The Conference will comprise a number of plenary sessions as well as break-out sessions that will feature presentations and discussions by prominent industry leaders, academics, regulators & policy makers, business actors (including emerging technological/digital entrepreneurs and the youth) and opinion leaders, as well as representatives from development partner organizations.

The break-out sessions will allow for more in-depth and technical analyses of salient issues arising from the thematic focus of the conference. The sub-themes suggested below will enable a broad range of discussions on the current state of Uganda’s transformation capacity and generate valuable insights for improved policy making.



Registration & Networking Breakfast


Key Note Address by Prof Rhoda Wanyenza, Dean, Makerere University School of Pubic Health
"The Evolution of Technology: Solving the Global Health Problem"

  • Panelists
  • Dr. Martin Balaba- Medical Officer, Infectious Disease Institute
  • Erastus Ayuko - Executive Director, Jubilee Insurance
  • Jaime Archundia - Global Drones Lead, UNICEF
  • Moderator: Tracy Ahumuza- Communications Officer, Infectious Disease Institute,


How to Build Internal Innovation Competency

  • Rune Schanke Eikum, Senior Consultant - Tinkr
  • Sudesh Kaka, Head of Design & Innovation, Sudesh Int’l Consult


Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Business

  • Main Speaker: Lawrence Muthoga - Technical Evangelist 4Africa Initiatives (Microsoft 4Afrika)



  • Ronald Kasendwa- Senior Software Manager, Eversend,
  • Nielsimms Sangho, Country Manager- Flutterwave
  • Joel Muhumuza- Country Manager, JUMO WORLD
  • Moderator: Denis Aguma- Business Incubation/Manager/Lecturer Birmingham City, University(UK) & Kingston University, London (UK)
  • Q&A


New legal Business Models in this Age of the Internet of Things
Panel Discussion

  • Brian Ndyaguma- Business Development Manager, Hague Institute for Innovation of Law(HiiL),
  • Gerald Abila – Founder, BarefootLaw,
  • Adeleke Alex-Adedipe - Partner, Duale Ovia & Alex-Adedipe
  • Justice Geoffrey Kiryabbwire- Justice of the Court of Appeal of Uganda
  • Linda Alinda Ikanza- Law Development Centre
  • Moderator: Raymond Assimwe-Founder, Bytelex Advocates/ ICT Cluster
  • Q&A


The Era of Tech Disruption in Africa; Opportunities & Challenges

  • Alfie Pearce Higgins- Chief Finance Officer, Safe Boda
  • Ron Kawamara- Managing Director Jumia Uganda,
  • Julie Benoist - Head of Network CDC Group,
  • AGA expert
  • Moderator: Mable Kasente Ndawula-Partner Deloitte Uganda


The Education System in this Fourth Industrial Revolution; is it Fit for Purpose?

  • Main Speaker: Hon Janet Museveni, Minister of Eduation



  • Dr. Krishna N. Sharma- Vice Chancellor, Victoria University
  • Brenda Mutesi- Marketing Manager, GEMS Cambridge International School
  • Alice Namuli Blazevic - Partner, Katende Ssempebwa Advocates
  • Frank Nigel Othembi- Director LDC
  • Moderator: Denis Aguma- Business Incubation/Manager/Lecturer Birmingham City University(UK) & Kingston University, London (UK)


Intentional Healthy Living

  • Phoebe Murungi - Sun Kissed Wellness




Digital Marketing for the 21st Century; How to Optimize the Use of Digital Media to Grow your Business/Practice.

  • Main Speaker: Kin Kariisa, C.E.O NBS/Next Media.
  • Panelists:
  • Timothy Mugume - Country Manager, Jumia
  • Collins Mugume- MD, Blush Media
  • Maxime Dieudonne-Co- founder, Safe Boda
  • Moderator: Rukshana Namuyimba - Communications Secretary/ Legal Affairs DFCU

Breakout Session

AGA - Training on Digital Forensics: The Science behind the Investigation and Prosecution of Digital Crimes (2:00-5:00 pm)
Key Participants DPP’s office, Judiciary through Judicial Training Institute, Financial intelligence Authority & Uganda Law Society

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Blockchain & Smart Contracts; How to efficiently leverage the power of blockchain

  • Main Speaker: Dr. Anthony Kakooza, Advocate, Sipi Law Associates.


Cryptocurrency: Has the Bubble Burst ?

  • Leonard Businge- Senior Associate, Kampala Associated Advocates
  • Rashmi Pillai- Executive Director, Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSD Ug)
  • Antoine Bracmort -Head of Innovation, Century Group East Africa
  • Moderator: Robert Kirunda-Partner, Kirunda, Wasige Advocates


Intellectual Property and the Digital Revolution; How can IP help Tech Start-ups Grow?

