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Africa Tech Festival 2024

Headline Keynotes

Visionary insights from global leaders on the tech trends shaping Africa’s digital revolution.

About the Headline Keynotes

In an era increasingly defined by digitalisation and tech advancement, Africa stands at a pivotal juncture. With a burgeoning tech scene and a youthful population driving innovation, the continent holds immense potential to play a significant role in shaping the future of tech on the global stage. However, positioning Africa to rule the world involves navigating a complex landscape of potential and challenges.

The Africa Tech Festival 2024 Headline Keynotes stage will look at strategies to develop robust digital networks to meet rising customer demands while staying competitive in the AI era, leadership and policy frameworks to foster innovation and support emerging tech champions, and partnership structures to access capital and resources to accelerate Africa’s position as the next global tech powerhouse. Engage with the most visionary senior industry stakeholders as they share their experiences, strategies, and visions for the future.

Key Sessions Include:

Strengthening Connectivity for the AI Era

Connectivity outages caused by damaged undersea cables have caused huge disruption across the continent throughout 2024, underscoring vulnerabilities of the continent's digital infrastructure. Africa faces a dual challenge...

Seizing the AI Opportunity: A New Phase of Business Transformation and Workforce Evolution

As we navigate the generative AI revolution, this transformative technology is making significant inroads in both the business and public sectors across Africa...

Striking the Balance: Achieving Innovation-Friendly Tech Regulation

Africa is poised to become one of the world’s most dynamic tech markets, with a digital economy projected to reach $712 billion by 2050. However, fragmented and outdated policy frameworks coupled with significant...

Driving Corporate Innovation: Leadership Insights from Africa's Top CEOs

As Africa stands on the brink of a digital revolution, its corporate leaders are at the forefront, driving innovation and growth. This panel brings together top African CEOs...

Big Tech and Telcos: Collaborating on Digital Infrastructure Investment

With the digital infrastructure funding gap in Africa expected to reach $100 billion by 2030, and a projected 615M new internet users by 2025, significant private investment...

Navigating M&As and Local Investments to Thrive in the Tech Ecosystem

In 2023, African startups experienced a significant funding crunch, securing only $3.5B - a steep -46% decline compared to 2022. This global venture capital downturn has...

2024 Speakers Include:

Dejan Kastelic

Group CTO,


Funke Opeke



Prasanna Kumar Burri

Group Chief Information Officer,

Dangote Group

Faith Burn

Chief Information Officer,

Eskom Holdings SOC