iDAfrica 17

Category: Video

Region: Africa

Industry Days

Written on 14 Sep 2017


The Lookout Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa
6 November 2017

Venue Information

Please take note that this years’ iDAfrica 17 event will be held at the following venue:

The Lookout Waterfront
Granger Bay Blvd, V & A Waterfront
Cape Town, 8002

Click Here for more information about the venue.

Agenda

Introduction

Times Description
08:00 09:00 Registration and morning coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome | Ferdinand Kayser, CEO, SES Video
09:15 – 09:30 Exhibitor videos
09:30 – 10:00 10 Million households & the future of communications across Africa | SES Panel discussion
10:00 – 10:30 Technology enabling a Connected society | Advocate Thuli Madonsela

 

Video Session: "Innovating Video delivery"

Times Description
10:30 – 10:50 Standards and the future of broadcasting | Dr Peter Siebert, Executive Director, DVB
10:50 – 11:20 Networking Break
11:20 – 11:50 Satellite enabling digital broadcast | Video Panel discussion 
11:55 – 12:20 Monetising FTA platforms | Andy Carr, Head of International Sales, Freesat
12:25 – 12:45 Interactive TV using Push VOD | Xavier Battas, Senior Executive and Co-Founder, Quadrille
12:45 – 13:05 Delivering services for African broadcasters | Adam Poulter, MD, Vubiquity
13:10 – 13:30 Exhibitor videos
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

 

Networks Session: “Empowering Connectivity”

Times Description
14:30 – 14:50 Seeing Around Corners: Technology Trends in Africa | Justin Spratt, Head of Business SSA, Uber
14:55 – 15:15 Revolutionizing the model for managed data services in Africa | Ewald Schrap, Product Line Director, Networks Services, SES Networks
15:20 – 15:40 Connectivity without limitations  | Tobias Forsell, Managing Director, Forsway
15:45 – 16:05 Education beyond the classroom | Dr. Miriam Altman
16:10 – 16:40 Connectivity trailblazers in Africa| Networks panel discussion
16:50 Closing / Questions
17:00 Cocktails

 

App

For any further information on this year’s event, or to find out more about keynote speakers and topics that are going to be addressed, download the SES APP for Android and for iOS

On this application, you will able to :

  • Enter the annual SES competition
  • View Keynote presentations
  • View Keynote speaker bio’s and timeslots
  • View the full event agenda
  • Give feedback on keynote presentations and speakers

To RSVP to the iDAfrica 17 event, please Click Here

Keynote Speakers

Justin Spratt

Seeing Around Corners: Technology Trends in Africa

Advocate Thuli Madonsela

Technology enabling a Connected society

Dr. Miriam Altman

Education beyond the classroom

Moderator: Thomas Wrede (VP, New Technology & Standards Media Platforms SES Video)

Ferdinand Kayser (CEO, SES Video)

Deepak Mathur (EVP – Global sales SES Video)

Laurent Petit (Head of Africa, Commercial, SES Video)

Simon Gatty Saunt (VP Sales, EMEA, Fixed-Data, SES Networks)

Jonathan Berman (Chief Business Officer, Video Solutions of MX1)

Ewald Schrap (Product Line Director, Networks Services, SES Networks)

Dr Peter Siebert (Executive Director, DVB )

Harish Goyal (CEO, Zee TV)

Noto Modungwa (R & D Specialist , Sentech)

Hamid Ouddane (CEO, Babeleye)

Didier Tymen (VP Sales, EMEA of Newtec)

George Twumasi (CEO, ABN Holdings)

Andy Carr (Head of Supply chain and International sales, Freesat)

Xavier Battas (Co-Founder, Quadrille)

Adam Poulter (Managing Director, Vubiquity (International) EMEA, LATAM & AsiaPAC)

Tobias Forsell (CEO, Forsway)

Zunaid Bulbulia (Non-executive Director, Huge Group Limited, CA(SA))

Eliud Mwatha (Business development manager, Intersat)

Amir Cohen (VP Engineering, Gilat Telecom)

Demos

SPACE TELEVISION

Television at the Speed of Light

 

 

Unitron

Wideband Digital SCR Multiswitches

 

 

Newtec

Connecting the Unconnected

 

 

Gilat

Go the distance with the leading satellite backhaul

 

 

