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Innovation in the Data Age 2018

AfriLabs Annual Gathering & Sahara Sparks

11th -13th October, Golden Tulip Hotel, Toure drive, Masaki, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering provides a unique opportunity for tech hubs in the AfriLabs network and other stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem like local innovators (entrepreneurs), corporates, investors, academia and developmental agencies to convene, network and share knowledge.

The 3rd edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018 is being co-organized with Sahara Sparks as ‘Innovation in the Data Age 2018’. The gathering will be taking place from 11th – 13th October 2018 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Speakers

Anna Ekeledo

Anna Ekeledo

Executive Director AfriLabs

Host

Jumanne Mtambalike

Jumanne Mtambalike

CEO Sahara Ventures

Host

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong

Board Chair AfriLabs, CEO AppsTech, Vice President African Business Angels (ABAN)

Tomi Davies

Tomi Davies

President, African Business Angels Network (ABAN)

Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts

GCTO, Liquid Telecom, Africa

Dr. Jean-Leah Njoroge

Dr. Jean-Leah Njoroge

Senior Data Scientist, Dell Technologies, USA

Michael Oluwagbemi

Michael Oluwagbemi

Co-founder & Executive Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited, Nigeria

Ben White

Ben White

Founder, Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A)

John Kimani

John Kimani

Program Manager, Google

Kidus Fisaha Asfaw

Kidus Fisaha Asfaw

GPL, UNICEF Innovation

Ambassador Arthur Mattli

Ambassador Arthur Mattli

Switzerland Embassy, Tanzania

Regina Mbodj Brown

Regina Mbodj Brown

Executive Director, CTIC Dakar & Francophone Representative, AfriLabs Board

Nekesa Were

Nekesa Were

Managing Director, iHub, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Member

Bernard Chiira

Bernard Chiira

Incubator Manager, iBiz Africa, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Secretary

Rakotoarivo Sarobidy

Rakotoarivo Sarobidy

AfriLabs Board Treasurer, Habaka Hub, Madagascar

Dr. Ayman Ismail

Dr. Ayman Ismail

Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Founding Director, American University in Cairo (AUC) Venture Lab.

Viola .A. Llewellyn

Viola .A. Llewellyn

President, Ovamba Solutions Inc, Cameroon

Matthew Pennells

Matthew Pennells

Digital Transformation Business Development Manager, Esri

Martin Karanja

Martin Karanja

Senior Market Engagement Manager, Ecosystem Accelerator, GSMA

Penelope Terranova

Penelope Terranova

Project manager and Network Officer, JokkoLabs

Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande

Founder, mHub Malawi

Ahmed Bastawy

Ahmed Bastawy

Founder, Icealex, Egypt

Alpha Nurry

Alpha Nurry

Founder, Jamaa Funding

Bankole Oloruntoba

Bankole Oloruntoba

Founder, Network of Incubators and Innovators in Nigeria (NINe), Nigeria.

Christian Jekkinou

Christian Jekkinou

Executive Manager, Afric'Innov

Abiodun Odunuga

Abiodun Odunuga

Business Development and International Partnerships Manager - Bond'Innov

Event Schedules

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Day 1
2018-10-11
Tea Space
Side Hall | C
Side Hall | B
Side Hall | A
SS18
Main Hall
Lunch Space
Day 2
2018-10-12
Tea Space
Side Hall | C
Side Hall | B
Side Hall | A
Main Hall
Day 3
2018-10-13
Sahara Accelerator | Smart Lab | Ndoto Hub | Safespace Co. | Nafasi Art Space
Sahara Accelerator | Seedspace | Buni Hub | DLab | Nafasi Art Space
Hotel BeachFront
Tea Space
Side Hall | C
Side Hall | B
Side Hall | A
SS18
Main Hall
Lunch Space
Tea Space
Side Hall | C
Side Hall | B
Side Hall | A
Main Hall
Sahara Accelerator | Smart Lab | Ndoto Hub | Safespace Co. | Nafasi Art Space
Sahara Accelerator | Seedspace | Buni Hub | DLab | Nafasi Art Space
Hotel BeachFront
08:00 - 08:40
Registration

Guest Badges | Event Package | Coffee

Organizers
08:40 - 09:00
Networking and Host Introduction

Catching Up and Starting The Day

Attendees and Host
09:00 - 09:06
Welcome Note | Sahara Sparks

Officiating The Day.