  • Main Speaker: Mr. Bemenya Twebaze,C.E.O, Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB)
  • Panelists
  • IP Cluster Uganda Law Society,
  • Mr Patrick .J Mugisha- Assistant Commisioner Innovation and IP Managment- Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation
  • Ridwan Oloyede - Associate Famsville Solicitors,
  • Sunday G Ndamugoba- Partner ABC Attorneys
  • Moderator: Olukayode Onsusan - Managing Director, Logix Technical Solutions
  • Q&A


Closing Remarks

  • Joyce Nalunga- C.E.O, Uganda Law Society


Networking event



Registration & Networking Breakfast


Opening Remarks

  • Marcus Green - AGA


Remarks from H.E Yoweri Museveni on, Skilling Africa’s Youth to Compete on a Global Scale.


A One on One with the Minister for ICT in Uganda- The role of Government in Facilitating the Growth of Technology & Innovation in Africa.

  • Main Speaker: Hon. Frank Tumwebaze


Panelists discussing: Broadband Policy, Uganda Internet Exchange Point, ICT Policy

  • Panelists: Broadband Policy, Uganda Internet Exchange Point, ICT Policy
  • Andrew Jombwe- Member Executive Advisory Board, Tru iT, Uganda
  • Vincent Bagiire- Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT
  • Lanre Kolade- Cheif Executive Officer, C-Squared
  • Dr James Kasigwa- Director, Regulation and Bio Safety- Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Moderator- Godfrey Serwamukoko- C.E.O Iway Africa
  • Q&A


Design Thinking: How to Remain Relevant in the Digital Age

  • Main Speaker - Edgar Kasenene, Retro Rabbit


Cloud Computing and Data Protection: How to Safely Leverage Big Data for Business Growth (Emerging Technologies and cyber security; Is Uganda up to par with the latest trends?)

  • Keynote Address: Stella Alibatese- Director Regulation Legal Services, National Information Technology Authority (NITA)
  • Panelists
  • Vivian Dambya - National Information Technology Authority (NITA)
  • George Njoroge - Managing Director, East African Data Handlers (K) Ltd
  • Q&A


Investing in Start-Ups in Uganda; What Does an investor Look out For?

  • Asafu Thomas- The Harvest
  • Kenneth Bagarukaho- Commissioner Ministry of ICT & National Guidance
  • Berna Mugema Turyagyenda- National ICT Initiatives Support Programme(NIISP)
  • Mr. Obong O. O David- Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation
  • Moderator: Mike Mompi - C.E.O Enza Capital
  • Q&A



Breakout Session

AGA - Training on Digital Forensics: The Science behind the Investigation and Prosecution of Digital Crimes (2:00-5:00 pm)
Key Participants: DPP’s office, Judiciary through Judicial Training Institute, Financial intelligence Authority & Uganda Law Society

View AGA Agenda


Taxing Digital Assets: Social Media & Mobile Money Tax One Year Later

  • Ian Mutibwa-Partner, Signum Advocates
  • Doris Akol- Commissioner General, Uganda Revenue,
  • Moderator: Silver Kayondo, Partner Ortus Advoctes
  • Q&A


A one on session with Minister of Finance - Trade Policy 3.0; in the wake of the African Continental Free Trade Are, Realizing the Benefits of Trade Digitization.

  • Main Speaker: Hon. Matia Kasaija- Minister of Finance


Panel Discussion

  • Anja de Feijter Evecutive Director, Allied Development Centre (ADC),
  • Peter Muliisa- Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)
  • Moderator: Suleiman Kiggundu- Regional Director for Africa, CDC Group
  • Q&A


Fintech and the future of Traditional Banking
Panel Discussion

  • Edgar Byamah-Executive Director, KCB Uganda,
  • Candy Okoboi- Head of Legal/ Company Secretary, Stanbic Bank
  • Wilbrod Humphrey Owor- Executive Director, Uganda Bankers Association,
  • Jimmy Ebong - Research Specialist FSD Ug
  • Teneyi Mawocha- C.E.O Opportunity Bank Uganda
  • Moderator: Peter Kawumi - Interswitch
  • Q&A


Understanding Digital Content Distribution in Uganda: Opportunities for Ugandan Creatives in the market, challenges & the Future

  • Keynote Address: Martha Huro - General Manager, Transsnet Music Limited
  • Maurice Kirya- Artist
  • Nyana Kakoma- Author Soo Many Stories,
  • Julius Kyazze - C.E.O Swangz Avenue,
  • Aaron Musoke - General Manager, Premier Advertising and Media
  • Moderator: Ojakol Ivan- Associate, KTA
  • Q&A


Closing remarks

  • Hon. Justice Dr. Yorokamu Bamwine- Principal Judge