Forum to discuss Africa and next digital frontier tomorrow

Ayotunde Coker

Africa’s hope of improved connectivity has been hinged on digital infrastructure.

As such, Rack Centre, a carrier neutral Tier III Data Centre in Nigeria, in collaboration with professional services firm, PwC, will be holding a webinar tomorrow, September 16 to discuss:
“Africa: The Next Digital Frontier.”

Already, World Bank Insights noted that digital innovation is creating unprecedented opportunities for Africa to grow its economy, create jobs and transform people’s lives, offering a chance to unlock new pathways for rapid economic growth, innovation, and access to services that would have been unimaginable only a decade ago.

The Chairman and Founder of Convergence Partners, a globally respected investment management firm focused on technology, media, and the telecoms sector in Africa, Andile Ngcaba, will keynote the event, and expected to give a pan Africa overview.

As in the previous series, the webinar is attracting technology and business leaders as speakers, including Lanre Kolade, the Group CEO of CSquared, an African centred technology company that provides broadband-enabling infrastructure throughout Africa; Norman Albi, CEO of AFR-IX telecom, a global Internet Service Provider; Susan Mulikita, Chief Regulatory Officer of Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BCS), Dr. Ayotunde Coker, CEO of Rack Centre and Femi Osinubi, who is Partner and West Africa Technology Leader for PwC Nigeria with the seminar moderated by Elmo Hildebrand PwC South Africa Partner and Africa Technology, Media and Telecommunications Leader.

Coker said the webinar would build on the success recorded in the previous one. He said the population in Africa is predominantly youth that are technologically savvy, “so planning has to consider this strategic demography dividend. Besides, the rate of Internet penetration is expanding among the general populace, digital startups are springing up, so there is a growing need to develop and position digital Infrastructure, sharpen skills, and nurture entrepreneurship in the digital space.”