DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT 11 th

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DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT 11 th AFRICA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT 11 th AFRICA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE (ACE) I &2 nd ACE IMPACT WORKSHOP September 24 th, 2019 Dakar, Senegal

Digital Development to leverage the potential of digital economy in Africa Digital Infrastructure Digital

Digital Development to leverage the potential of digital economy in Africa Digital Infrastructure Digital Development Digital Skills & Content Digital Innovation

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT: DIGITAL INRASTRUCTURE

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT: DIGITAL INRASTRUCTURE

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT: DIGITAL SKILLS & CONTENT

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT: DIGITAL SKILLS & CONTENT

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT: DIGITAL INNOVATION

DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT: DIGITAL INNOVATION

PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT

PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT

Given this opportunity to engage with the private sector, let’s discuss with: IBM, Microsoft

Given this opportunity to engage with the private sector, let’s discuss with: IBM, Microsoft and Digital Schools Research Private Sector Engagement Employment Digital Development

IBM, Microsoft and Digital Schools Speakers IBM Mohamed EL Habib Oueld Benhouman, University Relations

IBM, Microsoft and Digital Schools Speakers IBM Mohamed EL Habib Oueld Benhouman, University Relations Leader for North Africa at IBM Mohamed EL Habib Oueld Benhouman is a University Relations Leader for North Africa at IBM. Mohamed has more than 9 years of experience in the field of IT, including implementation of IT solutions as a technical consultant then pre-sales engineer and expert in the implementation of ITIL processes. He worked as a pre-sales engineer in the Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure Business Unit and the IBM Software Service in the French-speaking Africa region. Currently, he is appointed as University Relations Leader for North Africa, to promote IBM programs for universities. Mohammed is based out of Morocco. Microsoft Kursat Gunenc, Education Cloud Solutions Lead at MEA HQ of Microsoft Kursat Gunenc is an Education Cloud Solutions Lead at MEA HQ of Microsoft total of 21 years of professional experience in international markets (from North Africa and Turkey, through Middle East and Far East Asia, to North America). In the years of his career, on top of Cloud related skills; technical, architectural, transformational strategies development, Sales and Regional Cloud Business Management; He worked with governments, Saleh Maitala, University Relations Leader for West Africa at IBM multinational corporations and telcos. Saleh Maitala is a University Relations Leader for West Africa at IBM. With a background in education services & platforms, his focus is on the Saleh has been with IBM for over 5 years and currently leads IBM’s Skills Initiatives and University Programs across West Africa. During his time in IBM, digital transformation in education, that he believes is a genuine gamehe was leading the Software Sales for IBM Cognitive Collaboration and Watson changer in the industry along with Cloud Solutions tailored to Education Talent Management Solutions and advising clients in Africa on their digital Institutes. transformation journeys leveraging cognitive technologies. Currently, he took the responsibility of managing IBM’s Skills Initiatives in West Africa with the objective of strengthening relationships with Academia through Research Collaborations, Digital Skills Development for Students/Faculty and strategic initiatives for employability and entrepreneurship enhancement in Africa. Saleh is based out of the IBM Office in Lagos, Nigeria. Orange Digitalschool Technologies Mamadou Drame, CEO Mamadou Drame is CEO of DIGITALSCHOOL TECHNOLOGIES. Mamadou DRAME has over 7 years’ experience working for IT sector company and consulting firm. Self-educated in Information Technologies, he had co founded Digitalschool Technologies for empowering Education with Technologies Digitalschool Technologies created in 2013 had supported 20+ Universities, K 12 and Business Schools in Senegal, Cameroon and Cote d'Ivoire. With Digitalschool LAB, the company is working on creatin "digital learning content" for Africa French Speaking region.