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Andile Ngcaba keynotes Rack Centre, PwC webinar series: next Africa digital frontier

Tunde Coker, Susuan Mulikita, other speaking announced

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Tomorrow, September 16, 2021 is the day. 2PM (WAT), 1PM (GMT +1) is the time! Yes.

Rack Centre, West Africa’s largest Carrier Neutral Tier III Data Centre, in collaboration with the leading professional services firm PwC, will explore how Africa can leverage the digital revolution as it runs the second in the series of its webinars on ‘Africa: The Next Digital Frontier’ with focus on digital infrastructure as a key enabler for growth.

Andile Ngcaba, the controlling shareholder and non-executive chair of Convergence Partners will deliver the keynote.

With Africa accelerating towards an inevitable digital future, it will only realise the opportunities for growth and developments across macroeconomic levers through deliberate investments in digital infrastructure that is connected in the future.

World Bank Insights note 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 webinar aims to address the following:

  • An overview of the critical areas for digital infrastructure expansion to support internet/content technologies in Africa.
  • Beyond the tech: bigger picture look at how we can overcome the challenges related to internet/content infrastructure expansion.
  • Industry-specific insights on best practice for scaling digital infrastructure to support internet and content delivery.

Keynote: Meet Andile Ngcaba

Andile Ngcaba, the controlling shareholder and non-executive chair of Convergence Partners, will deliver the keynote address.

He was previously the Director General of the Department of Communications (DoC) for 8 and a-half years up until the end of 2003 when he announced his intention to leave Government for the private sector.

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During his time in Government, Andile oversaw tremendouschange in the South African technology and telecommunications landscape, both from the point of view of the diverse and advancing technologies on offer as well as advancements in the overarching regulatory framework.

At the DoC, Andile was responsible for, inter alia, policy formulation, conceptual development and implementation in the ICT Sector.

During this time, Andile Ngcaba assisted foreign governments with their own policy formulation and oversaw a number of significant developments in the ICT Sector in South Africa.

Andile serves as the Executive Chairman of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa, a role in which he has overseen tremendous growth of the business into new markets as well as a number of new strategic initiatives.

In addition to appointments to the boards in investee companies of Convergence Partners, Andile holds and has held a number of positions on global and local bodies.

Convergence Partners, a globally respected investment management firm focused on Technology, Media, and the Telecoms sector in Africa, is the keynote speaker and will give a pan Africa overview.

Other speakers:

As in the previous series, the webinar is attracting technology and business leaders as speakers, including; Mr Lanre Kolade, the Group CEO of CSquared, an African centred technology company that provides broadband-enabling infrastructure throughout Africa;

Mr Norman Albi, CEO of AFR-IX telecom, a global Internet Service Provider;

Susan Mulikita, chief regulatory officer of  Bandwidth & 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 & ​​ Africa Technology, Media & Telecommunications  Leader.

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Participation is FREE, but you have to pre-register HERE

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