In Algeria, big things are going on in digital. Under the government’s e-Algerie plan, public services, businesses and the population at large will get connected, with high speed fiber networks and 4G LTE as the foundation
Over the course of the past ten years, the financial services industry has experienced a series of profound shocks that have impacted how the industry is regulated and managed. With the rise of the mobile phone, the opportunity to develop alternatives to the traditional banking model has never been greater.
Closing the digital gender gap is crucial if we are really serious about “connecting the next billion,” or as some prefer to say, “connecting everyone.” A key point that Girls in ICT Day underscores is that the challenge of connecting everyone is not primarily a matter of overcoming the physical barriers to reaching people in inaccessible places. It’s at least as much about surmounting cultural barriers and skewed financial priorities that make it difficult for women to access the digital world even where its benefits are already available.
How can we finally move out of silos and better prioritize the needs of the customer at the center of our business? If you ask me, I’d say we need to reboot, start from the very beginning and become as agile as a startup by inviting instant innovation into our universe.
When looking at Davos, it’s important to remember something that’s often forgotten in the digital and particularly the mobile worlds – that our industry operates in a wider socio-economic and political context.