Pre-event Overview: Gitex Africa 2024 Pioneering Africa’s Digital Future 

The countdown is on with less than 9 days to go for Africa’s biggest tech and startup event, Gitex Africa! Mark your calendars for May 29-31, 2024, and join us in Marrakech, Morocco

Gitex Africa, Africa’s biggest tech and startup event, is gearing up for another record-breaking year. With less than 9 days to go, the anticipation is palpable.  Mark your calendars for May 29-31, 2024, and prepare to be dazed by cutting-edge innovations, insightful discussions, and a vibrant community of tech pioneers. This year marks the event’s second edition in Africa, and it promises to be even bigger and better than the last!

Over 35,000+ trade visitors from across Africa and beyond are expected to attend the event, eager to explore the latest advancements and network with industry leaders. More than 1,200+  companies and startups will be showcasing their groundbreaking ideas and solutions, making this much-anticipated gathering a vibrant platform for Unveiling cutting-edge advancements in tech, Fostering collaboration among industry leaders, and Shaping Africa’s future as a tech powerhouse. 

We’re once again thrilled to announce that TechAfrica News is an official media partner for Gitex Africa 2024! Our team will be stationed right at the heart of the action in Marrakech, Morocco, bringing you live updates, insightful interviews, and comprehensive coverage of the event’s most exciting developments. 

We are once again excited to be official media partners for Gitex Africa. This event brings together the brightest minds and the most innovative ideas in Africa’s tech sector, and we’re committed to delivering comprehensive coverage to our audience. Stay tuned for exclusive updates and in-depth analysis from the conference floor!

Akim Benamara,  Founder and Chief-editor, TechAfrica News 

Overview of Themes and Agenda

From May 29th to 31st, Gitex Africa 2024 will host a multitude of topics, themes, discussions, and sessions featuring leaders in the tech industry. This premier gathering of innovators, thought leaders, and policymakers are driving Africa’s digital transformation forward. 

Gitex Africa Digital Summit

The Gitex Africa Digital Summit focuses on policy, connectivity, and digital cities, aiming to address pressing challenges and seize abundant opportunities in Africa’s digital landscape.

Themes and Highlighted Sessions:

Policy
Time: 11:00-17:00, May 29

This theme focuses on crucial topics for Africa’s digital advancement and a unified digital market. Discussions will revolve around governance for a data-driven Africa, policy innovation, and efforts to bridge the connectivity divide.

  • 14:10-14:55 | Leaders Discussion: Governance for Data-Driven Africa
  • 15:05-15:50 | Leaders Panel: AI in Africa: Regulating the New Frontier
  • 16:45-17:30 | Leaders Panel: Acceleration of Innovation and Digital Transformation 

Connectivity
Time: 11:00-17:00, May 30 

This theme explores the journey to expanded broadband and 5G networks, addressing complex issues such as unreliable and costly internet access. Despite these challenges, Africa has 473 million people online, with an anticipated 300 million more by 2025, highlighting the potential for unlocking future growth.

  • 1250-1330 | Panel Discussion: Untangling Africa’s Regulatory Maze
  • 1600-1630 | Fireside Chat: At the Forefront of Enterprise Digital Evolution.

Digital Cities
Time: 14:00-17:00, May 31

This theme delves into the transformative impact of technology and data-driven solutions across African cities, addressing challenges arising from rapid urbanization and overpopulation. With over 62% of Africa’s population aged 25 or younger, the continent presents a dynamic base deeply attracted to innovation.

Future of Finance Summit 

Dates: May 29-31, 2024
Location: Fintech Stage

The Future of Finance Summit explores the rapidly evolving financial technology landscape in Africa, focusing on key topics such as microfinance, financial inclusion, and cross-border payment innovations. 

Day 1: Strategy & The Ecosystem | Wednesday, May 29

  • 13:40-14:00 | Fireside Chat:  Getting Africa’s Unbanked Excited about the Digital Revolution

Day 2: Policy, Governance & Regulations | Thursday, May 30 

  • 13:10-13:40 | Panel: Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and All the KYCs In Between

Day 3: Emerging Technology & Innovation | Friday, May 31 

  • 11:05-11:35 | Panel: Digital Currencies, Launching the Mass-adoption of Stablecoins

AI Everything

Dates: May 29-30, 2024
Location: AI Stage

“AI Everything: Africa” explores the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in addressing critical issues across various sectors. Key topics include; AI Governance and Strategy, AI Adoption, Infrastructure, Data Intelligence, Generative AI, and Closing the Digital Divide. 

