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First panel session is titled "Tech Girls Rising" #WomenIntech #Techfest2018 #Sparkyourcuriosity
"It is important for more women to come into technology because we need females to find solutions that other women have" #Techfest2018 #sparkyourcuriosity
"One of the biggest problems women have is a lack of mentoring" #Techfest2018 #sparkyourcuriosity
"AI is one of the areas women are better suited for because of our nature" #Techfest2018 #sparkyourcuriosity
"The best way to get more women in Nigeria interested in AI is to introduce it to them at a young age" #Techfest2018 #sparkyourcuriosity
"Women should begin to see themselves as leaders rather than 'women leaders'" #TechFest2018 #sparkyourcuriosity
Next panel session themed "Big data for small businesses" is underway #TechFest2018 #SparkYourCuriosity
"Banks need to act as integrators of businesses and existing payment solutions rather than building their own technologies"
Oyin Sunday moderates the panel session themed "Attracting and working with angel investors with @collinsonuegbu @NekuAE and @AO1379

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"Ask yourself, where do investors go and how can I position myself in those places?" -- @AO1379

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"It is important that you focus your time on your business. Avoid thinking that raising money is your business" -- @collinsonuegbu

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Break out session...

Activities at @MTNNG's exhibition stand.

#MTNatTechfest #TechFest2018 #SparkYourCuriosity
#Techfest2018 continues with Battle of The Hubs.

First is @CoLab_kd. Representing them is Schoolmo, a startup that provides information management services for primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.
Also representing @CoLab_kd is @PayantNG, a payments solution platform #TechFest2018 #sparkyourcuriosity
Battle of The Hubs continues with startups representing @wenovation hub.

First is @Afrimash, an online shopping for farmers (to purchase agricultural items)

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Next is @ProNOVHealth a management solution for retail pharmacies

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The next set of panellists discuss "Education in the digital age"

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Panel session on "Precision Farming" is underway
Panel session on "Precision Farming" is underway #TechFest2018 #SparkYourCuriosity
"For precision farming to scale in Nigeria, the government needs to pick three value chains, focus on them; look at them from end to end" #TechFest2018 #SparkYourCuriosity
"Digital transformation of health care in Nigeria"

With @NaijaFlyingDr @temite @rustagid and @drfemikuti

Moderator; Dr. Adeyemi Johnson

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On primary healthcare and telemedicine

"Nigerians are obsessed with hospitals and so they go to hospitals to treat illnesses that do not require visits to the hospital. This is why hospitals are overcrowded"

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On using VR to train doctors:
"the fundamental problems on ground now are 1. We're not training enough doctors 2. The trained ones are leaving Nigeria. I don't think VR can solve these problems" -- @drfemikuti #TechFest2018 #SparkYourCuriosity
"Tackling the fundamentals, VR can fix the problem of training nurses and technical staff" -- Dr. Johnson.

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"Healthcare in Nigeria is not as bad as you think. It's growing rapidly" -- Dr. Johnson

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Speaking on "OPERATING IN A DIGITAL ECONOMY (Industry 4.0) - Are You Ready?" are @DigitalYemiSaka Partner & West Africa Consulting Leader, @TopeAladenusi, Partner, Cyber Risk, Yomi Obosiola Data Analytics Leader and @temiodukoya of

"From conceptualisation, when you're planning your systems and products, you should prepare for security. It should not be an afterthought" -- @TopeAladenusi

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Panel session is on "Communication, Content and Sharing" with @JasonNjoku @ChrisUbosi @akinalabi @iamdbanj and @kelechiamadiobi is underway

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Will technology replace your platform in 10 years?

"@creamplatform will always be a gateway for talents even in the next 10 years" - @iamdbanj

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As long as you don't underestimate new technologies and keep up with the trends, your platform will remain in another 10 years" - @akinalabi

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"Radio ain't going nowhere" -- @ChrisUbosi

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Keep your eyes open, learn and master emotional skills that cannot be replaced by a machine -- @kelechiamadiobi

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"The illiterate of tomorrow will be one who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn" -- @Uzoma_Diamond

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Will robots take our jobs?

"Forget the doomsday analysts, robots will not take all our jobs. There'll always be jobs for humans and as more technology companies spring up, there'll be more job creations" -- @akinalabi

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The 5 finalists of Battle of the Hubs are to pitch their startups to a panel of judges.

First on the list is Thrillz App --a location app that connects users with nearby events -- from @roar_nigeria

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Next, Uche Osuji, General Manager, Network Experience, @MTNNG presenting "Expanding Nigeria's Technology Frontiers: The Roadmap to 5G" #TechFest2018 #SparkYourCuriosity
"With 5G, there'll be astronomical increase in capacity, speed, connected devices, reliability and lower latency"

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How 5G will transform the financial sector.

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Battle of the Hubs continues with @PayantNG -- a payments solution service representing @CoLab_kd

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Next is @gerocare_ng, a healthcare solution for the elderly -- representing @vplatformhub

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Representing @P_Incubator is @beat_drone, a startup that tackles agricultural challenges using drones.

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Lastly, representing @wennovation is @afrimash, an online marketplace for agricultural items.

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Winner of the Battle of the Hub will be announced after the last panel session of the day themed "The Future of Payments"

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"The future of payment will be based on fragmentation and aggregation"-- @shollsman

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Why is USSD the future of payments?

"1. Ease of distribution 2. It's gives you actual data on users 3. The people have voted and it makes sense" -- @iaboyeji

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"The future of commerce will be influenced by user experience, data (privacy) and collaboration" -- Kemi Okunsanya, VP, @Visa West Africa.

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The winner of the Battle of the Hubs will go home with ₦10 million in cash and tech support.

#TechFest2018 comes to an official end. Congratulations to Team @beat_drone


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