Blockchain Technology soars into Nebula

Once a month in London, a small group of enthusiasts gather at a “Tech meet-up” to talk about the latest technology developments around the world. I was invited to my first event in 2014. The venue was a dimly-lit underground bar in Shoreditch, then an upcoming area. The conversation, eclectic, animated and passionate [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Digital, Economy, Governments, Insights|Comments Off on Blockchain Technology soars into Nebula

Robotics: Arise a Global Superpower

Not so far in the future, there is every possibility that artificial intelligence will overtake human thinking. Robots are on the rise and ready to rumble. The last 20 years have seen significant developments in the robotics industry. Today, robots play chess, drive cars, manufacture and do a lot of other things that [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Digital, Economy, Insights, Technology|Comments Off on Robotics: Arise a Global Superpower

Understanding the Circular Economy

A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles. It’s interesting to note that the concept is taking shape with great interest from Governments, Economists, Investors, Public and Private sector practitioners. But [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Economy, Global, Research, Sustainability, Technology|Comments Off on Understanding the Circular Economy

Impact assessment of Wangari Maathai’s vision

Before she passed on, the Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai left an enduring legacy. The Green Belt Movement (GBM), a grassroots organisation she founded to eradicate poverty through environmental conservation, had reached a significant milestone, planting over 50 million trees in Africa. In spite of that achievement, her life’s work was more about human regeneration. She dreamed of a [...]

By | July 15th, 2015|Africa, Economy, Governments, Investments, Philanthropy, Sustainability|Comments Off on Impact assessment of Wangari Maathai’s vision

Africa: Emerging as an Enterprise Ecosystem

One can argue that there is no clear definition of African entreprise. Many point to the fact that business activities in various forms have always existed on the continent. Legendary kings, traders, cities and empires flourished from trade in salt, gold, ivory and slaves. In recent times, the citizen may have come to rely heavily [...]

By | June 30th, 2015|Africa, Digital, Economy, Emerging Markets, Enterprise, Governments|Comments Off on Africa: Emerging as an Enterprise Ecosystem