ATDA 2022

Under the patronage of HE Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chairman of the African Union

The 11th edition of the Conference on Digital Transformation in Africa
December 15 and 16, 2022

Geneva International Conference Center

UNDER THE THEME

CONFIANCE, SOUVERAINETE, INCLUSION : ENJEUX ET PERSPECTIVES POUR L’AFRIQUE

What are ATDAs?

The Conference on Digital Transformation in Africa (ATDA) brings together each year the main decision-makers of the African digital ecosystem to discuss the challenges of digital construction. Platform for high-level meetings between Africans, Asian Europeans and Americans since 2011.
The ATDAs allow participants to exchange best practices, identify new partners and new business opportunities on the continent.

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Word from the Founder of ATDA

True to its commitment as a catalyst for good practices, the ATDA aims to bring together African and European actors, from the public and private sectors, civil society and donors around issues related to the challenges of digital transformation on the continent.

After the Digital African Tour (continental roadshow on 9 countries), the objective of these two-day meetings is to allow actors to reflect together on key issues to be addressed in order to contribute to deepening the themes to be addressed during the meetings. This involves setting up a collective intelligence platform with a roadmap and recommendations. In a context of urban policy management, several initiatives are emerging on the African continent. Harmonization and feedback are needed to bring out best practices.

ATDAs a collective intelligence platform

Mohamadou DIALLO

Déjà, en octobre 2017, en réunissant à Bercy, plusieurs centaines de décideurs du digital, les ATDA avaient servi de plateforme aux acteurs public et privé (africains et européens) pour échanger sur les priorités à adresser aux Chefs d’Etats de l’UA et de l’EU pour une meilleure prise en compte des besoins lors du Sommet UE/UA tenu à Abidjan. Un mémorandum avec 11 recommandations avait été soumis en vue du Sommet EU /UA tenu à Abidjan tenu en décembre 2017.

C’est cette même ambition que nous entendons reconduire en 2022 à Genève. En 2021, nous avons célébré les 10 ans des Assises à l’Ecole Polytechnique de Benguerir au Maroc. Malgré la pandémie, l’édition 2021 a tenu toutes ses promesses. 

They are expected at
ATDA 2022

Thelma QUAYE

Director of Infrastructure - Skills and Empowerment – Smart Africa

Nathalie FONTANET

Conseillère d’État - Genève - Suisse

Daniel Erik SCHAER

Ambassadeur pour la coopération économique avec l’Afrique – Ministère des affaires étrangères – Chef de la délégation Estonienne

Bara NDIAYE

Consultant Expert Digital - Data - RGPD - Fondateur plateforme AMS

Nicolas SADIRAC

Co-Founder - 01Edu - 01 Talent

Dr Chaesub LEE

Directeur du bureau de la normalisation - UIT

Roland DOMINICÉ

CEO Vincent LEHNER - Head of Markets – Symbiotics - Suisse

Mamoudou NIANE

Secrétaire Permanent -CDP Sénégal (En visio)

Houlin ZHAO

Secrétaire Général - UIT

Macky SALL

Président de la République du Sénégal et Président en exercice de l’Union africaine

Jérôme CHENAL

Directeur - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 : 𝐖𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐊𝐀𝐑𝐀-𝐈𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐇𝐈𝐌𝐈

Entrepreneure, Fondatrice du 1er club en Afrique des Femmes DRH

Zaki NARJISSE

CEO - Netopia

André-Franck AHOYO

Délégué général - Urgence Identité Afrique (UIA)

Alpha BARRY

CEO - Atos Afrique

Marie DE FREMINVILLE

Présidente - Starboard Advisory - Auteure de « La cybersécurité et les décideurs »

Me Lina FASSI FIHRI

Avocate - Barreau de Paris - Déléguée à la Protection des Données (DPO) - Maroc

Awa NDIAYE

Présidente - CDP Sénégal

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 : 𝐎𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐄𝐆𝐇𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐂𝐇𝐍𝐈

Président - CNDP Maroc

Abdoulaye BARRY

Fondateur - Président Directeur général - YMO

Thierno SAKHO

CEO - Proxalys

Martial MONTHE

CEO - CINETPAY

Touhami RABII

CEO - Gemadec Maroc - Vice-président - Direct Marketing Advisory Board - Union postale universelle (UPU)

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥 𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐖

Tech Sector Development - NTF Sénégal National Coordinator - ITC

Freddy MPINDA

Conseiller - Ministère du Numérique - RDC

François KANIMBA

Commissaire au Marché Commun, Affaires Économiques, Monétaires et Financières - Commission de la CEEAC

