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DIGILOGICTrend Radar Podcast Series

Welcome to a series of podcasts where DIGILOGIC will have conversations with innovators, board members and influencers in the Logistic space to inspire and motivate you.

Podcast Series 01: David Coleman

Toyin Dania, Project Manager - DIGILOGIC Project at MEST Africa sits down with David Coleman, Founder & CEO, Cole Collective. David from is a serial entrepreneur who is currently the founder of Cole Collective, a brand engagement consultancy and Council of Local Experts (COLE), an entrepreneurship training and development company.

David Coleman on Best Practices in the DIGILOGIC space.

David Coleman on what the future hold for Cole Collective and his clients.

Podcast Series 02: Sesinam

Charlotte Edzard, Digital Hub Logistics and Project lead on the DIGILOGIC Project and Toyin Dania, Project Manager - DIGILOGIC Project at MEST Africa sits down with Sesinam, founder of SnooCode. They chat to Seninam about what he has learnt on his entrepreneurial journey thus far and how can contribute to reimagining africa.

Sesinam on Focusing on his Entrepreneurial Journey.

Sesinam on Reimagining Africa.

Podcast Series 03: Juha

Maumo Mubila, BongoHive and Project lead on the DIGILOGIC Project sits down with Juha, Head of Product, Vakava Technologies Ltd Oy & Chairman, Vakava Africa Ltd and Gill. We find out what they have learnt on their entrepreneurial journeys and how can they continue to overcome challenges in Africa.

Juha tells us about the Challenges they face.


Juha on how they overcome Africa challenges.

Podcast Series 04: Stacy

Charlotte Edzard, Digital Hub Logistics and Project lead on the DIGILOGIC Project sits down with Stacy Nyathi, Business Developer at Thumeza. Thumeza provide working capital financing for those who power the movement of goods across Africa.

Stacy tells us about the challenges Thumeza faces.


What are Africa's challenges?

Podcast Series 05: Natacha

Charlotte Edzard, Digital Hub Logistics and Project lead on the DIGILOGIC Project sits down with Natacha Mugeni, Rwanda MD & Director of Health Operations at Kasha Global, Inc. Kasha sells and delivers pharmaceutical products, household goods and consumer health products discretely to low-income consumers, resellers, pharmacies and health facilities in East Africa.

Natacha tells us a little about herself.


How is important are women roles in Kasha?

Podcast Series 06: Chuka

Charlotte Edzard, Digital Hub Logistics and Project lead on the DIGILOGIC Project sits down with Chuka Alumona, from Procter and Gamble (P&G), who is also one of our Board Members. Inc. P&G was founded more than 180 years ago as a soap and candle company. Today, P&G is one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies and home to iconic, trusted brands.

Chuka tells us how he started out in Logistics and Supply Chain.


What do you think Africa’s logistic challenges are?

Technology Radar

The logistics sector is facing a plethora of challenges, both from competitors as well as disruptors. It is therefore a sector that cannot afford to not keep innovating, to secure a free and independent logistics industry. Logistics is much more than transport and linking horizontally various elements of today’s economies. Thus, logistics and global supply chain management secure manufacturing, trade and by this the competitiveness of economies. This means that the logistics value chain itself consists of the logistics service providers and freight transport companies, but additionally, technology providers with various digital competencies, multiplying organizations, e.g. local authorities, customs agencies, and finally the customer or shipper.

DIGILOGIC has identified some of the areas in which logistics and mobility industries are struggling for tech solutions:

The simplification and standardization of device interconnections so that the rapid connection and disconnection of sensor enabled transport items is facilitated.

Secure and reliable data management approaches. The ability to rapidly connect to and disconnect from supply networks (technically and business oriented).

The adoption, integration and use of smart infrastructures, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITSs), IoT devices and other intelligent edge-based technologies in supply chains to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and control of supply networks.

Simplify ICT systems, information interfaces and business models so that domain users are shielded from having to become technology experts and can focus instead on the efficient execution of transport and logistics operations.

Develop appropriate standards and data collection systems for reporting commercially and socially important information (e.g., emissions, load factors, congestion levels, etc.) so that proper comparisons can be obtained and informed decisions made.

Open cloud-based collaboration platforms to facilitate the dynamic and cost-effective formation and management of complex supply networks.

More advanced human-machine interaction. Innovation and tech becoming key drivers. Innovation and tech becoming key drivers.

The challenges that Africa is facing in the supply chain are not that different from those the rest of the world is facing:

Enabling Technologies for Smart Logistics

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