Just In: TecXposition second edition launches
The second edition of TecXposition 2021, Africa’s premier tech expo, has begun. The virtual event, which will take place from November 11th to 12th 2021, will provide attendees with the opportunity to experience technology via a global lens, with local outcomes, as well as demystify technology in order to improve profitability and everyday living.
The virtual event, titled “Improving Profitability: Changing Everyday Lives,” will feature over 100 speakers, 100 investors, and 5,000 attendees, including:
- Amy Jadesimi – CEO, LADOL
- Dr. Jacques Attali – President, Positive Planet Foundation
- George James – Founder, Be-Hookd Digital
- Hafsat Abiola – President, Women in Africa Initiative
- Neha Joshi – Global Managing Director, Accenture Security
- Michael T. Young – Director, Caterpillar Ventures
- Natalia Karayaneva – CEO, Propy
- Nanhi Singh – Chief Customer Officer, Imperva
- Ore Adeyemi, Managing Director and Global Head, HSBC Invest
- Professor Pat Utomi – Founder, Centre for Value in Leadership
- Sidney Kombo-Kintombo – Award-winning animation supervisor
Over 30 tracks, including Crypto, Digital, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Impact, Investment, and Sustainability, will be covered across a variety of industries, including Agriculture, Sports, Real Estate, Transportation, Health, and Education.
TecXposition 2021 will feature a conference with the goal of better understanding the fundamentals of the key technology domains in play, how they work separately and together, and how they can be used to deliver tangible benefits.
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In addition, startups can compete in a ‘Best of Africa’ startup pitch competition and the TecXposition Hackathon, which aims to expose African potential by collaborating on creative innovations to solve six challenges.
This year’s event will also feature an Expert Series, which will provide free training from industry experts, as well as Africa’s Game Jam competition, which will be held in partnership with Be-Games and will require participants to build and submit a mobile game in three weeks.
In order to obtain paid internships, participants must share a playable version of the game with Be-Games.
“This is just the beginning for Africa,” says Ify Nwoyeocha, Global Executive Leader, following the success of last year’s first event. We anticipate significant developments that will highlight not only the continent’s enormous and resilient talent but also technical firsts.”
The TecXposition virtual platform promises to deliver a rich online experience that can be used by anyone with a device and internet access, thanks to partners such as Africa Communications Week, Africa Women in Tech, Alchemist Accelerator, Be-Games, Be-Hookd, Business Insider Africa, IE University, IN-CO, Platform Africa, and Wimbart.
Visit https://tecxposition.com/ for more information, or to speak, sponsor, or register.
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