GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Rise of the Digital Citizen

Rise of the Digital Citizen


Rise of the Digital Citizen

Technology is driving change in Africa and the telecom sector is set to thrive. GSMA Intelligence has shown that since 2014 4G has reached an extra 200 million people, 40 million new social media accounts, and 30,000 active mobile applications developed locally. Now, with the demands of highly influential Millennial and Generation Z consumers, the African Union is aiming to bring the continent on par with the rest of the world as an information society. As tech and entrepreneurship gathers speed across the region, a new age is fast emerging in Africa: the age of the digital citizen.

As the number of active users and investment continues to grow, what do citizens of the future want? Mobile 360 – West Africa in 2018 focused on ‘who was leading the digital revolution’, but in 2019, we looked at who benefits from the digital revolution. What impact will digital have on the job market, content creation, commercial trends, and what are the key stepping-stones for creating a digital society that is inclusive and secure for the future?

Day 1 included conference discussions under the theme of ‘Building a digital world for citizens of today and tomorrow’. Topics included infrastructure, digital policies, 4th industrial revolution, IoT, tech and society, and the rising power of the youth.

Day 2 featured with several workshops and meetings focused on specific topics in the region.

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Who Attended?

Mobile 360 – West Africa brought over 300 attendees – 51% of which are C-Level or owners from across the ECOWAS region and throughout Africa.

The conference convened senior regional and international policy, regulatory, operator, supplier, investor, and start-up representatives from the mobile ecosystem and across multiple sectors to do business and further develop the industry in the region.

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