With a vast number of mobile connections, Nigeria is ready to tap into big data analytics to support decision-making. Signifying their dedication, the Nigerian National Technical Working Group was inaugurated on 8 May, 2019 to explore the applicability of big data solutions to overcome the country's societal challenges.
Bernard Ewah is the President of Keoun Technologies Limited and the Programme Consultant for the National Technical Working Group in Nigeria. We had an interesting discussion with him about the current state of big data in Nigeria.
Could mobile positioning data offer the unique opportunity Nigeria needs?
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) hosted the 5th International Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. At the event, the potential for using innovative mobile positioning data sources in Africa was showcased, reflecting on projects that are currently going on around the world and on how businesses and governments can benefit from it.