Published on March 12, 2014
Twitter @ow2 @emerginovwww.ow2.org www.emerginov.ow2.org Emerginov A Telco Web PaaS for African Cloud Morgan Richomme, Orange Labs, OW2
Twitter @ow2 @emerginovwww.ow2.org www.emerginov.ow2.org Cloud Computing in Africa ● « Many in sub-Saharan Africa have skipped directly to mobile devices. And while Africa, like other emerging markets, has been slow to embrace cloud computing, it is starting to take off here, with tech experts touting the cloud’s big and perhaps unseen potential. » ● Cloud computing may in fact prove ideal for Africa, where there is little traditional internet infrastructure, unreliable electricity grids in many areas — making on-site storage impractical — and an ongoing boom in business and development Src : Erin Conway-Smith November 7 2013, http://www.globalpost.com
Twitter @ow2 @emerginovwww.ow2.org www.emerginov.ow2.org Need for a telco Web PaaS ? ● Mobile everywhere ● Reliable GSM Networks ● Low litteracy rate ● Scarce expertise ● Qualified web diaspora and urban youth ● Energy issues
Twitter @ow2 @emerginovwww.ow2.org www.emerginov.ow2.org Emerginov ● A smart integration of open source mature components ● An all-in-one solution bridging Web and Telco worlds ● A Web toolbox to allow local innovation for and by local developers ● A focus on vocal applications with support of local languages ● A PHP PaaS matching African needs developed by Orange
Twitter @ow2 @emerginovwww.ow2.org www.emerginov.ow2.org An infrastructure
Twitter @ow2 @emerginovwww.ow2.org www.emerginov.ow2.org A community ● OW2 ● Emerginovateurs ● InnovAfrica ● Hackathons, Codecamps ● Research contracts (UCAD, UTM, ESMT, UoM, Lirima, UoB) ● Benin, Burkina, Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Senegal, Togo Emerginov training for Botswana Innovation Hub (worldbank, Microsoft, orange,..)
Twitter @ow2 @emerginovwww.ow2.org www.emerginov.ow2.org A African open innovation forge ● More than 150 micro services ● All under free licenses ● Any domain : m-agri, transport, health, education
Twitter @ow2 @emerginovwww.ow2.org www.emerginov.ow2.org Conclusion ● Cloud is an opportunity for Africa ● IaaS is not enough ● Specific PaaS shall be developed to match African specificities ● Emerginov hosted in OW2 is one of them
Twitter @ow2 @emerginovwww.ow2.org www.emerginov.ow2.org Thank you
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