BrandArena: GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa

Tuesday 14 July 2015

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa

Cape Town, South Africa will play host to this year’s Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference organised by the GSM Association (GSMA) sponsored by telecom giant, MTN.

The Africa conference include executives from organisations such as Huawei, the Internet Society, MTN and Telenor.

Speakers announced for Mobile 360 Series - AfricaThe GSMA also announced that MTN will again be the Platinum Sponsor for the event, which will take place 7-9 October at the African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa in Cape Town and will comprise thought-provoking keynote addresses, fireside chats, pitch sessions and panel discussions. In addition to the main conference, Mobile 360 - Africa will incorporate additional programmes that highlight the initiatives and activities undertaken by the GSMA Mobile for Development programme, as well workshops focusing on key policy and regulatory issues for the region.

With the overall event theme of "Accelerating Social and Economic Empowerment", each session will tackle a different aspect of the empowerment story. Keynotes and sessions will delve into subjects such as "The Power to Connect: Providing Access for All", "The Power to Discover: Local Content and Digital Literacy", "The Power to Borrow, Save and Spend: Building the Mobile Financial Ecosystem", "The Power to Innovate: Growing Start-Up Ecosystems and Cultivating Entrepreneurship" and much more.

Speakers confirmed to present at Mobile 360-Africa include: Jon Fredrik Baksaas, president and CEO, Telenor Group and Chairman, GSMA; Dawit Bekele, Regional Bureau Director – Africa, The Internet Society; Dr. Vanu Bose, CEO, Vanu, Inc.; Eric Chinje, CEO, African Media Initiative; Sifiso Dabengwa, Executive Director, Group President and CEO, MTN Group.

Others are: Dr. Wang Jianzhou, Chairman, China Association for Public Companies and former Executive Chairman, China Mobile; Adam Lane, Director of Sustainability Programs, Huawei; Dr. Jimmy Shindi, CEO of Econet Services, Zimbabwe and Ayo Stuffman, CEO, VAS2Nets.

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