Mobile Monday is the world’s largest community of players of the mobile industry outside of the GSM Association. The founding meeting of the chapter for French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa will feature a keynote speech by Laurent Kiba, head of Mobile Payment at Orange Senegal on the topic “Mobile Money: Challenges and Opportunity for Francophone Africa.”
The launch event of Mobile Monday Senegal will take place at JokkoLabs, French-speaking Africa’s first innovation hub. It will be an invitation-only event for key industry players in Senegal such as executives from mobile phone operators (Orange, Tigo, Expresso), handset makers with local presence (Samsung, Nokia), as well as other international ICT players with established operations in Dakar (Microsoft, Google, Viadeo). They will all take part in an open, informal debate after the initial presentation made by the speaker.
Says Alexander Grouet, Regional Director at Mira Networks: “Mira Networks is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of this event. As a pioneer of the mobile industry in Africa, we have provided our clients with connectivity to various markets across the continent including Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire, the two leaders in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Mira Networks’ founding CEO Sean D. Conde, concluded by saying: “Through this event, we hope to facilitate interaction between the industry’s key players. This interaction should help shape the future of mobile technology in the region for the mutual benefit of all players. We know that the most difficult stage for any new initiative such as Mobile Monday Senegal is funding the launch. That is why we did not hesitate to throw our support behind the Mobile Monday Senegal team when they approached us.”