With over a billion people, 12 million square miles and seven out of ten of the world’s fastest growing economies, Africa is poised for paradigm-shifting growth. Mobile technology has become the continent’s top economic force, laying the groundwork for economic opportunity and connectivity. The people are ready. Is the world? Bhaskar Chakravorti of Tufts University, Alitheia Capital’s ‘Tokunboh Ishmael, CP-Africa’s Nmachi Jidenma, Gary Rieschel of Quiming Venture Partners, and Visa’s Hannes van Rensburg discuss at Techonomy 2012. The session is moderated by James Manyika of McKinsey & Company. Here are some highlights of the conversation.