Is Data Africa's New Oil?

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Published on 12 Sep 2019, 15:25
Artificial intelligence's contribution to the global economy is predicted to reach almost $16 trillion by 2030. With the global volume of data expected to quadruple by 2025, how can Africans seize the opportunity?

On the Forum Agenda:
- Harnessing the power of big data
- Balancing data sharing and data privacy
- Ensuring secure data storage

This session is associated with the Platform for Shaping the Future of Technology Governance (Data).

Speakers:
- Frans Cronje, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DataProphet, South Africa.
- Alex Liu, Managing Partner and Chairman, A.T. Kearney, USA.
- Sylvia Makario, Head, Geospatial Technologies; Co-Founder, Hepta Analytics, Rwanda.
- Murat Sönmez, Managing Director; Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Global Network, World Economic Forum.

Moderated by:
- Edith Kimani, News Anchor, Deutsche Welle, Germany.

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