Rack Centre in collaboration with PwC presents…

Africa: The Next Digital Frontier – Series 2

Digital infrastructure as a key enabler for growth

16 SEPTEMBER 2021 | 2PM (GMT+1) | WEBINAR

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER


ANDILE NGCABA

Chairman & Founder Partner, Convergence Partners

PANELISTS


LANRE KOLADE

CEO, CSquared

NORMAN ALBI

CEO, AFR-IX Telecom

FEMI OSINUBI

Partner, West Africa Technology Leader, PwC Nigeria

MODERATORS


AYOTUNDE COKER

CEO, Rack Centre

ELMO HILDEBRAND

Partner/Director, PwC Advisory Services

An Overview

As Africa accelerates towards an inevitable digital future, it will only realise the opportunities for growth and development across Macroeconomics levers through deliberate investments in infrastructure.

In the future that is digital and connected, 5G, Edge computing, Data Centres and Cloud are essential to driving last mile connectivity for the region and thus harnessing the full potential and prospects that digital has to offer.

Africa also has a growing number of smartphones and connected devices, building a strong case for Big Data. However, this opportunity area is still largely untapped (giving the variety and volume of data available to be mined in the region).

There is, therefore, a need to invest in digital enabling infrastructure; in this webinar, we will discuss the opportunities, challenges and best practice for infrastructure expansion in Africa.

Agenda

Please note, all timings are in GMT+1 West Africa Standard Time (WAT)

  • OPENING REMARKS
  • KEYNOTE SPEECH
  • ICE BREAKER
  • FUTURE OF INFRASTRUCTURE
  • INTRO TO PLENARY
  • BEYOND THE TECH 
  • Q & A
OPENING REMARKS

Ayotunde Coker

CEO, Rack Centre

Introduction to event

16th September 2021 | 14:00 pm – 14:10 pm GMT (+1)

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Andile Ngcaba

Chairman & Founder Partner, Convergence Partners

Africa’s digital infrastructure: My Perspective

16th September 2021 | 14:00 pm – 14:10 pm GMT (+1)

ICE BREAKER

Poll

What investment can do/why it is necessary:

What challenges have been overcome and how?

What does your ideal state look like and what will it take to get there?

16th September 2021 | 14:27 pm – 14:37 pm GMT (+1)

FUTURE OF INFRASTRUCTURE

Femi Osinubi

Partner, West Africa Technology Leader, PwC Nigeria

An overview of the critical areas for digital infrastructure expansion to support internet/content technologies in Africa

Data (big data, data storage)

Last-mile connectivity

Broadband

16th September 2021 | 14:27 pm – 14:37 pm GMT (+1)

INTRO TO PLENARY

Helmo Hildebrand

Partner/Director, PwC Advisory Services

Setting the scene

16th September 2021 | 14:50 pm – 15:30 pm GMT (+1)

BEYOND THE TECH 

The Possibilities:

Industry-specific insights on challenges and possibilities for scaling Africa’s digital infrastructure to support internet and content delivery

Business Resilience

Diversity and Inclusion

Partnerships

Regulation

16th September 2021 | 14:50 pm – 15:30 pm GMT (+1)

Q & A

Question Time

16th September 2021 | 14:50 pm – 15:30 pm GMT (+1)

The webinar will address the following:

An overview of the critical areas for digital infrastructure expansion to support internet/content technologies in Africa.
Beyond the tech: bigger picture look at how we can overcome the challenges related to internet/content infrastructure expansion.
Industry-specific insights on best practice for scaling digital infrastructure to support internet and content delivery.
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Rack Centre In Collaboration With PwC

Presents

Africa: The Next Digital Frontier– Series 2

Digital infrastructure as a key enabler for growth

Join us live on September 16th to find out how we can truly enable businesses to embrace digital transformation.