George Karimi is the Founder and CEO of SwiftAide, a Kenyan mobile marketplace startup that matches freelance labour with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work.
Job Mutai is the Co Founder and the Creative Director of New Age Media agency, a marketing, communications and media company based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Africa’s business and finance industries have a critical role to play alongside in helping governments deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Prins Mhlanga is South African entrepreneur with a long career in the Technology and Telecommunications field. He is currently the founder and CEO of the Ocean on 76 group.
Ian Wambua Mutua is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Vigil CyberSec Inc., a Kenyan based startup providing cybersecurity and consulting services across the region.
The growing appetite for energy in Africa despite unreliable hydro power has birthed renewable energy renaissance.
Despite spirited efforts to provide affordable education to all in Zambia, more than 80,000 children of school going age are out of school.
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020.
By the end of the next decade, growth, productivity gains, and human development will be determined by levels of integration into the digital economy.
Digital transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT) are widely discussed topics in business today. That said, many organisations are still slow in getting their transformation initiatives underway and implementing tangible IoT solutions.
Having evolved over the years, a platform economy is a new breed of digitally-driven, disruptive business models.
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.
For a country as populous as Nigeria, the wheels can and should not stop rotating. Supply rarely ever exceeds demand, investors are always welcome and jobs are never surplus.
The African startup ecosystem continues to thrive, the innovation revolution by these startups is on the rise. They not only bring massive impact to the local communities but also across other countries.
It has been just a decade since the mobile phone spread rapidly across Africa, leapfrogging the landline and bringing literacy, education and connectivity to widely scattered populations. Mobile has played a significant role in building improved communities, healthcare and financial inclusion.
As Kenya continues to cement its position as East Africa’s economic powerhouse, it has been on a charm offensive targeting African and global public and private players.
For every $7 spent on water and sanitation, a community receives $30 worth of benefits according to the World Health Organization.
Sam Chappatte is the Managing Director, Jumia Kenya, an online shopping website operating in 14 African countries.
African manufacturers begin to upgrade their operations, mapping out an incremental approach is essential. Smart factories, digitisation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all hot topics in the manufacturing sector, generating considerable buzz - and some consternation. These disruptive technologies are exciting, yet the complexity can also be overwhelming.