AfricaNXT 2022 AfricaNXT 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

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DATA DRIVEN E-COMMERCE: MAKE BETTER DECISIONS. CREATE BETTER PRODUCTS. DELIGHT YOUR CUSTOMERS
Ndu Ekwomadu
Ndu Ekwomadu
Brand Drive, Founder/CEO
Shirley Grace Hart
Shirley Grace Hart
Heimdall Technologies, Operations
Dayo Adesokan
Dayo Adesokan
Primera, Head of Business Intelligence and Data
Brain John
Brain John
AXA, Data Scientist & Machine Learning Expert
Elijah Affi
Elijah Affi
Takeout Media, Creative Director

More and More businesses in the E-commerce industry are being created in Africa, unfortunately little will succeed. This is not because the rest don't have good business ideas but because behind every number is a user/customer.

An ecommerce businesses should rely on data especially while making business decisions. How do you recognize data. What is Data to a lady selling makeup products in her dorm room? How does she recognize the use of data?

It is our hope that every business owner not only knows how to recognize data but how to use data. We  want to change business by errors .

This session will create not just a more in depth knowledge of data and analytics using artificial intelligence but will also broaden the industry into overlooked data and create possible solutions and collaborations.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
[1] The importance of data in the e-commerce industry
[2] How e-commerce businesses can effectively leverage data
to make better decisions, create better products and improve the the customers overall experience and journey.
[3] Best practices to scale your business using analytics


                                          This session is hosted by Brand Drive

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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HOW TECHNOLOGY WILL DISRUPT THE FUTURE OF ENGINEERING, POWER, OIL AND GAS
Ibilola Amao
Ibilola Amao
Lonadek, Principal Consultant
Confidence Staveley
Confidence Staveley
CyberSafe Foundation, Executive Director
Orimolade Oluwamuyemi
Orimolade Oluwamuyemi
Microsoft, Philanthropies Lead
Emeka Okoye
Emeka Okoye
Chief Semantic Architect/Knowledge Engineer
Samuel Jackson
Samuel Jackson
Lonadek Global Services, Project Officer

As the energy industry balances a traditional focus with emerging technologies and solutions during its transition into a digital ecosystem, many companies are evaluating which approach to take into the future. Oil and gas companies are employing a range of enablers, ranging from increased automation, integration, and remote monitoring to newly emerging technologies.

Digital transformation in the Oil and Gas industry could unlock approximately $1.6 trillion of value for the industry, its customers and wider society.

In recent years the oil and gas industry has recovered from a downturn. There are a few new technologies that will make conditions safer in the oil and gas industry. These technologies include drones, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and electronic monitoring.

This session will expose the participants to the new frontiers in emerging technologies in Africa and will spur innovative ideas in participants.


                           This session is hosted by Lonadek Global Services 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

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IT'S MORE THAN CODING AND TECH!
Seun Abimbola
Seun Abimbola
Rent It, CEO
Omodara Adediran
Omodara Adediran
Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Lead, Digital (New Media)

What makes a great product? What drives the success of a product? How do tech entreprenuers access the funds to launch a great product? How do they get these products to those who need them? These are the questions we want to answer during this session. Creating a product that works is just the beginning of the journey, getting it to the market is a different ball game entirely. We have prepared  a session showcasing:

1. Real life case studies.
2. Data driven solutions.
3. Marketing strategies that work.

This is a practical session teaching entrepreneurs how to make their market entry all taught in a fun and creative manner.


                               This session is hosted by Brandable Sketches

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STARTUP FUNDING: CREATING AND GIVING A WINNING PITCH
Emmanuel Abara Benson
Emmanuel Abara Benson
Business Insider Africa, Editor
Michael Oluwole
Michael Oluwole
Touch and Pay Technologies Ltd, Co-Founder and CEO
Tunde Kara
Tunde Kara
Vendease Africa, CEO/Co-Founder
Dare Odumade
Dare Odumade
Chekkit Technologies Corp, Founder / CEO
Dr Ola Brown
Dr Ola Brown
Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company, Founder

While a great idea and a talented team are necessary to a successful startup, they are not sufficient. Learn what VCs look for in a startup and in a pitch, and learn what you need to do to create and give an investor pitch that will get your startup noticed and funded.

