USA, French & SA organisations embrace AI Expo Africa 2020 new online format
Friday 29th May – Cape Town – US customer experience firm Genesys, the French Embassy in South Africa along with South African based Ashanti AI, WizzPass, Zindi, Future Fragment, FIRtech, DotModus, Learning Machines and FinChatBot are among some of the companies that have now embraced AI Expo Africa’s new online format which will see the third edition of Africa’s largest B2B trade-focused artificial intelligence (AI), data science and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) conference being held as a virtual event this year.
AI Expo Africa 2020 will be held on 3 and 4 September. Besides making the show more inclusive, the new format will make it easier for other African startups and innovators to join the event as well as new companies seeking a market in the region from Europe, the America’s, Middles East and Asia to find new customers and distribution partners.
Genesys along with data analytics and machine learning firm DotModus have recently joined the show as Platinum sponsors. Voice biometrics and image recognition leader Future Fragmen has signed-up as a Silver sponsor. This while FIRtech, data science specialists Ashanti AI, data science competition platform Zindi, visitor management solutions provider WizzPass, and FinChatBot – which develops AI-powered chatbots for the financial services industry – have all come aboard as startup sponsors.
The French Embassy, which has also joined AI Expo Africa 2020 as a sponsor, will this year host an Innovation Wall as well as a dedicated French Pavilion which will showcase multiple French AI and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) startups.
The initial AI Expo Africa 2020 speaker line-up is led by Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of AI and Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum; Neil Sahota, IBM Master Inventor, UN AI expert and lecturer at University of California, and Fred Werner, Head of Strategic Engagement at the International Telecommunication Union.
Nick Bradshaw, Co-founder of AI Media Group curators of AI Expo Africa stated, “Our move to online was naturally prompted by the COVID global pandemic crisis but there is massive upside to the online format we are using. Most people think online events are just webinars but the iVent conference platform we are using is a “digital twin” of a traditional conference including a four track speaking programme, virtual expo hall, poster zone, AI4Good zone youth zone and networking areas. It also allows us to reach so many more people and try new formats with new communities – it’s a very exciting opportunity for speakers, sponsors and delegates alike.”
Other confirmed speakers include enterprise executives from SAP, Vodacom, UiPath, Microsoft, Standard Bank, Oracle and ABSA. Entrepreneurs and thought leaders from startups and SME firms such as DataProphet, Omdena, IQ Business and Trueface are also part of the speaker line-up.
Genesys, Ashanti AI, FinChatBot, Zindi, FIRtech, Future Fragment, and WizzPass join a growing list of thought leaders and companies that have engaged with the AI Expo Africa community. AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud, IBM, PWC, Kenyan Government, ITU, Nvidia, Intel, SA Government, Dimension Data, UiPath, Blue Prism, Vodacom, Hikvision, SAP, SAS, Telkom, Deloitte, Accenture, EY, Persistent Systems, ABSA and Standard Bank have all been part of the community as the show grows into the next decade.
Roy Bannister, co-founder of AI Media Group and Director of AI Expo Africa 2020 Show Production, concluded, “We are aiming for 1300 to 1500 registered delegates for the 2 day live show (3-4 September) and 5000+ for the 30 day Re-Live show which runs thereafter. The Re-Live aspect of the show is a new feature for 2020 and will be a great learning experience for young engineers, schools, colleges, universities and entrepreneurs. It’s a truly pan-African and global platform this year and a great first step into the 4IR business, innovation and Startup community in Africa.”
About AI Expo Africa 2020
Produced by the AI Media Group and with 3000+ community members, AI Expo Africa is now entering its third successful year and is the largest B2B trade focused Artificial Intelligence, RPA & Data Science business conference in Africa. The 2020 edition of AI Expo Africa will run online on 3-4 September 2020 and builds upon the phenomenal success of the 2018 and 2019 events that cemented it as the largest gathering of its kind, with over 1000 registered delegates, decision makers, investors, buyers, suppliers, innovators, SMBs and global brands in the region. Those looking to attend the conference can save up to 30% on a super early bird ticket NOW by accessing our sale that ends on 30 June.
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