Afrobytes brings together entrepreneurs, business executives, CEOs, academics, innovators, investors, venture capitalists, tech enthusiasts and media to explore business opportunities between the African tech ecosystem and players in the global tech world.

More than a conference, #Afrobytes is a marketplace to meet key players of the Global African Tech Ecosystem.

Join us to discover, learn, network, and be inspired by the latest trends in the African tech ecosystem.

On June 8-9 2017, people from all over the world who believe that the next big digital and human adventure will take place in Africa, will participate at Afrobytes tech conference 2017.

Africa is quickly changing and African consumers are becoming global trendsetters. Analysts agree that the rising African middle class offers huge market opportunities.

Growth in business technology across the continent is leading the way. Today, Africa leapfrogs over old technologies and is catching up in the technological race.

We gather startups, founders, investors, and executives who have a passion for growth and innovation.

If you aim to find yourself at the starting point of the African digital growth curve, to innovate for transformational user experiences, or to accompany the African consumer emergence and digital empowerment, then Afrobytes offers you a vibrant and motivating framework to connect with people like you.

First Speakers Confirmed

EBELE OKOBI

Public Policy Director for Africa, Facebook - UK

YINKA ADEGOKE

Africa Editor, Quartz - USA

NIKHIL PATEL

Global General Manager, Iroko - NIGERIA

REBECCA ENONCHONG

CEO, Appstech - CAMEROON

EDITH BROU

CEO, Africa Contents Group & Founder, BuzzyAfrica.com - IVORY COAST

PIERRE GATTAZ

President, MEDEF and Chairman of the Board, Radiall - FRANCE

SEQUOIA BLODGETT

Technology Editor, Silicon Valley, Black Entreprise Magazine - USA

CLAUDE GRUNITZKY

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, TRUE Africa - UK

CHRIS FOLAYAN

Founder and CEO, Mall for Africa - USA, NIGERIA

TORO ORERO

Managing Partner, DraperDarkFlow - USA

MARSHA WULFF

Founding Director and Investment Manager, LoftyInc Capital Management - USA

AARON FU

Managing Partner, NEST - KENYA

LILIAN THURAM

Retired International Footballer/Author/Activist - FRANCE

EMEKA AFIGBO

Manager - Strategic Products Partnerships, Facebook - NIGERIA

ANNIE MUTAMBA

Co-Founder, Meridia Partners - BELGIUM

JAKE BRIGHT

Whitehead Fellow of The Foreign Policy Association, TechCrunch Africa Contributor, and Co-Author of The Next Africa with Macmillan Publishing - USA

ASHLEY LEWIS

Investment Officer West Africa, Accion Venture Lab - GHANA, FRANCE

TEFO MOHAPI

Founder & CEO, iAfrikan.com - KENYA, SOUTH AFRICA

ALMAZ NEGASH

Founder, African Diaspora Network (ADN) - USA

ERIC MUGENDI

Editor-in-Chief, iAfrikan.com - SOUTH AFRICA, KENYA

CHIDI OKPALA

Chief Digital Officer, Atlas Mara - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

IYINOLUWA ABOYEJI

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Flutterwave - USA

CHIKA UWAZIE

CEO, TalentBase - NIGERIA

LARRY CHRISTOPHER BATES

Chief Security Officer and President, BitLand Global - GHANA, USA

JO EYRE

Head of Marketing, iflix - KENYA

THEBE IKALAFENG

Founder, Brand Leadership Group - SOUTH AFRICA

KHADIJAT ABDULKADIR

Founder and Executive Director, Digital African Woman - BELGIUM

DANIEL OMOFOMAN

Co-founder, KNOW RFID African Foundation - SWITZERLAND, NIGERIA

SORA YAGO

Company Director, Voxafrica - The Voice Afrique Francophone - UK

NNAMDI ORANYE

Writer, Columnist and Media Contributor - SOUTH AFRICA

TAYO AKINYEMI

Consultant, Digital Entrepreneurship Program infoDev (World Bank Group) - USA

MAHA GANEM

Journalist and Producer - FRANCE

DARE OKOUDJOU

CEO, MFS Africa - MAURITIUS

LARRY MADOWO

Technology Editor and Anchor, NTV - KENYA

SHEILAH BIRGEN

Lead, m:Lab East Africa - KENYA

CHEKWAS OKAFOR

Founder, ONYCHEK - USA

SHERRELL DORSEY

Technology Writer and Social Entrepreneur - USA

OLIVIER LAOUCHEZ

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, TRACE - SOUTH AFRICA

YANNICK LEFANG

Founder and CEO, KASI Insight - CANADA

LOIC SADOULET

Professor of Economics, INSEAD - FRANCE

CRYSTAL RUGEGE-NTORE

Director of Business Strategy and Operations, Carnegie Mellon University Africa - RWANDA

