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Unlocking Blockchain Africa Event

About The Event

Unlocking Blockchain Africa originated from the parent company StudEx wildlife based in San Francisco California USA, the first investment platform for rare and endangered species after participating at the 2018 World Crypto Currency economic forum top 20 Initial Coin Offering startups in San Francisco California.

WHERE

Summer Place, Johannesburg
Cape Town, South Africa

WHEN

Sunday to Wednesday
July 23 to 26, 2017



Conference Schedule

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  • Afternoon Sessions

    December 3rd, 2019

  • Morning Sessions

    December 3rd, 2019

  • AI - the new growth opportunity in Retail | Reinventing Loyalty & Rewards Programs The retail industry is both highly competitive as well as a huge driver for economic growth in Africa. Companies that are making extensive use of AI are reaping the benefits of increased customer satisfaction and loyalty while decreasing fraud and improving operations which adds to their bottom line. What are the challenges African retailers face in developing and implementing state-of- the-art AI solutions? How can potential hurdles of regulatory environment  and talent be overcome? And which African retailers are  leading the way?
    Artificial Intelligence
    Blockchain
    Retail
    Sponsors
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • Tumelo Ramaphosa in conversation with Unathi Mtiya Chief Technology Officier Grindrod Bank
    Artificial Intelligence
    Blockchain
    Retail
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • Difference between cryptocurrency and digital ledgers (BitCoin and Ethereum) Crypto currencies available ( are BitCoin and Ether the only ones)  Ethereum vs. BitCoin Who is Stellar, Ripple and IOTA? Blockchain in retail and its benefits Current platforms available to Africa exposing Blockchain and cryptocurrency to consumers (such as LUNO)  Challenges facing the introduction of the concept in the retail industry and systems in place to overcome them: Volatility (the value of bitcoin and fluctuation of the currency) User-friendliness and accessibility to both merchants and consumers (using existing technologies such as Samsung, Google and Apple Pay to overcome that barrier?) Ultimately combining AI and Blockchain as a solution for a decentralized market system Preparing the retail industry for the use of Blockchain (and where do we begin? do we want to use it as a backend  for storing records, operation and supply chain information or integrate it into everyday retail experience?) Plan to ease and educate consumer perception.
    Artificial Intelligence
    Blockchain
    Innovative Technologies
    Retail
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • Tumelo Ramaphosa in conversation with Irene Charnley
    Artificial Intelligence
    Blockchain
    Retail
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • The potential of 4IR for corporate South Africa
    Innovative Technologies
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • The 4th Industrial Revolution has given birth to new, and seemingly complex ways in which technology can and has integrated itself into our daily lives. Thanks to the rapid computing technology and power of the 3rd IR; societies have a much faster and engaging way of collecting, sharing, communicating and controlling information. However, how prepared are we for the revolution and what are we still to do to bridge the gaps? Does the 4th industrial revolution even makes sense for Africa or are we skipping stages. ie Robotics before running electricity? IoT in farms before Wifi in homes?
    Innovative Technologies

  • Discussion 1 | Reinventing Retail Tumelo Ramaphosa in conversation with: Edcon’s Operations Manager Candy Steyn
    Artificial Intelligence
    Blockchain
    Retail
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

Our Speakers

Location

Summer Place, Johannesburg. South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

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