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Universities, NGOs, private sector & govt agencies asked to collaborate to harness Big Data, IoT for service delivery

Universities, NGOs, private sector & govt agencies asked to collaborate to harness Big Data, IoT for service delivery

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Local universities, NGOs, private sector and government agencies have been asked to collaborate on research and innovations especially in use of Big Data, IoT and high powered computing (HPC) for service delivery and problem solving instead of working in silos. Due to lack of collaboration, these players in research, big data and IoT among others render their work less effective or end up reinventing the wheel and waste a lot of resources in the process. “African Universities have not been very good at engaging the private sector and non-governmental agencies like UNEP. However, there is a lot of shared data that can help us solve our pressing problems,” said Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza Vice Chancellor of USIU-Africa. Prof. Zeleza was speaking at a USIU-led HPC Meets Environment forum h