by Jewel Stephen
Again, Nigeria’s best 100 innovators in technology will be honoured at this year’s #YTech100 which will hold as part of the official events for the Social Media Week Lagos 2015.
This year’s event with the theme “What’s Africa’s Next Wave?” will focus on the future of Africa’s technology industry.
Speaking about the last edition of #YTech100, Obi Asika, Chairman of Social Media Week Lagos, described it as one of the best events of Social Media Week 2014, “the event played a central role in bringing together and celebrating the giants and players that power social media and that is why the event had to be brought back this year”.
Isime Esene, Editor of YNaija, while talking about the need for the event, said “the outstanding contributions of these individuals to Nigeria’s technology industry has made it imperative for us to give them the recognition they deserve”.
The #YTech100, hosted by Y!/YNaija.com and presented by Ndani TV’s digits, is an annual cocktail and networking event honouring the brightest and best in Nigeria’s technology eco-system.
In the past, honourees have ranged from industry leaders like Jason Njoku of iROKOtv and Sim Shagaya of Konga, to emerging visionaries like Opeyemi Awoyemi of Jobberman and Bosun Tijani of Co-Creation Hub, amongst others.
The honourees at this year’s event will feature tech innovators from Education, E-Commerce, Enterprise, amongst other areas. They were chosen after careful considerations by the brilliant team at Y!/YNaija.com and a focus group consisting of professionals within the technology ecosystem.
The by-invitation-only event, which will hold as part of the official Social Media Week Lagos 2015 events, will spotlight ideas as well as drive interaction on the factors that have helped leverage opportunities and potential in the local and international tech market.
The event will also have an aggregated audience in the hall as well as online, from across Africa sending in questions and opinions that will further drive the conversation.
The #YTech100 will hold on the 27th of February, 2015 at Terra Kulture.