10 Observations on Technology in Africa from Eric Schmidt of GoogleICT Works | ICT Works


After a week of business meetings in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa, Eric Schmidt posted a detailed list of observations. As he used to run Google and is still on their board, I’ll give him a bit more credit than others who might want to opine after a week’s exposure to the continent’s dynamism.
Eric starts with 3 positive major trends:
  1. the despotic leadership in Africa from the 1970s and 1980 is in decline, replaced by younger and more democratic leaders
  2. a huge youth demographic boom is underway, with a majority of the population of 25, or even under 20
  3. mobile phones are everywhere, and the Internet in Africa will be primarily a mobile one
And then he lists 10 observations that many of us already see, but its great to have validation from a global business leader:


10 Observations on Technology in Africa from Eric Schmidt of GoogleICT Works | ICT Works

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