Bankole Makanju is the host of Afrobility: Africa Tech and Business podcast. Over the past two years, Afrobility has provided long form in depth content about the African digital ecosystem. Bankole is a is currently a PM Manager leading Brand Safety teams at Meta. He’s previously held roles at McKinsey and Amazon. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 2017
Africa is in the midst of a digital revolution: approximately 473 million Africans are online, and an additional 300 million will likely join them by 2025. Average download speeds in Africa doubled between 2015 and 2019, while data costs halved. Underpinning this growth is the installation of digital infrastructure (fiber optics, data centers, and more) serving the continent. In this panel, we will hear from the folks building that infrastructure. We will understand the history, opportunities, and challenges in this sector.