Tag: fourth industrial revolution
COVID-19 has accelerated the global push into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. While the growth of the gig economy is leaving many industries redundant, one industry that is expected to continue thriving is telecommunications due to increased demand for digital connectivity. Vuyani Jarana, ICT veteran & Group Chairperson of Mobax joins CNBC Africa for more.
Zenith Bank says it is prepared to support Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and creative ecosystems with funding, which the bank calls a critical tool for participating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). GMD and CEO of the bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu discussed this with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole at the bank’s Tech Fair in Lagos.
With insurance penetration in Rwanda still extremely low, the insurance sector has come up with ways of innovating in order to boost the amount of people who are covered. CEO of Prime Insurance Ltd, John Mirenge joins CNBC Africa to discuss what’s happening in the space to not only boost the numbers, but to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
At Nigeria’s Digital Economy Summit, the country’s Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, emphasised the need for Nigeria to work towards taking full advantage of benefits accompanying the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
With the coming of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), prepping of Africa's next workforce with necessary skills is still a challenge for those in the education sector – Karen Sherman, President of Akilah Institute in Rwanda joins CNBC Africa for more.
At the recent World Economic Forum for Africa, the role of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in driving Africa's journey towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) was widely debated. The Africa Science Week has been one practical way of bridging the gap towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with Managing Director of the Next Einstein Forum, Nathalie Munyampenda for more.
Ironically, the exact efforts to protect jobs from technology may end up being the biggest cause of job losses in the future.
With the Fourth Industrial Revolution taking centre stage, organisations need to prepare themselves for what's coming next as well as overcoming challenges between people and machines. Valter Adão, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at Deloitte joins CNBC Africa for more.