Digital transformation is about change, speed, connectivity, real-time economy, future. And this transformation is just beginning. As it continues its advance, the implications for businesses, cities and our lives will be tremendous.
First the seed, then the life, the future. These are the seeds we plant in the communities: we create jobs, provide training, opportunities and long-term prospects. This is the true involvement with our society. Who would have thought a little seed could give so much?
Entrepreneurship in Africa is becoming more and more vibrant. Yesterday we didn’t even recognise the faces or names of the African entrepreneurs. They are now familiar faces that are recognised around the world and have become a model to follow. I believe that success creates success and many more Africans will end up joining this great family.
Never before have so many people in Africa had access to the internet. By the end of 2018, there will be almost 500 million of us. The continent is growing. One sign of this is the increasing democratisation of access to the internet. Last year alone, the number of internet users in Africa grew by 20%. In contrast, user numbers in Asia only rose by 5% and in the Americas by a mere 3%.
I have been very proud to see Efacec changing the current paradigm, as it contributes to the building of electric mobility’s future.