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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.