Digital Infra Africa

9:00 am
Digital Infra Africa is an African digital infrastructure event, where innovation meets investment, and change is inspired. Digital Infra Africa 2022 will bring together the world's leaders in data, Cloud, content and carriers to drive digital disruption across the continent.


Digital Infra Africa

09h – 09h40

Datacloud keynote: M&A:Will growing overseas influence up Africa’s data centre investment potential?


  • Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne
  • Jan Hnizdo, CEO, Teraco
  • Mustapha Louni
  • Senior Vice President, Middle East, Africa & Greater India, Uptime Institute
  • Mike Last, Chief Marketing Officer & VP, International Business Development, WIOCC
  • Robert Mullins, CEO, Raxio Group


09h50 – 10h20

Capacity keynote:Surfing the mobile money wave–how fintechs can be absorbed in the telco proposition


  • RussellSouthwood, CEO, Balancing Act
  • PeterMureu, Director, Marketing, Yellow Card
  • Daniel Maison, Head of SME Growth, MFS Africa


11h – 11h45

Subsea keynote panel: New cables, more capacity – what’s next for Africa’s connectivity ecosystem?


  • Artur Mendes, VP – Sales, Angola Cables
  • Norman Albi, CEO, AFR-IX telecom & Medusa Submarine Cable System
  • Ricardo Orcero, Network Investments Submarine Cables Emea, Facebook
  • Giuseppe Valentino, EVP Backbone & Infrastructure Solutions, Sparkle
  • Pierre Paufique, Director of the Africa Backbone program, Orange International Carriers
  • Mike Conradi, Co-Chair, International Telecoms, DLA Piper

11h50 – 12h20

Capacity Fireside chat: Bridging the digital divide – the long-term importance of satélites

Speakers :

  • Betty Bonnardel – Azzarelli, CEO & Founder, AB5 Consulting
  • James Soames, Global Marketing Director – Konnect Broadband, Eutelsat
  • Fiona Asonga, CEO, Technology Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK)


Day 2

09h – 09h45

Datacloud panel: From telco to ‘techco’ – redefining the service proposition


  • Dobek Pater, Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis
  • Giovanni Da Costa, Carrier Relations Director, China Mobile International South Africa
  • Mohamed Bakry, Head of Systems Engineering – Telecom Segment – MEA, Cisco Systems
  • Silvio Do Carmo, VP Sales, Africa Console Connect
  • Justin David Christie, Assistant Director, Carrier Business in Sub Saharan Africa, China Telecom MEA
  • Nico Walters, CIO, CMC Networks

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