Okere to Chair NITRA 3rd Quar­ter Fo­rum

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As prepa­ra­tions for the third quar­ter fo­rum of the Nige­ria In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Re­porters As­so­ci­a­tion (NITRA) gather mo­men­tum, stake­hold­ers in the Banking, ICT and FinTech sec­tors of the Nige­rian economy have con­tin­ued to throw their weight be­hind the event.

The lat­est to con­firm his sup­port for the pro­gramme is the Founder/Vice Chair­man CWG Plc, Mr. Austin Okere, who has ac­cepted to chair the one-day event.

In a per­son­ally signed email dated Au­gust 14, 2017, and ad­dressed to NITRA, Okere said: “Thank you for the in­vi­ta­tion to chair this event. I am hon­oured and pleased to ac­cept. I trust I shall be re­ceiv­ing more in­for­ma­tion in due course.”

Dig­i­tal dis­rup­tion is chang­ing how tra­di­tional banking ser­vices, pay­ments, and re­mit­tances are now of­fered in the dig­i­tal economy. Al­most all sec­tors of fi­nan­cial ser­vices in­clud­ing pay­ments, money trans­fers, banking and more are be­ing re-imag­ined by non-tra­di­tional providers and FinTechs, while the tra­di­tional in­cum­bent providers are rein­vent­ing them­selves very quickly to un­der­stand bet­ter, the puz­zle pre­sented by FinTech and how they can lever­age on the dig­i­tal move­ment.

NITRA, an um­brella body for jour­nal­ists re­port­ing in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy in Nige­ria, is or­gan­is­ing the third edition of its quar­terly fo­rum en­ti­tled “Dig­i­tal Pay­ment: Prospects and Chal­lenges of a Fi­nan­cially In­clu­sive Nige­ria.”

The event which holds on Septem­ber 29, 2017 at Eko Ho­tels, Vic­to­ria Is­land, La­gos, will not only high­light the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties in the FinTech space in Nige­ria, but will also pro­vide knowl­edge and net­work­ing plat­form that will bring the Nige­ria Fintech in­dus­try at par with its coun­ter­parts across the globe.

The event also of­fers the Banking, ICT and FinTech in­dus­tries an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to show­case some of their achieve­ments be­fore the largest gath­er­ing of the sec­tors play­ers un­der one roof. It af­fords them the op­por­tu­nity to share their con­tri­bu­tions to Dig­i­tal Pay­ments as well as ef­forts to­wards ac­tu­al­iz­ing fi­nan­cial in­clu­sion in the coun­try.

Okere is Founder of CWG Plc and had served as its Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor. He has been Vice Chair­man of CWG Plc since June 2015 and also its Di­rec­tor.

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