Gitex Africa 2024

GITEX Africa 2024, hosted in Marrakech, Morocco from May 29th to 31st, is poised to welcome an array of global tech and startup luminaries. Building upon the resounding success of its inaugural edition in 2023, which drew participants from over 120 countries, this year’s three-day extravaganza promises to be even more impactful.

At the heart of GITEX Africa 2024 lies a dynamic program featuring cutting-edge technologies and insightful discussions. Attendees can expect a plethora of activities, including a startup pitch competition with a substantial prize of US$100,000, along with certified training and workshops covering diverse topics such as generative AI, blockchain development, and data science applications.

GITEX Africa 2024 presents a unique opportunity for networking and collaboration across various sectors including cloud computing, cybersecurity, digital health, finance, consumer tech, telecoms, and AI. With African tech startups raising a remarkable $6.5 billion in 2022 alone, the continent’s tech ecosystem is witnessing unprecedented growth, drawing attention from international investors and industry leaders alike.

As we proudly return as an official media partner for GITEX Africa 2024, our dedicated team stands ready to capture the pulse of this dynamic event. We believe in the power of storytelling to inspire, educate, and connect, and we are committed to bringing our audience the latest insights, trends, and breakthroughs from the forefront of Africa’s tech ecosystem.

Akim Benamara, Founder and Chief Editor, TechAfrica News

A few weeks before Gitex Africa, a pivotal event poised to ignite discussions and advancements across various sectors, the importance of collaborative discourse and forward-thinking initiatives is paramount. This gathering serves as a crucible for innovation, bringing together industry leaders, pioneers, and visionaries to explore, dissect, and chart the course for the future.

From delving into the latest trends in fintech and cybersecurity to harnessing the transformative power of AI and digital health, these discussions promise to shape the trajectory of technology in Africa. As we navigate through topics such as financial inclusion, digital transformation, and sustainable development, we not only inform but also inspire action and progress in our ever-evolving digital landscape.

Through our coverage at TechAfrica News, we strive to provide comprehensive insights into the groundbreaking conversations and transformative ideas emerging from these summits. Our aim is to facilitate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, ultimately contributing to the advancement of technology and innovation across the continent.

Digital Summit 

Digital Summit is a pivotal platform for discussing Africa’s digital progress and its path towards a unified digital market. Building upon the participation of 33 government delegations and global tech leaders in 2023, the 2024 edition continues to propel Africa’s digital transformation. With a focus on policy, connectivity, and digital cities, the summit endeavors to tackle challenges and capitalize on opportunities, shaping Africa’s dynamic digital future.

AI Everything: Africa

“AI Everything: Africa” heralds a significant milestone in Africa’s embrace of artificial intelligence (AI), bringing together strategic leaders, technology pioneers, innovators, and industry disruptors. With over 60% of Africans under 25, Africa possesses an unmatched potential tech workforce. However, a digital divide persists, with only 39.3% having internet access. As Africa navigates this transformative landscape, pressing questions emerge: Where is AI headed next? How can we ensure inclusive adoption and effective regulation?

Cybersecurity Forum

Amid escalating cyber threats, Africa confronts unique cybersecurity challenges, with cybercrime costing the continent $4 billion annually, equivalent to 10% of its GDP. Over the past year, cyber-attacks surged by over 20%, posing significant risks to economic growth and individual privacy. Despite these hurdles, the private sector is actively investing in cybersecurity infrastructure and talent. As Africa embraces transformative technologies like cloud computing and IoT, the need for robust cybersecurity policies and frameworks becomes increasingly apparent.

FUTURE OF FINANCE

Africa’s financial revolution surges forward, propelled by innovations like mobile money and fintech growth. With a remarkable 20% surge in mobile money and a staggering $2.7 billion in investments in just 24 months, the continent is reshaping the finance landscape. Blockchain adoption in Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria has skyrocketed by over 1000%. Yet, challenges persist. Regulatory harmonization and equitable access to financial innovations are essential. The Future of Finance convenes fintech leaders, blockchain experts, central bankers, and policymakers to address these challenges and seize opportunities.

