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    Interswitch Hosts Over 2000 Tech/Payment Stakeholders At 1st of Its Kind Conference – Interswitch Connect

    L-R: Degbola Abudu, MD, Capricorn Digital; Uzoma Dozie, CEO, Diamond Bank, Brett King, Akeem Lawal, DCEO, Switching and Processing, Interswitch; Mitchell Elegbe, Founder/CEO, Interswitch; Aboyewa Koko, CIO Access Bank; Musa Jimoh Itopa; Deputy Director, Banking & Payments Systems, CBN; Austin Okere, Founder & Executive Vice Chairman of CWG Plc and Shola Akinde, CEO, Paystack.
    Recent statistics published by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), highlight a greater diffusion of Internet technology in Nigeria, signified by a sharp increase in the use of mobile, which has risen to 91.6 million in 2016.  The report also stated that Nigeria’s internet penetration percentage now stands at 51%. The foregoing outlook presents an auspicious landscape for digital businesses.
    Against this background, thought leaders across Banking, Payments, Health and Retail converged at the “Interswitch Connect 2017” Conference tagged “Digital Transformation Imperatives: Innovative Evolution or Disruptive Innovation?”
    The event which held at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 14th and 15th September 2014 provided a platform to deliberate on the endless opportunities for businesses through digital transformation.
    Tagged Interswitch Connect, the conference successfully examined how businesses can leverage digital transformation for future industry growth, shining greater light on an ecosystem that has become an inroad into a vast landscape of financial, commercial, and social opportunities.
    -R: Aggrey Maposa, MD, Kantar Nigeria; Adewale Arikawe, Sales Director, Friesland Campina WAPCO, Olu Akanmu, ED, Retail Banking, FCMB; Oliver Nnona, Principal Consultant, Profiliant Resources; Olubayo Adekanmbi, Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria.
    Founder/Group Managing Director, Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe said: “It was essential for us to bring together key stakeholders in Nigeria’s digital financial ecosystem to discuss, debate and evaluate the future of transactions. Digital disruption is a reality that has come to stay, it is redefining industries and business models.  We believe it is time for Africa and Nigeria, to understand how we will evolve & innovate in payments, commerce and beyond. Technology is constantly changing the way we all transact today and we cannot ignore it”.
    Other key speakers and panellists at the conference include award winning author and futurist, Brett King who delivered the Keynote, John Chaplin, Former Executive Vice President, VISA (African Payment Innovation Jury), Dipo Fatokun, Director, Banking & Payment Systems, CBN, Uzoma Dozie, GMD/CEO, Diamond Bank, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Co-Founder & CEO, Flutterwave, Bayo Adekanmbi, Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria, Shola Akinlade, Co-founder & CEO, Paystack and many more.

    With enlightening keynote speeches like the concept of first principle design thinking by Brett King; panel sessions and debates by globally renowned professionals in the industry, Interswitch Connect brought to light new perspectives around banking, trade and commerce, customer experience, healthcare and retail.
    Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis.
    The company started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing company that builds and manages payment infrastructure as well as deliver innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent.
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