In a bid to build local content and foster sustainability through IoT (Internet of Things), BigData, WebRTC etc, Wiretooth technologies, one of the first African Consultancy companies on Disruptive Technologies held an expo tagged “DISRUPTIVE AFRICA EXPO” on the 14th of October, 2015 at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Experts meet to map out future of tech in Africa
They lectured the attendees on different ways the latest technologies could be used to increase efficiency, save cost and maximize profit as both companies and individuals.
The event was graced with speakers and experts from the United States of America and the United Kingdom with the likes of: Maarten Ectors, Vice President of IoT, Canonical/Ubuntu, Alan Quayle (Organizers of Tad Hack/Tad Summit), Dean Bubley, founder, Disruptive Analysis UK, David Alozie, Founder, Wiretooth Technologies amongst others.
Maarten Ectors, VP IoT Canonical/Ubuntu also encouraged the use of Open source resources in deploying solutions and also stated that any sustainable ICT company should shift from investing on hardware which was already becoming commoditized as most software’s can now carry out Hardware functions more efficiently.
According to Alan Quayle, an International technology consultant and Organizer of TAD Summit/TAD hack, ‘There is no need to re-invent the wheel as there are no Disruptive technologies without Disruptive people’. He also added that timing is important when building disruptive technology solutions.
David Alozie, the convener and Founder, Wiretooth Technologies, stated that ‘it would be dangerous for the African economy if we don’t start embarking on capacity-building and infrastructural projects. This initiative will ensure a good chunk of the Trillions of Dollars generated, remains in the African Economy which will foster economical sustainability’.
There were pitches from Startups with Disruptive innovative business ideas like Hardroite Engineering, Lucy.ng, and Callbase.
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