The first edition of AFRICA MAD has been held on Saturday October 20 in Cotonou, GOLDEN TULIP, and brought together the main representatives of the government and presidential agencies, mobile operators, Internet Service Providers, Developers, Mobile Application Developers and the general public (users), i.e nearly 200 participants.
This edition has taken place in six (6) major independent events.
Panels of strategic exchanges & One Speech (story telling and experiences sharing)
|Protocol||Welcoming participants||08:00 AM - 08:30 AM|
|Kossi AMESSINOU||Speech of the Representative of the Internet Governance Forum Benin||08:30 AM - 08:35 AM|
|Serge ADJOVI||Speech of the director of Digital Agency||08:35 AM - 08:45 AM|
|Madam Minister of the Digital Economy and Communication||Opening speech||08:45 AM - 08:55 AM|
|Master of Ceremony||Presentation of the program of activities||08:55 AM - 09:00 AM|
|All participants||Family photo||09:00 AM - 09:10 AM|
|Madam Minister of the Digital Economy and Communication||Visit of AFRICA MAD SPACE||09:10 AM - 09:40 AM|
|All participants||Opening Cocktail (just after the officials' speeches)||09:15 AM - 10:00 AM|
||AFRICA MAD TALK 1 – Panel Format
Theme : State of play of the mobile application market in Africa today?
Moderator : Marc-André LOKO
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
|Edouard HINVI||AFRICA MAD TALK 2 – “One Speech” Format
Theme : How did RIGHTCOM deliver the best customer experience with the apps it designs for its customers?
|11:00 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Arel ZANNOU||AFRICA MAD TALK 3 – “One Speech” Format
Theme : How thanks to DIS-MOI DOC, every African can take better care of his well-being and his health?
|11:30 PM - 12:00 AM|
||AFRICA MAD TALK 4 – Panel Format
Theme : How artificial intelligence is becoming an essential element in the design of a mobile application?
Moderator : Gloria TOGNON TCHEGNONSI
|12:00 AM - 01:00 PM|
|All participants||Lunch break||01:00 PM - 03:00 PM|
||AFRICA MAD TALK 5 – Panel Formal
Theme : What are the security standards for developing an application?
Moderator : Jérémie ADJA
|03:00 PM - 04:00 PM|
|Hadjara IDRISS||AFRICA MAD TALK 6 – “One Speech” Format
Theme : How thanks to SEWEMA, I created a web platform to allow every African to improve his skills to succeed his business or his career?
|04:00 PM - 04:30 PM|
Exhibitions and demos
A selection of seven (7) companies has presented, the whole day during, their mobile solutions to the general public.
The exhibition was open at 10 AM and closed at 05 PM. Learn more here.
Two (2) hands-on training workshops on mobile application development (prerequisites and skills) and how to build an economic plan around a mobile application project. This workshop was aimed at students and young developers. Click here for further details
|Florentio de Souza||Key strategic tools for mobile app development||03:00 PM - 04:30 PM|
|Joane SETANGNI||How to build an economic plan around a mobile application development project?||04:30 PM - 06:00 PM|
From 07 PM to 09 PM, a closing cocktail has been offered during which participants were able to network.
During the evening of 10 PM to 03 AM , the winners of the Mad Challenge was announced and each of them has received their prizes. Then has followed a dancante evening animated by a D.J of reputation.