John Omo is the Secretary-General, Africa Telecommunications Union, a specialised agency of the African Union (AU) organ coordinating ICT development in Africa. With the ICT motto increasingly becoming more, faster, better, he believes, “it is imperative to integrate interactions between ourselves and us and other things. It brings in more income, power and control. Without a system of governance, we grapple with a wild west.” It was in this spirit that AU adopted a digital transformation initiative for Africa, which at its core is data management and privacy. Think about this for context all through this conversation.