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Wednesday, November 2
 

5:00pm

Networking sessions & Digital talks
DIGITAL TALKS PARTICIPANTS

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*DIGITAL TALKS AND NETWORKING SESSIONS- Small Talk : A coffee with an expert or a future partner ... - Talk’n’storm : Early in the morning... about 6 innovators & experts meet to discuss an idea or design a concept.- Talk’n’walk : Walk and talk with an expert of our community

Wednesday November 2, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
TBA

6:30pm

Introduction by Mamoun Bouhdoud
Opening speech by Mamoune Bouhdoud, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, in Charge of Small Enterprises and Informal Sector Integration (Morroco).

ALL PARTICIPANTS

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

Speakers
avatar for Gilles Babinet

Gilles Babinet

Gilles Babinet is a French multi-entrepreneur, born in 1967 in Paris. He is the Digital Champion of France. Nowadays, Babinet has stepped down from the management of his other firms to concentrate on his role as executive chairman of Captain Dash. Along with this position, he is... Read More →
avatar for Mamoun Bouhdoud

Mamoun Bouhdoud

Mamoune Bouhdoud is the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Industry, Trade, investment and the digital economy of Morocco, responsible for Small Business and integration of the informal sector.
avatar for Stephan-Eloïse Gras

Stephan-Eloïse Gras

A former student of Celsa-Sorbonne and early advocate of African techs & Open Innovation, Stéphan-Eloïse Gras was the coordinator for digital cooperation and prospective at the Institut français (French Foreign Affairs Ministry) where she developed from 2011 to 2014 "Digital... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 6:30pm - 7:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

High Talk by Juliana Rotich
All participants

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*HIGH TALK : A keynote conference by someone inspiring (about 40 minutes)

Speakers
avatar for Juliana Rotich

Juliana Rotich

Juliana Rotich is a technologist, strategic advisor, entrepreneur, futurist, and keynote speaker. Juliana is on the founding team of BRCK Inc, a hardware company that had developed the BRCK - designed and engineered as a rugged, self-powered, mobile Wi-Fi device which connects people... Read More →


Wednesday November 2, 2016 7:00pm - 7:30pm
TBA

8:00pm

Inauguration dinner (DJ set by Mo Laudi)
Yellow + sponsors + startups

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

Wednesday November 2, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, November 3
 

8:30am

Digital Talks
[YELLOW ACCREDITATIONS + START-UPS] (inscriptionsonly)

Talk'n'Walk (with Le Fil), Talk'n'Storm +Digital Talks: x Seedstars, x Innovation Prize for Africa, x Creative Commons, x Digify, x Public Planet Partnership, x Sigfox, x Ashoka...

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*DIGITAL TALKS AND NETWORKING SESSIONS -
Talk’n’storm : Early in the morning... about 6 innovators & experts meet to discuss an idea or design a concept.- Talk’n’walk : Walk and talk with an expert of our community

Thursday November 3, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
TBA

9:30am

High Talk & conversation : "Digital African Literacies"
All participants

High talk by Kwame Yamgnane, the cofounder of 42 a tuition free coding school based in Paris and in California.

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*HIGH TALK : A keynote conference by someone inspiring (about 40 minutes)

Speakers
avatar for Kwame Yamgnane

Kwame Yamgnane

Former Student of the Institut universitaire de technologie de Vannes and Epita, Kwame is the cofounder of the Ecole42, a private and free computer programming school co-created by Xavier Niel (Founder of Illiad) with several partners including Nicolas Sadirac and Florian Bucher... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

Roundtable : "How can digital innovation in Africa help designing tomorrow's longlife school ?"
All participants

Moderated by Madanmohan Rao (AfricadotEdu), with Nomvuyo Mzamane (educator, producer, Ochre Productions), Tarin Nicole To Him (Black Girls Code Joburg), Bontle Senne (Africa 4 Tech), Nadayar Enegesi (Andela), Gavin Weale (Digify), Gavin Weale.

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*ROUNDTABLES : A panel composed of prestigious experts that will discuss about the impact of digital innovation on education, health, energy & fooding&making.

