The Second Edition of the Zenith
Tech Fair, themed “Future Forward 2.0”, will be held on
Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23,
2022, at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island,
Lagos, from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. daily.
Conceived in the mould of global
technological events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and EmTech
Asia, the fair will showcase leading technology innovations that cut across
different aspects of life, such as Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Machine
Learning, Blockchain, Robotics, Big Data, FinTech, Augmented Reality, Data
Analytics, 5G and Communication Technologies, among others. The event will also
feature Hackathon sessions to identify innovative startups, panel discussions,
masterclasses and exhibitions.
The two-day fair will feature a
welcome address by Jim Ovia, CFR, Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank
and opening remarks by Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank
Plc and Chairman, Body of Banks' CEOs, Nigeria. The keynote address, "The
Future of Banking: Digital Transformation Journey", will be delivered by
Brett King, a renowned futurist, bestselling author, award-winning speaker,
Founder of Moven and Author of Bank 4.0. Other eminent IT practitioners
who represent top global brands will make presentations. These include; Tarik
Alatovic, Senior Partner, McKinsey; Juliet Ehimuan, West Africa Director,
Google; Ola Williams, Country Manager, Microsoft Inc.; Andrew Uaboi, Vice
President/Head, Visa West Africa; Mrs Rakiya Mohammed, Director of Information
Technology, CBN; Chris Lu, Managing Director, Huawei Technologies Nigeria, and Dame
(Dr.) Adaora Umeoji, OON, Deputy
Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc, amongst others.
The fair will feature three panel
discussions. The first panel, which will examine "The future of payments:
what next and how can we get there", has Prof. Yinka David West of Lagos
Business School as the host, with four discussants, including 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,
The second panel will explore the
theme "What are the main challenges of digital transformation in the
financial industry? How do we solve them?". It will be hosted by Brett
King and has four discussants, including 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". The panel, which will be hosted by Samuel Eze, Founder/CEO,
Ourpass, has five discussants, including 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 N10m; Neohaul Technologies, the first runner up who received N6m
prize; and reQuid Technologies, the second runner up who won N5m. Other winners
who took home N1m each includes 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.