Brian Yatich, interacts with SEACOM Managing Director for Eastern and Northern Africa Region, Mr Tonny Tugee on the data and Technology. The year 2018 has saw an increase in the incorporation of technology-based processes and services into a variety of industries, particularly the agricultural and health sector, two of the government’s key pillars. This gives a glimpse of the vast opportunities technology has to offer not only for the country but the continent at large. Global technology trends that will be critical to the industry will include market demands as drivers for development, with consumers demanding for more from providers in the way of data and connectivity at the most optimum price.
The year 2019 is the year we have seen a greater shift of processing power to the cloud as organizations seek to maximize the efficiency with which they operate and a proliferation of smart devices and spaces as the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more interwoven with consumers’ daily habits. SEACOM will be keen to continue advocating for the adoption of internet technology by enterprises both in the public and private sector. This is geared to enhance the use of smart technology, which will subsequently translate to growth in the industry and economy as a whole.