Experts Harp on Adoption of Critical Tools for Business Growth


Participants at the fourth Annual Agile Nigeria Conference (ANC), organised by The Agile Practitioners of Nigeria and The Agile Advisor Africa, have stressed the need for the adoption of critical technology tools that will enhance business growth.

This year’s virtual conference delivered the highest quality of seasoned subject matter experts, authors, innovators, practitioners, coaches, facilitators and speakers from within and outside of Nigeria.

During the three-day conference, which held recently, participants appealed for strategic agility, thinking, innovations and adoption of critical tools such as DevOps, Enterprise Agility, Workplace Efficiency, Agility in Human Resources and Digital Change, amongst others, in order to boost organisational and business growth.

Chief Executive Officer/ Founder, The Agile Advisor Africa, Mrs. Abiodun Osoba, while declaring this year’s conference formally open, said the conference was an annual event which started in 2017 and is dedicated to forging Agile principles and providing a platform for people and ideas to flourish. She said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers resorted to a virtual gathering, where it could provide the Agile culture and still adopt the Agile mindset, adding that the conference has something for everyone, every team, business and organisation.

“Agile Nigeria Conference is a practical agile development conference that allows participants to discuss, connect, have one-on-one conversations and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry.

We are looking at enabling and building new Agile teams within businesses and organisations and helping organisations that are going through an Agile adoption and transformation journeys,” Osoba, said.

She further stated: “All over Africa companies are reimagining and reinventing themselves so they can innovate more effectively. The conference has a strong practical focus and attracts industry practitioners and decision-makers who want to improve their success with agile and lean methods.”

Thought leaders, industry experts, speakers, facilitators and coaches who attended the conference, include: CEO, Enterprise Busines Agility Strategist, Salley Elata; Lead Project Consultant, Infiitetiks Limited, Itohan Iyalla; Technology Strategy and Transformation Leader, Deloitte, West Africa, Wole Oyeniran; Digital Change Agent and Agile Transformation, Omo Osemwegie and Chief Human Resources Officer, MTN Nigeria, Esther Akinnukawe, among others.

Declaring the 2021 ANC closed, the Agile practitioners’ chief expressed her profound gratitude to all the facilitators, speakers, Agile coaches, sponsors, community partners, conference delegates, and teams across the globe, for their immeasurable contributions and support in making the conference a resounding success. Assuring that the main conclusions of the conference will be reflected and incorporated into the declaration of how Agile will help transform workplaces, businesses and services as well as the adoption of Agile frameworks.