Zenith Bank has supported and sponsored various technology start-ups and innovative ideas at its recent Tech fair.
Zenith Tech Fair, which held at the Land Mark Event Centre, Victoria Island Lagos, was themed ‘Future forward’, which showcased leading technology innovations across every aspect of life.
Speaking at the event, Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank Plc, said Zenith Bank has always had some form of technology summit over the years, but the tech fair is a little bit different from the prior years because at this point in time, the world has gone so digital and Nigerian economy is being digitised.
He said Nigeria has well trained Nigerian engineers, IT and practitioners and there is a need to encourage them.
Ebenezer Onyeagwu, MD/CEO, Zenith Bank, who was pleased with the turnout of people in attendance, acknowledged that virtually every stakeholder in the digital ecosystem was represented at the event.
“I am very impressed with the quality of presentation. We had presentations from Google, IBM, oracle and several others and every one of them talked about the huge potentials in Nigeria and the opportunity for growth expansion that awaits us, so I believe what we need to do is take it to an elevated level to see what happens,” he said.
On whether the tech fair was mature for discussions around 5G technologies, Onyeagwu said it was mature, stressing that Nigeria needs to be aware of what is happening.
“We need to be aware of the direction of travels so if everyone is taking about 5G and moving ahead, what you see in the digital space is that, if you fail to adapt to the latest technology, you will soon become irrelevant,” he said.
Juliet Ehimuan, Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria, who said she felt great being at Zenith Bank’s tech fair said that technology has played a very important role and continues to play that role in transforming the way we live, work, do business and interact with one another.