Di­a­mond Bank, MTN, oth­ers un­veil Tech Fest

The Punch - - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Fey­isayo Popoola

DI­A­MOND Bank Plc in part­ner­ship with MTN, Visa, mi­crosoft, Nige­ria In­ter-bank Set­tle­ment Sys­tem Plc, Deloitte and Touche, In­ter­switch and Beat Fm plans to or­gan­ise a tech­nol­ogy event called Tech Fest.

Ac­cord­ing to the or­gan­is­ers, the event sched­uled to hold in may in La­gos will fea­ture the best tal­ents in the Nige­rian tech­nol­ogy space, show­case tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions for busi­nesses, con­nect tech­nol­ogy providers with new mar­kets and pro­vide ac­cess-to-mar­ket op­por­tu­ni­ties for tech star­tups, among oth­ers.

The chief Ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Di­a­mond Bank, Uzoma Dozie, de­scribed Tech Fest as a plat­form to share with cus­tomers, help them get the best of tech­nol­ogy, and part­ner to run bet­ter busi­nesses.

He said he had learnt that to be the best, part­ner­ships were not only needed, but es­sen­tial.

Ac­cord­ing to the coun­try Di­rec­tor, VISA, Emezino Afiegbe, VISA is happy to col­lab­o­rate with rep­utable firms like Di­a­mond, MTN and oth­ers to make Tech Fest a suc­cess.

Afiegbe said, “We are here to pro­vide sup­port for re­tail cus­tomers and con­sumers to make pay­ment as seam­lessly as pos­si­ble. We be­lieve that if they can make pay­ment quickly and safely, the GDP will grow not just for the coun­try, but also in the re­gion. It all starts here and we are happy to be part of this jour­ney as we go into the fu­ture.”

The Gen­eral man­ager, En­ter­prise Busi­ness Unit of MTN, Bar­bara Anozia, stated that the part­ner­ship with Tech Fest was in line with the vi­sion of MTN to of­fer cus­tomers a whole new dig­i­tal world and make their lives brighter us­ing tech­nol­ogy to help them grow.

com­ment­ing on what to ex­pect from Deloitte and Touche at Tech Fest, the com­pany’s West Africa con­sult­ing Leader, Yemi Saka, said Deloitte would be bring­ing to the ta­ble a global per­spec­tive, in­no­va­tion and ex­po­nen­tial tech­nolo­gies to en­gage with a wider ecosys­tem.

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