Wednesday, November 25, 2015

- WET
Dignitary Keynotes followed by High Level Discussions on new Threats, Challenges and Opportunities for Africa in the New MiLE.
Nasser Kettani
Nasser Kettani
Microsoft, Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, ,
Dr. Imad Hoballah
Dr. Imad Hoballah
ICTTT Consulting, Chairman and CEO
Warren Hero
Warren Hero
Microsoft, CTO, South Africa
Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon
Mobilium Global, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Lucky Masilela
Lucky Masilela
ZACR, CEO
Magdalena Gaj
Magdalena Gaj
TRA of Poland, President

Dignitary Keynotes followed by High Level Discussions on new Threats, Challenges and Opportunities for Africa in the New MiLE.


- WET
The Seismic Shift in The Global Landscape - Shift in Internet User Base from West To Emerging Economies: New Threats, Challenges & Opportunities for Africa & World?
Dr Moctar Yedaly
Dr Moctar Yedaly
African Union Commission, Head of Information Society
Nasser Kettani
Nasser Kettani
Microsoft, Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, ,
Dr. Imad Hoballah
Dr. Imad Hoballah
ICTTT Consulting, Chairman and CEO
Warren Hero
Warren Hero
Microsoft, CTO, South Africa
Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon
Mobilium Global, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Lucky Masilela
Lucky Masilela
ZACR, CEO

The Seismic Shift in The Global Landscape - Shift in Internet User Base from West To Emerging Economies:

-What New Threats, Challenges & Opportunities This presents To & In Africa & Africa?

-Can You or the World Afford NOT To Pay Attention?  

The shift of Internet User Base from west to Emerging Markets is seismic.

The Internet and the global landscape are undergoing a Global change with huge ripples signaling a new Internet and Landscape Ecosystem

Today Half of the internet users today are in Asia and the shift is increasing.

3 billion internet users worldwide today - 2/3rd of them are from Emerging Markets and Economies.

What opportunities do the current 2 billion and next billion+ internet users in emerging markets present to your business?

How  are they interacting on the internet today? Is your service what they are missing?  What challenges  do these opportunities present?

Join and learn of MLi Group research conducted on internet user habits and usability in the Arabic, Urdu and Farsi language communities. High Level critical key findings will be shared to help you make more informed strategic decisions to aim or not to aim at emerging markets for your products and services.

Case studies presented.  

- WET
DEBATE - Do Social Media Platforms and Front Line Service Providers have NEW Roles & Responsibilities in the New MiLE? if so, What are They?
Nasser Kettani
Nasser Kettani
Microsoft, Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, ,
Warren Hero
Warren Hero
Microsoft, CTO, South Africa
Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon
Mobilium Global, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
ZACR
ZACR
ZACR
ITU
ITU
ITU

DEBATE - CRITICAL TOPIC & QUESTION: 

Do Social Media Platforms, Front Line Service Providers, and others intermediaries have NEW Roles & Responsibilities to their digital users in the New MiLE? If so, what are they?  

What are the New Roles & Responsibilities of Social Media Platforms, Front Line Service Providers, and others to South African, Africans and global digital users / citizens in the New Internet & Landscape Ecosystem?

The new  Internet and Landscape Ecosystem born in 2014 is already challenging the status quo and conventional thinking & models globally and locally in ways never seen, anticipated or admitted before especially on what are the new roles and responsibilities of Social Media Platforms and internet service providers (ISPs), Telecom Operators, or any front line digital service provider to their users / digital citizens. 

Case Study that puts this in clear perspective.

On November 25, 2014 a House of Commons UK report found that Lee Rigby's murder may have been prevented if details about an online exchange were shared with UK authorities. This online exchange happened on Facebook.

Rigby was a British soldier who was killed and beheaded by two terrorists on a London high street in broad day light on May 22, 2013. Michael Adebowale, one of the two killers, had an online exchange on Facebook with an extremist overseas in December 2012, prior to killing Fusilier Rigby.

During the exchange he expressed his "intent to murder a soldier in the most graphic and emotive manner", according to a report by the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee.

The Rigby Case, new cyber security cases, and online child abuse cases amongst many illustrate without a doubt how we are we witnessing the emergence of new expectations of new roles and responsibility at local and global scale that reflect the dynamics this New Internet and Landscape Ecosystem born in 2014? 

What are the ramifications of this change in roles and responsibilities?

What should these new roles and responsibilities be?

Should they be voluntary or regulatory?

How can social media platforms and ISPs and others show leadership in corporate social responsibly?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

- WET
What & Where are the Great New Opportunities in The New MiLE for Africans and their Front Line Service Providers?
Dr Moctar Yedaly
Dr Moctar Yedaly
African Union Commission, Head of Information Society
Nasser Kettani
Nasser Kettani
Microsoft, Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, ,
Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon
Mobilium Global, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Lucky Masilela
Lucky Masilela
ZACR, CEO

Are South Africa & African Innovators Ready to Turn Billions of Ready Users all over the Wordl Into Customers in The New Multilingual Internet & Internet Landscape Ecosystem?

Today, Half of the internet users today are in Asia and the shift is increasing.

3 billion internet users worldwidey so far - 2/3rd of them are from Emerging Markets and Economies.

The next billion+ will come predominantly from Emerging Markets Economisies, NOT the west.

The Internet and the global landscape are undergoing a global Seismic change with huge ripples signaling a new Internet and Landscape Ecosystem.

How  are they interacting on the internet today? Would you like to know if your products & services are what they are thirsty for?  What challenges do these opportunities present?

Q- What opportunities do the current 2 billion and next billion+ internet users / consumers in these growing markets present to you, your operations and your business?

Q- Are your products and servcies what they are ready or craving for?

Join and learn of MLi Group research on internet user habits and usability conducted in the Arabic, Urdu and Farsi language communities.

Disover the High Level critical key findings that will be shared at this session to help you make more informed strategic decisions on how tap these ripe markets for your products and services.

- WET
Tools for Success to Empower Emerging Economies in New MiLE - Supporting New Innovations, Local Entrepreneurship & New Empowerment Models locally - Localization vs. Globalization (Linked to 'Innovator Meet Accelerator' session)
Dr. Imad Hoballah
Dr. Imad Hoballah
ICTTT Consulting, Chairman and CEO
Warren Hero
Warren Hero
Microsoft, CTO, South Africa
Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon
Mobilium Global, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
ZACR
ZACR
ZACR

Tools for Success to Empower Emerging Economies in New MiLE - Supporting New Innovations, Local Entrepreneurship & New Empowerment Models locally - Localization vs. Globalization (Linked to "Innovator Meet Accelerator" session later)

Tools for success to Empower Emerging Economies & Supporting New Innovation&  Local Entrepreneurship & Empowerment models - What is the right balance between localization vs. globalization?

Synopsis: Emerging Economies’ citizens and consumers’ needs and wants are very different from those in the west.

How do we turn the current 2 billion and next multi billions Internet users who will come from Emerging Markets into empowered entrepreneurs and believers in the system we use?

How and what new mechanisms are neededed to be brought in to help  shrink the ever growing gap between those in the west that Have and the those in emerging markets that Have NOT? Case studies presented.