Abidjan (© 2022 Afriquinfos)- On September 8, Orange Côte d’Ivoire organized the 10th edition of Orange Business Live, its traditional monthly digital meeting for companies, around the theme: “Blockchain: Main use cases and development prospects”.
Blockchain is a technology for storing and transmitting information. This technology offers high standards of transparency and security because it works without a central control body. Considered by some experts as a key tool in the process of digitizing society, the blockchain has for several years been the subject of multiple applications on the African continent, particularly with regard to cryptocurrencies and the financial services that can be used there. be associated.
Another interest that blockchain could have in Africa lies in the dematerialization of securities. In this context, the use of blockchain could involve several positive elements, such as securing securities, in particular through the use of digital assets, or increasing the speed of transfers.
On the strength of this, the 10th edition of Orange Business Live invited market players to consider the new uses that could be envisaged for this technology. With a panel of experts made up of Didier Kla, Director of Orange Business and Broadband, Adiel Akplogan, Vice-President of Technical Engagement at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), all moderated by Gilbert Kouakou.
“New technologies offer companies endless opportunities to improve their performance and boost their business. As a business partner, Orange Côte d’Ivoire acts as an incubator for innovative ideas that will subsequently participate in the overall development of the digital ecosystem and positions itself with expertise in the solutions we develop. With Orange Business Live, we want to continue to open up the debate on current and relevant themes in order to encourage the emergence of new economic models,” Didier Kla set the scene.
Since 2020, the monthly Orange Business Live meetings have offered players in the digital economy a privileged framework for discussion and conducive to deciphering the challenges and trends of the technology sector in Côte d’Ivoire, thus helping to support them in their transformation. digital.
The Orange Côte d’Ivoire Group is a regional cluster made up of Orange subsidiaries in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Liberia. Leaders in each of these markets, this cluster has more than 26 million customers and contributes 25% of the Orange Group’s turnover in the Africa-Middle East region. For more than 10 years, Orange CI has been driving innovation in the Ivorian telecom sector: the first operator to launch very high-speed networks (3G, 4G, Fiber), the Money mobile service, TV services via mobile, access to electricity in remote areas thanks to the Orange Energy offer.
In Côte d’Ivoire, with more than 15 million customers, Orange CI is the leader on the main performance indicators in the areas of Fixed, Mobile, Internet and Mobile Money, both in the Consumer and Business markets. . As a committed digital operator and convinced of the preponderant role of digital in the development of Côte d’Ivoire, Orange CI is resolutely committed to the development and promotion of digital, which contributes 11% to the formation of the national GDP.
Orange CI is also a major social player in this country with the Orange Côte d’Ivoire Foundation and Orange Digital Center.