Tech events this week: Samsung MWC event, NFTs in Africa and others

Hi guys, welcome to the last week in June. To round off the old month and kickstart the new one, we have curated a list of interesting events in the African tech scene just for you.

The events come up between June 28th – 3rd of July, 2021.

Samsung Galaxy MWC Virtual Event

This Monday, Samsung Galaxy MWC event will be holding virtually. The event will give us the first look of Samsung and Google’s new upcoming smartwatch platform — the merge of Wear OS and Tizen.

The event will also focus on the Galaxy ecosystem, its new watch experience, and mobile security.

Tech events this week: Samsung's MWC Event, NFTs in Africa and Others

The event description shows that the Galaxy ecosystem will provide people with choice, freedom, and possibility. Reimagination of the smartwatches for both developers and consumers, and enhanced security for users in an open and connected world.

Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Time: 6:15 PM
Duration: 45 hour

You can stream the event on YouTube & MWC Website

NFTs in Africa

On Tuesday, Binance will be hosting a panel of African NFT creators to discuss the opportunities for NFTs in Africa. They will look at the basics of NFTs, their use cases and what makes them so valuable.

Then there will be a deep dive into each creator’s individual journey into crypto and NFTs, what the collectables mean to them and the stories behind the NFTs they have listed. Finally, the panel will talk about how to get started with buying and selling NFTs.

Tech events this week: Samsung's MWC Event, NFTs in Africa and Others

The panel includes Africa’s foremost rapper MI Abaga and TikTok influencer, Wian Van Den Berg. It also includes African crypto artist, Osinachi, and the director of MUDA facilitating the digital display of artefacts from the Uganda National Museum, Suleiman Murunga.

Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour

You can stream the event on YouTube or register here.

Cross Border Payment

This Tuesday, Fintech Association of Nigeria will be hosting an international webinar titled CBDC & Cross Border Payment: Interoperability, Technology & Regulation.

During the webinar, experts will examine what the Bahamas and Cambodia have done and what African countries can learn from it taking into consideration our peculiarities.

Tech events this week: Samsung's MWC Event, NFTs in Africa and Others

It will also share insights into how regulators from other countries are currently navigating the terrain and the outlook for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).

The webinar will host Ade Bajomo, President FintechNGR, John Rolle, Governor, Bahamas Central Bank; Serey Chea, Assistant Governor, National Bank of Cambodia amongst others.

Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM

You can register for the webinar here.

Green Finance Webinar

This week, German Sparkassenstiftung Eastern Africa will be hosting a webinar to discuss the role of Green Finance in Environmental Sustainability.

The event will focus on Green Finance Products.

Tech events this week: Samsung's MWC Event, NFTs in Africa and Others

The event will host Ms Edigold Monday, Country Director German Sparkassenstiftung. It will also host Eddie Sembatya, Managing Director, Finding XY & Senior Project Manager Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator.

Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM

You can join the webinar via Zoom Meeting with the meeting ID: 969 3162 9329 Passcode: 488766

The Future of Digital Health in Africa

On Tuesday, African Sustainable Development Advisors, Inc (AFRISDA) is holding a webinar to discuss the Future of Digital Health in Africa beyond COVID-19.

Tech events this week: Samsung's MWC Event, NFTs in Africa and Others

The event will host Dr Djo Matangwa, Co-founder and CEO of Afrisda Inc, Her Excellency Kilumba Nkulu, vice-minister of Public Health DRC amongst others.

Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM

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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