In line with all the new focus areas for AfricaCom 2018 — artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise digital transformation among them — the organisers have created some exciting new categories to celebrate the best and brightest innovators across tech and telecoms in Africa.
Philips’ new ultrasound approach brings together mobile applications, advanced ultrasound transducer technology, integrated IT, training, education and support services to help healthcare providers improve care and reduce costs.
Web Rangers meeting to share ideas on how to make the Internet a safer place for young users
Inter-African service will drive down cost and make cross-border transfers easier and faster for individuals and businesses.
The audacious app, mKey, by Finserve is a case study of adapting technology to customer lifestyle needs. It has redefined how we communicate and transact by fusing social conversations with the best in financial services into a lifestyle defined by ultimate user experience.
The accelerator, which is housed in Lagos, Nigeria, has already demonstrated its value. The first Launchpad Accelerator Africa class saw 12 startups graduate, with more than 20 teams from Google and 40 mentors from nine countries supporting them. The startups have directly created 132 jobs and, between them, have raised over US$7 million in funding. Their products are being used by approximately 4.5 million people.
Swahili is one of the most spoken African languages and Google has now made it much easier for the over 100 million Swahili speakers to search for things they care about. The information is presented to users in an infobox next to the regular strings of search results.
The platform dubbed Jaza Duka (“fill up your store”) combines distribution data from Unilever and analysis by Mastercard, on how much inventory a store has bought from Unilever over time. The results from the analysis are used to provide a micro-credit eligibility recommendation to KCB Bank Kenya (KCB).
IFC supports the mobile technology sector to help promote social inclusion and business growth. Over the past three years, IFC has invested over $1.5 billion in telecommunication, technology, and startup companies globally.
The partnership will see customers acquire a solar home system including a 24” LED TV with Free-to-Air and up to 40 StarTimes channels delivered via either a TV aerial or satellite dish on a pay-as-you-go basis.