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#SocialMediaWeekLondon “Africa: Open & Connected” – Friday 27th September 2013 | Full Schedule + Watch it Live!

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Today, Friday 27th September 2013, Social Media Week London will take place at the Ravensbourne 6 Penrose Way, London, SE10 0EW, UK.

The event tagged “Africa: Open & Connected” will be a day of conversation and networking. Here is the full schedule of the show;
Speakers - September 2013 - BellaNaija

Social Media & The Future of Broadcasting in Nigeria
12:15 PM – The Walker Space
The Nigerian broadcasting industry has seen exponential growth, providing programming to a country of over 160 billion people and creating thousands of local jobs. Content produced locally is syndicated throughout Africa and overseas in Europe. The web and social media has enabled Nigerian broadcasters to directly communicate with their local audience and reach a global audience.

In this session,  two of Nigeria’s leading figures in the broadcasting industry. Emeka Mba and Chris Ubosi.

In a spirited conversation. led by ACCCE UK’s Executive Chairman Fola Kudehinbu, they will discuss how social media has impacted and is being leveraged by their industry. They will also discuss the impact of digital media, partnership opportunities in Nigeria’s dynamic broadcasting industry, and their plans for the future and the role social media will play in that future.

Moderator: Fola Kudehinbu (Executive Chairman, African & Caribbean chamber of Commerce & Enterprise, ACCCE UK)
Speakers: Emeka Mba (DG, National Broadcasting Commission) and Chris Ubosi (MD, Beat 99.9FM)

1 Billion Strong … A Continent on The Rise
1:30 PM – The Walker Space
Africa’s is now the world’s fastest growing mobile phone market. Tech hubs and incubators are springing up across the continent. Eight of the 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa. Clearly opportunities are abundant. Hear from leading executives and industry experts in Africa’s tech and business sectors as they share their thoughts on important trends, partnership opportunities and what a continent of 1 billion people connected could mean for Africa and the global economy.

Moderator: Russell Southwood (Balancing Act Africa)
Speakers: Nkiru Asika (SMW Lagos/Enterprise Creative), Matthew Dawes (Mobile Web Africa), Taj Onigbanjo (Africa Digital Media), Richard Dowden (Royal African Society), Amit Pau (Ariadne Capital).

Open Access: Governance & Social Media in Africa
3:00 PM – The Walter Space
From Occupy Nigeria to Ghana Decides, now more than ever citizens across the continent are demanding greater transparency from their government. Social media continues to be a catalyst for local movements and youth organizing.

Social Media also serves as an open forum for policy debates, a tool to monitor elections and a way to keep citizens informed of local government issues and services. This panel will look at the role social media plays in government on the continent and how citizens, community activists/organizers and government officials are using social to change the way we think about government and governing in Africa.

Moderator: Ayo Alli (Illa Media)
Speakers: Marieme Jamme (African Gathering), Sophie Masipa (Mo Ibrahim Foundation), Rodney Borde (VOXAfrica), Vera Kwakofi (BBC).

E!Africa: How Social Media Is Driving Entertainment in Africa
4:30 PM – The Walker Space
Meet some of Africa’s leading entertainment executives. Hear how they are using social media to engage a market of close to 1 billion people. Learn about the opportunities that exist locally.

Moderator: Chude Jideonwo (RedMedia Africa)
Speakers: Lanre Davies (Factory 78), Ike Onuorah (Strictly Entertainment Music), DJ Abass (DJAMEDIA), Digger Elias (Wyld Pitch Records / The Orchard), Obi Asika (Storm 360 Entertainment), Ropo Akin (Coko Bar).

SMW Lagos Cocktails & Conversations
6:00 PM – Ground Floor
Hosted By VoxAfrica’s Remel London
Join the SMW Lagos team as they close out the daylong program and SMW London. SMW Lagos’ Cocktails & Conversations brings some of Africa’s leading minds in the digital and media space together for a fun evening of music, food and great conversations. DJ OsaJatt’s Afrobeats soundtrack sets the tone for the night while attendees enjoy “AfroBrit” small chops paired with wine.

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