GT SAT

(d)Hello – Setting –free protocol for (d)CSS devices

 

 

Inverto

SatPal™ – mobile management and quality control of field installations

 

Forsway

Hybrid Connectivity, affordable connectivity with existing infrastructure

 

i-Direct

Satellite-Based IP Connectivity

 

 

Hi-Calibre

Independent Telecommunication Consultants

 

 

ND SATCOM

ND SATCOM – Satcom on the move 

 

 

Harmonic

Innovation for OTT & Mobile – EyeQ™ Bandwidth Optimization

 

SES Networks

Empowering Connectivity

Vubiquity

Vubiquity Premium Content Services

 

 

TCPIP

Awesome POP-UP WiFi with world class analytics

 

 

MX1

We shape premium content into the ultimate viewer experience

 

 

 

Elevate

Satellite reception training for households, multi-dwelling units and hotels

Wi-Taxi

Broadband and TV on the go

Intersat

INTERSAT LTD – Internet via Satellite

 

 

Telemedia

Live SNG service from the truck outside

Quadrille

Push VOD and OTT channels over Satellite

 

 

test tree

Test and monitoring equipment for satellite transmission


Transport Information

For transport to and from the iDAfrica 17 event, please feel free to make use of our corporate Uber account for your convenience.

Competition

Satellite operator SES Africa will be giving away an innovative Navdy portable heads-up display (HUD) that enhances the driving experience to one lucky delegate at the upcoming SES iDAfrica 17 to be held at The Lookout Waterfront in Cape Town on the 6th of November  through an exciting gamification process.

Moderated by industry veteran and SES Vice-President of Technology and Standards, Thomas Wrede, iD17 will showcase the latest developments in the satellite industry and how they will impact broadcasting, connectivity, and content across Africa.

The keynote speakers, respected thought leaders Advocate Thuli Madonsela, Justin Spratt and Dr. Miriam Oltman will explore how technology is enabling a connected society and how it is being used as a disruptor. This will be geared towards assisting delegates identify business opportunities through satellite technology.

“The conference provides an ideal platform to engage with other like-minded professionals, executives, and technical specialists who share a passion about the industry. As such, we thought it would be a great opportunity to provide an equally exciting prize in the Navdy through an engaging gamification component,” says Laurent Petit, Head of Africa for SES.

The Navdy is a dashboard HUD that integrates with a smartphone with gesture control enabling the driver to remain focused on the road while still able to view and control elements such as GPS navigation, call identification, and multimedia aspects like selecting a music playlist and choosing a podcast to listen to.

To stand in line to win the Navdy, SES has created multiple entry points for delegates. And, in the true spirit of competition, the more of these used, the better chance a person has of winning.

The first entry point is via the invitations to the iDAfrica 17 event and the exclusive SES Customer Party. Invitees will gain an entry by confirming their attendance. Secondly, every meeting booked through the SES Portal will provide a delegate with an additional entry point.

And being in an app-driven environment, SES has developed the SES Mobile Event app for both Android and iOS to provide delegates with all relevant event information in the palm of their hands. The app will also allow delegates to scan various QR codes placed at the venue and the exhibitor stands for more entry points. Using the app will give them the chance to rate speakers and receive more points.

Throughout the competition, delegates will be able to monitor their progress on a leaderboard with the winner to be announced at the SES Customer Party on November 7th 2017.

“Instead of going the traditional route of doing a lucky draw with business cards at the end of the event, SES decided to create a compelling competition designed to get delegates to engage with all aspects of the iDAfrica 17 experience. We are looking forward to illustrating through this practical way that how SES is able to harness the latest technology innovation and deliver it in such a way to benefit people,” concludes Petit.

Each one of the following actions gets individuals ONE entry into the draw to win a Navdy portable heads-up display (HUD):

1. Entry for everyone who RSVP’s (1 entry per event)
2. Registration (1 entry) using app
3. speaker you rate (one entry for each speaker rated)
4. AfricaCom stand QR code scan (1 entry)
5. Customer Party (1 entry)
6. Customer Party Draw (1 entry)

There is one draw that will be held – which will be held at the customer party.

If the winning individual is not present at the Customer Party – they will not be given the prize and we will redo the draw and give the Navdy portable heads-up display (HUD) to the next present individual.


Written on 14 Sep 2017

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