Upcoming EventsDec5Monall-day KNOWLEDGE SUMMIT 2016 @ Grand Hyatt Hotel DubaiKNOWLEDGE SUMMIT 2016 @ Grand Hyatt Hotel DubaiDec 5 – Dec 7 all-dayKNOWLEDGE SUMMIT 2016: Knowledge, Present and Future. read moreShareDec12Monall-day Africa Fire, Safety & Security 2016 @ Kampala, UgandaAfrica Fire, Safety & Security 2016 @ Kampala, UgandaDec 12 – Dec 13 all-dayAFSS Brochure (pdf) ShareDec13Tueall-day RAKFIF 2016 to Provide Insight o... @ Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab EmiratesRAKFIF 2016 to Provide Insight o... @ Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab EmiratesDec 13 – Dec 14 all-dayRAKFIF 2016 to Provide Insight on Greater Ras Al Khaimah Investment Opportunities read moreShareJan26ThuFeb22Wedall-day Aviation Africa 2017 Attracts Gl...Aviation Africa 2017 Attracts Gl...Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-dayOfficially supported by Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and RwandAir read moreShareall-day eCommerce Africa Confex @ Cape Town International Convention CentreeCommerce Africa Confex @ Cape Town International Convention CentreFeb 22 – Feb 23 all-dayeCommerce Africa Confex evolves, leading the way for eCommerce vendors read moreShareFeb28Tueall-day Aid & Development Africa Summit @ Nairobi, KenyaAid & Development Africa Summit @ Nairobi, KenyaFeb 28 – Mar 1 all-dayThe 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February – 1 March 2017 with an aim to explore how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in … Continue reading →
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Technology SMEs, businesses, and significant stakeholders met at the ITU Telecom World 2016 to facilitate effective networking, innovation, and growth within the digital economy of the world. Attended by 8,800 people, the event was held at Bangkok – Thailand, and was graced by the presence of H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Kingdom of Thailand and General Chan-o-cha Prayut, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Thailand who launched the e vent and welcomed other key personalities across the globe including but not limited to H.R.H. Tapouto’a Ulukalala, the Crown Prince of Tonga; Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxemburg; Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu; Debretsion Gebremichael Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia; and Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of UNCTAD. Thailand’s keystakeholders in the technology field and digital sector had this opportunity to exhibit their emerging and existing innovations which are spurring the country’s development to other global audience.
- Ministers of education from around the Arab World discuss the role of reading in building a national identity
- E. Jamal bin Huwaireb will inaugurate the Summit with an opening address, in addition to announcing the results of the Arab Reading Index
High-profile knowledge experts and renowned personalities have signed on to take part in the third annual Knowledge Summit, organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) – member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives – on December 5-7, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel.
Rick Rogers, Area Manager for East and West Africa at Check Point Software Technologies gives their security predictions for the coming year
WeFarm also secures £1.3m in seed round led by LocalGlobe
Facebook had a strong presence at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, in line with its commitment to fostering a strong relationship with its connectivity partners and application developers across Africa.
Nigeria’s government and private sectors have made a pitch to foreign investors at the 2016 International Telecommunication Union conference, Telecoms World, where they presented the country’s developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) opportunities for future investment.
Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its Shooting the Messenger: Understanding the Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry report which revealed that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising, extortion, propaganda, account take over and data leakage being the most common attacks targeted towards media and broadcast organizations. The Digital Shadows report further revealed that the insecurity surrounding Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as Wi-Fi-enabled cameras, surveillance systems, lighting, and even fridges, is presenting cybercriminals and hacktivists with more opportunities to target media and broadcast organizations. The report further revealed that as the media and broadcasting industry are increasingly conducting more business online as a growing demand from customers, there are projections of revenue increases of $100 billion by 2020 but the threat of having their websites forced offline and becoming unavailable to customers represents a serious business risk.
Mark McCallum, CTO, Orange Business Services
InterCEL + and Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) build breakthrough Wireless Network to boost Broadband in Guinea
The project is set to provide a significant boost to local economies across Guinea, offering businesses affordable access to fibre-like broadband speeds that enable a wealth of advanced communications
- Nigerian, Kenyan and South African Opera users collectively saved data equating to over half a billion US$ in 2016
- Android users make up nearly half of overall Opera Mini users in Africa
- 70% of Nigeria’s Facebook users access it via Opera Mini
Internet company, Opera (www.Opera.com), has released its State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report, highlighting mobile internet trends across the continent, including consumer browsing behaviour and app usage. Opera – known for its compression technology and mobile browsers, including Opera Mini(www.Opera.com/Mobile/Mini/Android) – compiles regular global mobile web reports, shedding light on opportunities and challenges within the digital environment.
More mobile operators in West Africa are targets of SS7 attacks than any other African Region, AdaptiveMobile reveals
AdaptiveMobile finds Location Tracking and Information Harvesting among top attack types
With this year’s release of Pokémon Go, awareness of augmented reality (AR) applications soared among organizations and consumers. Despite its popularity and potential business benefits, AR adoption rates are slow among enterprises, according to a new study from global business technology and cybersecurity association ISACA. Only 45 percent of IT professionals in Africa are convinced that the benefits of AR outweigh the risks, and consumers also have concerns about the possible risks of Internet of Things (IoT) devices enhanced with AR.
Africa’s largest colocation data centre provider, Teraco Data Environments, today announced that it has kicked off construction on a new data centre in River Fields Bredell, 20km north of the current Isando campus. While Teraco finalises the expansion of its Isando campus to 20 megawatts, it has commenced with the new 24 megawatt Bredell build.
GFI Launches Database–GFTrade–to help Developing Countries Generate Millions in Additional Public Revenue
Global Financial Integrity (GFI) launches its new database tool—GFTrade—with real-time price analyses to measure trade misinvoicing risks for 80,000 goods categories. Trade misinvoicing accounts for hundreds of billions in illicit financial flows from developing countries, and in curtailing these outflows, GFTrade would generate millions of dollars in additional domestic revenue.
By Rafiq Raji
‘Africa Tech’ is the True ‘Africa Rising’