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Sustainability and Company of the future have been confirmed as top on the agenda of experts to discourse at the 2022 Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH 2.0) scheduled to hold on Wednesday November 09, 2022 at Oriental Hotel, Lagos at 9:00am, reports 
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Mr. Chike Onwuegbuchi, the co-Convener of AfriTECH, said that the high-profile speakers who will be unveiled soon will delve into the nitty-gritty of ‘Sustainability and the Company of the Future’, as many businesses are still responding to changes in the business environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to him, the global crisis introduced the necessity to innovate, forcing many to rethink how they communicate with their customers and repackage product and service offerings for the new landscape – one that is defined by digital transformation.

“The numbers illustrate this evolution. According to Statista, 97% of respondents to a digital transformation survey stated that the pandemic sped up digital transformation processes in their respective organisations.

Global spending on digital transformation is projected to reach $1.78 trillion in 2022. But in what ways will this transformation manifest? The answer lies in trends that will shape the businesses of tomorrow.

“The case is no different for the Government: The current, incremental pace of economic and social advancement shows too many of Africa’s expanding youth population will be denied the opportunity to live up to their potential. Therefore, Africa should think big on digital development”.

He said, therefore, the theme for AfriTECH 2.0 was carefully selected for guided discussions around trends that will help businesses take a turn for good to achieve their desired goals in the coming year 2023 and beyond.

Also speaking, Peter Oluka, the co-Convener of AfriTECH said that digital technologies offer a chance to unlocking new pathways for rapid economic growth, innovation, job creation and access to services which would have been unimaginable only a decade ago.

“Yet there is also a growing ‘digital divide’, and increased cyber risks, which need urgent and coordinated action to mitigate.

“Access to the internet remains out of reach for many citizens in the continent. Too few citizens have digital IDs or transaction accounts – locking them out of access to critical services and e-commerce. Digital startups seek more funding and ‘traditional’ businesses are only slowly adopting digital technologies and platforms to boost productivity and sales.

“Few governments are investing strategically and systematically in developing digital infrastructure, services, skills and entrepreneurship.

“To become tomorrow’s innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders, Africa’s youth need to be empowered with the digital skills and access to technology and markets that are essential to thrive in an increasingly digitized global economy. Through that we would be focusing on the future”, he said.

He added that Government Representatives, International Organizations, Diplomats, Investors, Business leaders, CEOs of Companies and Organisations, Innovators, Academia, Start-ups and Entrepreneurs converge at AfriTECH 2.0 to discuss the need for integrated thinking and what that means for organizational structures and cultures; the traits of leaders of tomorrow’s companies; the connected company; new ways of thinking about value; and the role of regulations, transparency and accountability in the new business order, among other discussions.
How to participate:

Participation is free, however; potential participants are encouraged to register using the link here, while he said, for sponsorship, do email.

AfriTECH 2.0 will also feature awards ceremony. The Screening Committee has carefully nominated individuals and organisations driving digital transformation on the Continent for recognition.


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