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Wednesday, November 25 • 09:30 - 11:30
D32: Digital Transformation in Africa: Understanding demands for digital empowerment

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While the uptake of digital technologies is high in the global north, African citizens are yet to fully participate in the rapidly evolving and connected world. In Africa, digital empowerment is still still under development and poses on the one hand risks, challenges, and difficulties, on the other hand opportunities, and perspectives for users, providers, and politics. In this context, the main aim of this event will be to analyze the realities of digitalization in Africa with focus on the following aspects of the Digital society: Digital Empowerment, e-Government, smart cities and regions, Social networks and society, Open data initiatives, e-Democracy and e-Governance, e-Health e-Education, Public e-Services for citizens, Disaster monitoring and prevention systems, Digital culture and digital divide, Legal, societal and cultural issues, Public-private partnerships, International dimension of e-Government, IT-Platform for public service, Cyber safety, Technology use for sustainable development, Socio-economic inclusion in the digital era, Innovative e-Business models, Disruptive technologies, Business process integration, Digital goods and products, User experience, Social networks and e-business, Mobile business, Big data driven organizations, Trust and security, Internet of things, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence.
Keywords: Digital Business; Digital Services; Digital Society

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Nimmo Elmi

Phd Candidate, Linkoping University
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Jakob Svensson

professor, Malmö University
prof in media studiesdoing work in empowerment and mobile phonesand on AI automation and algorithms from a sociological perspective
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Ephias Ruhode

Associate Professor, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Associate Professor: Transdisciplinary Studies in the Informatics and Design Faculty at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. Research interests: Futures Thinking; Design Thinking; Systems Thinking; Internet and Social Innovation, Digital Transformation... Read More →

Waldon Hendricks

Lecturer, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
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Teurai Matekenya

PhD Student, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Joseph Akwunwa

PhD Candidate, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Lungelo Ndaba

Student, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
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Dr Blessing Ojeme

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
I am a  dedicated, detailed and capable research fellow with over ten years of experience in classroom teaching and research. Extensively published in science journals and conferences, with related expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning theory and algorithms, big... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 09:30 - 11:30 CET
Zoom Room B