Draft Programme

Day One - Wednesday July 3, 2019

7:30 am
Registration and Networking
8:30 am
Opening ceremony of the Africa Blockchain Conference Day 1
8:45 am
Welcome Remarks
9:00 am
Africa’s Journey through History: From 1st to 4th Industrial Revolution and Beyond
9:20 am
Presentation: Huobi and its financial ecosystem
9:30 am
Lessons on 4IR from an African Industrial Research Institute
9:40 am
Arrival of the Heads of State
10:10 am
Welcoming of Chief Guests
10:15 am
A global perspective of the 4th Industrial Revolution
10:30 am
The 4th Industrial Revolution and the opportunity it presents for Africa
10:45 am
Panel: The Case for a Pan African 4IR strategy
11:30 am
Remarks by Minister of ICT
11:45 am
Remarks by Prime Minister of Uganda
12:00 pm
Keynote by President of Uganda
12:30 pm
Keynote by President of Sierra Leone
12:50 pm
High level Panel: Securing Africa’s place in the 4th Industrial Revolution
1:20 pm
Launch of the Africa 4.0 Initiative
1:20 pm
Presidents’ and VIPs’ Tour to the Africa 4.0 Tech Expo
1:30 pm
NETWORKING LUNCH
2:30 pm
3. Security, Anti-Money Laundering and CyberCrime
2:30 pm
4. Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities
2:30 pm
MAIN BREAK OUT SESSIONS
2:30 pm
1. Pitch Competition
2:30 pm
2. Future Of Fintech, Payments, Trade and Digital Financial Services
3:30 pm
Use Case 1: Blockchain in Agriculture
3:45 pm
Use case 2: Blockchain in Human Resource Management
3:50 pm
Use Case 3: Blockchain for Traceability, Supply Chain and Insurace
3:55 pm
Use Case 4: Big Data in Africa
4:05 pm
Hyperloop: The Future of Mobility and Transportation
4:15 pm
Panel Session on 4IR Use cases in Africa
4:45 pm
Presentation & Discussion : Linking SDGs and the 4th Industrial Revolution
6:00 pm
EVENING: Networking Cocktail and Cultural Experience

Day Two – Thursday July 4, 2019

7:30 am
Registration and Networking (Private Breakout Sessions)
8:30 am
Opening ceremony of the Africa Blockchain Conference Day 2
8:45 am
Welcoming Remarks
9:00 am
Keynote: The Future of Education
9:15 am
Decentralizing Technlogies and The Village Economy of the Future
9:40 am
Panel: The Future of Work
10:15 am
BREAK: Refreshments and Networking
10:40 am
Keynote: Future of Law, Ethics and Regulation in 4IR
11:00 am
Panel: Law, Ethics and Regulation
11:30 am
Keynote: How Crypto is changing the Global Financial System
11:45 am
Keynote: Rethinking Africa’s Business Opportunities
12:00 pm
Panel: Rethinking Business in the era of 4IR
12:30 pm
Keynote: Innovation enhancing delivery of Government Service
12:50 pm
Panel: Innovation enhancing delivery of Government Service
1:30 pm
NETWORKING LUNCH and INVITE-ONLY BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2:30 pm
MAIN BREAK OUT SESSIONS
2:30 pm
1. Investment Opportunities in 4IR Technologies
2:30 pm
2. Why Diversity Matters in the 4th Industrial Revolution
2:31 pm
3: Mining, Exchanges, ICOs, and STOs
2:32 pm
4. The Role of Youth in 4IR : Young Emerging Leaders Programme
3:30 pm
Opportunities within 4IR in solving Agricultural Challenges
3:40 pm
Use Case: IoT towards Enhancing Energy Access
3:45 pm
Use Case: Robotics in Africa
3:55 pm
Use Case: Robotics in Africa
4:00 pm
Use Case: Artificial Intelligence Enhancing Business
4:10 pm
Use Case: Artificial Intelligence in Africa
4:15 pm
Panel Session on 4IR Use cases in Africa
4:45 pm
Keynote: Startup Innovation Ecosystems
5:05 pm
Panel: Creating the Right Startup Innovation Ecosystem
5:35 pm
Closing Session by 4IR Taskforce
5:55 pm
Closing Address by Sofia
6:30 pm
EVENING: Guests Farewell Cocktail