Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018


The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali.

Disrupt Africa reported last month the Africa Tech Summit Kigali had been arranged for February 14-15 of next year, bringing together African tech leaders and international players active across the continent to share expertise and do business.

The event is supported by the Rwandan Ministry of ICT and RwandAir, with confirmed speakers including industry leaders from the likes of Facebook, Andela, BRCK, Taxify, AHL Venture Partners, Draper Dark Flow, Safaricom, Atlas Mara, BitPesa, kLab and iHub. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The two-day conference will explore the latest trends with over 50 expert speakers from across the continent delivering keynotes, while there will also be breakout sessions on topics such as connectivity, blockchain, cloud and IoT, investing, solar, m-health, ed-tech and agri-tech.

“We are delighted to welcome the pan-African tech ecosystem for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018. We look forward to connecting with industry leaders and innovators, sharing our vision while gaining future insights from some of the brightest minds on the continent,” said Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT.


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