Brett King, a best-selling author and renowned speaker, will keynote the second edition of the Zenith Bank Tech Fair 2022, holding on November 22 and 23, 2022 at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. daily.
He will be speaking on the “future of Banking: Digital Transformation Journey”, according to a statement released by the bank. Brett, who authored ‘Bank 4.0’, has spoken in about 50 countries.
Jim Ovia, the chairman of Zenith Bank Plc will deliver the welcome address, while Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank and Chairman, Body of Banks’ CEOs, Nigeria, would give the opening remarks at the event.
Others expected at the event include Tarik Alatovic, the senior partner, McKinsey; Juliet Ehimuan, West Africa director, Google; Ola Williams, Country Manager, Microsoft Inc; and Andrew Uaboi, Vice President/Head, Visa West Africa.
Equally being expected are Mrs. Rakiya Mohammed, Director of Information Technology, Central Bank of Nigeria; Chris Lu, Managing Director, Huawei Technologies Nigeria; and Dr. Adaora Umeoji, Deputy Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc, amongst others.
Christened, “Future Forward 2.0,” the tech fair would highlight leading technological innovations in Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Robotics, Big Data, FinTech, Augmented Reality, Data Analytics, 5G, and Communication Technologies, among others.
The fair would hold three panel discussions – the first of which centers on “The future of payments: what next and how can we get there” and has Prof. Yinka David West of Lagos Business School as its host. Four discussants will participate in the session, and they are Agada Apochi, Managing Director, UPSL; Olu Akanmu, Managing Director, Opay; Premier Oiwoh, Managing Director, NIBBS; and Kari Tukur, V/P & Head of Products East/West Africa, MasterCard.
The second panel, titled “What are the main challenges of digital transformation in the financial industry? How do we solve them?” has Brett King as its host. The four discussants for the panel are Tosin Eniolorunda, Managing Director, TeamApt; Obi Emetarom, Managing Director, Appzone; Dr. Babatunde Obrimah, COO, FintechNGR; and Olugbenga Agboola, Founder/CEO, Flutterwave.
The third panel discussion is titled, “Driving the global trade revolution with technology: current transformation trends” has as its host, Samuel Eze, Founder/CEO, Ourpass. The discussants for the panel are Mike Ogbalu III, Managing Director, PAPSS; Akeem Lawal, Divisional CEO, Interswitch; Massimiliano Spalazzi, Country Manager, Jumia; and Dr. Ozoemena Nnaji, Director of Trade & Exchange, CBN.
The first edition of the Zenith Tech Fair was held on November 27, 2019, at the Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. Tagged ‘Future Forward’, the fair featured a hackathon which produced ten winners, including Octave Analytics Limited, who won the grand prize of N10 million; Neohaul Technologies, the first runner up who received N6 million prize; and reQuid Technologies, the second runner up who won N5 million. Other winners who took home N1 million each included Termii, Xcard Nigeria Limited, Payonhold, Escrow Inc, Alerzo, Nairapacket and Qview.ai.
“To register and participate, visit www.zenithbank.com/techfair. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. The fair will be live on Zoom for participation and streamed on the bank’s social media pages including YouTube,”