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The Future of Work in Africa, Beyond Automation

Feb 05, 2020 06:07 PM
The Future of Work in Africa, Beyond Automation Africa Business Radio, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Africa Business News, LEO, Bluechip Technologies, Tope Ajao


The current conversations has shifted from ‘Maybe’ to ‘When’ organization of different sizes will automate a certain part of their operations and let go of some employees, this has created some sort of a dilemma for companies and even their employees, as per how far can we go with artificial intelligence or automation. For employees, it is about how do I stay relevant? How do I make myself irreplaceable? The recent event with UBA (United Bank for Africa) letting go of a couple of their staffs quietly and the alleged culprit being ‘LEO’

Tope Ajao, Chief Delivery Officer of Bluechip Technologies joins us to unpack this further.

Tope is a well-rounded IT and Business professional. His over 15 years of quality work experience cuts across financial services, telecoms, oil and gas and manufacturing.

He has shown consistent ability to cross into new territories and deliver excellent results. He has delivered some of the first and very strategic IT-related projects running into millions of dollars both locally and abroad.

Tope spent almost a decade in the financial sector playing strategic roles in the e-payments business of GTBank and BankPHB (now known as Keystone Bank).

As Chief Delivery Officer at Bluechip Technologies Limited - one of the leading Data and Analytics Company in sub-Saharan Africa, he is responsible for customer engagement, professional service delivery and international expansion.

Mr. Ajao is passionate about solving real life problems as such he’s drawn to small businesses and tech startups both as an investor and adviser.

Tope holds a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Electronic/ Electrical Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS) having successfully completed the revered Advanced Management Program (AMP).

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