Technology

Technology and Innovation: Opportunities, Challenge and the Future.

Technology is a tool to solve problems and create jobs. – Daniel Chinagozi

Want to remain relevant in this dispensation? You’d need to step up your skills in technology.

The 9th Career Day by The Bridge Leadership Foundation was a massive success. Having over 4000 youths gathered at Calabar International Convention Center (CICC), learning the future realities in technology was an impacting experience.

The Bridge Leadership Foundation is a non profit organization with the vision to raise a community of inspired, equipped and influential young leaders, who lead themselves and others.

TBLF is committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and for making a difference in the world.

Since inception in 2011, the Foundation has addressed gaps in the provision of practical leadership models for young people and has over the years provided platforms designed to develop, mentor and empower young people.

READ: HOW TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION INFLUENCES GROWTH

The Foundation is founded by Liyel Imoke and governed by a board of trustees.

The Career Day is the foundation’s flagship programme and serves as a platform for creating common grounds, sharing relevant practices, ideas, methodologies and innovation that deliver evident results that have been tested and tried in several circumstances by experts in Nigeria and across Africa.

The 2019 Career Day provides knowledge exchange and transfer of experience to empower youths to explore innovative ideas that would solve problems and build strong sustainable communities.

A recent TechCrunch deep-dive of Startup investment for Africa revealed that more money is coming from investors for African start-ups.

The future of technology and innovation in Nigeria is an exciting one at the moment which births the need to carve a clear knowledge and technology domain(s) in the sector.

Excerpts from the 9th Career Day experts include:

Vision is a deep dissatisfaction with what is and a clear grasp with what it would be. Ikigai is your life’s purpose. Discover what you love that the world needs that you can be paid for. You may not predict the future but you can prepare for it through skills. There are no jobs but there is work. Don’t let the noise of other people drown out your own inner voice. – Misan Rewane, CEO Wave

Create solutions to problems with innovative ideas and technology. – Daniel Chinagozi, CEO Innovation Growth Hub

We are in the 4th Industrial revolution. Stay relevant, upskill, be ready with knowledge and skills. – Grace Ihejiamazu, CEO Ikapture (Opportunity desk)

The government you are waiting for us waiting for you. -Bruce Lucas, Founder Olotu Square

It is so easy to waste your time in technology. Technology works, you just need to know how to use it. Build your business around mobile, internet and cloud. Think bug, start small but scale fast. -Mitchell Elegbe, Founder Interswitch

Start from where you are… Gain skills in technology. – Adewale Yusuf, CEO Techpoint Africa.

Delegates from Abia appreciate the wife of the governor and founder Vicar Hope Foundation, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu for sponsoring them to the 9th Career Day event.

What new opportunities do you see in Tech? Drop your comments…

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