Data centers are the main enablers of the digital economy, which is growing two and a half times faster than global GDP. Today Africa accounts for less than 1% of the world’s data centers supply and does not have the capacity to store, process and control its data. Yet Africa is potentially the most attractive continent for data center investment.
MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke joins other distinguished speakers inclduing Deputy Managing Director, West Africa Data Bridge, Patrice Tano; Managing Director, Africa Data Centres, Paul-Francois Cattier; Vice President Cloud and AI Africa, Huawei Northern Africa, Mounir Soussi and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chari Maroc, Ismael Belkhayat to discuss data centers and cloud computing in Africa.
Hosted by Jeune Afrique in partnership with Huawei, and moderated by Associate Partner at Dalberg, Annette Chan, the discussions centred on data center deficits in Africa and how the content can make up fir it; the government’s role in enabling Africa’s cloud and data center ecosystem and to enhance digital independence; and more.