Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu will host policymakers, technology and creative ecosystem leaders, startups, venture capital firms, tech and creative talents at the fifth edition of the Art of Technology (AOT Lagos), to create policies that will drive the development of a smarter Lagos.
The governor will play host to over 10,000 anticipated participants within and outside Nigeria, who have registered for the two-day conference that will feature 20 exhibitors, four masterclasses, four keynote speeches, one pitch event, two breakout sessions and 20 featured awards.
The state Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Mr. Tubosun Alake is the convener of the tech conference. Keynote speakers lined up for the conference include actor, filmmaker and creative entrepreneur, Kunle Afolayan; Founder of Beyond Limits, Juliet Ehimuah; music producer and musician, Cobhams Asuquo; and Director of World Intellectual Property Organisation, Oluwatobiloba Moody.
According to the organisers, the ensuing conversations will drive technology and innovation outcomes, contribute to policy dimensioning, and drive the development of a smarter and more efficient Lagos. Deliberations will mirror the myriad of challenges that have continued to plague the creative sector – film, music, fashion, design and advertising, and espousing the current opportunities that exist with the fusion of tech while also contemplating the future of the sector.
In 2021, the then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele said: “Nigeria’s creative sector holds tremendous potential to unlock the country’s economy and increase employment opportunities for young people. The projections are promising – the sector is worth over $4.5 billion”.
Other speakers and industry leaders expected at the event include the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani; his counterpart in the Ministry of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Barrister Hannatu Musawa; Convener of The Omniverse, Obi Asika; Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Idris Aregbe; CEO of Pop Central, Mr. Yinka Obebe; Founder of Digital Evolution, Scott Eneje; and Director General of Lagos State Office of Transformation, Creativity and Innovation, Toyin Anjous-Ademuyiwa.
AOT 5.0 will be characterised by a fusion of tech and creativity, examining the digital transformation of Lagos, collaborative networking and engagement with industry stakeholders and experts, as well as empowerment of creatives by equipping them with tools to navigate the evolving landscape.
It is an annual tech conference curated by the Eko Innovation Centre and powered by the Lagos State Government – the economic epicentre of Nigeria.
AOT 5.0 is not just a conference; it’s a catalyst for change, shaping the future landscape of the creative economy and digital transformation in Lagos.
Register and attend free…. https://aotlagos.com/register/