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HOW TO WORK REMOTELY AND NOT GET FIRED
Joy Kika
Joy Kika
ContentCocoon, Marketing and Communications Lead

'How To Work Remotely and Not Get Fired' is a timely and down-to-earth book with sprinkles of humour and loads of strategies for freelancers and remote workers looking to do excellent jobs while living their best life. It explores Myths and Stereotypes, Mental Health, Work-life balance strategies, as well as accountability worksheets.

Sharing excerpts from the book, attendees and the author will explore and discuss best practices around productivity, work-life balance, and mental health as it relates to working from Home.

This session will help guide people who are already working remotely or seeking to work remotely and to do so in a way that is beneficial to the organization while still staying true to themselves.

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THE UTILITY OF BLACK TECH MEDIA ACROSS THE DIASPORA
Sherrell Dorsey
Sherrell Dorsey
The Plug, Founder and CEO
Tomiwa Aladekomo
Tomiwa Aladekomo
Big Cabal Media, CEO

A fireside chat on Black media’s role in covering tech movements, investments, and smart insights across the diaspora. We’ll share how coverage has evolved, why journalism in these spaces is critical for competing for business intelligence across the technology landscape, and predictions for 2022.


                                                THIS IS A VIRTUAL SESSION 

Friday, March 4, 2022

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PRACTICAL AI SYSTEMS & DATA INTEGRATION FOR BUSINESSES - NEW APPROACHES TO SCALING
Tolulade Ademisoye
Tolulade Ademisoye
Reispar Technologies, Founder & CEO
Uchechukwu Mpamah
Uchechukwu Mpamah
Enterprise Technology Consultant

For a decade, businesses in Nigeria have struggled with a pragmatic approach towards implementing cutting edge technologies such as; Artificial Intelligence & Analytics in their daily operations.
 
This masterclass will offer bankable insights on how businesses in the region can scale their day to day operations using simplified analytics and swift deployment of AI.
 
To balance innovation with basic human values, we will propose some recommendations for moving Africa forward with AI which include; improving data access, open-source data systems, increasing government investment in AI, among others. We'll also touch upon taking bias seriously as an AI issue, human control and oversight maintenance mechanisms, penalizing fraudulent acts and promoting cybersecurity.


                       This session is hosted by Reispar Technologies

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THE POWER OF COLLABORATION & TECHNOLOGY TO BRIDGE THE EDUCATION GAP
Nonso Clark
Nonso Clark
Song of Africa, Executive Director
Oluwakemi Odedeyi
Oluwakemi Odedeyi
Bunmi Adedayo Foundation, Executive Director
Eyitayo Ogunmola
Eyitayo Ogunmola
Utiva, CEO
Femi Martins
Femi Martins
Impact Base Consulting, Founder
Oluleye Opeyemi
Oluleye Opeyemi
Geitwei Communications, CEO

In a report by the World Bank and UNESCO’s Institute of Statistics “Learning Poverty” is measured by the number of 10-year old children who cannot read and understand a simple story by the end of primary school. In low- and middle-income countries “learning poverty” stands at 53%, while for the poorest countries, this is 80% on average.

Our discussion will focus on how we collaboratively can develop approaches to address "Learning Poverty." Panelist will discuss the challenges and opportunities of creating scalable, affordable digital learning environments and also provide insights on effective digital learning tools that solve real-world problems.

We will explore the strategies that ensure we take advantage of the right collaborations so as to close the digital divides in Education and leverage the power of technology to accelerate learning, reduce learning poverty, and support skills development

We also plan to provide insights into the role of public, private, youth partnerships in driving innovation in education for the next generation to ensure we build a more resilient and equitable future

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EXECUTIVE LUNCH SOCIAL

Good Food. Great Conversation. Connect with your fellow ecosystem builders over lunch. Stop by the Premium Lounge for lunch & networking.

This session is for STAKEHOLDER + GLOBAL CONNECTOR badge holders only 


                                           This session is hosted by AfricaNXT