Jumanne Mtambalike
CEO | Sahara Ventures
09:05 - 09:10
Welcome Note | AfriLabs

Officiating The Day.

Rebecca Enonchong
Board | AfriLabs, ABAN, VC4A
09:10 - 09:15
Welcome Note | Government Rep

Officiating The Day.

Jenista Mhagama
Minister | URT
09:15 - 09:25
Keynote | Sponsor AfriLabs

Officiating The Day.

09:25 - 09:35
Keynote | Partner Sahara Sparks

Officiating The Day.

Hon. Amb. Arthur Mattli
Switzerland Embassy
09:35 - 10:01
Networking Tea Break

Officiating The Day.

Organizers
10:00 - 11:00
Innovation In The Data Age

How digital innovations and data can foster Africa’s social economic development? Can We Create New Ventures in The Area? Are We Doing Enough? What Are The Challenges? How Can We Overcome Them? What Do We See As The Future of Africa in This Area?

Celina Lee
CEO | Zindi Africa
Jean-leah Njoroge
Data Scientist | Dell EMC
Bengi Issa
ED | NEEC
Dr. Reginald Mengi
Chairman | IPP Group
Ben Roberts
GCTO | Liquid Telecom
Jumanne Mtambalike
CEO | Sahara Ventures
11:00 - 12:00
Side Hall | Turku University Workshop
Turku University Rep
Turku University
11:00 - 11:05
IBM Presentation on Digital – Nation Africa
IBM Rep
IBM
11:05 - 11:35
Fireside Chat | AfriLabs Board | Building Regional and Pan-African Networks in the Data Age

The Fireside chat with the Board of AfriLabs will be an interactive session, where each board member share their experience and what it takes to build strong networks and engage stakeholders in the African Technology and Innovation space. The fireside chat will focus on best practice, the importance of regional and Pan-African networks and leveraging on data to further strengthen African networks and collaboration  

Bernard Chiira
KASSE | AfriLabs
Rebecca Enonchong
Board | AfriLabs, ABAN, VC4A
Nekesa Were
IHub Group | KASSE | AfriLabs
Regina Mbodj Brown
CTIC Dakar | Francophone Rep AfriLabs
Rakotoarivo Sarobidy
Madagascar Ecosystem Builder | AfriLabs
Anna Ekeledo
Executive Director AfriLabs
11:35 - 11:45
PN | Tanzania Innovation Ecosystems

Learning From HDIF Work in Tanzania

David McGinty
Team Lead | HDIF
11:45 - 12:46
PD| Building Innovation Ecosystems.

Africa Innovation Ecosystem is evolving exponentially with currently, over 300 physical innovation spaces; incubators, labs, makerspaces, co-creation spaces, FabLabs,accelerators etc spreading across the continent. The spaces spark the growth of other key ecosystem supporting blocks such as; local events (meetups) and investment networks (angel investment and venture capital). How can we develop these innovation blocks further and fill the existing gaps?

Bankole Oloruntoba
Co-Founder | NiNe (Moderator)
Penelope Terranova
Project Manager JokkoLabs
David McGinty
Team Lead | HDIF
Costa Nyanzero
Founder | B2C Co-Working
Andrew Fassnidge
Founder | AppsAfrica.com
Vuyisa Qabaka
Director and Co-Founder | Uprise.Africa
12:45 - 13:30
Fireside Chat

This Fireside Chat will be organized by SS and Turku University

2 Rep from Turku University
Turku University
Joram Mwinamo
MD | Wylde International Ltd
13:00 - 14:30
Networking Lunch + Speed Networking
Organizers
14:00 - 14:30
The Future of Agriculture and Food Security

Sahara Ventures in Partnership With Danish Embassy Tanzania Has Been Implementing e-Kilimo Accelerator. Startup Accelerator for AgriTech Startup. What Are The Learning From The Project? Why Danish Embassy Saw The Need For This Project?

