Digital transformation, touted as possible game-changer for the African continent is an opportunity to boost economic growth and industrialization, alleviate poverty and improve people’s lives. However, African leaders struggled to pay attention to key infrastructure and policy frameworks required to enable in the sector.
While Africa struggled on the onset of COVID-19 – implementing measures such as lockdowns, movement restrictions, etc – businesses and public institutions practically shut down – two sectors – Banking and Telecommunication stood out. Though designated essential services, it would appear they were the most prepared – with most of their processes already heavily digitized. Try Imagining a lockdown without the ability to make calls or pay bills.
The message apparently wasn’t lost on everyone. With Africa’s leaders’ (particularly in Nigeria) rush to activate previously approved infrastructure policies, it is expected that Digital Transformation will gain massive traction post COVID-19.
This session by experts – 3/4 of our #BroadbandConversation – will review the impending impact, gaps and opportunities of digital transformation on African business landscape? It will discuss the emerging competitiveness and complexities.