Tech Events this Week: African Digital Week 2021, Space Webinar and Others


Hi guys, trust you had an enjoyable weekend. To help start the new week on a great note, we have curated a list of interesting events in the African tech scene just for you.

The events come up between March 22 – 27, 2021.

African Digital Week 2021

This week, African Digital Week 2021 will be holding virtually. The event will feature 12 conferences that will bring the latest trends related to the new era of digital technologies reshaping the continent’s economies, societies, and culture.

During the event, experts and business leaders from Africa and around the world will come to share personal and professional knowledge, best-case practices and showcase project experiences.

The conference is designed to help increase the speed of digital transformation for businesses, inspire young professionals to lead the digital revolution and grow the overall interest in digital technologies.

Date: Monday, March 22, 2021 – Saturday, March 27, 2021

You can register for the digital week here.

Paystack Webinar – Managing Transaction Dispute

This week, Paystack will be hosting a webinar on how to minimize losses to business by managing a transaction dispute. In this webinar, experts will be sharing best practices for resolving transaction disputes to help you minimise or totally eliminate losses and grow your business.

The event will also discuss the different types of disputes (chargebacks and fraud claims), how transaction disputes affect your business and how to manage disputes from the Paystack Dashboard.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Duration: 45 minutes

You can register for the webinar here.

Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

On Monday, Empower Africa is hosting women entrepreneurship webinar to mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

The event will feature business networking, exhibition booths and thought leadership where women entrepreneurs can engage with and listen to some of the most inspiring innovators in the pan-African economy.

There will also be discussions around the productivity challenges and opportunities of survivalist female-owned small and medium enterprises in the food supply chain within the framework of AfCFTA and COVID19.

The event will host Megan McCormick, Co-Founder and CEO of OZÉ; Professor Val Okaru-Bisant, CEO & Founder, Afrocosmo Development Impact, amongst others

Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

You can register for the webinar here.

Agricultural Platforms in a Digital Era

On Thursday, ISF Advisors will be hosting a webinar to define the landscape of agricultural platforms in a digital era. This event will discuss findings and recommendations from a new ISF Advisors report on agricultural platforms.

It will also look at the potential of platforms to transform smallholder agriculture into a more inclusive, sustainable, and commercially viable endeavour.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 1 hour

You can register for the webinar here.

African Space Webinar

This week, Spacehub Africa will be hosting a webinar on how to make a career in the African space industry.

During the webinar, professionals currently working in the African space industry will share how they got involved in space, what they currently do, and how you can get involved in the industry.

Speakers will also make a short presentation and engage in a panel discussion about the African Space Industry.

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM

You can register for the webinar here.

Advancing Open Banking in Nigeria

This Wednesday, the committee of e-Business Industry Heads will be hosting a webinar on advancing Open Banking in Nigeria.

This event will host Premier Oiwoh, Managing Director, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems Plc and Abubakar Suleiman, Managing Director, Sterling Bank Plc amongst others.

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM

You can register for the webinar here.

African Fintech Foundry Roundtable – Tech Resilience

This Friday, African Fintech Foundry (AFF) will be hosting an ecosystem roundtable on tech resilience. The event will bring together over 1000 tech entrepreneurs featuring Africa’s leading minds to discuss the post-pandemic of tech in Africa.

The event will explore the current rise in the use of cryptocurrencies, augmented reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the various socio-political issues arising in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

It will also explore how technology must evolve to be a force that begins to positively shape society and business to ensure a safe, peaceful and rewarding future.

The event will host Akeem Lawal, Divisional CEO, Interswitch and Terry Kanu-Irogbe, Chief Partnerships Officer, PiggyVest amongst others.

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 6 hours

You can register for the roundtable conversation using the link here.

App Growth Summit

On Wednesday, app marketers, brands, and Entertainment & Gaming companies will be coming together for the App Growth Summit holding in Los Angeles.

This year, the summit is aimed at helping marketers, brands, and app companies refine their 2021 plans. It will reveal the latest up-to-date strategies, and trends inrapidly growing mobile app community. And also help create maximum high-quality connections and in-depth learning opportunities

The event will hosst AppsFlyer’s Larissa Klitzke; Olivia Smith, Director of Program Operations & Marketplace at NIKE Valiant Labs; Debarati Goswami, Product Lead at eBay amongst others.

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours

You can request an Invite for the summit for the here.

State of Tech in Africa 2021

This Thursday, AfricArena will be officially launching its State of Tech in Africa 2021 report. The event will highlight the innovation and investment trends of 2020 and forward-looking insights.

There will also be discussion with invited guests on some of the key topics of the report.

The report contains insights into the opportunities, challenges and trends in tech innovation and investment in Africa, from the perspectives of startup founders, investors and corporates.

It also unpacks the stories behind the numbers – the VC landscape in Africa; analyzing key performing sectors; profiling innovative startups and technologies; exploring how founders fund their businesses; why and how corporations utilize open innovation strategies, and a general oversight of the tech ecosystem in Africa.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

You can register for the launch here.

The Power of Energy

This Wednesday, Driving Business in Africa will be hosting a virtual networking event on the Power of Energy. The event will feature business networking, exhibition booths and thought leadership.

The event will host, Chaim Motzen, Founder Izuba Energy and Gil Shavit, Co-Founder and CBDO of GenCell amongst others

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 2:30 PM
Duration: 2 hours

You can register for the event here.

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

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