TechFest2018, an event organised by Diamond bank in partnership with MTN, Deloitte, and Visa, among others to bring “a community of like-minded participants to showcase Nigeria’s best talent ideas and businesses with a focus on technology”. Also an event designed to bring IT experts, Techpreneurs, students and investors under one roof with the aim to connect to each other which took place at the Landmark Event center, VI Lagos.
In attendance were Uzoma Dozie, MD Diamond bank; Musical artist, Koko master Dbanj; renowned photographer, Kelechi Amadi Obi; Chris Ubosi, MD The Beat FM; Jason Njoku, Founder, Iroko Tv and many more.
Women in Tech
One of the highlights was the first panel session tagged ‘The Tech Girl Rising: Women Shaking Up the Tech World’.
The panel included Titi Odunfa, founder CEO, Sankore; Oluwakemi Okunsanya, VP, VISA West Africa; Linda Quaynor, Partner & West Africa Strategy & Operations Leader, Deloitte & Touche; Lynda Saint Nwafor, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN; Banke Alawaye, Program Manager, CodeLagos; and Ola Williams, Director, Solution Sales Microsoft Nigeria.
Big Data for Small Businesses
Second panel session tagged “Big Data for Small Businesses”
Diamond Bank CEO, Uzoma Dozie and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Co-Founder & MD, Flutterwave; and Wale Olokodana, Director Business Development, Microsoft, moderated by Chuka Mordi, CEO, CBO Capital, touched on subjects ranging from data and Internet fraud to the role of banks in the advancement of financial technology services in Nigeria.
Attracting and working with Angel Investors. This panel session was aimed at discussing the intricacies of angel investment in the Nigerian tech ecosystem. This session included Neku Atawodi-Ekun, Country Director MEST Africa; Akintunde Oyebode Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund; and Collins Onuegbu, founder, Signal Alliance; it was moderated by Onyi Sunday, producer/presenter – CNBC Africa.