IT News Africa, Africa’s ICT news leader, hosted its first Innovation Dinner outside of South Africa, in Lagos, Nigeria, on 25 April 2012. The invitation-only event took place at The Wheatbaker Hotel situated in the upmarket neighbourhood of Ikoyi, and focused on the role of technology in finance (photos available on our facebook page, Facebook.com/itnewsafrica).Innovation Dinner Nigeria examined developments in the financial sector and analysed the impact of new technology on consumers, government, and financial services providers.
Speakers at the dinner delved into leading technology innovations that are changing the face of financial services in Nigeria.
The dinner featured speakers such as Steve Herridge, the Chief Executive Officer in West Africa at Internet Solutions; Aderinola Oloruntoye, the Head of Business Analytics at SAP; and Abiye Koko, the Chief Information Officer at Diamond bank.
Oloruntoye’s presentation focused on mobilising Nigeria’s financial services organisations for accelerated business growth, while Abiye Koko, Chief Information Officer, Diamond Bank Group, spoke on the connectivity implications for CASH-LESS Nigeria.
Herridge described the Dinner as a success and added that it was “a great event.” “Well done to the IT News Africa team. I enjoyed the interaction with peers and the great brain power.”
Another attendee, Daramola Adebola, shared the same sentiments. “Enjoyed inaugural dinner with C-level executives and peers, and we are bound to witness some game-changing innovation in Nigeria.”
The Innovation Dinner Nigeria, sponsored by SAP and Internet Solutions, was attended by over one hundred senior executives, which included Chief Information Officers from major banks in Nigeria as well as Heads of Technology from government parastatals.
Charlie Fripp, ITNewsAfrica