The fourth edition of the Art of Technology Lagos conference (AOT 4.0) will see the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina and the former President of the Central Bank of Nigeria, HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as well as other speakers, bring their insight to the tech ecosystem in Lagos.
The Art of Technology Lagos (AOT) conference is Nigeria’s most prominent annual technology conference, bringing together essential players from the public and private sectors to debate policies and initiatives that will pave the way for creating a smarter, digital, efficient, and competitive Lagos.
Together with the Lagos State Government, the economic and technological core of Nigeria, Eko Innovation Centre, one of the leading tech hubs in Nigeria, is organizing the conference. The Eko Innovation Centre is also responsible for planning events such as MarkHack, the Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon, EkoClimathon, and Security hackathon.
Talent Acceleration will be the primary emphasis of AOT 4.0, with a ten-year plan developed to increase the talent acceleration pipeline to ensure the sustainability of talent and, hence, the delivery of a Smarter Lagos.
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Tech Ecosystem Award to be presented at AOT 4.0
At AOT 4.0, the Tech Ecosystem Award will be presented for the first time to recognize the efforts of individuals, groups, and businesses that have contributed significantly to the expansion and improvement of Nigeria’s technology sector.
There were five main categories and twenty minor ones for nominations.
The award nomination voting ended on November 15, 2022, with over twenty thousand (20,000) votes cast across all categories. The winners will be revealed and acknowledged during the Gala and Awards Night, which is slated for December 9th, 2022.
Talent Acceleration and A Smarter Lagos
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.
In keeping with this year’s conference theme, Talent Acceleration and a smarter Lagos, the conference committee, led by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Innovation and Strategy, went on a Hub Tour to educate startup founders on the importance of promoting policies that benefit the ecosystem and to extend an invitation to attend the conference.
Co-Creation Hub, Impact Hub, Hub One, and Nest Hub were among the hubs visited.
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The AOT 4.0 will hold at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 8th and 9th.
It will feature thirteen (13) plenary speakers, three (3) guest speakers, five (5) keynote speakers, and more than thirty-five thousand (35,000) registered participants from all sectors of the technology industry, including policymakers, enthusiasts, ecosystem players, investors, business founders and executives, venture capital firms, startups, and technology talent.
To be a part of the event, click on the link to register Here
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