What 2022 may hold for technology’s role in Africa

The past year proved that the only certainty in our world right now is further uncertainty and change. By Cathy Smith, MD of SAP Africa With the world in flux due to the impact of the pandemic, the growing influence of digital technologies in every facet of our lives,...

Five trends shaping Africa’s future

Last year I started my trends forecast by saying: “Covid-19 made it clear that despite any organization’s best efforts to predict what’s coming, the possibility for major disruption always exists … the only certainty is uncertainty.” By...

Machine learning can solve some of Africa’s biggest challenges

From better healthcare access to improved food security, machine learning could tackle a wide range of challenges in developing countries. In 2020, a study published in Nature showed that Google’s machine learning artificial intelligence programme, DeepMind AI,...

Make-or-break priorities for East Africa’s economic recovery

How does the East African region achieve a full economic recovery from the impact of the pandemic while also building toward a more globally-competitive and sustainable future? By Hardeep Sound, regional sales director: East Africa at SAP As the only region in Africa...

Africa’s e-government efforts are bearing fruit

Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on governments and citizens, countries across the African continent are looking at e-government with renewed interest and urgency. By Sunil Geness, director: global government affairs and CSR at SAP Africa In its latest...

The more Africa innovates, the closer the world gets to net zero

The climate crisis is an unavoidable reality. For every company, individual and government, changing the shape of this crisis has become, or should become a priority. By John Lewis, MD of Aggreko Africa It needs to be central to every conversation, expansion plan, and...