Engaging & informative sessions on relevant & pressing issues.
10 hours of content.
Who will speak at the Expo?
H.E. Mr. Sanjay Dhotre
Minister of State for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology
and Human Resource Development
Government of India
H.E. Ms. Paula Ingabire
Hon’ble Minister of ICT,
Mr. Anshu Prakash
Chairman DCC and Secretary (T)
Department of Telecommunications
Dr. Lacina Kone
Smart Africa Alliance
Mr. Shyamal Ghosh
Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal
Co- Chairman, TEPC & MD, Paramount Communications
Mr. Sanjay Nayak
Tejas Networks Ltd
Mr. Muhizi B. Innocent
Mr. George Kebaso
MD, Telkom Kenya
Mr. Ben Roberts
Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Liquid Telecom
Mr. Matthew Smith
Founder and CEO, FieldCloud
Ms. Josephine Nyiranzeyimana
Government Chief Information Officer, RISA
Mr. Christian Muhirwa
CEO, BSC, Rwanda
Mr. Sam Nkosi
Chairman, Liquid Telecom
Mr. Arvind Gupta
Digital India Foundation
Mr. Amit Chawla
MD, Airtel Rwanda
Mr. Sanjeev Kakkar
Mr. Alex Ntale
CEO, ICT Chamber
|09:00 – 10:00 (Rwanda time) 12:30- 13:30 (IST) Inaugural Session||Welcome remarks Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal, Co- Chairman, TEPC Introductory Remarks Mr. Munish Gupta, President, India Rwanda Friendship Association Conference Introductory remarks Mr. Shyamal Ghosh, Chairman, TEPC Special Remarks: Mr. Sanjay Nayak, MD, Tejas Networks Ltd. Special Address: Dr. Lacina Kone, Director General, Smart Africa Alliance Keynote Address Mr. Anshu Prakash, Secretary, Ministry of Communications Guest of Honour Address: H.E. Ms. Paula Ingabire, Honourable Minister of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda, Government of Rwanda Inaugural Address H.E. Mr. Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Hon’ble Minister for State for Communications, Education and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India Inauguration of the exhibition of India-Africa ICT Expo 2020 Vote of Thanks Mr. Arun Gupta, Director General, TEPC|
|Session-1 10:10 – 10:50 (Rwanda time) 11:10-11:50 (Kenya Time) 13:40- 14:20 (IST)||Digital-led Recovery: Leveraging accelerated digital transformation in response to Economic Recovery Speakers Mr. Sanjay Nayak, CEO & MD, Tejas Netwoks Ltd. Mr. Arun Goel, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Mr. George Kebaso, MD, Telkom Kenya Mr. Ben Roberts, Group Officer, Liquid Telecom Mr.Rama Madiba, Chairman, KNCCI ICT Committee Moderator: Ms. Alice Higiro|
|Session-2 11:00- 12:00 (Rwanda time) 14:30-15:30 (IST)||“Connectivity and Smart devices: Access and Affordability”
In-depth discussion – Need to promote affordable connectivity and access to affordable smart devices as critical pillars of the digital transformation of Africa.
Digital Transformation is a driving force for innovative, inclusive and sustainable growth. Innovations and digitalization are stimulating job creation and contributing to alleviating poverty, education and skilling, reducing inequality, facilitating the delivery of goods and services.
Africa presents a sea of economic opportunities in almost every sector, and the continent’s youthful population is an enormous opportunity in this digital era. Hence the need for Africa to rapidly transition from analog to digital and accelerate its socio-economic development.
How can the acceleration of broadband deployment in Africa and affordable smart devices be achieved for Africa’s digital transformation?
|Session-3 12:10 – 12:50 (Rwanda time) 15:40- 16:20 (IST)||Strategy for Digital Transformation of Africa The information revolution sweeping the world is now over Africa. The continent is recognizing the opportunities, challenges, and complexities of the information society. While the impact of this revolution is tremendous, the grand vision of Africa in this era of digital transformation and ICT ecosystem should be to enhance quality connectivity, full internet access to the last mile. Africa realizes the importance of delivering affordable high-speed broadband connectivity with ICT smart devices penetration to interconnect African capitals, major cities, and remote areas. Panelists will discuss strategies for digital transformation, including regulatory issues, investment, enabling an ecosystem for private domestic and foreign players. Speakers Ms. Josephine Nyiranzeyimana, Government Chief Information Officer, RISA Mr. Amit Chawla, MD, Airtel Rwanda Mr. Sam Nkosi, Chairman, Liquid Telecom, Africa Mr. Christian Muhirwa, CEO, BSC, Rwanda Dr. Kumar N Sivarajan, Chief Technology Officer, Tejas Networks Ltd Moderator: Ms. Alice Higiro|
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