Southern Africa shows how unlocking data can drive economic recovery
A lack of access to data has hampered countries’ ability to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s clear that data must be a major component of rebuilding economies about the world.
What’s less clear is how to make the most of data and other related fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and the internet of things (IoT). Too often complexities in the data ecosystem, including policy, regulatory or business barriers, lack of trust and issues with digitisation, stand in the way. ..