Thursday, 21 July 2016

#TECHPLUS2016 Begins Today!

The much anticipated technology gathering in Africa, TechPlus will kick off today Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd July 2016 at the EKO Hotels and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.

This multilayered gathering will be a shift from the norm. This time around, exploring the essence of tech in human and social development in 'A Connected World'.

According to the organizers, this year's edition of the tech show will significantly improve on the successful pioneering edition held last year in Lagos.“Drawn from diverse sectors and unique backgrounds, the speakers’ trail reflects the dynamics of technological evolution in the 21st century with a fine blend of both local and international experiences”.

Beyond the huge convergence of tech-savvy minds and brands, #TechPlus2016 will explicitly deliver a new thrust of tech agenda to the African continent using home-grown solutions with global relevance, whilst creating a viable arena for products and services, businesses and consumers.
The speakers' lineup parades a list of globally-recognised thought leaders, organizational heads, tech advocates, successful serial entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers and trend setters.Primed as the “main platform for new innovations and products to be introduced to consumers and businesses,”

Others speakers lined up for TechPlus 2016 include Dr. Omobola Johnson, Chairperson, Alliance for Affordable Internet; Juliet Anammah, CEO of Jumia Nigeria; AlonLits, GM Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber; Helen Anatogu, CEO Idea Hub; Monique Woodard, Co-Founder and Venture Partner, 500 Startups; Lola Masha, CEO OLX Nigeria; Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz, Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC); Olaoluwa Samuel-Biyi, Co-Founder SureGifts.

Others include Professor Joan EnricRicart, Professor of Economics and Strategic Management and Head of IESE’s Strategic Management Department, Spain; Dr Vincent Olatunji, Acting DG National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Josep Ramon Ferrer, Former Smart City Director & Deputy CIO (Barcelona City Council); Rodney Williams Founder, LISNR; KarthikNoornie, CIO Olam Group; Vytas Paukštys, CEO Eskimi and Kamran Elahian, Chairman & Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners, among others.

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