Gitex Impact Africa

In Africa, the pursuit of sustainable development is paramount, necessitating innovative solutions and collective action. As we navigate challenges in water security, agriculture, and energy, technology emerges as a crucial enabler. Advanced sensors ensure clean water, agritech transforms agriculture, and sustainable energy sources drive economic growth. Governments, businesses, and communities are embracing these advancements to foster resilience.

World Future Health Africa

Africa stands at a crucial juncture in its healthcare journey, marked by a growing population, urbanization, and a burgeoning middle class. Despite this, the continent faces challenges such as inadequate infrastructure and limited access to quality healthcare services, with healthcare spending lagging behind global averages. The Healthcare Investment Forum serves as a vital platform for stakeholders, investors, and policymakers to strategize, partner, and invest in sustainable healthcare solutions, bridging gaps and driving progress across the region.

Latest News from Gitex Africa

PortaOne

PortaOne is a renowned software company that specializes in the development of billing, business support, and customer management solutions for telecommunications service providers. Founded in 2002, the company has established itself as a leader in the field of unified communications and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). PortaOne’s versatile and scalable software platforms cater to a wide range of telecom services, including hosted PBX, SIP trunking, and wholesale VoIP, enabling service providers to efficiently manage their operations, billing, and customer interactions. With a global presence, PortaOne’s solutions play a pivotal role in Africa, enhancing the telecommunications industry’s capabilities and service delivery.

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PROTEI

PROTEI aims to provide telecom operators with reliable and proven core network components, offering them a seamless path for network modernization and upgrades, while preparing their networks for the next generation of advanced 5G networks. As an alternative vendor, PROTEI brings a breath of fresh air to the industry, fostering healthy competition that is essential for operators in emerging markets. Furthermore, there is a growing demand for core components in the market for constructing private LTE/5G networks to support industry automation.

Website: Protei
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Digital Virgo

Digital Virgo specializes in providing cutting-edge mobile payment and digital marketing solutions, ensuring a seamless integration between telecom operators and content providers. Their robust platforms enable efficient monetization of digital services, enhancing the user experience while driving revenue growth. By offering a wide range of services including carrier billing, mobile money, and SMS payments, Digital Virgo supports the evolving needs of the digital economy. Their innovative approach and extensive expertise make them a key player in facilitating the digital transformation of businesses and consumers alike.

Website: Digital Virgo
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GEO4NET

GEO4NET specializes in providing advanced geospatial intelligence and data analytics solutions. Their innovative technologies integrate satellite imagery, geographic information systems (GIS), and big data analytics to offer precise and actionable insights for various industries. From urban planning and agriculture to environmental monitoring and disaster management, GEO4NET’s solutions empower organizations to make informed decisions based on real-time geospatial data. Their commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology ensures they remain at the forefront of the geospatial intelligence field, driving efficiency and enhancing operational capabilities for their clients.

Website: GEO4NET
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Yahsat

Yahsat is a leading global satellite operator, providing innovative satellite communication solutions for broadband, broadcast, and government services. With a robust satellite fleet, Yahsat delivers reliable and secure connectivity across multiple regions, supporting a wide range of applications such as internet access, telecommunication services, and remote sensing. Their services cater to diverse sectors including defense, oil and gas, maritime, and rural connectivity, ensuring seamless communication in even the most challenging environments. Yahsat’s commitment to advancing satellite technology and expanding global reach makes them a key player in the satellite communications industry.

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CommScope

CommScope is a global leader in providing infrastructure solutions for communications networks. They design, manufacture, and deploy a wide range of products that enable high-performance networking and connectivity. From fiber optics and copper cabling to wireless solutions and intelligent buildings, CommScope’s innovations support the increasing demands for faster, more reliable connectivity. Their comprehensive portfolio serves diverse industries, including telecommunications, data centers, and enterprise networks, ensuring robust and scalable infrastructure. CommScope’s expertise and commitment to excellence help drive the future of network technology and connectivity worldwide.

Website: CommScope
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Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation, providing innovative solutions and services across various industries. Their expertise spans cloud computing, cybersecurity, high-performance computing, and digital workplace solutions. Atos helps organizations navigate their digital journeys by delivering end-to-end managed services, consulting, and technology integration. With a strong focus on sustainability and innovation, Atos supports clients in achieving operational excellence and adapting to evolving market demands. Their commitment to cutting-edge technology and customer-centric approach positions them as a key partner in driving digital transformation worldwide.

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