GSMA announces speakers for Mobile 360 Series West Africa
THE Groupe Spéciale Mobile Associatio (GSMA) has announced the first speakers for the 2019 Mobile 360 Series West Africa conference, which will take place between 16 and 17 April at the Radisson Blu Abidjan Airport Hotel in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event sponsors include, Mastercard (Headline Sponsor), Visa (Industry Sponsor) and Intelsat (Supporting Sponsor).
“The mobile industry is playing a major role in leading digital, financial and social inclusion in many African countries by providing access to essential information and services,” said Mr John Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer, GSMA Ltd. “We are excited to be returning to West Africa for a third time to continue examining what is needed to overcome critical roadblocks in
technology, governance, business models and investment. The event will provide an invaluable opportunity for attendees to share their experiences and expand the positive impact of mobile throughout this vibrant region,” he added.
Mobile 360 West Africa will take a look at the role of the Digital Citizen – questioning what citizens of the future want as the number of active users and investment continues to grow. The 2018 event focused on who is leading the digital revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2019, GSMA builds on this and looks at who benefits from the digital revolution. What impact will digital have on the job market, content creation, commercial trends and what are the key stepping- stones for creating a digital society that is inclusive and secure for the future.
The first speakers confirmed to present at Mobile 360 West Africa include: Mr Francis Obirikorang, Chief Executive Officer, AgroCenta, Dr Precious Lunga,Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Baobab Circle, Grégoire Landel, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, City Taps, Genesis Ehimegbe, Co-Founder.