Africa achieved impressive economic growth over the past 15 years with average real annual GDP growth of 5.4% between 2000 and 2010. While growth slowed between 2010 and 2015, the continent’s economy is still trending upwards. Africa is expected to have the world’s largest working-age population of 1.1 billion by 2034. With over 110 million mobile subscribers across 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East, Orange is playing a leading role in supporting the digital transformation of the African continent. Since mobile networks are the number one means of communication in this region, Orange is uniquely positioned to support the dynamism of development throughout the continent. To meet regional challenges, Orange has cultivated local-level knowledge and support to navigate cultural, geographical and regulatory issues in Africa. Orange has 50 years’ experience acting as an advisor to enterprise customers through our local operations, teamed with unparalleled global processes and support. This council brings together experts from all sectors to explore Africa’s infrastructure challenges, and how Silicon Valley can play a key role in fostering innovation to create an economically sustainable business environment.

 
 

09:15am - 09:45am: Partner intros

09:45am - 10:20am: OSV keynote:

10:20am - 11:00am: Fireside chat:

11:00am - 11:15am: Break

11:15am - 12:15am: Startup panel: