Virtual Tech Events: Digital Transformation Congress, 6th AWIEF Awards and Others

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Hi guys, trust you had a pleasant weekend. There are several interesting events lined up this week in the African tech scene. However, most of them will still hold virtually despite event centres being open for business.

We have curated a list of some major virtual events. They come up between November 30 – December 5, 2020.

Digital Transformation Congress 2020

This week, the Digital Transformation Conference will be held virtually. During the conference, industry experts and stakeholders will discuss emerging technology trends and how they will impact business operations in Africa.

Other items on the itinerary include discussion on how technologies like Artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, Analytics, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Cloud & Edge Computing, and Gamification can offer immense opportunities for companies to develop resilient business models.

The event will host Michael Njenga Gitau, KPMG East Africa; Duke Mathebula, Africa Saint-Gobain Africa and Pieter Roos, ABSA Group among others.

Date: Thursday, December 3 – Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM

You can register for the conference here.

6th Africa Women Innovation And Entrepreneurship Forum

On Wednesday, the 6th edition of the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) will start online. The Virtual AWIEF2020 will engage over 1,300 pan-African and global participants and stakeholders in thought-provoking sessions including networking and build new business relationships.

This year’s theme “Reimagining business and rebuilding better” focuses on the structures that underpin African economies and societies through the Covid-19 pandemic and explore ways to recover from its aftereffects.

AWIEF2020 will also provide a platform to reflect on how we have managed the pandemic to reimagine the business, economy, leadership and skills we need to rebuild and recover going into the future.

Date: Wednesday, 2 December – Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM

You can register for the conference here.

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AfCFTA Business Forum 2020

On Friday, AfCFTA Business Forum 2020 will be held to prepare for the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area on the 1st of January 2021.

During the webinar, Heads of State and Governments, private sector leaders, SMEs, civil society groups and other stakeholders will be focusing on what the start of trading could mean for Africa’s recovery from the impact of Covid-19. It would also highlight what businesses need to do to successfully position themselves in this vast, new market.

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM

You can join the forum here.

Dweb Meetup December 2020

This week, the latest decentralised web meetup will be held virtually. During the event, experts will be sharing updates on the breakthroughs they have made in their projects along with the challenges and roadmaps for the coming year.

Similar to the last DWeb Meetups, there will be lightning talks where Dweb enthusiasts will have an opportunity to learn from others and explore potential partnerships and collaborations.

The event will host Evgeny Ponomarev, Founder, Fluence Labs, Karissa McKelvey, Researcher, Simply Secure among others.

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM

You can register for the meet-up here.

African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI) Virtual 2020

This Friday, the African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASENTI) will be hosting its annual summit. The summit will bring together SMEs, MMEs, Startups and different stakeholders for an intensive interaction, networking and training on entrepreneurship and Innovation from across Africa.

The event will host several panel sessions to discuss issues like “Entrepreneurship and Innovative ecosystem mechanisms beyond the pandemic” and “Opportunities in Agricultural Digitalization; Agriculture and Fintech” among others.

Virtual Tech Events: Digital Transformation Congress, 6th AWIEF Awards and Others

Some of the speakers include Mona-Lisa danieli Mungure, Founder Molao Matters, Kate Kibara, CEO Kate Organics, Chepkemoi Magdaline, Computer Scientist.

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM

You can register for the summit here.

That’s all from here guys. We will be sharing some exciting updates next week. Have a great week ahead!

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