February 13-15, 2019
Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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Harnessing Data Centre Technology for Zimbabwe’s RoadMap towards Economic Transformation

15-Feb-2019

This presentation provides a brief background to Zimbabwe’s economic ruin during the past twenty years, created by failed economic policies, corruption and a political establishment that continuously put the blame on imaginary sanctions rather than its own failures.

After a short two-month period of political bickering in late 2017, a new Government was ushered in, which brought hope and promises of economic recovery and prosperity; promises that have been met with positive and optimism from the generality of the population.

Of interest is the admission by the new Government that the promised economic recovery and prosperity cannot be realised without the nation embracing Technology as the driving force behind that economic transformation. Hence the government has raised the STEM initiative in high schools and advocated for the establishment of Technology Innovation hubs at six (6) of the country’s twelve (12) State universities.

The opportunities for the country’s promised economic growth are abundant, namely:

·         Rich agricultural base embraced by good soils

·         Abundancy of minerals resources: over 40 different economically exploitable minerals including gold, diamonds, asbestos, nickel, coal, natural gas, copper, platinum, chrome, iron, uranium, coal bed methane, iron to name a few.

·         Tourism sites (in excellent tropical climate)

·         Very educated citizenry and manpower

·         Well established city/town Infrastructures by African standards

·         Abundancy of wild life in 10 Wild life Parks (over 400 bird species and 300 wild animal species)

The use of ICTs in exploiting these opportunities to resuscitate Industries such as Transport, Commerce, Manufacturing, e-Government, Exploration, Mining, Agriculture (and Value-Addition), Aviation, Pharmaceuticals, Geo Space Exploration, Communications, Fisheries, Construction, Food Industries and the amount of data involved will require computing platforms such as:

·         Data Mining

·         Big Data

·         Artificial Intelligence

·         Data Warehousing

Speakers
Mark Makombe, ICT Director - Bindura University of Science and Technology
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