Organisers of the Africa Fintech Summit 2020 have billed Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey as the closing keynote for the 3-day event.
The announcement was on Monday made by Dedalus Global (https://DedalusGlobal.com) and Ibex Frontier (www.IbexFrontier.com).
The summit (www.AfricaFintechSummit.com) according to the organisers will hold virtually on November 9, 10, and 12.
Dorsey is considered to be one of the biggest influencers in tech ecosystems worldwide and is often revered as a futurist.
Dorsey’s keynote will mark a year since he visited Africa to meet with several of the continent’s tech leaders and incubation houses.
According to the statement by the organisers, Dorsey’s closing keynote on November 12 will revolve around the concepts of decentralized finance and opportunities it creates for financial inclusion.
The statement read in part: "Throughout the three day event, registrants will have the opportunity to:
"Engage and learn from 60 of sector’s most active thought leaders over the course of 12 panel sessions, 3 fireside chats, and related discussion forums
"Participate in discussions that dissect some of the sector’s regulatory hurdles
"Connect with early-stage startups and the latest innovations through a startup expo
"Meet with the industry’s stakeholders – investors, startups, regulators, banking execs, and more! – in curated networking sessions or 1x1
"Learn best practices for approaching different types of investors, banking partners, and regulators"
The Summit will conclude on November 12 with the regional final of Pegasus Tech Ventures’ Startup World Cup global pitch competition, the winner of which will be invited to compete for US$1M at the global semi-finals in Silicon Valley in May 2021.