The world of business is undergoing a transformation without precedent. The 4th Industrial Revolution brings to life artificially intelligent (AI) technologies and applications including Big Data, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR), and (Social) Robotics. As much as these technologies bring a change to existing business models and ways of working, they equally bring unprecedented opportunities for business growth.
At GINI, we believe that the 4th industrial revolution MUST be the most globally ubiquitous phenomenon ever brought about by humanity. And that means that no region can afford to be left behind.
Our roadmap has four key steps: Kickstarter – gets as many people as possible to grasp the basics of emerging technology building blocks such as programming and electronics. Foundation – converts technology enthusiasts into professionals who can build emerging technology solutions from end to end. Pioneer – connects professionals who are building emerging technology solutions to industry projects where they can immediately apply their skills in impacting businesses. Executive – creates strategic knowledge at the apex of organizations on the benefits of emerging technology adoption and digital transformation.
We’re on a mission to make emerging technology adoption in Africa the next big thing; get these technologies out of the classroom and into the market. We recognize that Africa is playing catch-up in data science, robotics and extended reality. The first is crucial for the future of information, the second for the future of production and the third is critical for the future of interaction.
From our Kickstarter Program where students learn the basics of programming, electronics and extended reality alongside equally important theoretical frameworks to make them responsible and effective technologists, to our Advanced program where skills are applied to the real world, we’re developing not just credential-holders but solution providers for industries across the continent. We provide quality training coupled tightly with product development in these areas, leading learners into product-focused incubation, internships and employment. We envision an Africa where emerging technology is commonplace with GINI being the leading provider of talent and solutions.