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16 Nigerian startups featured at GITEX 2016, Dubai

As GITEX Technology Week 2016 winds up in Dubai, some 16 Nigerian start ups had showcased innovative technologies from some major ICT firms including Precise financial Systems (PFS) and Systemspecs, providers of the Remita solutions.

It would be recalled that the 2016 Gitex Technology week is hosting about 4,000 exhibiting companies and 64 participating countries.

In conference sessions alone, 230 global thought leaders delivered insights across 65 sessions and 130 conference hours. Guiding organisations in their digital transformation, the GITEX Vertical Days conference programme will feature in-depth discussions from industry leaders on the key industry verticals of marketing, healthcare, finance, intelligent cities, retail, education, and energy.

Nigeria’s presence is foisted on the Nigeria Pavilion and the innovation hub, part of the GITEX Global Startup Movement where it is promoting 16 Nigerian startups as showpieces of the country’s fast growing startup ecosystem. The GITEX Global Startup Movement, the most global weeklong startup event in 2016, debuted at GITEX this year. Although only in its first year of inception, the GITEX Global Startup Movement is already the most global in the world, with international participation from 60 countries, more than any other startup shows anywhere. This is now the world’s 3rd largest weeklong event, with 410 startups and 1200 tech founders.

Trixie Loh Mirmand, Senior Vice President of the Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the event said “The GITEX Technology Week theme of ‘Re-Imagining Realities’ emphasises the practical steps that organisations need to take in their digital transformation, and the potential for enabling the life-changing ideas from entrepreneurs in Africa, Middle East and worldwide”.

 “We have the potential as a country to be major game changer in the global technology industry and we have the human capacity to drive the momentum that could impact significantly on our economy and the rest of the continent, said Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, while interacting with the Nigerian startups community at GITEX.