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Cassava Tech Talks Ep. 6: Digital priorities of the C-suite

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Cybersecurity has become a top priority for African C-suite executives especially as the rise in popularity of cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) continue to impact digital transformation strategies for local small businesses and larger enterprises.

On this episode of the Cassava Tech Talks podcast, Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert is joined by Liquid C2's CEO, Oswald Jumira, and Sabelo Dlamini, director of the South African National Research Network (SANReN), to discuss the digital priorities of the C-suite, especially when it comes to cybersecurity, cloud and digitization in Africa and how the introduction of AI tools is impacting the market.

Here are a few topics we covered:

  • Observations regarding cybersecurity readiness of organizations in Africa (1:45)
  • How AI is impacting cybersecurity and the cloud (3:20)
  • How AI is helping CEOs make good management decisions (5:20)
  • African trends in cloud and AI and how execs are embracing them (7:00)
  • Why cybersecurity can no longer be seen as a grudge purchase (9:20)
  • How to better align cloud and cybersecurity strategy with a company's long-term growth objectives and budgeting (12:00)
  • How experimental technologies are being used to give companies an edge over their competitors (18:00)
  • Which type of companies are the most vulnerable to malicious attacks (19:35)
  • The key blind spots that African businesses experience when it comes to cloud and security (20:45)
  • How African businesses are using AI to help counter cyberattacks (22:30)
  • How C-suites can leverage cybersecurity investment to unlock growth in their businesses (26:20)
  • The importance of education about cybersecurity best practices and potential threats and who is responsible for this education (27:40)

    The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts; Spotify; Google Podcasts or find other podcast platform options on our main page on Spotify for Podcasters.

    This podcast is sponsored by Cassava Technologies.

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    — Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa

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