Leaders in industry, government and other technology thought leaders have been announced as speakers at Nigeria’s largest tech event, TechPlus2016, holding next month in Lagos.
TechPlus 2016, the second edition of Nigeria’s largest tech event, is a gathering of everything technology providing a robust tripartite tech experience through its conference, exhibition and gaming structures while serving as a platform for knowledge sharing, networking and marketplace for consumers and businesses, with its dedicated website on www.techplus.ng.
TechPlus 2016 will also promote technology thought leadership where 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.
Tunji Adeyinka, Managing Director of Connect Marketing Limited, organisers of TechPlus 2016, announced that this year’s edition of the tech show would 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,” Adeyinka says.
Commenting on the TechPlus 2016, the second edition of the show, Adeyinka says, “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.”
The speakers’ line-up parades a list of globally-recognised thought leaders, organisational heads, tech advocates, success serial entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers and trend setters.
Others speakers lined up for TechPlus 2016 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; MoniqueWoodard, Co-Founder and Venture Partner, 500 Startups; Lola Masha, OLX Nigeria; Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz, Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC); Folabi Esan, Director, Adlevo; Olaoluwa Samuel-Biyi, Co-Founder, SureGifts.
Others include 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); Josep Ramon Ferrer, Former Smart City Director &Deputy CIO (Barcelona City Council); Rodney Williams Founder, LISNR; Karthik Noornie, Olam Group; Vytas Paukštys, CEO, Eskimi and Kamran Elahian, Chairman &Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners.
Primed as the “main platform for new innovations and products to be introduced to consumers and businesses,” TechPlus is organised by Connect Marketing Services and has MTN Nigeria as headline 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).