TechInAfrica – Vodacom has launched the Fast Forward Series – a series of workshops and interactive sessions aiming at driving significant growth and change across the South African business sector. It is targeting SMEs, Large Enterprises, Public, and Global Enterprises, providing them the industry trend updates, workshops, developer series, hackathons, and innovation sprints, among others.
The initiative is part of the effort to meet the need of obtaining key skills in order to keep up with the rise of the digital economy. It focuses on creating a supportive environment to facilitate skills development and information transfer to boost business growth and strategic plan within the small, medium, and large enterprises in the changing market.
“As the trusted partner of choice for business in South Africa, we want to help them understand and prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution by adopting the technology that is being made available to optimize their business processes and efforts,” said Fatima Hassim, Business Managing Executive at Vodacom.
The Fast Forward Series of the first phase will be collaborating with Samsung and its ecosystem partners, such as Business Doctors, Google, Facebook, and WeAreMonsters. In these sessions, we will see the company connects with SMEs and assist them in achieving success. It will help to provide them with the right tools, skills, as well as the insights they need in reaching the goal.
“Our objective here is to create an environment that will address key business challenges, focusing on helping them to develop strategies to survive and thrive in today’s digital economy,” Hassim added.
“We have partnered with digital pioneers, some of the best in the industry, to pave the way for South African businesses looking to undergo a digital transition. We look forward to a successful initial phase and are certain there will be room to grow in the future. Our ambition is to connect and grow South African businesses so they are able to meaningfully take part in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Hassim concluded.