Second edition of TechPlus commences tomorrow in Lagos


The second edition of TechPlus, a technology gathering described as the biggest in Nigeria, will commence in Lagos tomorrow, July 21.

The event is a platform for new innovations and products to be introduced to consumers and businesses. It serves as a platform for knowledge sharing, networking and marketplace for consumers and businesses.

It will bring together leaders in business and government to exchange ideas and share expert insights on key technology issues shaping and defining the ways we live, work and play.

There’ll be exhibitions, pitches, games, hackathons, and conferences at the event with tech heavyweights both home and abroad set to give keynotes.

Speakers lined up for the event include Omobola Johnson, Chairperson, Alliance for Affordable Internet; Juliet Anammah, CEO of Jumia Nigeria; Alon Lits, GM Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber; Helen Anatogu CEO, Idea Hub, and Monique Woodard, Co-Founder and Venture Partner, 500 Startups.

Others are Lola Masha, OLX Nigeria; Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz, Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC); Folabi Esan, Director, Adlevo, and Olaoluwa Samuel-Biyi, Co-Founder, SureGifts.

Professor Joan Enric Ricart, Professor of Economics and Strategic Management and Head of IESE’s Strategic Management Department; Dr Vincent Olatunji Acting DG, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Josep Ramon Ferrer, Former Smart City Director & Deputy CIO (Barcelona City Council) will also be in attendance.

Completing the lineup are Rodney Williams Founder, LISNR; Karthik Noornie, Olam Group; Vytas Paukštys, CEO, Eskimi; Kamran Elahian, Chairman & Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners, among others.

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,” said Tunji Adeyinka, Managing Director of Connect Marketing Limited.

TechPlus 2016, which will take place at the Eko Hotels Conference Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, commences tomorrow and will come to a close on July 23, 2016.

The event is organised by Connect Marketing Services with MTN Nigeria as the main sponsor.

Other partners include Samsung, LASAA, IBST Media, Lenovo, Jumia, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Megaletrics (operators of Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM), Terragon, and AMC ( African Movie Channel).

“TechPlus Conference and Expo is a place where new technology comes to life, new products are launched and innovations converge, providing manufacturers, concept generators, software and hardware companies, content developers a platform to bring their products and services to life,” Adeyinka concluded.

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