Chief Enterprise Business Officer at MTN Ghana, Angela Mensah-Poku.

To bolster tech innovation and collaboration across the African continent, MTN Business has announced the eagerly anticipated 2024 CTIO Roundtable Africa Forum.

The event, set to take place on 27th March, will gather some of the brightest minds in technology, telecommunications, and innovation for insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and strategic planning sessions.

Hosted by MTN Business, the forum aims to provide a platform for CIOs and industry leaders to explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the tech landscape in Africa.

With a focus on digital transformation, 5G technology, cyber security, IoT (Internet of Things), and sustainable tech solutions, the event promises to be a catalyst for driving technological advancement across the continent.

The CTIO Roundtable provides a knowledge-sharing platform for technology leaders and academia across Africa to deliberate on key issues in technology and digital innovation.

Participants at the Roundtable will share industry insights, discuss challenges, and find solutions to drive digital transformation in a globally connected world while supporting local innovation.

It will underscore digital transformation and technology's crucial role in building a more resilient economy.

Speakers at this year’s event are Bernard Acquah, Chief Information Officer, MTN Ghana, Dario Bianchi, Chief Digital Officer, MTN Ghana, Miishe Addy, Co-Founder & CEO Of Jetstream Africa, Richard Nunekpenu (ESQ), Vice President Ghana Fintech & Payments Association, Rashida Musa, Founder & CEO RaIma and Richard Osei-Anim, Managing Partner, Hatchery & Coral Reef Innovation Hub.

The Chief Enterprise Business Officer at MTN Ghana, Angela Mensah-Poku, speaking ahead of the event stressed the crucial role data and AI play in today’s world and the need for businesses to be more intentional about leveraging data and AI to harness business growth and create value for their customers.

She said, “The emergence of data and AI presents immense opportunities for business growth. Businesses need to take a critical look at leveraging insights from these innovations to accelerate their growth and ultimately enhance customer experience and create value.”

The forum will also feature panel discussions, success stories about leadership, management, navigating corporate politics, Q&A; sessions, and recommendations for policy reform. The discussions will culminate in the launch of CTIO Network Africa.

This year’s forum, according to MTN Business, which is on the theme “Driving Business Value Through Data and AI,” will feature conversations on the importance of leveraging Data and AI to drive business growth and value.

Discussions will also focus on the challenges as well as the opportunities they present.

The CTIO Roundtable Africa Forum serves as a vital meeting point for industry experts to share insights, best practices, and innovative approaches to addressing the evolving needs of Africa's digital ecosystem.

Through panel discussions, keynote presentations, and interactive workshops, participants will delve into critical topics such as the role of 5G in Africa's digital future, strategies for enhancing cybersecurity resilience and leveraging IoT for sustainable development.

"At MTN Business, we are committed to driving innovation and collaboration that empowers businesses and societies across Africa. The CTIO Roundtable Africa Forum provides a unique opportunity for tech leaders to come together, exchange ideas, and chart the course for a brighter, more connected future."

One of the forum's highlights will be showcasing homegrown African innovations and startups. The "Innovation Spotlight" segment will feature presentations from emerging tech companies, giving them a platform to demonstrate their solutions and connect with potential investors and partners.

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