Moderators
avatar for Madanmohan Rao

Madanmohan Rao

Madanmohan Rao is research director at YourStory Media and editor of five book series. His interests include creativity, innovation, knowledge management, and digital media. Madan is also a DJ and writer on world music and jazz.

Speakers
avatar for Nadayar Enegesi

Nadayar Enegesi

Nadayar’s life and work are guided by his belief that human potential is limitless. As a founding team member and Director of Learning & Development at Andela, he has devoted his time to building learning operations under which the brightest technologists in Africa can actualize... Read More →
avatar for Nomvuyo Mzamane

Nomvuyo Mzamane

BioSketch of Ms. L. N. Mzamane Lerato Nomvuyo Mzamane is a mother and a teacher. She is also a scholar, writer, consultant, teacher trainer, educational leader, public speaker, educational entrepreneur, language and culture activist, curriculum specialist, multimedia professional... Read More →
avatar for Madanmohan Rao

Madanmohan Rao

Madanmohan Rao is research director at YourStory Media and editor of five book series. His interests include creativity, innovation, knowledge management, and digital media. Madan is also a DJ and writer on world music and jazz.
avatar for Bontle Senne

Bontle Senne

Bontle Senne is a South African writer, literacy and literary advocate. As a writer of fiction for children and teenagers, she was the shortlisted for the 2014 Golden Baobab Children's Literature Prize – Africa’s largest children’s literature award. Bontle is currently a Board... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
TBA

10:30am

Challenges Workshops
CLEAN ENERGY: Team 1 "Generating clean energy with low-techs", Team 2"Energy mix & smart grids", Team 3 "Off-grid distribution & Governance"E-HEALTH: Team 1"Education & Training", Team 2 "Low-techs & preventive medicine", Team 3 "Big Data & Epidemiology"

EDTECH: Team 1 "Open EdTech", Team 2 "The entrepreneurial secondary school", Team 3 "Low-cost quality educational contents "

AGROTECH: Team 1 "Water management & soil analysis", Team 2 "Reforestation & Drones", "Local food distribution"

+ Enablers: Workshop • Michelin Open Lab Challenge • FinTechs & Training (Société Générale)

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*WORKSHOPS :- Customed Workshop sessions: They represent an incredible opportunity to collaborate further with one of our partners and work with them on a specific challenge.- Sci & Tech + PoCs Workshops :Several teams made of innovators, tech experts, researchers & entrepreneurs will brainstorm together to help solvetechnological & scientific challenges identified by our consultants in each field : education, health, fooding&making& energy. During the workshops, prototypes will be designed using low cost & open tech materials.- POCS Showroom :During the last evening of the bootcamp, a showroom will be put together, revealing to the community the prototypes/projects designed and developed. Apart from prior participant agreement, these results will be protected under“creative commons” licences, in order to foster collective intelligence.

Thursday November 3, 2016 10:30am - 6:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

High Talk: "The Digital African Ecosystem: a Short History"
All participants

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*HIGH TALK : A keynote conference by someone inspiring (about 40 minutes)

Speakers
avatar for Karim Sy

Karim Sy

A former student of the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Computer Engineering), Karim SY soon released his innovative entrepreneurial talent since university. Pioneer in various digital projects, Karim is an entrepreneur and digital activist around innovation. He is the founder and... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

High Talk: "Globalizing African Innovation"
All participants

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*HIGH TALK : A keynote conference by someone inspiring (about 40 minutes)

Speakers
avatar for Claude Grunitzky

Claude Grunitzky

A lateral thinker and successful serial entrepreneur, Claude is the founder of TRACE. He is also the founder of TRUE Africa, a media tech platform. In February 2003, Grunitzky and two business partners completed a multimillion-dollar financing deal led by Goldman Sachs Group. TRACE... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

Roundtable : "How can digital innovation in Africa help rethink the world's distribution of power ?"
All participants

Moderated by (Le Monde Afrique), with Rachid Yazami (researcher, Draper Prize), Paul-François Cattier (Schneider Electrics), John Lilic (TransactiveGrid), Xavier Helgesen (OGE- TBC), Demba Diallo

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*ROUNDTABLES : A panel composed of prestigious experts that will discuss about the impact of digital innovation on education, health, energy & fooding&making.

