"Transform · Africa · Summit 2017" was held in the city of Kigali, the capital of the Rwanda Republic. Transform-Africa Summit has been hosted by the Republic of Rwanda as a host since 2013. Leaders from political, economic and international government organizations from all over Africa gathered to inspire discussions and exchanges around digital revolution and use of ICT towards the shared goal of realizing Smart Africa.
In the 2017 summit, AC Group CEO Patrick Buchanana spoke at a panel session on Smart Transportation Systems discussing both the company's services and the support on the initiative from the government of the Republic of Rwanda.
The company, AC Group, became a member of the DMM Group in March 2017. It is currently deploying electronic money business for public transportation in the Republic of Rwanda and the Cameroon Republic.
After completing talk sessions with key national representatives, President Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda, came over to the exhibition booth of the AC Group, giving very encouraging words to the AC Group team including Patrick Buchanana. In addition to such kind words of encouragement, President Kagame himself also introduced the services of AC Group to national dignitaries of other countries himself, giving a very promising endorsement to the mission of AC Group.
Going forward, AC Group, as a service conceived in Rwanda, will aim to expand to other African countries.
Since its inception in September 2015, DMM.Africa has been founded as the frontline of DMM.com's company-wide effort to go global. Given the inevitable future that is defined by abundance of opportunities and explosive population growth, Africa has been designated as the next frontier of DMM.com and other leading global businesses. To secure our best footing in this uncharted territory, we are proceeding at full speed to build our operational base and our new core businesses in Africa. Towards that, in 2016, we hosted one of the largest business competitions the continent had seen: DMM.Africa Presents ABIC---Africa Business Idea Cup. As symbolised by our hosting of ABIC, our commitment remains to continue exploring the best local ventures, talents, and partners across and beyond the industry segments we've known.