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AUGUST 1st & 2nd 
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AUGUST 1, 2023

8:30 - 9:30  REGISTRATION AND GATHERING

9:00 - 11:00 Opening Plenary - Welcome - David Kanamugire, CEO, National Cyber Security Authority, Rwanda;  H.E. Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information and Communications Technology and Innovation, Rwanda;  Lacina Kone, Director General, Smart Africa, Rwanda;  Tzachi Hanegbi, Director, National Security Council, Israel;  Anat Lewin, Global Lead, Digital  Safeguards, World Bank, Dr. Diane Karusisi, CEO, Bank of Kigali, Rwanda;  Mapula Bodibe, CEO, MTN, Rwanda;  Robin Njiru, Regional Lead (WWPS), Amazon Web Services, West, East & Central Africa; Uwe Baeder, Director Public Affairs, GF-PA, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Germany; Jeff Pulver, Founder and CEO, pulver.com, VON: Evolution, USA

 

11:00 - 11:30 First of its Kind Discussion on Cyber Challenges for Telecommunication, 5G, and IOT with Ministers of ICT and Communications from Africa and Around the Globe - H.E. Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information and Communications Technology and Innovation, Rwanda

 

11:30 - 12:10 Navigating the AI Landscape: Addressing Challenges and Discovering Solutions - Moderator: David Shiffman, Assists on Training System, Israel Cyber Emergency Response Team, Israel; Joel Kashaija, CEO & Founder, Shield Tech Hub, Rwanda;  Uwe Baeder, Director Public Affairs, GF-PA, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, Justin Williams, Executive: Group Information Security, MTN, South Africa; Dr. Abdoul Karim Ganame, CEO / Teacher, Streamcan / Ecole Polytechnique De Montreal, Canada

 

12:10 - 13:00 A Special Discussion on Great Cyber Challenges for Africa with Heads of Cyber from Africa and Leading Countries - Moderator - David Kanamugire, CEO, National Cyber Security Authority, Rwanda; Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiaki, Director General, Cyber Security Authority, Republic of Ghana; Emanuel Rosenblit, Director, Head of the Operational Engagement Center, CERT-IL, INCD, Israel; Atine John Bosco, Head of ICT, Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), Belgium; Dr. Kiru Pillay, Chief Director, Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, South Africa; Philip Irode, Deputy Director, Information Systems Security, ICT Authority, Kenya;  Palakiem Assih, Technical Director of Cyber Defense Africa, Republic of Togo

 

13:00 - 14:00 BREAK AND EXHIBITION

VON: Evolution Africa - Event Schedule

 

14:00 Welcome to VON: Evolution Africa, Jeff Pulver

14:10 The Evolution and Future of Communications, Jeff Pulver

14:30 Fireside Chat - Justin Williams, Group Information Security, MTN Group

14:55 6G and Beyond! - Fireside Chat - Izzo Wane, CEO, Bloxtel

15:15 Fireside Chat - Amina Godana, Grassroots Economics

15:30 End of Day 1

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2, 2023

8:30 - 9:30  REGISTRATION AND GATHERING

9:30 - 13:00

Challenges for Nations: Fake & Real News, Mis-, Dis-, and Mal- Information in an Increasingly Networked Human Work - Dr. Emir Kremic, PhD, General Director, Federal Institute of Statistics, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Law Enforcement And Cybersecurity -  Moderator: Haron Oichoe, Founder and Executive Director, Amnet, Cyberdefence Netron Limited, Kenya; Jacqueline De Lange, Head, Africa Cybercrime Operations Desk, Cybercrime Directorate, Interpol, Singapore; Prof. Joey Jansen van Vuuren, Professor of Computer Science, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Cyber: Analyzing the National Perspective - Ami Braun, Chief Product Officer, IAI-Elta, Israel; CTO, CyITS, Israel; Justin Williams, Executive: Group Information Security, MTN, South Africa; Anthony Muiyuro, President and Chairman, ISACA Kenya Chapter, Kenya

Finance - Planning for the Future on a Global Level - Anat Lewin, Global Lead, Digital Safeguards, World Bank; Jon Hamlet, Chief Revenue Officer & Vice President of Sales, CyberSOC Africa, South Africa; Dirk Clausmeier, Deputy Head, Digital Finance Unit, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany

Cyber and the Physical World: Analyzing Infrastructures and More - Special Address: Major General (Res.) Yiftah Ron-Tal, Former Chairman of the Board, IEC, Israel - Moderator: Emanuel Rosenblit, Director, Head of the Operational Engagement Center, CERT-IL, INCD, Israel; Palakiem Assih, Technical Director of Cyber Defence Africa, Republic of Togo; Dr. Chioma Eugenia Iwuagwu, Chief Executive, Cyber Dome, Nigeria; Shami Eden Benimana, Head of Zipline Rwanda Ltd, Rwanda; Alex Muge Osunga, Technical Lead - Security Operations Centre, IT Security Unit, @iLabAfrica, Strathmore University, Kenya; Francis Ngamo, CEO, Rwandan Space Agency, Rwanda

Special Discussions on Smart and Secure Cities in Africa - Special Address: Omar El Masri, MEA Pre-Sales Director / Dubai Innovation Center Manager, Motorola Solutions, UAE; Moderator - BG. (Res.) Nati Cohen, Chairman IBC, CyberIL, Israel; Amabassador John Chaggama, Ambassador to Tanzania, Czech Republic; Josephine Ndambuki, Chief Manager, Business Development and Innovation, Konza Technopolis Development Authority, KenyaOmer Laviv, CEO Athena Security Implementations Ltd., Israel

Public-Private Robustness - Dr. Emir Kremic, PhD, General Director, Federal Institute of Statistics, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Alex Nyingi, Emerging Markets Public Affairs Manager, Eastern Africa, Google, Kenya; Shuaibu Kabir Bello, SSA ICT to the Kaduna State Governor, Nigeria; Neelam Sandhu, Chief Elite Customer Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, BlackBerry, UAE

Using Next-Generation Cyber Ranges to Develop National Cyber Capabilities and Cyber Relisience - Almerindo Graziano, CEO, Cyber Ranges, Cyprus

Interactive Presentation: Revolutionizing Cybersecurity for Governments - David Shiffman, Assists on Training System, Israel Cyber Emergency Response Team, Israel

13:00 - 14:00 BREAK AND EXHIBITION

15:00 Welcome to VON: Evolution Africa, Jeff Pulver

15:10 The Evolution and Future of Communications, Jeff Pulver

15:30 6G and Beyond! - Fireside Chat - Izzo Wane, CEO, Bloxtel

16:00 Roundtable - Izzo Wane and Amina Godana

16:20  Hands On Understanding of How to Develop a Blockchain Based Trade Network - Amina Godana, Grassroots Economics

16:55 Wrap Up - Jeff Pulver

17:00 End of Unconference

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