Sekou Amadou BAH, CEO of Orange Sierra Leone, gave an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, with a focus on exploring the significance of digital data centers within the telecom sector and how Orange Sierra Leone seamlessly integrates them into its operations. During the discussion, Sekou detailed the hurdles encountered by Orange Sierra Leone during the establishment and upkeep of its digital data centers, along with the strategies it employs to surmount these obstacles. He gave his perspective on the coming years, identifying the most influential emerging technologies or trends he feels will shape the landscape of digital data centers moving forward.

Read more: Sekou Amadou BAH: Navigating the Digital Data Center Landscape in Sierra Leone and Beyond

Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Reine Mbang Essobmadje, co-founder of Digital Coalition, CEO of Evolving Consulting and vice president of GICAM, to delve into the issue of the lack of women in engineering globally. During the interview, Reine discussed the key factors contributing to the underrepresentation of women in engineering professions and the challenges they face. She highlighted the importance of addressing these barriers to encourage more women to pursue careers in engineering and promote diversity and inclusion in the industry.

Read more: Reine Mbang Essobmadje: Empowering Women in Engineering and Technology

Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Rajiv Dhand, the regional vice president for Asia Pacific & Africa at TELUS International, to delve into the factors that played a significant role in the expansion of TELUS International's global operations into Africa. During the interview, Dhand discussed the specific opportunities and market potential that TELUS International perceives in Africa. Furthermore, he shed light on the steps that TELUS International is taking to ensure a seamless and prosperous expansion into the African market.

Read more: Targeting Africa: TELUS International's Opportunities and Steps Toward Success

Notes from the Chief Editor

The digital age and technology are omnipresent in all aspects of our daily life, but is education at schools and universities moving at the same speed? Are educational institutions adequately preparing the next digital generation?

Educational establishments are changing curricula to include high tech courses in all majors, from engineering to medicine and even journalism.

The main universities in the USA, Canada and UK are already focusing on this and are integrating artificial intelligence into their systems. One school of thought is that artificial intelligence should not be suggested as an elective course, but rather as a requirement, whatever major students choose.

Furthermore, quantum computing is changing companies, industries and governments - that is why it should be included in any educational program.

Cybersecurity is a must-have for everyone. We are all online and this means our most important data is too. Learning to protect our data privacy should begin along with the most basic learning courses.

Preparing our digital generation is important regardless of the field of study or objectives of the workplace. It would be best to apply this approach now, to prepare the current generation moving forward.

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