It is imperative that leaders understand that their firms are first and foremost technology companies, and secondly, that they are competing in a global market. When you understand that you are simply a global technology company that offers XYZ, that paradigm shift in thinking will automatically reshape your product development.
The Athenian envoys said to the Melians:
We both know that the decisions about justice are made in human discussions only when both sides are under equal compulsion, but when one side is stronger, it gets as much as it can, and the weak must accept that” – (416 B.C.E)
In similar vain, Africa’s cry for justice and fairness at negotiating tables is in vain, until we are seen as equals. Sadly as in ancient antiquity, the strong still plunder the weak in the 21st century.
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Healingsprings fellowship is hosting the 2nd instalment of our online events on Saturday, August, 15th 2020, 7 pm – 8:45 pm (UK Time).
The theme for August’s virtual conference is The Digital Divide, with a focus on a case study on the impact of community IT provisions by an NGO in slums. The vlog will cover 3 settings in Lagos State, Nigeria.
By way of context, among other challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps the biggest concern in the developing world has been the gap in access to information technology. While the West is now focused on cloud solutions and cyber security, the developing world is only scratching the surface in Information Technology.
For instance, schools and universities have really struggled to make the transition to digital teaching and learning in Nigeria for a plethora of reasons.
Those that are geared up for delivery are often faced with learners who: do not own a device; lack a safe space to study; are experiencing poor internet connectivity, lack electricity or alternatives to power their devices.
- Talk: Origins and Beyond: the Digital Divide by Clement Akran, BA Theology, Media & Communications, MBA Ethics & Sustainability (30minutes)
- An overview of the digital divide
Explore some of the reasons why it exists
Vlogs from 3 community IT settings in Lagos (15mins)
Panel Discussion and questions from the audience (30minutes)
- Where do we go from here: alignment, realignment, disruption or what?
- Synopsis, closing remarks and update on Future Events (5minutes)
- Welcome and Talk
Q & A, panel discussions
Vlogs from 3 community IT settings in slums in Lagos
Closing remarks, and future events
Please register using the link below for your FREE TICKETS!Spaces are limited — https://my.demio.com/ref/gZZbuCMrLYrkjja8
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