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How RTG Helps Business Leaders Revolutionize Community Impact with Technology

21 Feb 2024

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In the 21st century, the technology sector extends into every aspect of contemporary life, shaping the way we work, communicate, and acquire knowledge.

With such far-reaching influence comes a significant responsibility. As a pivotal player on the world stage, the tech industry has a duty to contribute to positive social change, utilizing its power to enhance the well-being of all communities.

As a visionary business leader, you have the power to make transformative change within your company, achieve sustainable growth, and contribute to your country's development. Community impact is the deliberate, positive change a business can have in the city or region where it operates. This could mean advocating for environmental causes, educating others, or contributing to nonprofits and other social causes.

This article delves into the tech industry's impact on the economy, education, and society, examining how leaders in the sector can harness their influence to drive positive change. We’ll also talk about how Robusta Technology Group can help you stay updated on the latest technological advancements and their potential applications to creating lasting community impact.

Technology Is The Currency Of The 21st Century, But Some Are Left Behind

The World Economic Forum reports: “As the global economy rapidly digitalizes, an estimated 70% of new value created over the coming decade will be based on digitally-enabled platform business models.”

The technology sector contributes significantly to job creation, investment opportunities, and market innovation. Technology has also transformed the educational landscape, breaking geographical barriers and extending educational opportunities to even the remotest corners of the world.

Yet the “digital divide” (the gap between those with access to technology and those without), has the potential to deepen social and economic inequalities. Everyone lacking internet access and the hardware required risks being left behind in the socio-economic world of tomorrow.

While digital exclusion affects communities worldwide, this issue has unique implications to the MENA region, where the digital gap means financially weaker and more remote communities don’t enjoy access to education, healthcare, public services and employment.

A study by Roland Berger traced the rate of digital inclusion and how it corresponds with social and economic inequalities, found that MENA is behind North America and Europe in scores for digital inclusion but at an equal score to global.

The tech industry must address this challenge, narrowing the digital divide to ensure that its advancements are accessible and beneficial to all.

Bringing Education To Everyone Through Technology

For years, Robusta Technology Group has supported community-changing businesses with our groundbreaking tech solutions. As a leading tech consultancy group, we have a successful track record of delivering over 300 projects across Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

For example, we developed an Ed-Tech platform to provide accessible and affordable education opportunities for underprivileged communities. The platform included school curricula, extracurricular, special certifications, and incentivisation strategies such as loyalty and gamification.

The solution was expanded to include teachers and parents, creating a holistic educational experience in rural Egypt, where many students have limited access to quality education.

Our client and their RTG-developed platform is bridging that gap where underprivileged communities either lacked awareness of online education or had no access to the internet.

By offering users badges and levels as they progress through the platform, learning became more enjoyable and rewarding for students, increasing their motivation to keep learning. The platform incorporates innovative incentivisation strategies, including loyalty and gamification, to increase user engagement and enrollment rates.

By offering development certifications for teachers and parenting content for parents, the platform empowers educators and caregivers to play a more active role in their students' education.

The platform helped break down barriers to accessible education for underprivileged students in rural Egypt. By providing an educational experience that is both affordable and accessible, the platform has expanded access to quality education for communities that may have otherwise been left behind.

Octopus' Tailored Services Can Help

One area where tech companies are driving community impact is by hiring diverse talent and promoting inclusive employment initiatives. Change happens when we bridge social divides and challenge systemic inequalities. A workforce that reflects the diversity of a region is a workforce rich in ideas, innovation, and productivity.

Octopus (an RTG company) builds high-performing, fully engaged tech teams for companies around the world. Our tailored tech-hub solutions provide global tech teams access to top talent in a modern “nearshoring” setup. This talent is fully aligned with the culture and practices of a particular business and its brand.

Octopus regards its technology clients as long-term partners. As part of RTG, Octopus is at the forefront of digital innovation, cultural integration, and strategic planning.

Octopus and Robusta are building a bridge between Europe and Africa, creating tailored hub solutions to connect companies with top talent sourced from Egypt’s highly educated and multilingual workforce

Egypt has a large pool of highly educated and skilled workers, with a focus on STEM subjects. Egypt's location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa makes it an ideal nearshoring destination.

Egypt boasts a multilingual talent pool, with around 80% of the population speaking English and some other languages.

The Egyptian government is committed to promoting the country as a nearshoring destination, with incentives to attract foreign businesses that include tax breaks, simplified visa processes, and investment in infrastructure.

Egypt is rapidly emerging as a top value-for-money location due to its highly skilled workforce, low operational costs, and favorable business environment. Businesses can access the skills they need at a fraction of the cost, which in turn gives them the flexibility needed to revolutionize community impact in their home countries.

With Robusta and Octopus, you’ll have a partner who is informed about emerging global business trends, innovative methodologies, and disruptive technologies that resonate with your need to integrate foreign business practices into your organization's operations.

Robusta Technology Group and Octopus: We’re the names you can rely on to integrate new technologies and methodologies into your organization's operations so you can achieve great things—wherever you are doing business.

And when you’re ready to work with us, simply contact us and we’ll begin the conversation.

Hussein Mohieldin

Hussein Mohieldin

Co-Founder & CEO - Robusta Technology Group (RTG)

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