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Jaguar F-Pace makes Nigeria debut at TechPlus 2016

Jaguar F-Pace makes Nigeria debut at TechPlus 2016

Coscharis Motors is to unveil the new Jaguar F-Pace, the first SUV by Jaguar, in Nigeria at TechPlus 2016, Nigeria’s largest technology show, holding July 21-23 at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.

The unveiling of the new Jaguar F-Pace by Coscharis Motors is expected to be part of the highlights of TechPlus, the annual technology gathering billed to showcase the best of technology innovation and technology thought leaders.

Tunji Adeyinka, Managing Director, Connect Marketing Limited, organisers of TechPlus 2016, dropped this hint at a press conference in Lagos to officially announce the second edition of the event.

The event with theme ”A Connected World” will be a gathering of everything tech providing a robust platform for knowledge sharing, networking and market place for consumers and business, Adeyinka says.

Tunji Adeyinka, Managing Director(MD) Connect Marketing speaking at the press conference
Tunji Adeyinka, Managing Director, Connect Marketing, speaking at the press conference

According to him, the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionising the world around us with technology being built into everything we do, “hence there is an explosion of connectivity and innovation in every area of our lives.”

Citing statistics from Cisco and Gartner, two global tech companies, the Connect Marketing MD says that by the end of 2016, there will be over 6.4 billion connected things and 20.8 billion by  2020.

There will also be 50 billion devices connected  to the Internet by the end of 2020.

” Some of these devices will connect students in the remotest part of the world to first grade curriculum and lessons developed in advance climes.Our vision is that Tech+ will always provide a platform for these advancements to be presented, sampled and experienced by the largest test group in one location or more”, Mr Adeyinka told newsmen, sponsors and partners that attended the event.

According to him, this year, TechPlus is targeting 10,000 participants, 100 exhibitors,over 3,000 gamers , over 55 sessions and over 80 speakers to converge in Lagos for the three-day show.

”The conference has been organised into five different tracks and segments with topics and speakers addressing the different tracks.The tracks are the Government Technology Forum, start up forum, marketing and media forum the CIOs track and  education and women in technology track”, Adeyinka adds.

Photo session at the event
Photo session underway at the press conference

According to him the Gaming zone will feature Mortal Kombat, FIFA 16 and Call to Duty.

It will also feature mobile Games like GidiRun developed by a Nigerian company, Gamesole and running on the MTN Gaming Plus platform.

The Kids section will feature fun and interactive learning for kids ranging from age 4 to 17.

The Virtual Reality Theatre will feature the future of simulation in consumer engagement.

Additionally, Adeyinka told newsmen that Google in partnership with Livity will be providing training to young people on digital marketing on July 22-23.

Also speaking at the event Richard Iweanoge, General Manager, Consumer Marketing at MTN Nigeria promised that his company will blanket the conference hall with free WiFi services at TechPlus 2016.

”We want people in that conference to be able to connect seamlessly. So we are providing free Wi-Fi services because we can’t be talking about interconnectedness and we won’t have access to Internet”, according to the MTN Nigeria executive.

Richard Iweanoge,GM consumer marketing MTN Nigeria speaks at the press conference
Richard Iweanoge, GM, Consumer Marketing at MTN Nigeria speaks at the press conference

According to him, MTN Nigeria has been  granted the 2.6 GHz spectrum in a move that support the country’s objective to deliver high-speed Internet access to present and future generation.

This, according to him, is in line with the National Broadband Plan of 2013  that outline a broad diffusion plan for high speed Internet access across Nigeria.

”In the next few weeks when we launch that service, you  will  all be amazed at the speed of connectivity to the Internet. We are giving you more than 10 times speed of what is obtainable in the market today”, according to the GM of Consumer Marketing at MTN Nigeria.

He also promised that his company is willing to partner with app developers at the event to take their products to the market.

Confirmed speakers for the event include Dr Omobola Johnson, the Chairperson of Alliance for Affordable Internet and former Minister of Communication Technology; Ferdi Moolman, CEO MTN Nigeria; Tony Scott, CIO of the U.S. Government, among others.

Kolade Akinola Technology Journalist at Technology Times Mobile: + 234 (0) 807 401 6027

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