UPDATE: The top African tech conferences of 2020

The number of technology conferences in Africa is growing steadily, giving technology professionals a range of choices of events focusing on a variety of topics and industries. The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the event schedule this year, however. Here is CIO Africa's updated list of major tech events in the region for this year.

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Judging from the number of African technology conferences that are scheduled for the rest of 2020, technology leaders on the continent have a wealth of opportunities to share and learn strategies for digital transformation -- subject to progess in the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19 . Emerging technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics, blockchain distributed ledger applications, internet of things (IoT), fintech, software defined networking and a wide range of cloud services are disrupting business in just about every economic sector. Conferences are an opportunity to learn about these technologies from peers and domain experts.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Keep in mind that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused event cancellations and postponements around Africa. We will update this list regularly, but before planning travel, check back to the conference websites to ensure that the conference you are interested in has not been rescheduled or cancelled.

Lagos 2020 Digital Transformation Summit

Lagos, Nigeria

11 June

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