Global edge-solutions provider, inq. Group, has stressed the importance of digital transformation in Nigeria and Africa, with a commitment to fueling the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technological capacities in Nigeria and Africa through the provision of simpler, seamless solutions.
Disclosing the importance of digital transformation with journalists, especially the Group’s vision for the region in Lagos, with Chairman, Andile Ngcaba, and the Chief Executive Officer, Glad Dibetso in attendance, the firm said Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and others should leverage the power of AI, edge solutions, among others for expansion.
Speaking during the session under the theme: “Leading with Edge: The Future of Edge Solutions in Nigeria,” Dibetso emphasized how inq. Group is working meticulously to build Africa’s technology capacities and advance the continent’s technology landscape.
He said: “We firmly believe that inq. is poised to revolutionise the education landscape across the continent.
“Connectivity serves as the gateway to transforming education in our schools, enabling children to learn robotics, AI and software development. By empowering more students with these essential skills, we envision a rise in tech-driven small businesses, ultimately leading to the emergence of more African unicorns.”
In his keynote address, the company’s Executive Chairman, Ngcaba further elaborated on inq. Group’s mission is to play a pivotal role in shaping and fueling the growth of AI in Africa, particularly in Nigeria’s energy sector.
“Our vision is to introduce artificial intelligence to Nigeria, empowering the country to actively participate in the global AI landscape. In pursuit of this objective, we aim to establish Nigeria as a center of excellence for developing customised AI solutions in the energy sector.
“Our efforts will center around providing state-of-the-art AI solutions tailored specifically for the energy industry. Through this initiative, energy generation and distribution companies in Nigeria will gain access to real-time electricity consumption analytics for designated locations, enabling them to identify and address leakages throughout the entire electricity value chain.”
Ngcaba also expressed optimism regarding Nigeria’s technology potential and its profound impact on the African continent, stating, “Nigeria stands as the foremost driver of growth in Africa, not only within ECOWAS but across the entire continent. We firmly believe that Nigeria serves as the hub not only for Africa but also for emerging markets. The future growth of the African continent largely hinges on the dynamism of this country.”
He said inq. Group will continue to make significant strides in shaping Africa’s technology landscape and is dedicated to empowering businesses and communities through innovative, relevant, and accessible cloud-based technology solutions.