With the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, set to be powered by a combination of computer services (IaaS) and cloud platform technologies (PaaS), Oracle reiterated its commitment to help create a skilled workforce for driving rapid digital transformation in Africa at the recently concluded Innovation Africa 2016 event in Kenya.
“As per the World Economic Forum, 60 per cent of the workforce in Africa is under 30 years, and at Oracle we believe that it is imperative to equip this large pool of young Africans with the essential IT skills of the future that will enable them to contribute to Africa’s socio-economic growth”, said Cherian Varghese, Cluster Lead for Oracle Sub-Sahara Africa.
“Innovation is the heart of everything we do at Oracle and our cloud solutions are already at the forefront of driving digital transformation across Africa’s public and private sector organisations. Our objective to participate at Innovation Africa 2016 was to raise awareness about our diverse and innovative cloud solutions portfolio and how we are uniquely poised to help African organisations be Industry 4.0 ready”, added Varghese.
Held under the official patronage of the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the event witnessed Oracle’s participation as a Gold partner from 20th – 22nd September 2016 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.
Senior Oracle executives interacted with key government and private sector officials at the two-day event.