Massandjé TOURE-LITSE

Commissaire aux affaires économiques - CEDEAO

Emily NJERI MBURU-NDORIA

Directrice, Division du commerce des services - Secrétariat - ZLECAF

Ibrahima Nourredine DIAGNE

Managing Director - Gainde 2000 - Sénégal

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 : 𝐀𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐮 𝐃𝐈𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐎

ITC - Senior Coordinator African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

Mariam HAMADOU ALI

Ministre de l’Economie numérique et de l’Innovation - Djibouti

Ambassadeur Benedikt WECHSLER

Chef de division pour la numérisation - Département fédéral des affaires étrangères - Suisse

Luc MISSIDIMBAZI

Conseiller Numérique - Premier ministre - Congo Brazzaville (En visio)

Kamalidini SOUEF

Ministre des Postes, Télécoms et Économie Numérique Union des Comores

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐕𝐢𝐣𝐚𝐲 𝐌𝐀𝐔𝐑𝐄𝐄

Coordinateur de programme - Bureau de la normalisation des télécommunications - UIT

Mohamadou DIALLO

Président - Fondateur des ATDA - CIO MAG

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐃𝐫. 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐧 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐄

Ancien Secrétaire Général - ITU et Président du Comité Scientifique - ATDA

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐥 𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐒𝐒𝐈

Chef du Département des groupes d’étude du Bureau de normalisation de l’UIT

Vincent SUBILIA

Directeur - Chambre de commerce, d’industrie et des services de Genève (CCIG)

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 : 𝐏𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐚 𝐂𝐎𝐊𝐄-𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐓𝐎𝐍

Executive Director - International Trade Center (ITC)(En visio)

Mame Aby SEYE

Déléguée Générale DER – Sénégal

Lacina KONE

CEO de l'alliance Smart Africa

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐦 𝐒𝐘

Strategic partner de 01 talent & fondateur Réseau innovation Jokkolabs

Jeannie COINTRE

Membre de la société civile

Désiré-Cashmir KOLONGELE EBERANDE

Ministre du Numérique - RDC

Ghita MEZZOUR

Ministre déléguée chargée de la Transition Numérique et de la Réforme de l’Administration - Maroc

Hassane Moussa BARAZE

Ministre de la Poste et des Nouvelles Technologies de l'information du Niger

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐉𝐞𝐚𝐧-𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥 𝐇𝐔𝐄𝐓

Associé - BearingPoint

Léon Juste IBOMBO

Ministre des Postes, des Télécommunications et de l’Economie numérique - République du Congo

Tahina Michel RAZAFINDRAMALO

Ministre du Développement numérique, de la Transformation digitale, des Postes et des Télécommunications - Madagascar

Aurélie ADAM SOULE ZOUMAROU

Ministre du Numérique et de la Digitalisation - Bénin

Contexte

A triptych that suits the challenges of the moment marked by full digital and the risks linked to the extensive interconnectivity between systems and the use of new technologies by organizations worldwide. The exponential growth of needs hitherto little or not covered in such vital sectors as in health, education, agriculture, trade or even the transfer of funds brings up inherent risks.

Beyond trust, the basis of all economic activity, inclusion has become a key issue in order to avoid any form of fracture between the fringes of the population without distinction of any kind.
All under the prism of the North-South partnership. These are the issues that the 11th edition of the ATDA promises to address on December 15 and 16, 2022 in Geneva.

Main ATDA objectives

The Conference on Digital Transformation in Africa (ATDA) brings together each year the main decision-makers of the African digital ecosystem to discuss the challenges of digital construction.

Promote development

Promoting the development of digital technology that is both inclusive and responsible

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Energize creativity

Boosting creativity with a new generation of entrepreneurs

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Strengthen partnerships

Between entrepreneurial ecosystems in Africa and the rest of the world

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Promote the emergence

From a new deal in a south-south and north-south dynamic thanks to digital via a new entrepreneurial story

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Provide a framework for dialogue and exchange

Unique in promoting best practices between administrations, international organizations, private companies and civil society Ultimately, the ATDAs main objective is to contribute to the emergence of innovative solutions for the improvement and acceleration of Africa's development.

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Technical sheet ATDA 2022 seats of the
Digital Transformation in Africa

Trust, sovereignty and inclusion
Challenges and prospects for Africa

As part of its action plan, CIO Mag is renewing the ATDAs in 2022, an annual meeting for digital transformation. The city of Geneva will host this 11th edition, which is part of the Digital African Tour.

Why trust?

Quite simply, without trust, you cannot build a viable digital ecosystem. At a time when Africa is asking legitimate questions about its sovereignty in sovereign areas such as food, economic and financial security, digital technology provides answers and becomes a foundation on which almost everything should be built.

