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Impact Africa Episode #10

Success comes when preparation meets opportunity. Join us for this week’s episode of Impact Africa with Nicki Verd (A Cameroonian South African Global Thought Leader) and Patrick Ndifon ( A Successful Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur) as they discuss how to leverage the opportunity offered by the Digital World to succeed in Africa.



An international Keynote Speaker and leading thinker on driving innovation and digital transformation through personal disruption. Author of the hit book “Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted.” Recognized by Thinkers360 as one of the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Digital Disruption 2019.

After being retrenched from a job she held onto for dear life, Nicky hit rock bottom, literally! However, she dug deep into her shadows to understand why retrenchment/layoffs are more rampant than ever before. Her quest led her to the discovery of emerging disruptive technologies and how they are playing a major role in job displacement and redundancy.

Having no background in IT or Technology, Nicky Verd armed herself with nothing but curiosity as she embarked on a journey to understand the holistic nature of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and is now dedicated to empowering people to understand how disruptive technologies are impacting the workplace and how they can take control of their own digital upskilling.

Nicky Verd is particularly passionate about the youths/students in Africa and across the globe, impacting them to rise above their circumstances, disrupt the status quo, embrace technology and become part of the revolution. Nicky Verd is a Cameroonian based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Patrick Ndifon

Co-founder & M.D at PSIFON Org | Technology Entrepreneur & Aficionado | Computer Scientist | Youth Mentor

Patrick is the Co-Founder and the current Managing Director of PSIFON, a technocentric social enterprise dedicated to connecting the advancements in technology with real-world needs. By strategically nurturing mindsets and altering negative biases towards technology, PSIFON inspires and influences systems and cultures to harness technology to create innovative and sustainable solutions.

He is also a Fullstack JavaScript & Python Developer who is enthusiastic about Data Science, AI, IoT & Blockchain technologies. He is certified in Digital Marketing & Social Media Interaction and is an IBM certified Enterprise Design Thinking Co-Creator. Patrick holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, with an M.Sc. in view, in the same field.

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