Rack Centre, West Africa’s Carrier Neutral Tier III Data Centre, and PwC, a professional services firm, have collaborated to explore ways to leverage the digital revolution in a second webinar series on Africa, named: ‘The Next Digital Frontier’, focusing on digital infrastructure as a prominent promoter for growth.
With Africa progressing towards an imminent digital future, the webinar, which is likely to be held on September 16, 2021, will talk about new approaches to recognize growth opportunities and developments across macroeconomic levers via conscious investments in areas that will shape the future digital infrastructure.
Mr. Andile Ngcaba, Chairman and Founder of the esteemed investment management firm Convergence Partners, is the keynote speaker and will present an overview of the digital scenario in Africa.
Similar to the previous series, the webinar is drawing technology and business leaders as speakers, including Mr. Lanre Kolade, CSquared Group CEO; Mr. Norman Albi, AFR-IX telecom CEO; Susan Mulikita, CRO of Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BCS); Dr. Ayotunde Coker, Rack Centre CEO; and Femi Osinubi, PwC Nigeria’s West Africa Technology Leader.
The webinar will be moderated by Elmo Hildebrand, Media & Telecommunications Leader, PwC South Africa Partner & Africa Technology.
Coker mentioned that the African population is mainly youth and tech-savvy, and the rate of internet penetration is augmenting among the population, digital startups are emerging, so there is an increasing need to develop Infrastructure, enhance skills, and foster entrepreneurship in the digital space.
Osinubi stated that technology and digitization is a prominent part of PwC’s new strategy known as ‘The New Equation’. Organizations have been continually transforming their digital capabilities since the past year, and this indicates that they must continue to incorporate the changes made and advance transformations.
World Bank Insights cites that digital innovation is generating exceptional opportunities for Africa to expand its economy, create jobs and transform people’s lives, providing a chance to unlock new avenues for rapid economic growth, innovation, and access to services that would have been impossible only a decade ago.