healthcare, security, and building automation. And with new technologies, comes new opportunities.”
A selection of topics to be discussed at the event include:
Fintech and the future of financial services in Africa
Opportunities created by the Africa mobile economy
The rising African tech consumer market
Smart African cities – Building vision into reality
Cleantech energy opportunities and potential
Bridging the Africa technology funding gap
The future of Hardware in Africa
Breaking down barriers
Africa Technology Business Network Founder Eunice Ball said “Our goal as an organisation is to break down the barriers to enable greater collaboration and flow of investment between the UK and Africa tech ecosystems. Through the forum we want to create a global platform for businesses and investors to discover the vast opportunities emerging in the Africa technology industry as well as provide expert insights to enable them invest and contribute to the development of the sector”
In his statement, Hegarty concludes: “Technology is breaking down legacy infrastructure barriers, which in turn will enable the brilliant entrepreneurs and start-ups in the region to circumvent that challenge and engage with global stakeholders more easily, providing further means to develop their businesses and establishing them as key players in the market.”