Over the last two decades the internet has transformed everything – from our personal to professional lives – and how international systems work. Its impact has become so pervasive that the internet is now not only about “dotcoms” and websites but an inevitable feature of every-day life.

The advent of the internet has led to the digitization of how businesses deliver their services and products, how governments make decisions, how education and health services are delivered.

Yet, the evolution of the subject matter has been a topic of serious debates: the protagonists of internet technology and digitization fiercely argue that majority of life-changing innovations would not exist without such tools, and that such tools are innovations on their own. They argue that innovations are a core part of human life. Others, however, hold contrary views and posit that digital innovations have been the enablers of grave societal, political and moral evils plaguing different parts of the world.  

On 22nd February, IMANI Center for Policy and Education will hold a Public Lecture on the theme “The Present and Next Revolution: How digitization is redefining Everything”. The Lecture will be led by IMANI’s Fellow, Franklin Asare, a director at Oracle Corporation, responsible for Industry Solutions Architecture for the Financial Services Industry in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Franklin has one of the most respected roles within Oracle. As a Master Principal Consultant he is recognized as a 'world-class authority' in his domain. He is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG), Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), graduate member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM, UK) and alumnus of Manchester Business School and Southbank University in the UK.

The Lecture will be followed by a Questions and Answers Session and will assemble policymakers, industry players, independent consultants and experts and the general public. 

This Public Lecture is by invitation only. To participate in it, kindly contact Josephine Tenkorang via emailjoejoe_212@yahoo.com or jtenkorang@imanighana.org or on phone via + 233 55 430 9966.