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Technology Driven Africa – Advancing the Digitalization Agenda



2:30 PM   Registered Attendees Arrive and Check-in 


2:45 PM   Signing Ceremony: ADS Group & SmartAfrica


3:00 PM   Welcome Remarks

Jim Garland, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP​

Florizelle Liser, President & CEO, Corporate Council on Africa ​

Leila Ndiaye, Senior Vice President, Cybastion ​


3:10 PM  High-Level Dialogue: Harnessing Technology to Drive Economic Growth

Moderator: ​

Mosa Mkhize, Policy Advisor (Africa), Covington & Burling LLP​

Panelists: ​

H.E. Macky Sall, President, Senegal, and Chairperson, African Union​

Dr. Benedict Okey Oramah, President, AfriEximBank​

Mr. Mahmoud Bah, Deputy CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation​

Dr. Thierry Wandji, President & CEO of Cybastion​

Mr. Bramuel Mwalo, Founder/CEO & MD, Xetova ​


4:00 PM   High-Level Dialogue: Accentuating Africa's Digital Connectivity

Moderator: ​

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CEO MCC Productions, CNBC Contributor & Former Anchor, Senior Foreign Correspondent​

Panelists: ​

H.E. Mohamed Bazoum, President, Niger​

Hon. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement​

Hon. Enoh T. Ebong, Director, US Trade and Development Agency​

Samba Bathily, Chairman of the Board, ADS Group​

Albert Momo, Vice President & Executive Director, Trimble​

Daniel Brown, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft    


4:50 PM   Closing Remarks


5:00 PM   Signing Ceremony: Cybastion & Government of Niger, Government of Cameroon