Techfest 2018: We’re excited to partner technology-driven youths — MTN
May 18, 2018
Lynda Saint-Nwafor, the Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN Nigeria, on Friday said that the company was excited over the opportunity to partner with young dynamic technological innovators in Nigeria.
Nwafor made the assertion during the maiden “Tech Festival’’ with the theme: “Spark Your Curiosity’’, which brought together digital operators and innovators to explore, debate and explore technological solutions to societal problems.
Saint-Nwafor told the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that she was excited to be part of the initiative to use technological means to develop the creative minds of Nigerian youths.
“I think the youth have come of age and technology would always hold a key aspect in solving societal problems we are faced with in our country.
“In the age we are in, technology is important in delivering innovative commercial solutions to the day-to-day needs of the populace.
“At MTN, we have already proved this by introducing the much talked about 5G Technology by a smart robot.
“We also have the award winning Lumos; Pay as you go Solar powered solution alongside `the Call Assist business solution; the Customer-Self Service platform.
“The company also has several virtual reality gaming coroners which have become the source of attraction for many young students (our future entrepreneurs),’’ she added.
NAN reports that the event, which held this week, was in collaboration with Diamond Bank (the organisers), MTN, Visa, Microsoft, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), Deloitte and Touche, Interswitch and The Beat FM.
The TechFest platform was organised to expand opportunities for technology-focused co-creation and partnerships.
It connected home grown entrepreneurs to potential investors and venture capitalists, highlighting some of Nigeria’s best talents, innovations and ideas.