In September 2018, Koliwe attended the 'Digitalization in Africa' conference held by the University in Tubingen in Germany to give a talk and share her thoughts on the topic. As part of a number of selected presenters, Koliwe gave an inspirational talk questioning, 'Does Africa have a digitalization agenda? Who set it? What is the strategy? and Who is the gatekeeper?'.
The university also published a report and paper on the conference to provide insights from the conference.