Saturday, 21 May 2022

WHAT’S NEXT for Egypt’s AI sector

In this episode of The Enterprise Podcast, our What’s Next editor Gehad Hussein hosts a roundtable discussion with several AI players in Egypt. Our private sector guests gathered for an in-depth conversation on the status of the sector in Egypt and how companies can get started with their AI activities. The bottom line is to have the right talent and tools in place, while being very mindful of what data is being collected. And most importantly: start out with a pilot project, before going into massive AI mode. 


Our guests are: 

  • Ahmed Abaza, the founder and CEO of Synapse Analytics, which advises other companies on how best to infuse AI into their businesses. Synapse helps enterprises develop, build, manage and scale AI solutions to optimize operations and grow more sustainably. 
  • Ahmed Roshdy, the analytics and data science lead at Vodafone Egypt. He runs the 18-person strong department that’s been focusing on integrating AI into the company’s operations. Projects he’s led include an AI platform that recommends different services and packages to users. So far, over 11 mn customers have benefited from that engine.
  • Mohamed Soliman, the data, AI, automation and security leader at IBM Egypt. IBM has been at the forefront of AI adoption and development globally, and Mohamed will give us some insight on what the company has been up to in Egypt. These include helping the Supply Ministry with implementing AI applications at Egypt’s grain silos. 


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WHAT’S NEXT for Egypt’s AI sector

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