Africa’s largest tech gathering, GITEX Africa, is set to conclude today, 2nd June 2023, in Marrakech, Morocco, after an exhilarating three-day event that has unlocked exciting business opportunities. This inaugural Tech & Startup Event, one of the most significant of its kind on the African continent, has brought together investors, ministers, government leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators from various sectors to explore the boundless possibilities of technology.
The final day of the event witnessed stimulating discussions on topics such as positioning Africa as the net exporter of tech talent. Distinguished speakers including Foster Awintiti Akugri, Founder & President of Hacklab Foundation; Larbi EL HILALI, President of 1337 Coding School & YouCode Maroc; Daniel Yu, CEO of Wasoko; Rahel Boon-Dejene, CEO of R&D Group; Saad Berrada, Chief People Officer of INTELCIA; Josh Wilson, Chief Strategy Officer of Binj, delved into the potential of Africa becoming a global leader in tech talent.
Furthermore, Armin Ibrišimović, Head of the Social and Human Sciences Programme at UNESCO Morocco, delivered a powerful speech emphasizing the crucial role of human agency in decision-making processes concerning AI products.
“We firmly oppose granting legal personality to AI products, ensuring that human determination remains central to decision-making processes. Technology is not an external force; it is shaped by us. We hold the power to shape it in a positive and beneficial manner. We all recognize the potential for good that AI possesses, enabling us to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.”
The enlightening keynote panel session on fintech at GITEX Africa, featuring Sheel Mohnot, Karima ElHakim, Omar Bekkali, Dorothy McAuliffe, Selma Ribica, and Francesco Craciolici, provided much food for thought. The panelists engaged the audience with their profound insights on fostering resilience in the fintech sector. The discussion shed light on investments in robust technology, infrastructure, energy solutions, and the expansion of African portfolios.
As the event draws to a close, it leaves behind a remarkable and unforgettable memory of bringing together heads of state, chiefs, princes, princesses, industry leaders, disruptors, and pioneers from across the globe in Marrakech, Morocco. They shared their invaluable insights and established valuable connections. We eagerly await the next event scheduled for 2024.
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Ndasi Tata is a Bitcoin entrepreneur from Cameroon, who holds an M.Sc in Blockchain and Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia. He is an advocate of Bitcoin in Africa and uses various social media platforms to promote his ideas and ventures. Tata has a background in state journalism and has established himself as a significant figure in the Bitcoin community.