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The Africa Blockchain Conference held in Kampala in May 2018 gathered an audience of 800 people from 32 countries. It was the largest blockchain conference in Africa in 2018, and hosted the President of Uganda, the 6thPresident of Mauritius, the CEO of Binance, the Governor of the Central Bank and many other business and policy leaders.
On the 3rd and 4th of July, CryptoSavannah and the Blockchain Association of Uganda will host the Africa Blockchain Conference 2019, whose theme “Africa 4.0” will focus on “Preparing Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), refers to the ongoing technological revolution that is fundamentally altering the way live, work and relate to one another. It comprises a series of technologies including artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, blockchain, drones, robotics and big data to mention but a few. As they pervade every aspect of society, the conference will address what opportunities they present, what threats they pose and what Africa must do to leverage them for its development.
Although Africa has predominantly been a consumer of previous industrial revolutions, the 4th Industrial Revolution presents unique opportunity. By harnessing Africa’s large educated youth population, and the ubiquity of knowledge as a result of the internet, unlike previous industrial revolutions, Africa can become an active participant and not just a consumer of 4IR
The 2019 conference and tech expo will gather 3,000 participants comprising industry and policy leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, youth and academia. We welcome you to join us, as we experience and contribute to shaping the place of Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Day One - Wednesday July 3, 20197:30 amRegistration and Networking8:30 amGuests enter the plenary session8:50 amOpening ceremony of the Africa Blockchain Conference Day 19:00 amWelcome Address9:15 amKeynote 1: A journey through history, from the 1st to 4th Industrial Revolution9:35 amKeynote 2: Innovating Africa’s future: How innovation is driving Africa’s economic growth 9:55 amPanel: The future of education and the future of work11:00 amBreak: Morning Coffee & Networking11:30 amArrival of the Heads of State11:40 amPresentation: Preparing Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution11:50 amKeynote by Visiting Head of State12:10 pmKeynote by Head of State12:30 pmFireside chat: Innovation supporting transparency, accountability and good governance12:50 pmGuided tour for Heads of State and VIPs to the Africa 4.0 Tech Expo1:00 pmNetworking Lunch2:30 pmUse case: Articial Intelligence in Africa2:45 pmUse case: Drone technology Africa3:00 pmUse case: Blockchain and land registry systems3:15 pmBREAK OUT SESSIONS3:15 pm1. PITCH COMPETITION3:15 pm2. The Future Of Fintech, Payments and Digital Financial Services3:15 pm3. Governance, Policy and Cyber Crime3:15 pm4.Sustainable Development Goals in the 4th Industrial Revolution4:30 pmClosing Keynote: The Africa we want
Day Two – Thursday July 4, 20197:30 amRegistration and Networking8:30 amGuests enter the plenary session8:50 amOpening ceremony of the Africa Blockchain Conference Day 29:00 amKeynote 1: Investing in Africa, opportunities and challenges9:15 amKeynote 2: Preparing Africa’s young innovators and entrepreneurs9:35 amA glimpse into the future11:00 amBreak: Morning Coffee & Networking11:30 am4IR through the prism of the Sustainable Development Goals11:45 amPanel: SDG’s and the 4th Industrial Revolution12:15 pmPresentation: The place of regulation in 4IR12:30 pmPanel: Regulating Blockchain, AI, and the rest of 4IR1:00 pmNetworking Lunch2:30 pmUse case: IoT in Africa2:45 pmUse case: BigData in Africa3:00 pmUse case: Robotics in Africa3:15 pmBREAK OUT SESSIONS3:15 pm1. Session by AWIBI: Leveling the digital gender divide3:15 pm2. Leading Africa into the 4th Industrial Revolution3:15 pm3. Data Privacy in the age of 4IR3:15 pm4. Session by WEF, Global Shapers4:45 pmClosing Keynote; Where do we go from here ?5:30 pmNetworking Cocktail