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GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2018

 Executives from Airtel Rwanda, Google, Millicom Tanzania and Smart Africa Confirmed to Speak at Kigali Conference


LONDON-Thursday 5 July 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced additional speakers participating in the Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 17-19 July 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda. The GSMA also provided further updates on the Innovation Showcase, including new features, programmes and participating companies.

“Mobile 360 – Africa is now less than two weeks away and we are looking forward to convening players from across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries to discuss the unprecedented opportunity that mobile provides to create and enhance social and economic development in the region,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA.

At Mobile 360 – Africa, CEOs and senior executives from leading mobile companies and players across the digital ecosystem will address the most pressing mobile trends and issues. The conference will comprise thought-provoking keynote addresses, fireside chats and panel discussions. Among the highlights, Samuel Makama, Group COO from Kenya Commercial Bank, is set to speak in the keynote panel ‘Rethinking Rules for a Digital Age’, which will be moderated by Nigel Mugamu, Chief Storyteller from 263 Chat, while Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC), will be presenting on the ‘Power of Data’.

Other new speakers confirmed to join the line-up at Mobile 360 – Africa include:

    Philip Amoateng, CEO, Airtel Rwanda
    Omobola Johnson, Chairperson, Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)
    George Mulamula, COO, COSTECH-DTBi
    Gerald Otim, COO and Co-Founder, Ensibuuko
    Mahir Sahin, Head of Africa, Google
    Lilian Makoi, Founder and CEO, Jamii
    Dr. Inderpal Mumick, CEO, Kirusa
    Bernie Akporiaya, Managing Director, maTontine
    Simon Karikari, CEO, Millicom Tanzania
    JP Nsengimana, Special Advisor, Smart Africa
    Vince Kadar, CEO, Telepin
    Enrica Porcari, CIO and Director Technology Division, World Food Programme

The full conference agenda is available at

Innovation Showcase and Increased Networking
The Innovation Showcase, where pioneering and influential companies from across Sub-Saharan Africa will present their products and solutions, will make its Africa debut, with more than 30 sponsors confirmed to participate. Features in the Innovation Showcase include the Rwanda Country Pavilion, the #BetterFuture Stage and the #BetterFuture Lounge among others. Sponsors for the #BetterFuture Stage include Access to Finance Rwanda, Celo, Google, Kirusa, Mahindra Comviva, Mastercard, MFS Africa and Telepin, while Channel VAS is underwriting the #BetterFuture Lounge. The GSMA Women4Tech programme will also be held for the first time as part of the #BetterFuture Stage, following its success at Mobile World Congress events in Barcelona, San Francisco and Shanghai.

Attendees will also have ample opportunities for networking and meeting colleagues across the three days of Mobile 360 – Africa. Safaricom is sponsoring the Day One networking reception, while the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Programme and IrisGuard are hosting the reception on Day Two and MFS Africa is the sponsor for the closing networking session on Day Three.

Get Involved at Mobile 360 – Africa
For further information on Mobile 360 – Africa, including how to attend and for sponsorship opportunities, please visit Follow developments and updates on Mobile 360 – Africa (#M360Africa) on Twitter @GSMA, on Facebook and LinkedIn on

Further information on the entire Mobile 360 Series of events is available at Follow developments and updates on Mobile 360 Series (#Mobile360) on Twitter @GSMA and on Facebook

About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.


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