Join Olu Akanmu and Kehinde Ogundare for a fireside chat at the 2nd edition of Technext Convo powered by Zoho

Tomiwo Ojo
Join Olu Akanmu and Kehinde Ogundare for the 2nd edition of Technext Convo powered by Zoho

Recall that in March 2023, Technext invited many stakeholders in the Nigerian tech ecosystem to an evening of networking that featured Abubakar Suleiman of Sterling Bank and Kora’s Dickson Nsofor in the first edition of Technext Convo.

The Technext Convo is an exclusive event for key stakeholders to meet, greet and share knowledge over drinks in Nigeria. Earlier this year, David Afolayan, Technext’s chief executive, disclosed that the event would happen once every quarter. The second edition would hold on the 8th of June in Lagos.

Join Olu Akanmu and Kehinde Ogundare for a fireside chat at the 2nd edition of Technext Convo powered by Zoho
The first edition of Techext Convo happened in March 2023

Themed “Maximizing for Geometric Growth”, the event is sponsored exclusively by Zoho. The multinational tech company provides computer software solutions and web-based workplace productivity tools for large, medium and small businesses.

The strictly by-invitation event will feature a fireside chat with Mr Olu Akanmu, President and CO-CEO of OPAY Nigeria and Kehinde Ogundare, Zoho’s country manager in Nigeria.

Olu Akanmu and Kehinde Ogundare will share valuable insights from years of leading businesses and maximising resources to grow and scale exponentially at an interactive fireside chat.

Meet the speakers

Olu Akanmu, co-ceo & President, OPAY

Olu Akanmu is a commercial leader with an unusual diversity of experience in consumer goods, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, financial services and Fintech at very senior levels with successful track records.

He has led teams at different companies and acquired a deep wealth of cross-industry innovative experience, invaluable in providing solid strategic leadership to organizations showing consistently strong adaptive skills to cross to new territories/industry contexts and deliver excellent results.

Join Olu Akanmu and Kehinde Ogundare for a fireside chat at the 2nd edition of Technext Convo powered by Zoho

He played a critical role in the phenomenal growth of MTN-Nigeria to a network of over ten million subscribers in its first five years. He was the Chief Architect of the phenomenal success of the MTN brand and consumer marketing strategy in Nigeria, a key reason for MTN’s legacy advantage and out-performance among its peers in the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

Olu also served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Airtel Nigeria, responsible for leading commercial strategy and achieving revenue targets of more than USD 1.5 billion annually. He held the Executive Director for Retail Banking position at FCMB for over eight years before he was appointed Opay Nigeria president.

Since he was appointed the head of OPAY, the unicorn has grown in leaps and bounds against all odds, recently crossing 30 million app users. He is a thought leader in Strategy, Marketing and Management whose articles and public presentations are highly-sought in the consumer business community.

Kehinde Ogundare, Country Manager, Zoho (Nigeria)

Kehinde Ogundare is a skilled customer service professional experienced in sales with a history of working in the ITES industry. He is an adept customer relationship management (CRM) expert with business development and customer satisfaction skills.

Join Olu Akanmu and Kehinde Ogundare for a fireside chat at the 2nd edition of Technext Convo powered by Zoho

He joined Zoho in 2019 and has led its Nigerian operations since 2021. He enjoys working with people across all levels, ensuring colleagues and customers work together to achieve their goals. His strong analytical & interpersonal skills, with high adaptability to any working environment, have helped him succeed at all career levels.

Maximizing for geometric growth

At a time when a lot of Internet companies are re-focusing their strategies to meet the dynamic demands of their customers, technology-enabled business models that leverage new economic opportunities and deliver old economy performance will win.

Jay Abraham captures Geometric growth perfectly in his business model. He says, “If you can make the same action, the same activity, the same person, the same capital, the same client, everything produces more yield, greater results and performance, then sustain it, the combined effect is geometric growth…The maximum result, minimum effort, minimum expense, minimum time, and minimum risk.”

The aim of every business, every individual, and every entity is to achieve success in all ramifications. Success and growth are likely to be measured by profits generated for businesses. It is important to note that many factors determine the success of a business, and it is up to the leaders to ensure that all factors are in tune to make the projected success a reality, irrespective of the surrounding circumstances.

You should be a part of this exciting event to gain valuable insights from these industry experts and network with like-minded professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity!

How to attend Technext Convo

You can request an invite to Technext Convo here


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