Millicom Group trading under the Tigo brand is the official platinum sponsor of the 2016 Mobile 360 Series- Africa conference, which will take place on 26-28 July at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre. The conference, the first of its kind in the country, is fully endorsed by the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).
“By sponsoring one of the most powerful trade associations in the telecommunications industry in the world, Tigo underscores its commitment in promoting digital lifestyle transformation and its leadership in delivering cutting-edge technology and innovation-factors that are critical to the growth of the telecom industry in Africa”, said Tigo Tanzania General Manager, Diego Guttierrez who will be among the key speakers at the summit.
The event will comprise thought-provoking keynote addresses, fireside chats, and panel discussions. With the overall event theme of “Accelerating Access for All to Create a Digitally Inclusive Society”, each session will tackle a different aspect of the empowerment story, such as ‘Developing Ecosystems for Future Digital Services’, ‘Creating Opportunities for Local Content’ and much more. The full conference agenda is available at www.mobile360series.com/africa/#agenda/.
At Mobile 360 – Africa, CEOs and senior executives from leading mobile companies and from players across the digital ecosystem will address the most pressing trends and issues in mobile. Speakers confirmed to present at Mobile 360 – Africa include:
Razvan Ungureanu, Chief Technical Officer, Airtel Africa
Dr. Omobola Johnson, Chairperson, Alliance for Affordable Internet
Bradley Shaw, Founder, Continuum Consulting
Shiletsi Makhofane, Head of Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa
Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
Qiu Heng, President of Wireless Marketing Operations, Wireless Network Product Line, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Alice Munyua, Board of Trustees, Internet Society (ISOC)
Kwame Baah-Acheamfuor, Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 12
Ari Zlotoff, Director of Expansion, Off-Grid Electric
Christopher Richardson, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, ONEm
Arnauld Blondet, Head of Innovation, Africa and Middle East, Orange Group
Diego Gutierrez, General Manager, MIC Tanzania (Tigo)
Ian Ferrao, CEO, Vodacom Tanzania
In addition to the main conference, Mobile 360 – Africa will highlight the initiatives and activities undertaken by the GSMA Mobile for Development programme. The event will focus on the GSMA’s work to increase access to and use of life-enhancing mobile services; acceleration of socio-economic improvements for the underserved, especially women, rural and youth; and particularly digital and financial inclusion and identity for the unregistered.
Back for a second year is the GSMA’s Jumpstart programme, which invites start-ups to showcase their mobile innovations in the region. This start-up pitch platform will feature six to eight exciting, early-stage entrepreneurs, with each giving a five-minute pitch to a panel of operators, investors, and to the audience, followed by questions. The pitch session will be followed by an informal networking reception for participants and the audience.