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Zenith holds fair to showcase top tech innovations

The second edition of the Zenith Tech Fair, themed “Future Forward 2.0”, will showcase leading technology innovations that cut across different aspects of life. They…

The second edition of the Zenith Tech Fair, themed “Future Forward 2.0”, will showcase leading technology innovations that cut across different aspects of life.

They include artificial intelligence, computing, machine learning, blockchain, robotics, big data, fintech, augmented reality, data analytics, 5G and communication technologies, among others, the bank said in a statement.

Conceived in the mould of global technological events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and EmTech Asia, the fair will also feature Hackathon sessions to identify innovative startups, panel discussions, masterclasses and exhibitions.

The fair will feature three panel discussions, according to the organisers in a statement issued yesterday.

It noted that the two-day fair will feature a welcome address by the founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia, while the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc and Chairman, Body of Banks’ CEOs, Nigeria, Ebenezer Onyeagwu will deliver the opening remarks.

The keynote address, “The Future of Banking: Digital Transformation Journey”, will be delivered by Brett King, a renowned futurist, bestselling author, award-winning speaker, Founder of Moven and Author of Bank 4.0. Other eminent IT practitioners who represent top global brands will make presentations at the fair. They include Mrs Rakiya Mohammed, Director of Information Technology, CBN; Chris Lu, Managing Director, Huawei Technologies Nigeria, and Dame Adaora Umeoji, Deputy Managing Director of Zenith Bank.

The first edition of the Zenith Tech Fair was held in 2019. Tagged ‘Future Forward’, the fair featured a hackathon which produced ten winners who won between N10 and N1m.