Ovia, Others for Zenith Bank Tech Fair

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Jim Ovia

The Zenith Tech Fair is to hold in Lagos, today. Some of the dignitaries and industry experts expected at the event include the Founder and Chairman, Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia; Country Director, Google Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor; Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Binuso; Managing Director, Huawei Technologies Nigeria, Eric Zhang; and Country Managing Director, Oracle Nigeria, Adebayo Sanni; amongst others.

Themed: ‘Future Forward,’ and powered by Zenith Bank Plc, the event is expected to cover conversations and exhibitions in emerging technologies, as well as a Hackathon to identify and finance innovative startups.

According to a statement, conceived in the mould of global technological events such as the CES and EmTech Asia, the fair would showcase leading technology innovations that cut across different aspects of life such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Robotics, Big Data, FinTech, Augmented Reality, Data Analytics, 5G and Communication Technologies, among others.

Speaking on the initiative, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu noted that the event was part of the bank’s efforts to align and key into new technologies that provide innovative solutions to customers’ numerous financial challenges.

According to him, “In today’s fast-changing world, we know that our customers need to perform easy, fast and secure financial transactions, wherever, whenever and however. So we need to go ‘future forward’ to provide banking services using cutting-edge technologies and seamless processes in the best interest of our customers.”

The discussions and seminars would be supported by four supersessions /Master Classes to drill down and offer participants a hands-on experience with the technologies.

The event would be hosted by Ovia, who would also speak on “Catalysing Disruptive Innovation through Youth Empowerment,” as part of his efforts through the Jim Ovia Foundation to empower the Nigerian Youths through ICT.

The lineup of exhibitors include Google, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Visa, HP, Apple, Mercedes, and many others. The exhibitors will be showcasing some of their most innovative solutions to the Nigeria public. No fewer than 2, 000 participants, 50 exhibitors, and 400 developers have signed up to attend the Conference and Hackathon.