The duo of Cassava Technologies and Atlas AI have sealed a partnership deal that is aimed at strengthening the impact of connectivity and digital services across Africa, using data-driven insights to accelerate digital transformation and economic growth.

Through this partnership, Cassava will be able to deliver cutting-edge AI development capabilities custom-built for its enterprise customers, catering to the unique needs of businesses on the African continent

Announcing the partnership in a statement, Hardy Pemhiwa, President and Group CEO of Cassava Technologies said: AI and data analytics are a core part of our digital transformation journey across all Cassava Technologies business units. Our clients across Africa will benefit from access to quality data and analytics that will help them better serve their customers. The collaboration announced today with Atlas AI is a key part of this twin effort. Being an AI-first technology company is a key part of our vision for a digitally connected future that leaves no African behind”.

He added that by leveraging Atlas AI’s platform, Cassava Technologies will be able to enhance its service delivery across the continent.

The partnership will see Cassava promote Atlas AI’s technologies within its extensive continent-wide reach, introducing enterprise AI tools tailored to help African organisations accelerate growth, future-proof supply chains, and build greater resilience to rapid change across the region. Cassava will also use Atlas’ AI core in its internal digital transformation efforts, making it a leading AI-first company, ensuring it remains at the forefront of technological innovation.

Also commenting, Abe Tarapani, CEO of Atlas AI said: “We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter of our relationship with Cassava Technologies, a company that has been at the forefront of scaling digital capabilities and infrastructure across Africa. This announcement is not just a partnership milestone; it represents our teams’ heightened urgency to ensure that the latest advances in artificial intelligence are responsibly harnessed by businesses and governments to pave the way for a digitally connected and prosperous Africa.”

Through Cassava’s extensive African network, Atlas AI will also be able to promote the broad adoption of geospatial AI for public benefit applications. Harnessing satellite imagery, survey data, and AI, Atlas AI’s platform offers detailed insights into development conditions in underserved communities, enabling public and social sector organisations to target support to vulnerable communities impacted by economic and climate shocks and making the case for urgent investment into expanded infrastructure access.


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