Tech Event this Week: African Smartphone Film Festival, Bloomberg Tech Summit, others


Hi guys, It’s Monday again, and it’s a new opportunity to learn and explore in the world of Tech. 

To kickstart the week, we have curated a mixture of interesting virtual and physical events you can attend across the tech space. The events come up between December 13 – 18, 2021.

Innovation and Tech Law Summit 3.0

This week, the Innovation and Technology Lawyers Network will be hosting their 3rd edition of the annual Innovation and Tech Law Summit.

The theme for this year’s summit, which will be held at the Commerce House in Victoria Island, is “Sustaining the Digital Economy” and the discussions will focus on Fintech, Data Protection/Cybersecurity, and Legaltech.

The annual summit is a convergence of lawyers, start-ups, tech enthusiasts, and regulators to discuss salient topics within the technology, regulatory, and legal space. 

Mr. Niyi Ajao, Deputy Managing Director of NIBSS; Mrs. Irene Robinson, Head of Legal, Nigerian Exchange Group (formerly Nigerian Stock Exchange); and Adedoyin Afun, Partner at Bloomfield LP will speak at the first panel session on “Fintech Innovation and Regulation: Getting the Right Balance.”

The free-to-attend event aims to address the primary focus of bridging the law and technology gap. 

Date: December 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM WAT
Venue: Commerce House, 1 Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

African Smartphone International Film Festival

The fifth annual edition of the African Smartphone International Film Festival (ASIFF 2021) will be held this week in Lagos. 

The event, which is themed; “Digital Space: A Promised Land for Indie- filmmakers,” is a virtual event to be held from December 15- 20 2021.

The African Smartphone International Film Festival (ASIFF) provides new, emerging, and professional filmmakers with an international platform to showcase ideas, talents, and creativity irrespective of budget, industry connections, and product quality.

The festival is dedicated to celebrating and presenting the best of short films, documentaries, web videos, travel videos, music videos, animations, VR/360 videos, and photos to local and international audiences.

This year’s event features a lineup of 160 amazing films in different categories created by filmmakers and producers from over 50 countries made on mobile devices.

Audience and participants at the event will also enjoy the festival rich programming and industry events which includes workshops, masterclasses, panel session, special presentations and award ceremony.

Date: December 15, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM WAT
Venue: virtual

Bloomberg Technology Summit

The Bloomberg 2021 technology summit will be held this week with the theme “Pandemic Powers: Tech’s Opportunities and Challenges.”

The event, which will be held virtually, aims to explore the pandemic landscape as an exotic and strange one, bubbling with new opportunities and hidden pitfalls.

The full-day summit is built to deliver valuable experience to enterprise technology executives, including mainstage discussions and innovative presentations.

It also aims to provide unique networking opportunities throughout the day, from small-group discussions over shared areas of interest to creative lounge areas for impromptu conversations and private meetings.

The Bloomberg summit will bring together the expertise of the largest newsroom in the world with the immense data and analytical power of celebrated moderators and speakers to produce compelling, news-making conversations.

Some of the speakers at the event will include Christian Angermayer, Founder of Apeiron Investment Group; Joe Atkinson, Vice Chair – Chief Products & Technology Officer PwC; Merav Bahat, Co-Founder & CEO of Dazz; Raj Beri, VP, Grocery and New Verticals Uber, amongst many others. 

Date: December 14 – 15, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM WAT
Venue: Virtual 

Register here.

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