With the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, set to be powered by a combination of compute services (IaaS) and cloud platform technologies (PaaS), Oracle has reiterated its commitment to help create a skilled workforce for driving rapid digital transformation in Africa at the recent Innovation Africa 2016 event in Kenya.
“As per the World Economic Forum, 60 per cent of the workforce in Africa is under 30 years, and at Oracle we believe that it is imperative to equip this large pool of young Africans with the essential IT skills of the future that will enable them to contribute to Africa’s socio-economic growth,” says Cherian Varghese, cluster lead for Oracle Sub Sahara Africa.
“Innovation is the heart of everything we do at Oracle and our cloud solutions are already at the forefront of driving digital transformation across Africa’s public and private sector organizations. Our objective to participate at Innovation Africa 2016 was to raise awareness about our diverse and innovative cloud solutions portfolio and how we are uniquely poised to help African organisations be Industry 4.0 ready,” adds Varghese.
Held under the official patronage of the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the event witnessed Oracle’s participation as a Gold partner.