As part of its commitment to drive growth and develop capacity in the SME segment, the chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs Ibukun Awosika will play host to over 50 technology companies at the FirstBank Tech Start-up Conference.
The conference tagged “Let’s Talk Tech,” will attract a panel of speakers – comprising senior bank executives and other sectors’ experts, to discuss and engage with the audience on wide ranging issues, specific to the tech sector as well as share ideas on the best ways of harnessing information and communications technology to lower operating costs and create new business opportunities within the economy.
According to a managing director and chief executive of First Bank Nigeria Limited, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, “FirstBank as a nation builder, is an enthusiastic follower and supporter of the new inventive energy spreading across Nigeria.
“We strongly believe that in the near future, these companies will employ a significantly sizeable portion of the labour force while making a healthy contribution to the nation’s GDP. We will continue our culture of collaborating and supporting this community with the ultimate objective of creating a system that will foster strategic collaboration within the ecosystem so as to push growth rates in this sector into hyper drive.”
He further stated that the current macroeconomic environment offers greater opportunities for banks and tech start-ups to collaborate with one another in driving business growth through the development of customer-focused and attractive value propositions.
Source : Leadership