Leaders, Startups Harp on Business Opportunities


Ugo Aliogo and Gloria Onoja

As part of efforts to improve the growth of technology in sub-Sahara Africa, Techplus has said it would be organising the 2017 Techplus Conference and Expo, where African leaders and technology startups would be discussing business opportunities.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos recently, the General Manager of Techplus, Taiwo Oyewole, said the conference which is tagged: ‘An Intelligent Future: from Connectivity to Digital Immersion,’ would hold in Abuja and Lagos.

He stated that the first event, which would be held in Abuja on July 4, would focus on the government, key stakeholders, policy showcase, networking, while putting a spotlight to some government initiatives, considering areas they are not working and proffering solutions to those areas.
Oyewole further stated that the Lagos event would begin from July 6-8 , adding that the 2017 conference would have a projected number of about 15,000, 100 speakers across each, 63 speaking sessions and across 10 different content tracks.

He said: “This year we are targeting about over 50 exhibitors. We will also be introducing the master classes, which is just a way to reinforce the capacity building within Techplus. We are partnering with some enterprises and parastatals to get the best out of it.”
According to him, “We will be introducing the Techplus kids as it is good to get them young now. Hopefully, the children will take advantage of this technology when they get on board. There is also content media and marketing which speaks more to the media.”
It focuses more on how technology had driven media businesses in terms of productivity and how it has aided professionalism. We want to encourage more women to come into technology field. We will also be looking at Techmoney as technology had helped to drive the economic system, Oyewole said.

“We do connections across everybody, and the entire value chain. We are out for convergence of ideas and access, we connect businesses, give them a platform to engage one another so they can do more,” he added. Techplus is arguably today, Africa’s largest technology conference and expo gathering. We encompass anything that is has to do with technology and our real mission is to transform Africa’s technology.