AfriTECH 2.0 holds today! 5G, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing and more to be discussed
The Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH 2.0) is to be held on 9 November 2022 with a theme that encompasses the current technology trends in our world today – “Sustainability and the Company of the Future”.
Some topics that will be critically analyzed by experts to point us in the right direction to achieve a robust future and continue to thrive regardless of hiccups are Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | CyberSecurity and The Future of Money, Cloud Computing in 5G Era: Everything-As-A-Service, Creating Sustainable Future through Connectivity and Building Sustainable Future for Startup Ecosystem: NITDA’s Perspective.
Blockchain | Cryptocurrency | Cyber security and the future of money
Blockchain, cryptocurrency, cyber security. These are three of the most lively topics right now in business. But why? Find out about AfriTECH 2.0
Blockchain, an open, distributed ledger of data that cannot be altered or hacked because it is stored on thousands of computers around the world, is currently used by banks to record transactions and track assets; while other companies such as Microsoft exploit it to track software updates; and now some are using blockchain for things like tracking food safety inspections or even paying taxes online.
On the other hand, Bitcoin was first launched in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto (who never revealed his true identity) as an alternative digital currency system that would be independent of any central bank or government. Since then, over 1,000 cryptocurrencies (and thousands more that mimic Bitcoin) have been created, all vying to be the next big thing!
But while there are many different ways people can get involved with cryptocurrency right now – whether they buy it on exchanges like Coinbase/Binance/HitBTC etc; mining of various cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum etc; trading with ‘futures’ contracts w/exchanges such as CBOE etc.; invest in ICOs (“initial coin offerings”) via coinmarketcapetc – we still have a long way to go before mainstream adoption becomes widespread… especially compared to where things were just five years ago when nobody knew what “blockchain” even meant !
What if I say the future of money is blockchain, cryptocurrency and cyber security? We’ll find out if I’m wrong on November 9, 2022.
CyberSecurity is the next big thing and is already becoming more mainstream because it protects us from hackers who want to access our personal information so they can steal it from us by selling it on dark web markets like AlphaBay or Hansa Market.
Cloud Computing in the 5G Era: Everything-As-A-Service
The cloud is the new frontier for computing.
Imagine a world where you can access all your apps and data from anywhere, anytime – and not just on your phone, but on any device you want.
That’s the promise of 5G, which will usher in an era of Everything-As-A-Service (EAAS).
At AfriTECH 2.0, experts will cover everything you need to know about 5G, how it works and how it’s changing our lives. The discussion will also consider what this means for business owners who want to utilize 5G’s potential as a business solution.
Cloud computing is already entering the 5G era – and with EaaS in mind, it can only get better!
Cloud computing has been a huge success in the telecommunications industry and is the use of remote servers to host applications and data, instead of using local servers. The benefits of cloud computing include fewer hardware requirements because it can be accessed from anywhere, scalability in terms of the number of users or bandwidth required, cost savings because there is no need to have as many servers as there are users or transactions and many more. be discussed.
The 5G era will be an exciting time for businesses using cloud computing, especially when it comes to everything-as-a-service (EaaS). EaaS allows companies to outsource their IT needs completely over the internet. This means they don’t have to worry about managing servers or hiring a staff of IT workers.
Creating a sustainable future through connectivity
The future of sustainable development depends on a connected world. Broadband connectivity is not just a means to an end, but an opportunity to create a sustainable future through connectivity.
Connectivity has been the key to the growth and development of all industries, from agriculture to healthcare. Developed countries have used connectivity to connect people and businesses, while developing countries use it to connect people and businesses to improve their quality of life.
But why is connectivity still not decentralized? Find out about AfriTECH 2.0
Sustainable development requires connectivity for all aspects of human life: food production, healthcare, education, transportation and more. Connection allows us to work together towards our common goals – and it’s good for business too!
We are all together. We are all getting smarter. We all learn from each other and we all work to make a better world for future generations.
But what does this mean? How do we get there? And how do we ensure that the world we leave behind is sustainable for us and for our children?
Building Sustainable Future for Startup Ecosystem: NITDA’s Perspective
The National Information Technology Agency, NITDA, will host a discussion on how we can build a sustainable future for the startup ecosystem.
The startup ecosystem is a vibrant and evolving ecosystem that is growing at an unprecedented rate. However, there are several challenges facing this sector.
These include issues such as cyber security, access to finance and the lack of skills needed by start-ups to compete effectively in global markets. In response, NITDA is working with partners from government, academia and industry to create a sustainable future for this sector by developing technologies that will help these startups thrive in Nigeria.
Including tech startups, media companies, investors and government agencies – who will discuss how they are building their business models and what they need to help them grow further, there will be room for everyone to share their ideas and learn from each other’s experiences.
As a startup ecosystem partner, NITDA creates an environment that supports and stimulates startups mainly for the growth of their business. The aim is to work with startups to create the optimal environment for success.