Damilola Runsewe, Senior Manager, Corporate segment, EBU, MTN Nigeria.
Damilola Runsewe, Senior Manager, Corporate segment, EBU, MTN Nigeria.

A Glimpse into the Future of Nigeria’s Tech Scene

The maiden edition of TechFest, themed ‘Spark Your Curiosity’ brought together thousands of digerati (tech enthusiasts) and creative minds to explore, debate and proffer technological solutions to societal problems.

SHARAFADEEN MOHAMMED, Senior Manager, Segment Management (SME), MTN Nigeria SPEAKING ON A PANEL
SHARAFADEEN MOHAMMED, Senior Manager, Segment Management (SME), MTN Nigeria SPEAKING ON A PANEL

The event, which held from 15th -16th of May at Landmark Event Center was a collaboration between Diamond Bank (the organisers), MTN, Visa, Microsoft, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), Deloitte and Touche, Interswitch and The Beat FM.

D'banj at MTN booth
D’banj at MTN booth

The TechFest platform was organised to expand opportunities for technology-focused co-creation and partnerships. It connected home grown entrepreneurs to potential investors and venture capitalists, highlighting some of Nigeria’s best talent, innovations and ideas.

Speaking at the event, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN Nigeria, Lynda Saint-Nwafor said,

“MTN is excited to be a part of this event and thrilled about facilitating value driven innovation. Technology is key to solving problems and we hope that this event will connect some start-ups with the resources they need for the next level – delivering innovative commercial solutions for our day-to-day needs.”

TUNJI ANDREWS WITH LYNDA SAINT NWAFOR, CHIEF ENTERPRISE BUSINESS OFFICER, MTN NIGERIA
TUNJI ANDREWS WITH LYNDA SAINT NWAFOR, CHIEF ENTERPRISE BUSINESS OFFICER, MTN NIGERIA
Okundola Bamgboye, Events and sponsorship manager, MTN Nigeria speaking to CNBC
Okundola Bamgboye, Events and sponsorship manager, MTN Nigeria speaking to CNBC

MTN took the opportunity to show some intriguing and entertaining technology including a demo of the much-talked about 5G technology by a smart robot, and the award winning Lumos ‘pay-as-you-go’ solar-powered solution, alongside their ‘Call Assist’ business solution; a customer self-service platform.

The company also had virtual reality demos and a gaming corner, which became the source of attraction to many young students  – our future techpreneurs.

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