Big Data Analytics
Data analytics has been identified as an important growth sector for Mauritius and the strategic opportunity is to become the “centre of excellence for big data analytics” and also the ‘Business Colony’ for data scientists who can write the algorithms and program platforms required to make meaningful sense of Big Data.
The emergence of the African middle class and the increase in the use of mobile phones and social networks as well as the growth of e-commerce in Africa will bring about an explosion of consumer data.
This provides an opportunity for consumer-facing companies to apply analytics to understand and anticipate consumer. Given the strategic location of Mauritius, established infrastructure, and well-educated workforce, the country can successfully position itself as a location to develop and test bed new solutions for the African consumer.