Femi Pedro to Chair Titans of Tech Africa Awards

Femi Pedro to Chair Titans of Tech Africa Awards

Nosa Alekhuogie

Nigeria’s foremost Bankers, Economist, Politician and former Deputy

Governor of Lagos State, Femi Pedro has been confirmed as the Chairman of

the 19th edition of the Titan of Tech Africa Awards and Gala night billed for the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, July 21.

The Titans of Tech Awards and Gala Nite is designed to celebrate Nigeria’s

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) most import men, women, organisations and institutions that are at the forefront of ICT adoption and usage in Nigeria.

It is also an avenue to influence policy, network and connect with key industry players.

Executive Secretary of the Titans of Tech Africa Awards Board, Don Pedro Aganbi, who revealed Femi Pedro’s confirmation, noted that the acceptance was

a clear indication of his understanding of the immense potential of ICT to revive, reform and transform the country. 

Femi Pedro became one of the first investor in Guaranty Trust Bank and was responsible for opening a multitude of its branches across the southern and northern parts of Nigeria.

ISPON Explores National Challenges of AI Adoption

The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) is billed to hold its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) and conference, where it will explore national challenges in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.

The conference, which will hold on Friday June 16, 2023 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos, will usher in a new digital trajectory and National Software Roadmap. Also, ISPON will elect its National Executive Council for the 2023 – 2025 tenure. The new NEC is tasked with the responsibility of guiding the Institute in its quest to champion strategies for the adoption of the fourth industrial revolution in Nigeria. The EGM will also feature a keynote on AI, to be delivered by the Founder/Chairman, Digital Africa, Dr. Evans Woherem.  The EGM provides an avenue for members to discuss industry issues, share ideas network and make valuable recommendations to the federal government and by extension, the African Union. The DG’s of NITDA and NOTAP, Presidents of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and Nigeria Professionals Registration Council (CPN), MD, Bank of Industry as well as government and industry stakeholders, will be in attendance.

Konga Offers Free Delivery, Installation of Samsung Electronic Products

Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite giant has partnered with Samsung, a multinational manufacturing conglomerate to offer shoppers free delivery and installation as well as free installation kits when they purchase any of the Samsung consumer electronics products on Konga.

The exciting offer is part of activities for the month-long Konga mid-year shopping

festival, a popular annual sales fiesta, which kicked off on the 30th of May and ends on 30th of June, 2023.

Through the incentive, shoppers on the Konga platform can now have their Samsung Electronics products delivered at no cost, in addition to having certified technicians handle the installation at their residence free of charge. The offer covers items such as Samsung TVs UHD 65; and QLED 55 amp; Samsung Air Conditioners; Samsung Washing Machines Front Loaders 6kg and above and Samsung Refrigerators.

Also adding to the excitement is the option of same day delivery for all ordered items through KongaNow, an unprecedented initiative pioneered by Konga in May 2013.

KongaNow addresses the twin problems of fake products and delayed deliveries by ensuring that verified products are delivered to shoppers within one to six hours, provided orders are placed before 2pm.

Mitchell Elegbe Inducted into EY Hall of Fame

The Founder and Group Managing Director of Interswitch Group, Mr. Mitchell Elegbe, has been inducted into the Ernst and Young (EY) World Entrepreneur of the Year (WEOY) Hall of Fame.

This took place at the WEOY award ceremony in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on

Thursday June 8, 2023, before an audience which included a panel of esteemed and independent judges, luminary speakers, EY Entrepreneur of The Year alumni and EY executive leadership, including EY Global Chairman and CEO, Carmine Di Sibio.

According to EY, the World Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame is an elite corps of men and women who have been recognised for their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements. For more

than 35 years, EY has been celebrating ingenuity through the Entrepreneur of the Year program. The programme has recognised more than 10,000 outstanding entrepreneurs for their vision, innovation, courage, and leadership in building and growing successful businesses —businesses that influence the way people live, the products and services we depend on, and the economic vibrancy of our local communities and global markets.

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