The Next Africa: Technology and Business on an Emerging Continent (Video)

The Next Africa: Technology and Business on an Emerging Continent. Speakers: Chris Folayan, Founder and CEO, MallForAfrica; Aubrey Hruby, Author and Visiting Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; and Jake Bright, Whitehead Fellow, Foreign Policy Association
People around the world will interact with Africa very differently over the coming decades. They will be more likely to trade stocks in Ghana, work for companies doing business on the continent and learn the names of African tech moguls and billionaires.

The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy and mired in conflict is rapidly fading as the continent transforms itself into a global powerhouse. Pushing this transformation is a wave of modernization, technological innovations and a growing pool of talented Africans changing their countries not only from within but also from abroad.

What impact will Silicon Valley have on the tech boom in Africa? How should policy makers and business leaders view these changes throughout the continent?

Speakers:

Chris Folayan
Founder and CEO, MallForAfrica

Aubrey Hruby
Author and Visiting Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council

Jake Bright
Whitehead Fellow, Foreign Policy Association

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