The leading world futurists and scientists are interested in the development of Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Transdisciplinary Agora For Future Discussions (TAFFD's) will gather the leading futurists all over the world during the Gen4IR Global Summit in South Africa. The event will take place at the beautiful Sun City resort in Johannesburg in the middle of August.

The event which is now slated August 16–17 2022 because of the aims to converge scientist, and industrial experts from diverse disciplines.

"We are working with relevant authorities through our crucial government partners to ensure ease of travel to SA. The move of the summit to August will therefore offer the best chance for all participants to attend in person and maximize face–to–face interaction, networking opportunities, and planning productive endeavors for the future." – commented Brenda Kgomotsego Ramokopelwa, CEO at TAFFD's.

"The growing interest from the private and public sectors worldwide in our event will require full engagement by speakers and delegates. We will therefore use this time to offer regular context, podcasts, commentaries, Zoom events that will educate, enlighten, and inspire about the prosperous future of Africa that the August summit will help unleash. We apologize for any inconvenience this move might have caused and hope to see you this August in South Africa. We thank you for your interest in the Gen4IR summit and hope you will engage with us as we lead up to our exciting event!" – "snkch km Kl, founder at TAFFD's.

Africa, with its status as having the youngest population on Earth, is strategically positioned at the forefront of the global race to be the 4IR powerhouse thanks to boundlessly creativity of African youth experienced in using tools, ideas and skills in overcoming of the myriad real–life challenges, and vast resources of the world digital technologies and startups, who are interested in this raising market. Over a million years ago, the making of stone chopping tools and the stone hand axe at Olduvai Gorge of the East African Rift Valley represented the first step in the great human journey of shaping our world and for many millions of years. The stone hand axe from Africa remained the innovative technology, which was needed by and accompanied our ancestors as they spread out of Africa and across the world. Indeed, as our tools evolve so do our ideas, and then as our tools and ideas evolve, so also do we. Our current 21st century world and humankind through a new set of modern tools characterized as exponential technologies, stands again at the verge of another radical evolution – a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – and just as with the story of our origins, the future of this technological revolution lies again in the promise of Africa.

Currently, among the speakers of the Gen4IR conference are Ai Karaki, 4iAfrica; David Wood, futurists; Aubrey De Grey, PhD, Biomedical Gerontologist; Natasha Vita More, PhD; Jose Louis Codeiro, MIT Engineer, Immortalist; Edward Hudgins, Futurist, Human Achievement Alliance; Dr. Catherine Demetriades, Inventor of Cxai technologies and Actual Intelligence; Dr. Sarita Sharma, Author of Myriad Voices, Days V.; Ugo Chukwu, Futurist; and many more. We deliver you 4 Key mindsets and an understanding of the exponential technologies required for you. Let's make Africa great again!

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McKinsey & Company Acquires S4G Consulting to Accelerate Clients’ End-to-End Growth Transformations

NEW YORK and MADRID, Spain, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McKinsey & Company announced today it has acquired Madrid–based S4G Consulting. As a top Salesforce Platinum Partner, S4G specializes in helping companies of all sizes extend the power of Salesforce's customer relationship management (CRM) platform to improve customer outcomes.

B2B digital commerce is undergoing a major transformation as buyers have flexed to remote and digital ways of engaging. Today's buyers surf ten–plus channels before making a single purchase, and they want convenient, seamless, omnichannel interactions. Now companies can anticipate and meet those needs at every stage of the customer life cycle, achieving analytics–led sales acceleration, omnichannel and e–commerce transformation, and sales productivity enhancements.

With the acquisition of S4G, McKinsey adds rapid Salesforce CRM implementation capabilities to the very best of strategy, design, and analytical horsepower. S4G's Salesforce CRM technology expertise, combined with McKinsey's growth offerings, will enable companies to accelerate end–to–end growth transformations.

Next era of growth will be tech–forward
Companies can use predictive and prescriptive analytics and AI–powered capabilities to make data–led decisions that help them consistently delight their customers, improve performance, and unlock growth.

"We are relentlessly focused on helping our clients achieve their growth aspirations," said Greg Kelly, senior partner and global leader of McKinsey & Company's Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice. "Our clients have told us they need greater support that extends through making their technology seamlessly support their growth efforts. With this acquisition, we are doing just that by bringing together world–class Salesforce experts, industry–leading technology, accelerators, and analytics to enable our clients to capture customer value and growth using real–time information."

Kelly continued: "We are thrilled to welcome our S4G colleagues to the firm, and we look forward to the great work we will do together to better serve our clients."

Accelerate growth at speed and scale
"McKinsey is the world's leading impact partner for businesses looking to consistently delight customers and accelerate growth," said Javier Heitz, CEO and founder of S4G. "They are distinctive in developing multiyear transformation strategies fused with design, analytics, and implementation capabilities as well as accelerating commercial performance. We are proud to be joining McKinsey to help clients shape the future of sales and marketing through rapid growth transformation strategies."

Alongside McKinsey's strength in capability building, S4G brings a people–driven and client–centric culture that closely aligns with McKinsey's.

"The acquisition of S4G is the latest example of McKinsey's renewed focus on deepening our capabilities through active M&A to accelerate and scale impact for our clients," said Peter Dahlstrom, senior partner and global leader of McKinsey's Alliances and Acquisitions. "S4G will enable us to expand our tech–enabled offerings to help organizations deploy and scale end–to–end growth transformations and further deepen our collaboration with Salesforce as part of McKinsey's open ecosystem of trusted collaborators."

About McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organizations realize sustainable, inclusive growth. We work with clients across the private, public, and social sectors to solve complex problems and create positive change for all of our stakeholders. We combine bold strategies and transformative technologies to help organizations innovate more sustainably, achieve lasting gains in performance, and build workforces that will thrive for in this generation and the next.

About McKinsey Growth, Marketing & Sales
The mission of the McKinsey Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice is to help leaders of both consumer and business–to–business clients create Growth That Matters through meaningful transformations and marketing–driven profit. The practice helps our clients set their strategic direction, develop their marketing and sales capabilities, and connect their organization to realize the full potential of today's omnichannel opportunities. Clients benefit from McKinsey's experience in core areas of marketing, B2B and B2C pricing, customer experience, and sales and channel management.

About S4G Consulting
S4G Consulting, a Salesforce Platinum Partner with offices in Spain, offers best–in–class Salesforce consulting services for companies across all industries. Founded in 2008, it was one of the first Salesforce Partners in EMEA and has worked with hundreds of companies over the years. In 2018, it was ranked as one of the Top 10 Global Salesforce Platinum Partners by customer rating, reflecting its focus on excellence, which is one of the company's core values. Today the company has more than 150 employees spread across three offices and over 400 Salesforce certifications.

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