BRIAN RASHID

Contributor, Forbes Magazine - USA

UGWEM I. ENEYO

Co-founder and CEO, Solstice Energy Solutions - NIGERIA

AMADOU DAFFE

CEO and Co-Founder, Gebeya - ETHIOPIA, KENYA, USA

SISSI JOHNSON

MBA Professor, Brand Strategist, FashionTech Advisor, HuffPost USA Contributor - FRANCE

ANDILE MASUKU

Audio Podcast Producer and Presenter, African Tech Round-up - SOUTH AFRICA

CHARLENE CHEN

Chief Operating Officer, BitPesa - KENYA

APHRODICE MUTANGANA

General Manager, kLab - RWANDA

RICH TANKSLEY

Senior VP of Special Projects, NeuBridges - NIGERIA

OUMAROU BARRY

Press Specialist - FRANCE

CLARE JONES

Head of Global Partnerships, What3words - UK

WALE AYENI

Regional head, Sub-Saharan Africa, IFC World Bank Group - USA

BOLA LAWAL

Co-founder and CEO, ScholarX - NIGERIA

YASMIN KUMI

Founder, AFG - UK

JUSTIN COETZEE

Founder, GoMetro - SOUTH AFRICA

SAMIR ABDELKRIM

Founder, StartupBRICS.com - FRANCE

JACOBS EDO

Computer System Officer - ERP Systems Coordinator, OFID (OPEC Fund for International Development) - AUSTRIA

MIRIAM QUANSAH

Editorial Digital Lead for Africa, BBC - UK

LAYI ALI-AJIBODE

Corporate Attorney, Mayer Brown - USA

JEAN-LOUIS TRAORÉ

Co-founder and CEO, Innogence Consuting - FRANCE

MELISSA BLAUSTEIN

Founder and CEO, Allied for Startups - USA

KENFIELD GRIFFITH

CEO and Co-Founder, mSurvey - KENYA

YAN KWIZERA

Country Director, nFrnds - RWANDA

ALEXANDRA NOVITSKE

Principal Investment Officer, Africa at Singularity Investments - NIGERIA

AMY BARTHOPE

Head of Business, WeFarm - UK

JEAN-PAUL MELAGA

Founder and CEO, SmartPhorce - UK

FARIDA AKADIRI

Founder, FAP-Partners - FRANCE

ANNE-MARIE DIAS BORGES

TV Journalist, BBC - UK

VANGSY GOMA

CEO, Africab - IVORY COAST

FORTUNE B. AHOULOUMA

Co-Founder and Partner LABS-NS AVOCATS, Paris Bar - FRANCE

FATOUMATA BA

Group CMO, Jumia - NIGERIA

CEDRIC ATANGANA

CEO and Co-Founder, INFINITY SPACE - FRANCE

THIERRY BARBAUT

Expert in Africa and New Technology - FRANCE

EVA SOW

Business Development Manager & PR, CTIC Dakar - SENEGAL

YAZID CHIR

Co-Founder, Be-Bound - FRANCE

CHERYL CONTEE

CEO and Co-founder, Fission Strategy - USA

ISABELLE MOISY-COBTI

Editor-At-large, étapes magazine - FRANCE

BERTIL VAN VUGT

Business Development Lead, VC4Africa - NETHERLANDS

BABA ZOUMANIGUI

General Manager, IBM French Speaking Africa - MOROCCO

JASON TOWNS

Managing Partner, Groundwork Ventures - USA

DAVID PONTALIER

Business Development Manager for West Africa, Air France KLM - FRANCE

MOULAYE TABOURE

CEO, Afrikrea - FRANCE

STEPHANE DRAI

CEO and Co-founder, LEMON WAY AFRICA - FRANCE

CHAYET CHIÉNIN

Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Nothingbutthewax.com - FRANCE

ERNESTO SPRUYT

Founder, Tunga.io - NETHERLANDS

ROB WITHAGEN

MD, Asoko Insight - UK

ALEC FOKAPU

CEO, FiftyFor - FRANCE

ETIENNE EPRON

Partner - M&A/Corporate, Sagasser - FRANCE

NICAISE ISHIMWE

Application specialist & QA analyst, Emovis technologies - IRELAND

RAYMOND GUTHRIE

Senior Partner, Global Innovation Fund - UK

FABRICE VALMIER

Associate Director, VT SCAN - FRANCE

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#Afrobytes Tech Conference 2016

Rebecca Enonchong

LOIC SADOULET

Professor of Economics at INSEAD

LOIC SADOULET