INSIGHTS

Leapfrogging to the 4th Industrial Revolution

By leapfrogging to cutting-edge technologies, Africa bypasses the industrial phase in which developed countries invested in now cumbersome technological infrastructure. Exponential technologies accelerate access to water, food, energy, healthcare and education. Healthcare, for example, leapfrogs over constraints in communication, transportation and

affordability with platforms that use mobile technology so patients and doctors can communicate even when meeting face to face is a challenge. Africa’s young population is tech savvy and naturally more adept to technology and innovations thrive to meet fundamental challenges. There is a massive opportunity to enter global trade due to innovative solutions like crypto currencies.