GSMA announces speakers and sponsors for MWC Africa

Telecom industry association GSMA announced speakers and sponsors for MWC Africa being held on 25 – 27 October 2022.
Mobile connecitivy in Afriva GSMA reportMWC Africa 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, will host more than 120 expert speakers.

GSMA said Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the United Nations Global Compact, will join Keynote 1, alongside Smart Africa’s CEO, Lacina Kone, and the ATU’s Secretary General, John Omo.

Dr Robert Ochola, CEO, Africa Nenda, Exploring the FinTech (R) Evolution

David Lotfi, CEO, EVINA, Scaling Innovation for a Digital Africa

Bankole Falade, Chief Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations Officer, Flutterwave, Keynote 3, FinTech: What does the future hold?

Louise Cottar, Strategic Advisor, Hormuud, Delivering a Digital Economy for All

Kunle Iluyemi, CEO, Rwanda, IHS Towers, Network Modernisation

Anne-Rachel Inné, Regional Director, Region Office for Africa, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 5G Summit

Tiekie Barnard, CEO and Founder, Shared Value Africa Initiative and Shift Impact Africa, Empowering You

Ngozi Megwa, SVP Digital Partnerships, EEMEA, Mastercard, Keynote 3, FinTech: What does the future hold?

Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Managing Director, M-Pesa Africa and Ag. Chief Financial Services Officer, Safaricom, “Keynote 3, FinTech: What does the future hold?; FinTech Summit, The Vision & Strategy of Fintech

Mapula Bodibe, CEO, MTN Rwanda, Network Modernisation

Nompilo Morafo, Group Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs officer, MTN, Delivering a Digital Economy for All

Chika Ekeji, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, MTN Group, What Does Metaverse Mean for Africa?

Serigne Dioum, Chief Digital & Fintech OfficerSummit, MTN Group, The Vision & Strategy of Fintech

Brelotte BA, Deputy CEO, Middle East & Africa, Orange, Keynote 2, Leveraging Tech to Transform Africa, 5G Summit, Exploring the FinTech (R)Evolution

Elizabeth Migwalla, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Qualcomm, 5G Summit

Juliana Lindsey, UNICEF Rwanda Country Office Representative, “Delivering a Digital Economy for All”

Steve Chege, Chief Regulatory & External Affairs Officer, Vodacom Group, 5G Summit, Next in Tech

Mariam Cassim, Group CEO Vodacom Financial and Digital Service, Vodapay, “The Vision & Strategy of Fintech”

Ye Xiaohan, Vice President, ZTE Corporation, Keynote 2

By the end of 2021, 4.3 billion people were using mobile internet or 55 percent of the world’s population, up from 43 percent in 2017, according to GSMA.

Globally, the coverage gap reduced substantially over the last 7 years. The percentage of people outside the reach of mobile broadband networks fell from 19 percent in 2015 to 5 percent at the end of 2021.