Day 1: Wednesday, May 29

  • 12:20-13:00 | Room for Disagreement: Is AI Going to Supercharge Talent Or Replace Humans? 
  • 14:20-1500 | Explore AI: Making Sense of AI Regulations & Framework: The Future of AI in Africa 

World Future Health Congress 

Dates: May 29-31, 2024
Location: Health Stage

The World Future Health Congress focuses on spearheading a digital health revolution across Africa, addressing challenges and driving innovation in healthcare accessibility.

The congress aims to drive innovation, ensure equitable healthcare access, and improve well-being throughout Africa through collaboration, cutting-edge technology, and shared expertise. 

  • Thursday, May 30 | 11:00-11:45 | Leaders’ Panel: Uniting Nations for Global Health Equity. 

Exhibitor Spotlights

This year, GITEX Africa features a significant number of new exhibitors, with several pavilions showcasing a diverse range of media technology manufacturers. TechAfrica News is committed to providing in-depth coverage of these exhibitors and their groundbreaking technologies.

PortaOne

PortaOne is a renowned software company that specializes in the development of billing, business support, and customer management solutions for telecommunications service providers. Founded in 2002, the company has established itself as a leader in the field of unified communications and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). PortaOne’s versatile and scalable software platforms cater to a wide range of telecom services, including hosted PBX, SIP trunking, and wholesale VoIP, enabling service providers to efficiently manage their operations, billing, and customer interactions. With a global presence, PortaOne’s solutions play a pivotal role in Africa, enhancing the telecommunications industry’s capabilities and service delivery.

Website: www.portaone.com
LinkedIn:
 PortaOne

PROTEI

PROTEI aims to provide telecom operators with reliable and proven core network components, offering them a seamless path for network modernization and upgrades, while preparing their networks for the next generation of advanced 5G networks. As an alternative vendor, PROTEI brings a breath of fresh air to the industry, fostering healthy competition that is essential for operators in emerging markets. Furthermore, there is a growing demand for core components in the market for constructing private LTE/5G networks to support industry automation.

Website: Protei
LinkedIn: Protei LinkedIn

Digital Virgo

Digital Virgo specializes in providing cutting-edge mobile payment and digital marketing solutions, ensuring a seamless integration between telecom operators and content providers. Their robust platforms enable efficient monetization of digital services, enhancing the user experience while driving revenue growth. By offering a wide range of services including carrier billing, mobile money, and SMS payments, Digital Virgo supports the evolving needs of the digital economy. Their innovative approach and extensive expertise make them a key player in facilitating the digital transformation of businesses and consumers alike.

Website: Digital Virgo
LinkedIn: Digital Virgo LinkedIn

GEO4NET

GEO4NET specializes in providing advanced geospatial intelligence and data analytics solutions. Their innovative technologies integrate satellite imagery, geographic information systems (GIS), and big data analytics to offer precise and actionable insights for various industries. From urban planning and agriculture to environmental monitoring and disaster management, GEO4NET’s solutions empower organizations to make informed decisions based on real-time geospatial data. Their commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology ensures they remain at the forefront of the geospatial intelligence field, driving efficiency and enhancing operational capabilities for their clients.

Website: GEO4NET
LinkedIn: GEO4NET LinkedIn

Yahsat

Yahsat is a leading global satellite operator, providing innovative satellite communication solutions for broadband, broadcast, and government services. With a robust satellite fleet, Yahsat delivers reliable and secure connectivity across multiple regions, supporting a wide range of applications such as internet access, telecommunication services, and remote sensing. Their services cater to diverse sectors including defense, oil and gas, maritime, and rural connectivity, ensuring seamless communication in even the most challenging environments. Yahsat’s commitment to advancing satellite technology and expanding global reach makes them a key player in the satellite communications industry.

Website: Yahsat
LinkedIn: Yahsat LinkedIn

CommScope

CommScope is a global leader in providing infrastructure solutions for communications networks. They design, manufacture, and deploy a wide range of products that enable high-performance networking and connectivity. From fiber optics and copper cabling to wireless solutions and intelligent buildings, CommScope’s innovations support the increasing demands for faster, more reliable connectivity. Their comprehensive portfolio serves diverse industries, including telecommunications, data centers, and enterprise networks, ensuring robust and scalable infrastructure. CommScope’s expertise and commitment to excellence help drive the future of network technology and connectivity worldwide.

Website: CommScope
LinkedIn: CommScope LinkedIn

Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation, providing innovative solutions and services across various industries. Their expertise spans cloud computing, cybersecurity, high-performance computing, and digital workplace solutions. Atos helps organizations navigate their digital journeys by delivering end-to-end managed services, consulting, and technology integration. With a strong focus on sustainability and innovation, Atos supports clients in achieving operational excellence and adapting to evolving market demands. Their commitment to cutting-edge technology and customer-centric approach positions them as a key partner in driving digital transformation worldwide.

Website: Atos
LinkedIn: Atos LinkedIn

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