On Monday, November 18th, SBAIC Member Nancy Wallace, Vice President of Innovation and Strategy at Computer Frontiers Inc., gave remarks at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s (MCCC) “Global Trade Forum-Doing Business in Africa.” The MCCC, gathered support for the forum from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s, U.S. Export Assistance Center, the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, the Africa Trade Office of Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office hosted to discuss the various trade opportunities in Africa.
This forum included panel discussions, exhibitors from African Embassies, and key investment sector sessions. Ms. Nancy Wallace moderated the session on Information Technology, and provided apt insight into working in Africa. She conveyed to the attendees that Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world in terms of technology and development. Wallace also stated that being a small to mid-sized company with 100 employees, Computer Frontiers has found Africa’s market to be the right size. In the Gazette News, Nancy’s remarks were emphasized in the article, “Business execs gain insight into working in Africa.” “You can’t ignore what is happening there,” Wallace said. “Every time I go back, there is something new…The adaptation to technology and learning is incredible.”