Tuesday 14th May


  • DAY 1
  • Networking Activities
  • One-to-One Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Others

  • 12:00 - 14:00

    Registration and Lunch Buffet  

  • 14:00 - 14:10

    Welcoming Address  

  • 14:10 - 14:20

    Industry Overview  

    By: Sa Eva Nébié- Senior Analyst- DATAXIS

  • 14:20 - 15:05 | 45 mins

    How can music streaming platforms successfully enter the African Market?  

    With the rise of 3G/4G and smartphone penetration in Africa, operators and content providers can now build digital media strategies for the region. Music streaming has developed quickly all over the world. What are the situation and challenges in the region?


    • John Ajah- CEO- Spinlet
    • Oyebowale Akideinde-Head OTT Music Services-Simfy Africa
    • Judith Massia-Founder and CEO-RBellion Ltd
    • Kathryn Sharfman – Head of Marketing – Tencent Africa/Joox Music

    Moderated by: 

    • Krestin Harrington – Broadcast Journalist – Deutsche Welle
  • 15:05 - 15:25 | 20 mins

    One to One Session: YouTube  


    • Dayo Olopade- Head of Strategic Partnership Africa- YouTube

    Moderated by:

    • Priscilla Tirvengadum – Head of Events – DATAXIS
  • 15:25 - 16:10 | 45 mins

    Financing African content  

    Demand for local African content is on the rise, and an emerging offer is building up. Actors are however challenged by the lack of resources allocated to the content industry, preventing it to become competitive at the regional level and globally. Panellists will review the general aspects of content financing, including the line of funding (local and international) and its source (crowdfunding, self-funding, association with media group).

    This panel will look at :

    -Line of funding available (Local and international)

    -Source of funding: crowdfunding, self funding or association with big media group?

    -Case Study with Ubongo


    • Duncan Irvine- Founder & CEO- Rapid Blue
    • Tamima Ibrahim – Head of Content – Switch TV
    • Nisha Ligon – Co Founder & CEO – Ubongo
    • Yolanda Ncokotwana – Production & Development Manager – National Film and Video Foundation

    Moderated by: 

    • Lara Utian-Preston – Journalist – Screen Africa
  • 16:10 - 16:55 | 45 mins

    Evolution of eSports in Africa: the next major sport league  

    E-sports is gaining in popularity globally, and could be crucial for several newly launched digital platforms. This panel will discuss the specific situation of eSports in Africa, and in particular the opportunities for TV & OTTs.


    • Brad Kirby- Head of Esport- Kwésé TV
    • Julia Robson – Correspondent & Community Manager – Africa- GINX Esports Africa

    Moderated by: 

    • Krestin Harrington – Broadcast Journalist – Deutsche Welle
  • 16:55 - 17:30 | 35 mins

    A game changer : FTTH boom in South Africa  

    The surge in connectivity in South Africa is creating opportunities for content providers, 3 play operators, TV channels and OTTs, that could significantly expand their distribution in South Africa. The panelists will provide insights to understand the reality and perspectives brought by this evolution.

    • Bradley Hemphill- Digital Infrastructure Strategist – Lightstruck
    • Mike Silber – Board Member – FTTX Council Africa
    • Vino Govender – Executive: Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Innovation – Dark Fibre Africa

    Moderated by: 

    • Toyin Oyekanmi – Head of South African – African Leadership Magazine
  • 17:30

    End of Day 1  

  • 18:00 - 21:00

    Welcome Cocktail & Dinner Buffet  

  • 21:00

    After Party with Sir Dauda