The Wema Bank Hackaholics Digital Summit 2023
Over recent years, the bank has always shown its dedication to encouraging innovation, nurturing young talent, and driving cross-generation digital conversation through our flagship event–Hackaholics 4.0. With a population of over 250 million young Africans enrolled in universities across Africa, we envision the possibility of establishing a strategic advantage by spearheading the rise of budding unicorns, techpreneurs, and innovators within these academic institutions.
The Hackaholics Digital Summit, founded as Africa’s premier ecosystem gathering, is set to promote innovation, collaboration, and the progress of technology. We are thrilled that this gathering will unite thousands of exceptional individuals, including innovators, change-makers, industry luminaries, and tech enthusiasts from diverse sectors.
The Wema Bank Hackaholics Digital Summit 2023 will not only be centered around the ICT and BFSI industry per se but to facilitate a paradigm shift in the growth pattern of the Nigerian economy, Africa at large, and globally by creating more tangible networks between Technology–Driven Companies and startups with great products bubbling from the wheel-house of the university with series of innovative products designed to address some economic issues in the economy.
- Open to exceptional individuals, including innovators, change-makers, industry luminaries, and tech enthusiasts from diverse sectors.
- KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP:
This summit will serve as a hub for sharing cutting-edge insights, trends, and best practices in the tech industry. Keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops will be arranged to enhance knowledge transfer and encourage attendees to think very well about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the digital landscape.
- FACILITATING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS:
This summit will build an environment comfortable for networking and forging valuable partnerships. By bringing together different stakeholders from the Nigerian Tech ecosystem, the event will encourage collaboration between startups, established companies, investors, academia, and government bodies. These collaborations will be targeted toward fostering innovation, supporting the growth of tech ventures, and driving impactful digital initiatives.
- EMPOWERING LOCAL INNOVATION:
Emphasis will be laid on showcasing and helping local tech innovations that have the potential to make an important impact in Nigeria and beyond. Startups and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas, get feedback from industry experts, and acquire exposure to potential investors and partners.
- POLICY ADVOCACY AND REGULATORY DIALOGUE:
Engaging with policymakers and regulatory authorities will be a crucial aspect of the summit. The event will seek to address regulatory challenges and advocate for policies that encourage digital innovation, cybersecurity, data privacy, and the responsible adoption of emerging technologies.
- SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING:
Workshops and training sessions will be organized to equip attendees with the skills necessary to thrive in the digital age. These capacity-building initiatives will focus on areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, digital marketing, and software development.
- SHOWCASING SUCCESS STORIES:
Inspiring success stories from individuals and companies that have achieved remarkable milestones in the Nigerian tech industry will be highlighted. By showcasing these success stories, the summit will motivate and encourage others to strive for excellence and overcome challenges on their own journeys.
Summit Date: Friday, 6th October 2023