Digital trust is a sub-element of digital sovereignty. In the same way, the healthier the business environment, the better the confidence with investors.

To hatch more unicorns in innovative sectors such as Fintech, E-Commerce and more generally in the management of critical data, it is necessary to establish a business framework with a regulatory and legal environment both homogeneous and transparent.

Africa has gone, in ten years, “from a digital luxury to a digital survival”.

Today, more than ever, the deployment of resilient and sustainable infrastructure is relevant for Africa.

Why sovereignty?

Because from hybrid work to hybrid war, there is only one step. From the onset of the covid 19 pandemic, the world has been able to adapt to mobility constraints thanks to the resilience made possible by digital systems which have made it possible to save entire sections of the economy.

Teleworking or hybrid work has enabled business continuity even if there is an upsurge in inherent risks.
Likewise, the world is watching with amazement the ravages of hybrid warfare following Russia's armed attack on Ukraine.

This new form of war in modern times is marked by disinformation campaigns on social networks and sabotage of information systems as childish as they are dangerous, so that the world will not come out unscathed. 

This further confirms the need to ensure the conditions for lasting sovereignty. The growth of connectivity is also accompanied by an increase in risks of all kinds. This acceleration of digital coverage should not, however, conceal the so-called emerging risks.

In the all-digital era, we are witnessing interconnectivity between systems and the use of new technologies in business activities. It is obvious that the stakes are significant and the “danger” linked to a system interruption is clearly identified. From this point of view, Africa is characterized by its great vulnerability and the evolution of risk exposure linked to the environmental and operational context is more than topical.

Why inclusion?

Because digital is a tool for inclusion par excellence. Thanks to digital technology, ubiquity is no longer science fiction. Just with a connected telephone device, banking becomes a reality to access all kinds of services related to digital finance, access to E-learning, telemedicine, E-Commerce platforms, etc. In short, a means quickly and effectively to reduce inequalities between genders and social origins and thereby also reduce poverty.

User innovations developed by local start-ups will find a favorable response when it comes to their dissemination. Digital technology now makes it possible to give a real identity to millions of individuals in Africa who were deprived of it, but also to give hope with access to vital services that have hitherto been difficult to democratize. It will be a question of connecting SMEs with large organizations in a cross-fertilization approach.

11th ATDA: Why Geneva?

As a collective intelligence platform, the ATDAs aim to strengthen cooperation between Africa and the rest of the world. By choosing Geneva to host this 11th edition, the objective is to promote and strengthen multilateralism as a means of achieving growth and prosperity that is shared and above all beneficial to all. It is also a privileged means of building bridges between Africa and Europe.

Based on the diversity and richness of the actors that make up the Geneva economic ecosystem, this 11th edition of the ATDA promises to be a great success. Several large organizations have already expressed their support for this initiative, including the President of the State Council of the Canton of Geneva, international organizations (with the support of the International Telecommunications Union and the International Trade Centre), non- government (with the support of Hackeurs sans Frontières).

Multinationals (with the support of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services and several multinationals such as Huawei, Orange, Atos, Inetum etc…).

SMEs, startups, academic and research institutes. To jointly build the conditions for growth that is both inclusive and shared. A true high mass of companies engaged in digital transformation where will be present: decision-makers, managers, CIOs, politicians... who will debate around the evolutions of digital transformation and their impacts on our societies.

More than ever, the Covid-19 pandemic crisis has raised awareness about digital disruption. It is about celebrating a decade at the service of African digital transformation.
ATDA is first and foremost a collective intelligence platform.
Faithful to its commitment as catalysts of good practices, the ATDA aims to bring together African and European actors.

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Members of the scientific committee
ATDA 2022

Vincent SUBILIA

Directeur - Chambre de commerce, d’industrie et des services de Genève (CCIG)

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐦 𝐒𝐘

Strategic partner de 01 talent & fondateur Réseau innovation Jokkolabs

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐇𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐢 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐀𝐔

Directeur de la Francophonie économique et numérique - OIF

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐃𝐫. 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐧 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐄

Ancien Secrétaire Général - ITU et Président du Comité Scientifique - ATDA

𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞́𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 : 𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐥 𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐒𝐒𝐈

Chef du Département des groupes d’étude du Bureau de normalisation de l’UIT

Mame Aby SEYE

Déléguée Générale DER – Sénégal

Lacina KONE

CEO de l'alliance Smart Africa

Jeannie COINTRE

Membre de la société civile

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 : 𝐏𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐚 𝐂𝐎𝐊𝐄-𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐓𝐎𝐍

Executive Director - International Trade Center (ITC)(En visio)

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