The Digital Africa Series

The Digital Africa Series provides a selection of intimate forums of no more than 10 industry leaders from across the ecosystem to engage on a specific topic relating to the digital transformation of Africa and its impact on the data centre sector. Participants will hear from a range of relevant experts and industry pioneers

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  • Orange Presents Building first-class critical infrastructure across the African continent: identifying the right location for data centre expansion

    As Africa’s leading provider of network, digital infrastructure and mobile services, Orange will share its experience and insights when it comes to selecting the right location to deploy and operate data centres. With new locations in Botswana, Cote D’ivoire, Cameroon and elsewhere in the last two years alone, Orange’s exceptional understanding of Africa’s demand for digital services is paralleled only in its forward-thinking approach to infrastructure deployments up and down the continent. In this unique session, a select number of attendees will have access to an intimate discussion with senior figures in the Orange West Africa team who will be sharing their experiences scaling up and investing in this unique, vibrant and sometimes challenging market.
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  • Building the Gateway to West Africa with the African Data Centres Association

    Kwame Nkhrumah first called Ghana “The Gateway to West Africa” when the country gained its independence in 1957 and established itself as the first modern democracy in Africa. Fast forward 72 years, Ghana remains a principal location for investment and enterprise for those looking to the West African region. With the soaring rates of demand for digital services, the African Data Centres Association (ADCA) will explore why subsea and terrestrial connectivity players are opting for Ghana as their location of choice to connect West Africa with the wider world.

    In this unique session, ADCA representatives will share their take on the challenges and opportunities surrounding Ghana as a location for connectivity providers with a select number of industry leaders in an intimate, highly focused setting.
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  • Being IoT ready: from the digitalisation of industry through to the data centre

    Propelled by the convenience, cost and flexibility of IoT technology, Africa’s economy is undergoing a data-driven revolution. From industries as diverse as Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Transportation and Agriculture, investing and innovating around new IoT technologies are enabling data accuracy, insightful analytics and efficiency of operations as never seen before on the continent. But what are the implications of this explosion in data for the data centre industry? How has the increasing use of data in operations manifested within specific verticals, such as agriculture where infrastructure may need rural deployment? What are the implications of IoT technology when it comes to the demand, management and storage of data?

    In the first of its kind, RackCentre (Africa’s leading IoT ready data centre provider) would be honoured to invite a select few industry leaders to discuss the profound opportunity and potential challenges IoT offers in an intimate setting during the afternoon of the conference. The forum will feature a lively and informative Q&A with an industry figure from a relevant vertical.

If you’re interested in this opportunity and you’ve already registered as an attendee, please register your interest here
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*Please note, due to the nature of this forum, we cannot guarantee attendance to those who register interest and invitees will be under the discretion of each company.