Tuesday 14th May

    Day

  • 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 platform successfully enter the African Market?  

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

    Speakers:

    • John Ajah- CEO- Spinlet
    • Arnold Mhlamvu-Music Content Manager-Simfy Africa
    • Judith Massia-Founder and CEO-RBellion Ltd
    • Dele Kadiri – General Manager – Transsnet Music Limited (Boomplay)
    • Kathryn Sharfman – Head of Marketing – Tencent Africa/Joox Music

    Moderated by: 

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

    One on One Session: YouTube  

    Speaker:

    • 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 there is an emerging offer. Still, there is an obvious lack of resources for the content industry to become competitive at the regional level and globally.

    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

    Speakers:

    • Duncan Irvine- Founder & CEO- Rapid Blue
    • George Adu-Boampong – Director of Corporate Affairs – Ghana Broadcasting Corporation 
    • Tamima Ibrahim – Head of Content – Switch TV
    • Nisha Ligon – Co Founder & CEO – Ubongo

    Moderated by: 

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

    Evolution of eSports in Africa: The next major sport league  

    E-sports globally has become mainstream on digital platforms and is the focus of many new entrants.  This panel will discuss the specific situation of eSports in Africa, and in particular the opportunities for TV & OTTs.

    Speakers:

    • Brad Kirby- Head of Esport- Kwésé TV
    • Zeph Masote- Business Development Manager- IMG Media
    • Julia Robson – Community Manager – Africa- GINX Esports Africa

    Moderated by: 

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

    Mobile Money: Africa a cashless continent? Integration of payment for Pay TV/ OTT  

    Mobile money is extremely important in Africa and for pay TV & OTTs alike. This panel will discuss the state of African mobile money market and the implications for pay TV & digital content providers.

    Speakers:

    • Rachel Nguli-Head Digital Financial Services-Safaricom MPESA

    Moderated by: 

    • Kinsley Okeke- Group Managing Editor – African Leadership Magazine
  • 17:30

    End of Day 1  

  • 18:00

    Cocktail  

  • 19:30

    Gala Dinner  

  • 21:00

    After Party