Speakers
avatar for Paul-François Cattier

Paul-François Cattier

Schneider Electrics
avatar for Rick Dudley

Rick Dudley

IT Professional since 1999. (Primarily linux administration, more recently AWS DevOps)Designed a game that’s playable on blockchains before bitcoin paper was published.Granted a patent on Provably Fair Gaming in 2011. (https://patents.google.com/patent/US7962751B2)Started playing... Read More →
avatar for Demba Diallo (Africa 4 Tech)

Demba Diallo (Africa 4 Tech)

Demba Diallo is a founding partner of Innhotep, a fast growing consulting firm dedicated to accelerating growth for companies through technological innovation and innovation management.For many years, he advised managers in large corporations and start-ups in France and abroad... Read More →
avatar for Rachid Yazami

Rachid Yazami

Dr. Rachid Yazami, a native of Fez, Morocco, received his MS in electrochemistry and PhD in graphite intercalation compounds for lithium batteries at France’s Grenoble Institute of Technology, and then began his career at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
TBA

5:00pm

High Talks
All participants

by Navi Radjou: "Problems without Borders, Frugal Solutions", followed by Primavera de Filippi: "Blockchain Revolutions"

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*HIGH TALK : A keynote conference by someone inspiring (about 40 minutes)

Speakers
avatar for Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi

Primavera de Filippi is a researcher at the CERSA as well as an associate researcher of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( Harvard University) where she analyses the legal implications of shared architecture. Her research focuses on legal challenges brought up by “blockchain... Read More →
avatar for Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou

Navi is Indian-born French national, he is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley. A Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Navi has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and contributes to Harvard... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA

7:30pm

Secret Dinner Party
Yellow accreditations + Startups

Thursday November 3, 2016 7:30pm - 11:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, November 4
 

8:30am

Digital Talks
[YELLOW ACCREDITATIONS + START-UPS] (inscriptionsonly)

Talk'n'walk with Le Fil
or
Talk'n'Storm Digital Talks with Seedstars, Innovation Prize for Africa, Creative Commons, Digify, Public Planet Partnership, Sigfox...

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*DIGITAL TALKS AND NETWORKING SESSIONS- Small Talk : A coffee with an expert or a future partner ... - Talk’n’storm : Early in the morning... about 6 innovators & experts meet to discuss an idea or design a concept.- Talk’n’walk : Walk and talk with an expert of our community

Friday November 4, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
TBA

9:30am

HIGH TALK: "Mobile Health in Africa"
All participants

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*HIGH TALK : A keynote conference by someone inspiring (about 40 minutes)

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Simon (Mobilium)

Ralph Simon (Mobilium)

Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Mobile Entertainment Forum; Co-founder of Zomba Music Group (London) Ralph Simon is regarded as one of the founders of the modern mobile entertainment industry. Over the last decade he has been a global trailblazer and innovator, playing a central... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
TBA

10:00am

Roundtable: "How can M-Health in Africa help solve worldwide issues ?"
All participants

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*ROUNDTABLES : A panel composed of prestigious experts that will discuss about the impact of digital innovation on education, health, energy & fooding&making.

Speakers
avatar for Mehdi Benchoufi (Echopen)

Mehdi Benchoufi (Echopen)

Mehdi Benchoufi is the President of Club Jade, a think tank that works to research and development of innovative ideas across all the themes of public action. Mehdi Benchoufi is also President of the Association EchOpen, an open and collaborative project and community, led by a multidisciplinary... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons (UniversalDoctor)

Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons (UniversalDoctor)

Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons is a General Practitioner and the founder and CEO of UniversalDoctor, a social enterprise developing award-winning applications to facilitate multilingual communication between health care professionals and patients that don’t share a common language. Most... Read More →
avatar for Béatrice Garette (Fondation Pierre Fabre)

Béatrice Garette (Fondation Pierre Fabre)

