Art of Technology (AOT), Lagos is an annual tech conference curated by Eko Innovation Centre, one of the leading tech hubs in Nigeria, curators of events like MarkHack, Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon, EkoClimathon, Security Hackathon, amongst others, in collaboration with the Lagos State Government – the economic and technology epicentre of Nigeria.
The conference brings together technology industry stakeholders, policymakers, enthusiasts, ecosystem players, investors, business founders and executives, venture capital firms, startups, and technology talents to create policies that will drive the development of a smarter Lagos.
The conference, which has had over 29,000 participants since its inception ranging from startups to investors to tech founders, is set to raise the bar for its fourth edition, scheduled to hold in December 2022.
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AOT 1.0 gave birth to the Lagos Innovation Master Plan – an innovation strategy and tactical plan that sought to transform Lagos into a smart city through technology. AOT 2.0 saw the launch of Startup Lagos & Eko Opensource, an innovative information portal that sought to deliver critical insights into the technology startup ecosystem and a platform that serves as a bridge for private sector developers to solve governmental technology challenges.
AOT 3.0 engaged founders and policymakers to highlight challenges with attracting funding and create enabling policies to increase the attractiveness of startups to investors. The conference also saw over sixty million Naira awarded to innovative startups and R&D projects in Lagos Universities.
AOT 4.0: Talent acceleration and a smarter Lagos
This year, AOT Lagos 4.0 will focus on development, retainment, and talent employability for the future-of-work economy. The remodelling of our education curriculum to change learning paradigms and contribute to policies that foster an enabling environment to produce and retain the talent that will drive the future.
This year’s Art of Technology conference theme is Talent Acceleration and a Smarter Lagos. It is set for the 8th and 9th December at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos. It will explore creating a 10-year roadmap to widening the talent acceleration pipeline to achieve talent sustainability that will deliver the Smarter Lagos.
Participation in AOT Lagos 4.0 is free, but you are required to pre-register Here.
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