Kamal Yakub
CEO | TroTro Tractor Ghana
Nuru Magwaza
PM | e-Kilimo Project
Hon. Amb. Einar H. Jensen
Denmark Embassy
14:30 - 15:30
Side Hall | IBM DN-A Workshop
14:30 - 15:30
The Hub Brain Trust I Target | For Hub and Labs Managers

A Hub Brain Trust is an exercise that enables structured and proactive sharing and learning between hubs. Through the Brain Trust, participating hubs receive 60 minutes of advice and support, from fellow hub-makers, on a specific challenge that they face.

Riz Khambata
Diwy Tomassen
Crosswise Works
14:30 - 15:30
The Future of Agriculture and Food Security

Fireside Chat, Panel Discussion and Startup Pitch For Finalist Startups of The WFP/DLI Challenge. The Fireside Chat and Panel Discussion Is on The Role of Innovation and Technology to The Future of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa. How Can Technology and Innovation Enhance Food Security?

Elizabeth Mwambulukutu
MEL Specialist | ASPIRES
Michael Dunford
Country Rep | WFP Tanzania
Eng. George Mulamula
CEO | DTBI
Zahra Nensi
AD | Deloitte Tanzania
Startups
WFP | DLI Challenge
14:30 - 15:30
Side Hall | Growth Wheel Workshop

GrowthWheel for Entrepreneurship Centers is a tool designed especially for and with entrepreneurship center managers to help you make decisions and take actions in your center.

The tool has been created with outset in the GrowthWheel framework and together with experienced center managers who are also GrowthWheel Certified Advisors.

The Workshop will be a fast-paced mix of presentations, open discussions, case studies, independent work, and group work activities

Hilton Theunissen
Growth Wheel
15:30 - 16:30
Side Hall | AfriLabs Sponsored
15:30 - 16:30
Media For The Growth of Innovation and Startups Ecosystem Africa.
Simbano
TBC
Babie Kabae
Clouds Media
Millard Ayo
Ayo Media
PK Malinzi
Digest Africa
Adam Juma
Next Level Production
15:30 - 16:30
Side Hall | The Hub Brain Trust II

A Hub Brain Trust is an exercise that enables structured and proactive sharing and learning between hubs. Through the Brain Trust, participating hubs receive 60 minutes of advice and support, from fellow hub-makers, on a specific challenge that they face.

Riz Khambata
Diwy Tomassen
Crosswise Works
15:30 - 16:30
Side Hall | IBM DN-A Workshop
16:30 - 17:00
Closing Activities
Anna Ekeledo
Executive Director AfriLabs
Jumanne Mtambalike
CEO | Sahara Ventures
08:00 - 08:40
Registration
08:40 - 08:50
Event Teaser – Remarks | AfriLabs Rep – Remarks | SS18 Rep
Anna Ekeledo
Executive Director AfriLabs
08:50 - 09:00
Keynote Address
Hon. Dr. Jakaya Kikwete
Former Tanzanian President
09:00 - 10:00
AI and eHealth Innovations
Erica Layer
CEO | D-Tree
Dr. Hassan Mshinda
Consultant | Fondation Botnar
Kidus Fisaha
GPL | UNICEF Innovation
Siddartha Jah
AI Manager | Fondation Botnar
Hon. Dr. Jakaya Kikwete
Former Tanzanian President
10:00 - 10:25
Networking Tea Break
10:25 - 10:30
Presentation – The Africa GeoPortal: How will you use it?

Matthew will be launching the Africa GeoPortal, powered by Esri. A pioneering technology platform providing access to geospatial tools, data and learning for those working in or on Africa initiatives, free for single users. Unlock to power of location intelligence in your innovation work, learn about the advance spatial analytics and how it can help deliver your goals.

Matthew Pennells
Digital Transformation Lead | Esri
10:30 - 10:40
GSMA Presentation

Driving the collaboration between Tech hubs, Mobile operators and Start-ups in Africa”