Frank Owusu Tech Guru

Frank is a Senior Digital Strategy Associate within Parliamentary Digital Services, helping the UK Parliament to unlock innovative opportunities through the alignment of both their digital and technology strategies. His role requires driving successful cultural capability change, process improvement, analytics and the development of quality digital products within the Digital Portfolio. He holds an MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management from Imperial College London.

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Blockchain: Why It is the Future of Technology and Banking

Bitcoin is the flavour of the year, polarising many investors, and even laymen, who do not know its real benefits. Despite fears and concerns, the cryptocurrency is considered a great asset to invest in. The blockchain technology is central to bitcoin’s success.

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Why Technology Cannot Fix Nigeria - Part 2

Nigeria is a rich country with plenty of natural resources, an amazing array of cultures and a labour force matched by only a handful of powerhouses in the world. Given that technology is not enough to fix a country, an important question remains to be answered as to how technology can support Nigeria’s economic revolution.

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Why Technology Cannot Fix Nigeria - Part 1

A recent event at the London School of Economics sparked the question whether technology can help Nigeria improve its policymaking and corporate governance issues. The talk failed to address the systemic issues that lie at the foundation of why technology cannot fix Nigeria’s problems. Indeed, technology needs to be understood as a catalyst for change, not a wand that can fix broken things.

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Blockchain: Innovation & Privacy

Blockchain is currently being hailed as revolutionary as the invention of the internet, and the heavyweights in the finance and business sectors are already investing millions into its development. But for many, blockchain remains a complete mystery.

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Digital Technology is Africa's Future

Africa has been the focus of global development efforts for the past few decades. Poverty and infant mortality rates are generally high and the continent is poorly equipped to combat the spread of disease, as the Ebola outbreak in 2014 showed. However, to some extent, the efforts have been successful; children’s participation in education has increased, gender inequality has decreased and the prevalence of HIV/AIDs has also declined. Africa is still a work in progress, and many experts believe that digital technology can act as the catalyst for change.

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Blockchain: Moving from the Internet of Information to the Internet of Value

In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee created the world wide web; an invention that was hailed as revolutionary and a catalyst for a whole new era of technological development – the rest is history. Society is now in many ways completely reliant on the internet, and its impact affects the world in virtually every aspect of peoples’ lives. Yet despite the seemingly unmatchable change that the world wide web has brought, similar revolutionary claims are being made once again today.

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The Two Very Different Futures Facing Carmakers

The kaleidoscope is defined as “a constantly changing pattern or sequence of elements”, and although carmakers have previously undergone numerous changes, the Internet of things (IoT) has spawned new ways to unlock valuable revenue streams through the emergence of a new ecosystem of personal mobility. This could result in the automotive industry becoming either extremely fragmented due to incremental changes or convergent as the disruptive forces of autonomous vehicles (AV), electric vehicles (EV) and mobility as a service (MaaS) redefine the concept of transportation.

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Digitalisation: Why It Should be a Priority for the C-Suite

The 21st century can certainly be described as the age of the Internet, and the business world is no exception to its influence – digitalisation is becoming the new big priority for the C-Suite.

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Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence ?

The idea of a super-intelligent machine taking control of humans sounds like a far-fetched plot of a science-fiction novel. But in future societies, experts predict that super-intelligent artificial intelligence (AI) will play a key role – and some are worried that it could be humanity’s greatest mistake.

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The Development of AI and Robotics in China

At the turn of the century, China would not have been considered a leader in either the Artificial Intelligence (AI) or the robotics industries. But one technological revolution later, and times have changed; China is reaching the top.

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