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Mobile 360–Africa takes shape, more speakers confirmed

Mobile360-Series_Logo_PRFrom ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania,
DAR-ES-SALAAM,  –  THE GSMA has announced additional speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360–Africa conference set for Tanzania later in July.The event is scheduled for the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam on the 11th-12th.
Additionally, the GSMA announced that its Mobile for Development Utilities programme has launched a new call for applications for its Innovation Fund.Further, Vodacom has also been confirmed as Host Sponsor.
“Mobile 360 – Africa is now only two weeks away and we are looking forward to convening players from across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries to discuss the unprecedented opportunity that mobile provides to improve and enhance social and economic development in the region,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA.
Among the speakers are Marisa Conway (Chief Learning Officer, Arifu), Kees Van Lede (CEO, Carepay Ltd), Eric Osiakwan (Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital), Wale Ayeni (Regional head, Venture Capital – Africa and International Finance Corporation).
Others are Lilian Makoi (Founder and CEO, Jamii Africa), Catherine McCarthy (Chief Executive Officer, Medical Aid Films), Mohamed, Dabbour (Executive Vice President, Africa, Millicom), Dorcas Muthoni (CEO and Founder, Openworld) and Thomas Chalumeau, Chief Strategy Officer, Orange Middle East and Africa.
Bob Collymore, the CEO of Safaricom; Peter Kariuki, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Office rof  Safemotosan Evan Thomas, CEO of SweetSense will also present.
The executives from leading mobile companies and from players across the digital ecosystem will address the most pressing mobile trends and issues.
For the first time, the programme will feature a ‘Predictions Panel’, where thought leaders from throughout the industry will gather to share and debate their predicted outcomes of Digital Africa in the next 12 months.
In addition Mobile 360 – Africa will highlight the initiatives and activities undertaken by the GSMA Mobile for Development programme including bridging the gender divide.

– Technoafrica

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