WOMEN WORKING FOR CHANGE

Is artificial intelligence already a must for African companies?

14:00 - 15:15 UTC
Webinar
English
In partnership with UNESCO

 

Only 10% of companies reported significant revenue gains from using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in 2021. Yet observers all agree that AI will soon provide a key competitive edge for companies operating in the finance, healthcare and automotive sectors through its capacity to transform the huge quantity of available data into added value.
Accordingly, having already climbed 15% to represent $342bn in 2021, the AI global market is set to increase by 19% in 2022.  Despite having invested very little in AI so far, should and can Africa’s private sector seize this opportunity? Are there niche markets in which Africa could establish itself as a leader?
 

Key points:  

  • Finance, e-commerce, healthcare: which sectors will AI impact most? 
  • Human capital: can women be the missing link? 
  • How can African businesses meet the challenge of technological transformation?

Moderator

Fiona Muthoni Naringwa

Presenter and Producer, CNBC Africa

Expert

Lana Graf

Principal Industry Specialist on Artificial Intelligence, IFC

Speakers

Leonida Mutuku

Chief Executive, Intelipro

Dr. Stéphan-Eloïse Gras

Executive Director, Digital Africa

Fatim Cissé

Founder, Dux Côte d'Ivoire and Managing Director, IHS Towers Côte d'Ivoire

Uche Ogboi

CEO, Lori Systems Corp

Guest

Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies.

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