Digitally minded corporate sponsors, TelOne, Telecel, GTeL, and DSTV, are participating as sponsors in order to help the Digital Future platform to enrich local industries through seminars and specialised training. These corporate sponsors all represent brands that are highly visible, well-established and respected in Zimbabwe, with digital services and platforms that are central to their brands.

TelOne offers fast, reliable and affordable telecommunication and multimedia services, and recently launched the TelOne Data Centre and Cloud Solutions- allowing them to host huge amounts of data as well as migrate billing to a prepaid system. The TelOne data centre is state-of- the-art, helping TelOne to transform into a fixed mobile converged company with emphasis on broadband, cloud and digital services.


Telecel, fresh out of relaunching their Mega Bonus promotion at ZITF in Bulawayo, are committed to providing their customers with high quality communication services, whether data, calling or SMS, but at affordable costs.

GTeL’s mission is to connect everyone through world class, affordable, innovative and accessible products and services, and DSTV is Africa’s top entertainment and television destination.

These sponsors all represent the advent of digital, both locally and internationally.

At Digital Future 2017, attendees will learn more about the impact of digital on traditional industries such as broadcasting, publishing, tourism and transport, helping attendees to come away with an understanding of how these industries can actually harness digital in order to compete and stay relevant.

International speakers from eminent organisations such as Google and MNet will give insights to help brands track the performance of their digital activities, and to understand how to optimise digital spend and maximise return on investment. With online reputation management a crucial arena determining every brand’s success, attendees will learn the key elements of crisis management. There will also be a reputation management training session to teach brands how to manage this paramount area.

Digital Future 2017 will be held at Sango Conference centre, with tickets and information available at Like and Follow Digital Future on Facebook and Twitter: @DigitalFutureZW, and follow the conversation on the hashtag #DF2017.


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Techzim and TBWA will be presenting the 2017 edition of the Digital Future conference – Zimbabwe’s largest gathering of digital and marketing minds – on 11-12 May 2017. The conference brings together professionals from various sectors to address the marketing and public relations challenges presented by growing digital advancements globally.

Digital Future enjoyed a large following in 2015, with digital marketing and communication thought leaders from across Africa providing training and insights to local practitioners.

After a hiatus in 2016, Digital Future will be returning in 2017, with speakers from renowned organisations such as Google- arguably the biggest online platform, speaking on the theme “Digitise, Monetise, Realise”.

Digital is a fledgling arena in Zimbabwe, with many organisations unsure of how to harness its power in order to benefit their brands and businesses. Under Digital Future 2017, speakers who have leveraged the power of the digital space will address key considerations as pertaining to various sectors. At Digital Future 2017, attendees will come away having gained key insights on how to grow, retain and monetise their online audiences. Participants in the conference will also learn how to sharpen online search engine optimisation (SEO) practices, tracking the performance of online activities whilst also understanding the critical elements of online reputation management. Critical digital arenas such as e-commerce and mobile marketing will also be addressed, helping the audience to grasp how to maximise digital return on investment.

Digital Future 2017 will present key speakers from prominent organisations on the continent. Tumi Chaka, an African industry thought leader in the analytics space, and an Analytical Lead at Google, will present experience working in data analytics to highlight best practice analysis techniques for brand marketers. His expertise enables businesses to leverage their data and derive strategic insights for marketing strategies. Sonia Sengupta, Marketing Executive for MNet’s Eastern and Southern African channels, will bring insights from her experiences as a Market Researcher for GfK (the 4th largest Market Research company in the world), specialising in telecoms, consumer electronics and gaming sectors for the Angolan, Mozambican and South African markets. Kalay Maistry, Business Unit Head at Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants (South Africa), will present specialised knowledge drawn from over 20 years’ experience as a journalist and broadcast technical advisor. With experience as a Southern African correspondent at organisations such as Al Jazeera English, SABC, Talk Radio 702, ETV among others, Maistry will provide invaluable knowledge for media practitioners.

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Meet our speakers! Digital future will feature dozens of speakers, panelists and trainers – leading digital thought leaders who are excited to share their insight with you on the latest strategies, trends and best practices.
Additional speakers are added daily, so check back regularly for the latest updates.



Ammara Brown DF2017 kenynote speaker


Ammara Brown is a multi award winning Zimbabwean singer, instrumentalist, dancer,
songwriter, producer, actress, brand ambassador, and philanthropist. With her star rising,
she is fast becoming a household name, and the bold & energetic voice of a new generation.



Sónia Sengupta M-Net Marketing Executive
Sónia Sengupta – M-Net Marketing Executive

Sonia is the Marketing Executive for M-Net in charge of the Eastern and Southern African channels. Her expertise spans various industries, with 4 years experience in market research,

Prior to taking up her role at M-Net, Sonia was a Market Researcher for GfK (the 4th largest Market Research company in the world), for the Angolan, Mozambican and South African markets, with focus on Telecom, Consumer Electronics and Gaming.



Kalay Maistry - Magna Carta Business Unit Head
Kalay Maistry – Magna Carta Business Unit Head

Kalay brings with her 20 years experience which saw her work as a communications consultant and advisor, PR specialist, journalist, producer, researcher and broadcast technical advisor to a variety of local and international media and non media organisations.

Kalay is the former media and communications advisor to the former Minister of Arts and Culture, a role that provided opportunities to work with a range of South African government depatments, NGOs, foreign governments and big business.

She also has extensive broadcasting experience, having worked ad the Southern Africa correspondent at Al Jazeera English, Political Reporter and anchor at SABC, Senior Reporter and anchor at etv, Talk Radio 702, Capitol Radio and Radio France International.


Dane Knezic - Google Technical Solutions Consultant
Dane Knezic – Google Technical Solutions Consultant

Dane is a London based Technical Solutions Consultant with Google, specializing in advanced Measurement and Attribution Solutions across Google AdWords, Analytics and Tag Manager.

As a Measurement specialist, Dane primarily works with clients in implementing advanced Analytics solutions, and will share great examples of introducing further data analytics as well as new insights into your Return on Investment (ROI), and campaign optimization.


Digital Future 2015


TechZim, Alpha Media Holdings and TBWA Zimbabwe hosted what has been billed as “the largest gathering of digital minds in Zimbabwe” at a conference and training event called Digital Future, which featured a lot of thought provoking insights from leading digital professionals from across the continent.

digital future 2015 in pictures


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Open Indaba- Leveraging Social and Digital media (DFC 2015)