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Cote d’Ivoire Drone’s Marouane Jebbar on Africa’s Aerospace Sector

Originally published on the MEST Africa Blog. On November 8, 2018, MEST Africa and Innocircle organized an Airbus Bizlab Aerospace Challenge Meetup in Abidjan to spotlight the budding aerospace industry in Francophone Africa, answer questions about launching a startup in the space, and introduce the Africa4Future initiative by Airbus to aspiring entrepreneurs. We were lucky to have Marouane Jebbar, Founder […]

MEST Team Shares The Motivation Behind The Airbus Bizlab Africa4Future Initiative

Originally published on the MEST Africa Blog. Airbus BizLab’s Africa4Future Challenge has returned to Africa for a second time, in partnership with ecosystem facilitator GIZ Make-IT in Africa, pan-African incubator MEST Africa, and innovation consultancy Innocircle. The challenge launched in Toulouse, France in October 2018, and opened a call for applications from early-stage African aerospace startups, which closes […]

Airbus Bizlab Team Shares The Motivation Behind The Africa4Future Initiative

Originally published on the MEST Africa Blog. Airbus BizLab’s Africa4Future Challenge returns to Africa for a second time, in partnership with ecosystem facilitator GIZ Make-IT in Africa, pan-African incubator MEST Africa, and innovation consultancy Innocircle. The challenge launched in Toulouse, France in October 2018, and opened a call for applications from early-stage African aerospace startups. Call for applications […]

How Andela Plans to Build more Female Technologists in Africa

Originally published on AfricaBusiness2020 via Skrife. Mercy Orangi is the Technology Evangelist at Andela. Here, she talks about Andela’s pan-African expansion plans and platforms they’re building to support more female technologists on the continent. Earlier this year, Andela held its Women In Technology (WIT) Summit in Nigeria. What was the motivation behind that event? This was the first WIT […]

The Rich Uncle Network

“Nigerian (tech) entrepreneurs need to show traction”…. I hear this all the time and whilst it is true, it still irks me when I hear it. They compare Nigeria to America and forget the myriad of problems that exist here. This diagram below shows a little bit of how tech entrepreneurship works in America.  The […]

Explaining Robotic Process Automation (RPA) In Simple Words

Here’s What Robotic Process Automation Means And Why Large Banks Are Turning To It Recently in the Nigeria tech space, we celebrated Union Bank as the first Nigerian bank to incorporate Robotic Process Automation (RPA). In my excitement about it and other new digital banking innovations (check this one out) in Nigeria’s banking/tech sector, I sometimes forget that the mass […]

3 Valuable Features on Social Media Any Business Owner Can Use

Originally published on Business2Community and TechWebSpace. We live in interesting times where every industry is changing rapidly because of the infusion of technology in some way – Retail, Transportation, Healthcare, Agriculture, Fashion, Manufacturing – no one is exempt. To build a business that survives and thrives in these times, entrepreneurs and their employees must stay up-to-date with social media and digital […]

Breaking Down Predictive Analytics

Originally published on B2C. The abundance of data generated in recent years — by individuals and businesses — means we no longer have to make haphazard business decisions and ‘hope for the best’. Now, we can employ more systematic and deliberate measures. At a point, the problem was how to access relevant data. Now, the […]

Machine Learning in The Simplest Words

Published on Business2Community. Why should you care about Machine Learning? What impact will it have on your personal life, business or community? In this 5-minute read, I attempt to simplify Machine Learning to the basics by differentiating between Supervised vs Unsupervised Machine Learning. Let’s get started! Machine learning has become one of the most talked […]

How To Get In The Battle for AI Talent

Originally published on B2C. The AI talent pool is shallow. But, just how shallow is it? According to this article on Bloomberg, in December 2017, Tencent Holdings Ltd., the Chinese internet conglomerate, published its findings that put the estimate of global AI talent at 200,000 to 300,000 people who were either AI researchers or industry […]

The Electricity Situation in Nigeria

Bowing Out It is not a secret that I spent most of my entrepreneurial life within Nigeria at the front end of the electricity industry. However, Nigeria’s power problems are complex. The solutions appear simple to me; but re-engineering our “system” to address the solutions is where most of the problems lie. I am not […]

Dear Millennials, This Is How We Can Beat AI And Keep Our Jobs

Published on EzineArticles. Warpath Strategy On The Workplace of the Future In 2013, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne, Faculty at the University of Oxford, published a report titled ‘The Future of Employment’. The study presented in the report examined the susceptibility of 702 varied occupations to computerisation. According to their estimates, about 47% of […]

7 Free(ish) Online Resources That Will Help You Understand AI Better

Published on Business2Community. Artificial Intelligence (AI) used to be just a Sci-Fi concept, something that only existed in movies, books, and pop culture. But as technology developed and human capacity evolved with it, we have been able to design artificially intelligent machines, machines that mirror human behaviour and learn new concepts just the way we can. […]