As a proud partner of the 2017 Transform Africa Summit, Global Voice Group (GVG) hosted a successful and well-attended conference on Governance through Big Data during said Summit, in collaboration with the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). Governance through Big Data is particularly relevant to the governments of emerging countries that seek to accelerate their digital development.
Indeed, the systematic analysis of huge volumes of data yields insights that are highly valuable to both the business sectors and the governments. The technologies that enable such an analysis have the potential to help emerging countries develop Smart Cities and solve major challenges like hunger, poverty and unemployment.
GVG and RURA have been working together since 2012 in the context of the IGTVS project, which aims to bring control and transparency to the national telecommunications sector through the smart integration of ICTs. The powerful data-analysis capacity of the solution provided by GVG has allowed RURA and the Rwanda government to obtain full visibility over the sector and to secure substantial additional revenue.