TC Townhall: Emerging Tech

Feb 05, 2020 |

Friday, February 28, 2020 | Zone Tech Park Gbagada Expressway, Lagos | 9AM-5PM

On February 28, 2020, TC Townhall: Emerging Tech will convene entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and corporate organizations including telcos and financial institutions to examine how businesses, individuals and countries across the continent can maximize the benefits of emerging technologies, specifically AI and Blockchain.

TC Townhall: Emerging Tech – AI & Blockchain, the sixth in a series of sector-focused events organized by TechCabal, will answer the key questions that businesses, big corporations, and policymakers have about Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. It will address the implications for businesses, enterprises and will help policymakers develop a roadmap for supporting these technologies.

The event will feature panel sessions, interactive workshops, product demos as well as a closed-door policy roundtable that will help policymakers engage founders and other stakeholders in the digital economy.

Confirmed speakers for the event include Uzoma, Nwagba, COO, GEEP by BOI, Yele, Bademosi, Director, Binance Labs, Timi Ajiboye, CEO, Buycoins Africa; Judith Okonkwo, Founder, Imisi 3D; Basil Udotai Esq, Managing Partner, Technology Advisors LLP and Chimezie Chuta, Founder/ Coordinator, Blockchain Nigeria User Group. More speakers will be announced over the next few days.

Emerging Technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are changing how Africans live and do business. For example, African banks and businesses are now leveraging AI-driven chatbots. We are seeing entrepreneurs leveraging AI across different sectors including agriculture and e-commerce.

Across the continent, there’s an increasing number of blockchain use-cases, especially in financial services. Organizations such as Binance Labs and Blockchain Nigeria User Group are investing in and seeking to help the entrepreneurs building them to succeed.

In the past few years, big tech companies including IBM and Google have begun recognizing Africa as the future of emerging tech. However, government regulation is falling far behind the pace of emerging tech innovation.

“We have begun to see a rise of use-cases across industries for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. For blockchain, it is gaining traction in the financial services sector especially for cross border payments. However, what we found is that organizations and policymakers still have many questions about these technologies,” said Victor Ekwealor, Managing Editor at TechCabal, a publication owned by Big Cabal Media focused on African innovation and technology. “Our objective with this event is to completely demystify AI and Blockchain for businesses and policymakers ” he added.

The TC Townhall event series has convened the most influential leaders in a number sectors since the first TC Townhall on Fintech held in partnership with Softcom in November 2018. The other sectors covered include Health Tech, Renewable Energy, Mobility and Education Technology.

TC Townhall: Emerging Tech (AI & Blockchain) is possible with support from Zone Tech Park, Quidax and Odujinrin & Adefulu. The event is proudly sponsored by Dan Group Holdings.

Please find more details about the event below:
Friday, February 28, 2020
Zone Tech Park
Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme,
Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway
9AM-5PM

Additional information about the event is available at www.techcabal.com/event/emergingtech and tickets can be purchased here: https://techcabal.myshopify.com/cart/31377453908086:1?channel=buy_button. Early bird discounts (15%) are available with the code TCEM15%OFF until January 31. Corporate discounts are available for teams of five (5) or more. Click the following link to get the discount: https://techcabal.myshopify.com/discount/TCEMCORP?redirect=%2Fproducts%2Ftc-townhall-emerging-tech-ai-blockchain

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