Speakers confirmed for Mobile 360- Africa

July 13, 2015 2:34 pm0 comments
Sifiso Dabengwa, Executive Director, Group President and CEO of the MTN Group, will be among the speakers

Sifiso Dabengwa, Executive Director, Group President and CEO of the MTN Group, will be among the speakers

JOHANNESBURG– THE Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) has announced the first speakers for this year’s edition of the Mobile 360- Africa, one of the continent’s leading technology events.

MTN, the continent’s leading mobile network operator, will again be the Platinum Sponsor for the event, which is scheduled for October 7-9 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Sifiso Dabengwa, Executive Director, Group President and CEO of the MTN Group, will be among the speakers.

Other confirmed speakers 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), 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).

At Mobile 360 – Africa, CEOs and senior executives from leading mobile companies and from throughout the digital ecosystem, will address the most pressing trends and issues in mobile.

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.

Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at GSMA, said the mobile industry was playing a key role in driving digital, financial and social inclusion in many African countries by providing access to quality information and services.

He said Mobile 360 – Africa would convene key stakeholders to examine the practical steps needed to overcome critical roadblocks in technology, governance, business models and investment.

“Sub-Saharan Africa has been the fastest-growing mobile market over the last five years, both in subscribers and connections, and our research shows that it will remain so through to at least 2020. It is an exciting and vibrant time in Africa and this dynamic and diverse market will be reflected across the entire Mobile 360 – Africa agenda.”

The 2015 GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Africa is the second in a series of five regional industry-focused events held in major cities across the world.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.

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