31 May 2019
First edition of the Digital Women’s Day in Africa
13 and 14 June 2019
Following the success of its 7th edition in Paris, Digital Woman’s Day JFD, for Journée de la Femme Digitale is unveiling the highlights of its first event in Africa, on the theme of ‘Women: World Changers’ which will take place on 13 and 14 June in Dakar, Senegal. A first on the African continent for this event founded in 2013 by Delphine REMY-BOUTANG, which places the spotlight on and helps network the women working to revolutionise the world through digital technology every year.
“We are honoured that the Senegalese capital has been chosen as the international platform to launch Digital Woman’s Day in Africa. Our country has great ambition when it comes to strengthening and developing ICT and creating a sustainable digital economy, which we support through a multitude of initiatives like the project ‘Dakar Digital City’,” explains Soham EL WARDINI, Mayor of Dakar.
After the Oscars and the Césars... the Margaret Awards!
The Margaret Awards pay tribute every year to Margaret Hamilton, the NASA computer scientist who worked to accomplish the first human step on the Moon. The award rewards one digital woman working to shape a better world.
For this event, the award will place the spotlight, for the first time in Africa, on the winner of the 1st edition of the JFD Margaret awards, Arielle KITIO, founder of Caysti, and the Margaret of Honour, Rebecca ENONCHONG, founder of AppsTech. These two African entrepreneurs will receive the congratulations of the Senegalese Minister of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, Ndeye Tické NDIAYE DIOP, as well as Babacar KANE, General Manager for IBM Senegal & West African States.
The speakers announced for Digital Women’s Day in Dakar include a number of renowned female leaders and entrepreneurs in the digital sphere: Yacine BARRO-BOURGAULT, country manager for West and Central Africa at Microsoft, Diana BRONDEL, founder of Xaalys, Virginie DIAS-TAGNON, Human Resources Director for the L’Oréal Group in Africa, Nafissatou DIOUF, founder of SenVitale, Momar NGUER, President, Marketing & Services at Total, and Afua OSEI, co-founder of She Leads Africa.
Discover the full programme and the speakers attending on 13 June: LaJourneedelaFemmeDigitale.com/en/jfd-dakar-en/
SAFNOG-5 & iWeek 2019
We are proud to announce that for the 5th instalment of SAFNOG, we will be returning to Johannesburg, South Africa where it all began.
SAFNOG and iWeek will be teaming up again this year to bring you SAFNOG-5 and the 2019 edition of iWeek in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The meeting will be held on 26-28 August 2019 at the Indaba Hotel, in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.
For more details and updates on the event, visit our website www.safnog.org and www.iweek.org.za
The FTTX Council Africa 2019 conference
7-9 October 2019
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
In 2018 the conference attracted more than 1000 delegates, firmly establishing this event as the number one networking event for the fibre optic community.
For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact:
Reesha Iyer on firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 83 647 7020.
Registration will officially open on June 1st.
2019 African Geospatial Data and Internet Conference
22 – 24 October 2019-04-05 Accra, Ghana
The African Open Data and Internet Research Foundation (AODIRF), a non-profit organisation focused on open data access and internet capacity building, is organising African Geospatial Data and Internet Conference 2019, on 22-24 October at Accra International Conference Centre.
The conference is being organised in collaboration with National Development Planning Commission Ghana, Ghana Statistical Service, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), Geospatial Media and Communications, and Space Generation Advisory Council.
For more information visit the website here.