HEC graduate, Beatrice Garrette led part of her career in the media industry and publishing, exercising management functions and corporate direction. From 1986 to 2002 she worked as an editor in the Bayard Group and developed the educational press youth abroad, as well as several... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Shaheed Gora (Johannesburg Hospital)

Dr. Shaheed Gora (Johannesburg Hospital)

Shaheed Gora is a neurologist at Johannesburg Hospital
avatar for Ousmane Ly (Agence de Télémédecine du Mali)

Ousmane Ly (Agence de Télémédecine du Mali)

Dr Ousmane Ly is the General Director of National Agency of TeleHealth and Medical Informatics at Mali’s Ministry of Health. A inexhaustible passion for eHealth is a quality that make him an effective eHealth leader. Ousmane is both a clinician and an informatics expert. His medical... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
TBA

10:00am

Challenges Workshops
CLEAN ENERGY: Team 1 "Generating clean energy with low-techs", Team 2"Energy mix & smart grids", Team 3 "Off-grid distribution & Governance"E-HEALTH: Team 1"Education & Training", Team 2 "Low-techs & preventive medicine", Team 3 "Big Data & Epidemiology"

EDTECH: Team 1 "Open EdTech", Team 2 "The entrepreneurial secondary school", Team 3 "Low-cost quality educational contents "

AGROTECH: Team 1 "Water management & soil analysis", Team 2 "Reforestation & Drones", "Local food distribution"

+ Enablers: Workshop • Michelin Open Lab Challenge • FinTechs & Training (Société Générale)

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*WORKSHOPS :- Customed Workshop sessions: They represent an incredible opportunity to collaborate further with one of our partners and work with them on a specific challenge.- Sci & Tech + PoCs Workshops :Several teams made of innovators, tech experts, researchers & entrepreneurs will brainstorm together to help solvetechnological & scientific challenges identified by our consultants in each field : education, health, fooding&making& energy. During the workshops, prototypes will be designed using low cost & open tech materials.- POCS Showroom :During the last evening of the bootcamp, a showroom will be put together, revealing to the community the prototypes/projects designed and developed. Apart from prior participant agreement, these results will be protected under“creative commons” licences, in order to foster collective intelligence.

Friday November 4, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

HIGH TALK: "South-South Start-ups Ecosystems", followed by "Portrait of the African Hacker"
All participants

Madanmohan Rao: South-South Start-ups Ecosystems
Badr El Houari: South-South Start-ups Ecosystems

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*HIGH TALK : A keynote conference (20mns each). 

Speakers
avatar for Badr El Houari

Badr El Houari

Badr is the president and co-founder of Devoxx Morocco, the Devoxx chapter in Africa and MENA region. Badr is coder, entrepreneur and international speaker with more than 10 years of experience in design, architecture, and in building efficient IT solutions for big international IT... Read More →
avatar for Madanmohan Rao

Madanmohan Rao

Madanmohan Rao is research director at YourStory Media and editor of five book series. His interests include creativity, innovation, knowledge management, and digital media. Madan is also a DJ and writer on world music and jazz.


Friday November 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Roundtable: "How can the african leapfrog help accelerate the global transformation of the agriculture sector ?"
All participants

with Nadia Mrabit (Elephant Vert), Rose Funja (Director ICT at University of Bagamoyo), Djamila Abass (M-Farm), Adnane Remmal (University of Fez), OCP.

Location: Hôtel Pullman de Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa
              Km 6 Route de Fes, Gueliz, Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

*ROUNDTABLES : A panel composed of prestigious experts that will discuss about the impact of digital innovation on education, health, energy & fooding&making.

