Autonomous Cyber AI, algorithmic auditing and bias mitigation solutions are some of the technologies that will take centre stage at AI Expo Africa 2021 ONLINE as more international sponsors sign-up to exhibit their products and services at the continent’s largest annual gathering of buyers and suppliers of AI, RPA and 4IR smart technologies.

The latest batch of AI Expo Africa 2021 ONLINE sponsors include UK-based Darktrace, Nairobi-based KOSA AI, and South Africa’s 1ai in partnership with RPA specialists Automation Anywhere.

Event organiser AI Media Group expects over 5 000 delegates will attend the virtual trade event which takes place 7th to 9th September. Dr Nick Bradshaw, AI Media Group CEO and AI Expo Africa founder commented, “Both delegate sign ups and exhibiter demand has seen early uptake this year. We already have in excess of 4500+ delegate registrations and we are pleased to announce the first of our virtual international trade missions with the signing of  The Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa who return for the 2021 edition hosting their stunning Country ePavilion showcasing cutting edge 4IR tech companies from Switzerland.”

Head of Show Production Daniel Mpala pointed out that there is a breadth of technologies and solutions being exhibited at this year’s show. “For example, we have KOSA AI, a Kenya-based startup that’ll showcase the world’s first automated algorithmic auditing and AI bias mitigation solution. Given that AI bias is such a topical issue in the AI community, it’s encouraging to have such companies exhibit at the show. Companies that are interested in these and other 4IR solutions should take advantage of the dedicated showcase day on the 7th of  September to explore these products and service,” he added.

Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology at Darktrace UK who are joining as Platinum exhibitors stated: “Against the backdrop of a global shift in the way that companies operate, demand for Autonomous Cyber AI solutions has soared. As world leaders in Autonomous Cyber AI, we look forward to showcasing the Darktrace Immune System at AI Expo Africa 2021. Our AI innovations protect the workforce and data of over 4,700 organisations globally from sophisticated attackers, by detecting, investigating and responding to cyber-threats in real time — wherever they strike.”

AI Expo Africa 2021 ONLINE sponsors

Some of the early sponsors joining AI Expo Africa 2021 ONLINE

Alet Opperman, Sales and Marketing Manager at 1ai — part of the TreasuryONE Group of companies — stated, “As the region’s leading RPA solutions company we help clients unlock financial and operational value through the automating of business processes. Our team of certified automation consultants deploy cutting edge Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions allied to many years of domain knowledge in this region. Our RPA software partner is Automation Anywhere, Ranked no. 1 in the 2020 HFS Research survey of the top 10 RPA software providers. Automation Anywhere is the only RPA vendor with a Local cloud instance based out of AWS in Cape Town. Together we offer and end-to-end solution for any company embarking on a new process automation journey.

The Embassy of Switzerland, Jacquelene Friedenthal, Head of the Science and Technology office, as well as Daniel Schneider, Head of Swiss Business Hub Southern Africa stated, “We are very excited to be taking part in AI Expo Africa 2021 for the second year in a row, our virtual trade mission, start-ups, academia and ePavilion will be a great way for African companies, partners and start-ups to engage with Swiss 4IR tech companies and learn more about our programmes to strengthen trade and innovation between Africa and Switzerland.  Switzerland Global Enterprise, the Science Technology and Innovation office, as well as the Embassy of Switzerland look forward to welcoming delegates in September.”

Other early sponsors that have signed-up for AI Expo Africa 2021 ONLINE include US-based Accubits company Future Tech, Czech-based IBA Group, UK-based Elzware,  as well as South African firms AizatronCOGO People AnalyticsCompariSureecosystem.AiWizzPass, and Amathuba AI. 

AI Expo Africa 2021 ONLINE delegates can expect to hear from 80 thought leaders in AI, Data Science and Robotic Process Automation on the 8th and 9th of September. In addition, delegates will this year be treated to unique online experiences that will form part of the social programme. Like last year, the 2021 edition will also include a 30-day OnDemand Show archive which will be accessible from the 10th of September.

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