Digital Transformation: Competitiveness & Growth in Africa’s Future Business Landscape

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.

Speakers

Juanita Clark
Chief Executive, FFTX Council Africa
Kelvin Balogun
Senior Partner Ventures, Verraki
Collins Onuegbu
Executive Vice Chairman, Signal Alliance
Uzoma Dozie
CEO, Sparkle
Austin Okere
Chairman, CWG plc
Details
Date: June 26, 2020
Time: 1300 (W.A.T)
Venue
Live Stream
Organizers
    #StartupSouth
Schedule