Speakers
avatar for Adnane Remmal (University of Fez)

Adnane Remmal (University of Fez)

Adnane Remmal is Research Director in Biotechnology at the University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah of Fès, Morocco. Adnane is the winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Grand Prize. His innovation, a patented alternative to livestock anti-biotics, is set to transform... Read More →
avatar for Rose Funja

Rose Funja

Rose Funja is passionate about ICT for Development. She is the founder and Managing Director of Agrinfo, a social enterprise that focuses on documenting farm land ownership for smallholders and forming linkages within the agriculture value chain. Ms Funja is a trained engineer for... Read More →
avatar for Naziha Mestaoui

Naziha Mestaoui

Naziha Mestaoui, artist and architect, lives and works in Paris. Her unique approach merges space, imagery and technological innovations of the digital era to create innovative immersive and sensory experiences. She is member of the Electronic Shadow duo, founded in 2000, now hailed... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

A conversation with Lionel Zinsou: "Digital entrepreneurship in Africa"
moderated by Aina Dolapo (The Guardian Nigeria)

Speakers
avatar for Lionel Zinsou

Lionel Zinsou

Lionel Zinsou (born 23 October 1953) is a French–Beninese economist and investment banker who was Prime Minister of Benin from 2015 to 2016.


Friday November 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA

6:00pm

Closing Ceremony
Yellow accreditations + Startups

DIGITAL CHAMPIONSHIP PITCHES [6 - 7:30 pm
]Jury : Ghita Lahlou, Isis Nyong'o, Pauline Mujawamariya, Claude Grunitzky, Karim Sy, Ralph Simon, Rachid Yazami.

WORKSHOP RESTITUTION & SHOWCASE [7:30 pm] Opening Innovation in Africa, with special guests: Dan Allen (Hackergarten), Jason Porter & more

NOMINATION OF 4 DIGITAL CHAMPIONS[8:30 - 9:30 pm]

AND FAREWELL PARTY!

Location: Emerging Business Factory
              62, Quartier Industriel Sidi Ghanem، طريق آسفي، Marrakesh 40000, Maroc

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Simon (Mobilium)

Ralph Simon (Mobilium)

Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Mobile Entertainment Forum; Co-founder of Zomba Music Group (London) Ralph Simon is regarded as one of the founders of the modern mobile entertainment industry. Over the last decade he has been a global trailblazer and innovator, playing a central... Read More →
avatar for Claude Grunitzky

Claude Grunitzky

A lateral thinker and successful serial entrepreneur, Claude is the founder of TRACE. He is also the founder of TRUE Africa, a media tech platform. In February 2003, Grunitzky and two business partners completed a multimillion-dollar financing deal led by Goldman Sachs Group. TRACE... Read More →
avatar for Ghita Lahlou

Ghita Lahlou

Adnane Remmal is Research Director in Biotechnology at the University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah of Fès, Morocco. Adnane is the winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Grand Prize. His innovation, a patented alternative to livestock anti-biotics, is set to transform... Read More →
avatar for Badr Elhouari (XHub - Devoxx Maroc)

Badr Elhouari (XHub - Devoxx Maroc)

Badr is the president and co-founder of Devoxx Morocco, the Devoxx chapter in Africa and MENA region. Badr is coder, entrepreneur and international speaker with more than 10 years of experience in design, architecture, and in building efficient IT solutions for big international IT... Read More →
avatar for Pauline Mujawamariya

Pauline Mujawamariya

Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl joined the African Innovation Foundation in July 2011 as the IPA Program Director.  Pauline focuses on cultivating market-orientated solutions for African-led development across the continent, building an innovation ecosystem that will invigorate economic... Read More →
avatar for Karim Sy

Karim Sy

A former student of the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Computer Engineering), Karim SY soon released his innovative entrepreneurial talent since university. Pioneer in various digital projects, Karim is an entrepreneur and digital activist around innovation. He is the founder and... Read More →
avatar for Rachid Yazami

Rachid Yazami

Dr. Rachid Yazami, a native of Fez, Morocco, received his MS in electrochemistry and PhD in graphite intercalation compounds for lithium batteries at France’s Grenoble Institute of Technology, and then began his career at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 6:00pm - Saturday November 5, 2016 2:00am
TBA
 
Monday, November 7
 

1:00pm

Roundtable COP22
Africa4tech digital champions at COP22

*ROUNDTABLES : A panel composed of prestigious experts that will discuss about the impact of digital innovation on education, health, energy & fooding&making.

Monday November 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA