by GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – GLOBAL technology firm, Cisco, has called for the collaboration of the private and public sectors to evolve education and create employment in South Africa.
Speaking ahead of the flagship Cisco Connect South Africa 2017, Charmaine Houvet, Director: Public Policy, Africa, Cisco, says technology was transforming the world over and governments at all levels must embrace digital transformation and partner with the private sector to improve the lives and prospects of its citizens.
“The role of governments in the age of digitalisation cannot be understated, requiring them to embrace the digitalisation agenda in order to serve the needs of their citizens and remain globally competitive,” says Houvet.
“As more businesses, devices and people are connected to the Internet, technological advancement will increase; requiring governments to be more
agile and proactive in designing enabling policies that are transformative and encourage investment, transform the education landscape and invest in
broadband infrastructure,” adds Houvet.
Scheduled for Sun City from March 5-7, Cisco Connect South Africa 2017 brings together Cisco partners, clients and various stakeholders, and showcases some of the innovation taking place in the globe.
The previous Cisco Connect South Africa was held in 2014, and included over 940 guests and 30 Cisco partners.
– CAJ News