TC Townhall: Emerging Tech–Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain workshop holds Feb 28

In its determination aimed at providing answers to the key questions that businesses, big corporations, and policymakers have about Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.
TechCabal has announced that it will convene entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and corporate organizations including telcos and financial institutions to examine how businesses, individuals and countries across the continent can maximize the benefits of emerging technologies, specifically Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

TC Townhall: Emerging Tech – AI and Blockchain, the sixth in a series of sector-focused events organized by TechCabal, will also address the implications for businesses, enterprises and will help policymakers develop a roadmap for supporting these technologies.

According to a statement from the company, the event will feature panel sessions, interactive workshops, product demos as well as a closed-door policy roundtable that will help policymakers engage founders and other stakeholders in the digital economy.

Confirmed speakers for the event include the Chief Operating Officer, GEEP by Bank of Industry, Uzoma Nwagba; Director, Binance Labs, Yele Bademosi; Chief Executive Officer of Buycoins Africa, Timi Ajiboye; the Founder, Imisi 3D, Judith Okonkwo; the Managing Partner, Technology Advisors LLP, Basil Udotai Esq and the Founder/Coordinator, Blockchain Nigeria User Group, Chimezie Chuta, among others.

Emerging Technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are changing how Africans live and do business. For example, African banks and businesses are now leveraging AI-driven chatbots. We are seeing entrepreneurs leveraging AI across different sectors including agriculture and e-commerce.

Across the continent, there’s an increasing number of blockchain use-cases, especially in financial services.

Organizations such as Binance Labs and Blockchain Nigeria User Group are investing in and seeking to help the entrepreneurs building them to succeed.

In the past few years, big tech companies including IBM and Google have begun recognizing Africa as the future of emerging tech. However, government regulation is falling far behind the pace of emerging tech innovation.

“We have begun to see a rise of use-cases across industries for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. For blockchain, it is gaining traction in the financial services sector especially for cross border payments. However, what we found is that organizations and policymakers still have many questions about these technologies,” said Victor Ekwealor, Managing Editor at TechCabal, a publication owned by Big Cabal Media focused on African innovation and technology.

“Our objective with this event is to completely demystify AI and Blockchain for businesses and policymakers,” he added.

The TC Townhall event series has convened the most influential leaders in a number sectors since the first TC Townhall on Fintech held in partnership with Softcom in November 2018. The other sectors covered include Health Tech, Renewable Energy, Mobility and Education Technology.

TC Townhall: Emerging Tech (AI & Blockchain) is possible with support from Zone Tech Park, Quidax and Odujinrin & Adefulu The event is proudly sponsored by Dan Group Holdings

The event will hold at the Zone Tech Park, Plot 9, Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway by 9 am.

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