WATCH: TransUnion's Lee Naik talks innovation at Finance Indaba 2017

Lee presented a positive and upbeat take on the risk-opportunity spectrum inherent in the rise of automation and artificial intelligence

Innovation in the African context and the rapid pace of change as we move into an increasingly tech-dominated world are hot topics in boardrooms on the continent. While exciting, they also give executives sleepless nights.

 

TransUnion Africa CEO Lee Naik, one of the premier thought leaders on these subjects, calmed some of these fears when he opened the second day of Finance Indaba Africa 2017 with a promise that resonated with the eager crowd: The future is brighter than you think and we Africans are poised to make the most of it.

 

 

He presented a positive and upbeat take on the risk-opportunity spectrum inherent in the rise of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) and then focused his argument on the shift of power that is happening globally and how Africa is best placed to take advantage of these kinds of tech-enabled solutions. In solving Africa’s pressing problems, we will create a hotbed of innovation, he said.

 

Watch Lee’s insightful opening talk at the Finance Indaba 2017 below:

Finance Indaba Africa is the biggest finance conference on the African continent. Don't miss out on more than 120 learning sessions with expert speakers, top African CFOs and FDs, entrepreneurs and trail-blazing FinTech startups.