CWG pledges to deepen roots, partnerships to address needs in Africa's digital ecosystem

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Tue, 19 Sep 2023 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Founder of CWG, a Pan-African Technology Solutions Provider, Austin Okere has emphasized on the importance of deepening its roots and partnerships to better serves its vast customers in Ghana and Africa's digital ecosystem.

According to him, such partnerships are critical to ensuring that the African continent can rake in the full benefits of digital and technology-based solutions which cut across key sectors of the economy.

Speaking at the 20th anniversary launch of CWG’s operations in Ghana on September 19, 2023, Austin Okere assured that next two decades of the company will be one that is well augmented with improved services to meet the needs of customers.

“CWG Ghana has embarked on an unprecedented path of contribution to the Information, Communication, and Technology Sector over the last two decades, and has consistently remained a benchmark for excellence in Africa,” he noted.

“For the past two decades, the organization has steadily pursued its vision and mission while making an impact in Ghana and Africa's digital ecosystems,” Okere added.

Austin Okere furthered that CWG will continue develop technologies and solutions that seek to improve the digital ecosystem while boosting confidence in the technology sector.

He maintained that this is vital to keep Ghana’s financial ratings at a globally accepted level where banks and fintech companies can better interconnect and partner with other global financial giants.

Touching on the pivotal role Artificial intelligence (AI) can play in the financial services sector, Austin Okere said it will impact critical areas like product development, corporate governance and fraud prevention, which have gained even greater significance in light of recent developments in the broader economy.

“People often lose sleep worrying about whether their funds are safe from unauthorised access or impersonation. But things keep changing, and now artificial intelligence poses a new threat by making it easier to fake identities. So, we’ve got to up our game and use that very same tool to improve security," Okere noted.

“Security in banking is always evolving and our job is to bring in the latest and best practices to protect your money. As the world gets more complicated, these safety measures become even more crucial. CWG leads the way in creating these solutions,” he added.

Managing Director of the CWG Ghana, Harriet Attram Yartey on her part said the company remains poised to take up any challenges in the technology sector in the next two decades.

She also pointed out how technology has created a unique opportunity for local institutions to experience exponential growth.

“We have successfully shifted the perception that technology is prohibitively expensive, and our customers are now expanding their operations while reaping the benefits of these savings,” Harriet Yartey explained.

She however called for increased investment in Ghana’s technology ecosystem while ensuring a conducive business environment is in place for key players.

The CWG Ghana MD expressed immense gratitude to key actors in the technology sector, regulators, partners and customers for keeping faith with CWG Ghana over the past two decades.


Source: www.ghanaweb.com