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Utilizing dynamic partnerships to ignite innovation in Africa

DATE: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This webinar addresses how Qualcomm® empowers stakeholders and innovators through access to multinational resources.

Qualcomm®, a company whose technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people, will introduce their Qualcomm Wireless Reach™ initiative. This initiative’s innovative approach to partnering unleashes African creativity and expands stakeholder results. Learn how lives are positively impacted when a multinational company invests its finances, people, technologies and other resources in expanding capabilities of African entrepreneurs and stakeholders. In this webinar, multiple program successes in healthcare, education and entrepreneurship will be shared.

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Patricia R. Sheikh

SPEAKER: Kyle Moss

Gov’t Affairs Program Manager – Qualcomm Wireless Reach
TOPIC: The Qualcomm Wireless Reach’s approach to success

Kyle Moss serves as a government affairs program manager and head of global entrepreneurship for Qualcomm Wireless Reach. Based in San Diego, Moss designs, implements, and manages social impact programs throughout Africa, Asia, and the US. She also leads her team’s efforts in support of SMEs, SGBs, social enterprises, and entrepreneurs using mobile tools. Her role on the team covers international marketing, events, and a growing social presence. These activities are all on behalf of Wireless Reach, the strategic program that brings the benefits of advanced wireless technologies to underserved communities globally. Moss works closely with project collaborators to ensure projects, that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning, and improve environmental sustainability are strategic, well-conceived, properly executed, publicized, and maintained.


Bruce Cameron

SPEAKER: Dr Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo

Gov’t Affairs Director, West & Central Africa | Qualcomm®
TOPIC: Qualcomm’s wireless success in Africa

Dr. Bienvenu AGBOKPONTO SOGLO is a Gov’t Affairs Director, West & Central Africa at Qualcomm. He has over 12 years’ experience in the ICT and Telecommunication Industry with expertise in International Mobile Telecommunication technologies as well as governmental policies across Africa. In this role, he interacts with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), supports development and implementation of plans, policies and strategies of the Company’s government affairs in West and Central Africa. He interacts with government officials, regional economic communities, regulatory associations and industry partners to help facilitate the creation of enabling policies and regulations for ICT and Mobile Broadband. He has published several technical papers on Network Control Systems in International Journals and Conferences; and have participated and spoken at many international forums, Conferences and meetings across the globe including at the WTO and the ITU. Dr. Bienvenu AGBOKPONTO SOGLO holds a Ph.D. degree in Control Science & Engineering from Beijing Tsinghua University, an MSc in Control Theory & Control Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, and a BSc in Automatic Control from Dalian Maritime University, China. He has excellent proficiency in English, French, Mandarin and several West Africa languages.


David Riposo

SPEAKER: Okey Okuzu

CEO | InStrat Global Health Solutions
TOPIC: CliniPAK health care program in Nigeria

Okey Okuzu is an accomplished healthcare visionary and entrepreneur whose innovations have enabled improved healthcare delivery to underserved populations. Okey founded InStrat Global Health Solutions in 2010 to focus on global health innovation by identifying and deploying mobile health solutions using SMS, 3G and Satellite information delivery technologies. Prior to InStrat, Okey had spent over a decade in leadership positions in global life sciences industry leaders – Pfizer Inc., and Novartis. Okey’s prior career was in investment banking with JP Morgan Chase and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (Africa). Okey holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Columbia Business School, New York.


David Riposo

SPEAKER: Berhane Gebru

Director of Programs | TechLab, FHI 360
TOPIC: WISE entrepreneurial fishing program in Senegal

Berhane Gebru is an international development practitioner and researcher with twenty years of experience developing, managing, and implementing global, regional, and country-level programs. In his current role at FHI 360, he directs programs for FHI 360’s TechLab which focuses on the application of mobile information and communications technologies for health, education, environment and climate change, and other development disciplines in projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Over the past 14 years, he successfully led more than 60 projects in over 30 countries involving the development and deployment of ICTs to strengthen health and education systems, improve adaptation to the impacts of climate change and increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of data collection. Throughout his career, he has led award-winning projects from inception to implementation including the Climate Change Adaptation and ICTs project that was honored to receive the prestigious UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities Award (2015) and the Mobile Health Information System that received the ITU’s 2015 World Summit on the Information Society award.


David Riposo

SPEAKER: Sam Rich

CEO | eLimu
TOPIC: Power of mLearning education program in Kenya

Sam Rich is eLimu’s CEO. An education and behaviour change consultant from London, Sam began work as a journalist at The Independent, before dabbling in design, training as a teacher, and briefly dipping his toes into the DotCom sector. In 2004, he moved to East Africa in a brave attempt to marry these skills by working in Behaviour Change. Since then he’s designed teaching materials for coffee farmers, developed nutrition campaigns, shown governments how to make public finances more transparent, produced radio ads about election abuses, and designed mobile apps for micro-finance organizations. He began scripting and producing animations at eLimu, and went on to lead development of Hadithi Hadithi! in 2015 before coming on full-time as CEO.


For program inquiries contact:
[email protected]