Over the past three years, trade between Quebec and the African continent has ranged from $2.2 billion to $2.7 billion. These exchanges are still timid, but they are getting stronger, especially due to the activities of entrepreneurs from the diaspora. Youmani Jérôme Lankoandé is one of them. The CEO of YULCOM Technologies, a Canadian multinational consulting firm in information technology and systems integration using artificial intelligence, has been selected several times in the top 20 young leaders to follow in Canada. From offices in Montreal, Washington DC and five African countries, the entrepreneur, an economist by training, works on digital transformation projects in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Interview.
Excerpt from the interview:
Tell us about YULCOM Technologies. What are its short and medium term development projects for Africa?
YULCOM is a spin-off of Innovation in Quebec, a company whose mission is to accelerate digital innovation through knowledge transfer from academic institutions to private companies. To date, YULCOM has successfully delivered several digital transformation projects in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo, Niger and Mali. One example, in 2019, the World Bank entrusted us with a project to develop an E-learning platform for continuing education for commercial banks in developing countries.
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