Category archives for: Software

“Game Changing” Digital Marketplace for Africa’s Fashion Creators Launched 

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, December 9, 2019/ — The African Development Bank’s flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, has launched the pilot phase of a digital marketplace to help Africa’s fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets.

Volvo Group Venture Capital Invests in Software for Autonomous Mobility

December 5, 2019//-Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Apex.AI, a leading software company in autonomous mobility. The investment will fund the development of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems.

Russia Digitalises Africa’s Mining Sector to Increase Output

Johannesburg, South African, October 28, 2019//-Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production.

Africa’s Smart Mobility Revolution Begins

Cape Town, October 24, 2019//-The first Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) in Africa has raised awareness around smarter mobility and inspiring the public and other stakeholders to join this revolution.

South Africa Must Harness Technology in a Way that Helps Fix its Problems

Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa. The country can’t afford to be distracted from problems of poverty, inequality and joblessness. EPA/Nic Bothma Alison Gillwald, University of Cape Town October 5, 2019//-In the three short years that the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been punting the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as the route […]

Printed Electronics: The Defining Trends in 2019

October 2, 2019//-The printed electronics industry has been quietly refocusing over the last few years, with players seeking specific opportunities where the technology adds strong value for the application.

UNCTAD Unveils 7 Top Advocates for Women in Tech, E-commerce

September 27, 2019//-The tech and e-commerce industry remains a male-dominated playing field globally, but a surge in women demanding a seat at the table – and delivering the goods online – means that this could change.

Egyptian B2B e-Commerce Marketplace Closes Landmark $6.2 Million Seed Round

Cairo, Egypt, September 25, 2019//-  MaxAB, an Egyptian B2B e-commerce marketplace that connects informal food and grocery retailers with suppliers via an easy-to-use app, has secured seed funding of $6.2 million, one of the largest ever seed rounds raised by a MENA start-up.

ECobank ‘Poaches’ Microsoft Executive As its Senior Fintech Advisor

Lome, Togo, September 23, 2019/ — Ecobank Group, the pan-African bank, announced the appointment of Mrs. Aissatou Djiba Diallo, formerly of Microsoft, as its new Senior Fintech Advisor to strategically raise Ecobank’s support for the fintech sector.

AVEVA Paves the Way for Industries to Realize Digital Transformation

Cambridge, United Kingdom,  September 12, 2019 –18 months on from completing its combination with Schneider Electric’s industrial software business, AVEVA is positioned as the first company in the engineering and industrial software market to comprehensively address the end-to-end digital transformation imperatives.

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