AP NEWS
Press release content from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
PRESS RELEASE: Paid content from Business Wire
Press release content from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Akon Enlists Artificial Intelligence In Mission To Extend His Green Energy Vision In Africa And Beyond

April 10, 2019
1 of 2
(Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 10, 2019--Philanthropist, business mogul and five-time Grammy-nominated artist Akon has announced the signing of a formal partnership between Akon Lighting America (ALA) and leading AI-solutions provider, Group A MondoBrain. The partnership is focused on benefiting the whole of Africa, starting with the Comoros Islands, by leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the development and delivery of sustainable energy solutions around the world. The announcement was finalized as Akon spoke at a summit on clean tech financing in Dubai, UAE.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190410005428/en/

(Photo: Business Wire)

Akon -- “I’m a true believer in the ability of combined forces and partnering with advanced technologies to help us combat climate change and make positive impacts in people’s lives. Integrating technologies such as artificial intelligence to our new sustainable energy solutions is a must” said Akon. “By partnering with Group A MondoBrain, we are committing to turn the promise of providing efficient sustainable energy solutions by using AI technologies into living reality for people in America and Africa.

Since 2013, Akon has been actively involved in delivering sustainable energy solutions to disadvantaged and rural populations, resulting in the Akon Lighting Africa initiative with active projects in over 16 countries. Now, with Akon Lighting America, the music icon is looking to build on his experience and work with partners like Group A MondoBrain to create replicable, scalable and cost-effective utility-scale renewable energy solutions throughout Africa and for low-income housing areas in the US.

According to Group A MondoBrain founders Idrisse Ahamed & Augustin Huret, artificial intelligence will be able to play a big role in furthering the mission of Akon Lighting America on a global scale. “Simply stated, AI can be used to make better, smarter decisions,” said Guy Liégaux, MondoBrain EVP. “We look forward to helping Akon’s team leverage data to optimize decision making at every step from solution design to implementation planning and execution.”

The ALA global initiative is to empower the people around the world and improve living conditions by providing the basic essential needs that should be accessible to everyone, such as electricity and clean water through sustainable energy solutions.

Group A MondoBrain is a leading provider of AI-augmented solutions with experience across the financial, engineering, and agricultural sectors with deep roots in Africa. The organization’s main offering is the award-winning MondoBrain platform, used by governments and private organizations across the world to optimize performance decisions and manage KPI’s.

About Akon Lighting America
Akon Lighting America is a highly qualified Minority Owned Business holding an Unlimited General Construction and Electrical License in over 15 states. ALA is a full EPC with a deep expertise in renewable energy project delivery, particularly solar farms, substation design and construction and public utility construction. The company is a robust, financially strong company with over 30 years combined experience in the delivery and management of both commercial and renewable energy construction projects.

About Group A
Group A was created by Idrisse Ahamed to lead important and complex engineering, construction projects and financial services throughout the African continent. The organization is present in twelve countries and has generated a turnover of 15 billion euros in the last 15 years. Group A has partnered with MondoBrain to bring Enterprise Augmented Intelligence (EAI) to Africa and the two companies go to market together under the name Group A MondoBrain.

About MondoBrain
MondoBrain is the global leader in Enterprise Augmented Intelligence. The company’s advanced AI-enabled decision support suite is the first to integrate human, collective and artificial intelligence. The solution leverages a unique approach to human-centric and explainable AI to optimize performance decisions across the organization with consensus and transparency. MondoBrain clients range from manufacturing and finance to healthcare and retail and include top global brands such as BNP Paribas, Airbus, Johnson & Johnson, and Sanofi. MondoBrain is headquartered in New York City with additional offices in Washington DC, Paris, the Hague, and London.

View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190410005428/en/

CONTACT: Press contacts:Melodie Carli

Akon Lighting America

mc@akonlightingamerica.com

+1 (646) 789-6760Ufuoma Ogagarue

Group A MondoBrain

ufuoma@mondobrain.com

+33 6 40 94 99 30

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK AFRICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY OTHER ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE PHILANTHROPY ENVIRONMENT OTHER PHILANTHROPY

SOURCE: MondoBrain

Copyright Business Wire 2019.

PUB: 04/10/2019 06:29 AM/DISC: 04/10/2019 06:28 AM

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190410005428/en