Topics 2019

CITIZEN CENTRIC

A sustainable city serving citizens, efficient medicine for all, simplified administrative services. Today, citizens expect services that are accessible and better adapted to their needs. Digital technology is a real asset for a pragmatic and utilitarian orientation of public action in its various fields of application.

Many organizations have striven to improve service delivery and have found that they are still unable to meet public expectations. Part of the problem is that, despite their best intentions, we continue to design and deliver services based on our own requirements and processes, rather than the needs of the people we serve.

The citizen should occupy an increasingly central place in digital transformation projects. It is important to develop a ‘user-oriented’ strategy and give ourselves the means to understand the needs and priorities and also to be able to measure the level of satisfaction.

THE FUTUR OF WORK

The “future of work”, no doubt we are experiencing a point of inflection. Two major phenomena are transforming the world of work: robotics and artificial intelligence. To this paradigm is added the knowledge economy, a true rupture: the future of work will free the talent of which the human being has a monopoly.

The future is already conjugating in the present and the war of talents is making itself felt, as they choose the companies that prepare best for the future. These changes have personal (skills, careers, abilities), organizational (jobs, exploitation, roles) and societal (education, training, standards) impacts.

The “future of work” seems to follow the course that the company borrows (autonomy, acceleration, digitization …) and the changes that the corporate culture is capable of accepting (distance management, accountability …). Undoubtedly, the future of work is today a rich breeding ground of innovations whose challenges remain more human than technological.

DEEP TECH : Breaking technologies

The “Deep Tech” is used to talk about projects carried by companies or ambitious research laboratories that innovate by pushing technological boundaries. These emerging technologies, these breakthrough innovations (which revolutionize our habits), concern all areas, from global warming to the fight against cancer, through the reinvention of the industry.

At the junction of the industrial world and the field of research, Deep Techs are the bearers of radical, scientific and technological transformations, which could upset entire sectors of our society, by addressing the major economic, social and environmental issues, life expectancy to energy sources through new materials.

The Deep Tech invent the future and prefigure the next industrial revolution. The challenge is to decline these opportunities so that Africa can benefit from these innovations and thus create new markets.

REVERSE INNOVATION

The global cycle is reversed: emerging countries become the melting pot of innovation. Africa is not left out and our continent is experiencing a real (r) organizational and societal evolution, made possible by the digital and particularly by the mobile. A continent proudly presented today as the land of possibilities, the continent of Talents. The process of inversion is in progress and Thanks to the advent of digital, AFRICA has become a laboratory of several inverted innovations. African innovation is coming to more developed countries.

Today, Europeans wonder for example if what made the success of digital in Africa could find an echo on the continent. All these innovations combine the best of the human and the digital, transforming what was once a “mode of survival” in Africa, into a “model of life”.

Subthemes

  • M-payement
  • Financing startups
  • E-gov solution
  • Smart data