Session 1: Power of Data - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Session 1: Power of Data


Date & Time

Tuesday, 17 Jul

09:30 - 10:45


Each industry from agriculture, education, healthcare to manufacturing will be revolutionised by digital. With data at its foundation, ICT truly has the most to gain from Africa’s economic and social advancement. 

As the digital ecosystem grows, so too does the value of data. The growth of data brings new opportunities but also the need for digital governance. What are the best practices for ensuring smart data privacy and can we afford to continue regulating and investing in ICT data in silo, or is a new horizontal approach now required to maximise the impact of data across all verticals? 

The digital era is upon us. Are our industries ready? 


09.30-09.35 Welcome

Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA

09.35-09.45 Conference Opening  

Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, Minister, Ministry Information Technology and Communications, Rwanda 

09.45-09.55 Keynote 1: Boosting collaboration across Africa

Amani ABOU-ZEID, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC)

09.55-10.05 Keynote 2: Data for good

Robert Shuter, CEO, MTN Group

10.05-10.45 Panel Discussion: Rethinking rules for a digital age 

Moderator: Nigel Mugamu, Chief Storyteller, 263 Chat

Patricia Adusei-Poku, Executive Director, Data Protection Commission, Ghana

Stephen Chege, Director, Corporate Affairs, Safaricom

Patrick Nyirishema, Director General of the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)

Samuel Makome, Group Chief Operating Officer, Kenya Commercial Bank Group