GSMA has announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 Series– Africa conference, which will take place 17-19 July 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.
The speakers include Bassim Haidar, CEO, Channel IT, Patricia Adusei-Poku, Executive Director, Data Protection Commission, Ghana, Onyeka Akumah, Co-Founder and CEO, Farm Crowdy, Ciiru Waithaka, CEO, FunKidz, Sebastian Rodriguez, Co-Founder and CEO, KopaGas, Claudette Irere, Director General, Ministry of Information Technology & Communications (MiTEC), Kenfield Griffith, CEO, mSurvey, Robert Shuter, CEO, MTN Group, Njavwa Mutambo, CEO, Musanga, Dorcas Muthoni, CEO and Founder, Openworld, Aurelien Duvaldelort, Managing Director, Orange Bizao, Patrick Nyirishema, Director General, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), Samba Sow, CEO, Sudapay, Amma Aboagye, Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Advisor, USAID West Africa and Karanvir Singh, CEO, Yego Moto.
These CEOs and senior executives from leading companies in the mobile industry and throughout the digital ecosystem will address the most pressing trends and issues in mobile.
The conference will feature thought-provoking keynote addresses, fireside chats and panel discussions.
Over the course of three days, the event will delve into issues such as how the digital future will socially and economically impact communities and industries; how the mobile industry will work to ensure inclusion for all; and how innovation is bringing about positive change.
Mobile 360 – Africa will highlight the initiatives and activities undertaken by the GSMA Mobile for Development programme.
The event will also focus on its work to increase access to and use of life-enhancing mobile services and to accelerate socio-economic improvements for the underserved, especially women, rural communities and youth.
GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.