Portsmouth, United Kingdom, January 24, 2024
Today, Professor Birgitte Andersen, CEO of Big Innovation Centre, played a pivotal role at the Global African Partnership Forum held at the House of Lords in London. The event, which took place from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on January 25, 2024, saw Professor Andersen join other esteemed leaders to share insights on collaboration, innovation, and partnerships for the sustained development of Africa.
Among the distinguished speakers present, Professor Andersen delivered a keynote address at the event, focusing on the theme “Africa: Sustaining the African Renaissance: Collaboration, Innovation, and Partnerships.”
A renowned think tank expert in business model innovation and policies related to artificial intelligence, the digital economy, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property, Professor Andersen leads the Secretariat for the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. With a significant presence in influential media outlets, she holds the position of Professor at the University of London, Birkbeck College, making substantial contributions to the field of innovation. Professor Andersen boasts an extensive publication record and has served as an expert witness and advisor for various industry and government bodies. Currently, she is actively involved in shaping the digital government strategy for the Arab world.
The Global African Partnership Forum stands as a prestigious gathering of global African stakeholders, meticulously designed as a catalyst for vital partnerships, powerful alliances, and productive relationships that impact the African corporate and political landscape. Pioneering revolutionary ideas to spur economic growth, innovation, and sustainable development throughout the continent, this exclusive forum brought together visionary leaders, industry experts, investors, and decision-makers.
Noteworthy dignitaries and speakers confirmed to attend the event included Prof. Antonio Andreoni, Professor of Development Economics at SOAS University of London; Dr.Adewale Peter Obadare, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) of Digital Encode Limited, Nigeria; Mr. Sanjeev K.S. Gopaul, Founder of Credentia Group, Mauritius; Baroness Sandip Verma, Member House of Lords; and Mr. Kennedy Mwila, Managing Director, Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone Limited, Zambia, among others.
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