InAfrica24.com as the official partner of The Economist’s event presents the interviews from The Innovation Summit Africa 2018. The event was held in Nairobi, 6 March 2018.
The major goal of the summit was to explore opportunities and challenges for the expansion of digital transformation in the region, and join business leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and technologists from across the continent and beyond.
We asked experts taking part in the Summit for advice to investors and the future of innovation in Africa.
The interviewed Speakers included:
Jonathan Rosenthal, Africa Editor, The Economist
Barry Elliott, Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Rockwell Automation
Sabine Dall’Omo, Chief Executive Officer, Southern and East Africa, Siemens
Sam Gichuru, founder, chief executive officer, Nailab
Jonathan Ledgard, Director and Founder, New Machine
The speakers were asked what innovations are worth investing in and future of their sector with focus on investing in Africa.
They also discussed their views of innovation as fresh thinking that creates value for the community, countries and society; future jobs that will emerge from the innovations; and the future of Kenya from the perspective of their sectors.