The Africa Digital Festival, the pan African festival seeks to unlock Africa’s Digital Future through a series of events has announced its maiden annual list publication of Africa’s 50 Digital champions recognizing innovators and pacesetters in Africa’s Digital Ecosystem
The list which cut across sectors like digital finance, health, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Agriculture among others.
Some of the notable household names include Strive Masiyiwa (Econet Global representing Zimbabwe), Pedro Lopes (Cabo Verde), Getnet Assefa (iCog Labs), Benjamin Fernandes of Nala Money in Tanzania among others.
These men and women are helping to promote digital transformation as leaders and influencers, both behind the scenes and in public eye.
The youngest African to make the 2020 list is Sierra Leone’s Mohamed Sheriff Bah, the founder of TapTap (a reliable and dependable on demand rider service app)
According to Foster Kofi Sam, the chief vision officer of Africa Digital Festival, the list is not a ranking but a list of leading individuals championing Corporate Digital transformation, innovative New technologies and business model, Technology training & those Using technology for social change in Africa.
Below is the full list in no order.
The list was Powered by Africa Digital Festival with Collaborations from Digital Foundation Africa and Turn Left Media being the presenting sponsor for the 2020 edition.
In the coming weeks, Some of the Champions would be in LIVE conversations with the organizers of the Africa Digital Festival and we would be giving you more information.