Tech Trend Talks: The Future of Technology in Africa

THE FUTURE OF TECH WILL BE WRITTEN IN LAGOS, NAIROBI, KAMPALA AND CITIES ACROSS AFRICA. TODAY THE CONTINENT CAN BOAST OF ABOUT 300 TECH HUBS IN 93 CITIES ACROSS 42 COUNTRIES IN AFRICA, COMPARED TO NONE JUST A DECADE AGO." - JEREMY JOHNSON, CEO ANDELA

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When talk turns to technology trends, it should also turn to Africa – because that’s where some of the world’s cutting-edge innovation is happening right now. As a result, TINK Africa, a Trends Intelligence Company in Lagos, hosted Tech Gurus and enthusiasts over the weekend to discuss The Future of Technology in Africa.

Professionals in mobile technology, e-commerce, tech hubs, tech story tellers, programmers, coders, gamers and other titles involved with tech came in for a heart to heart yet professional discourse on what role Africa will be playing technology-wise in the future.

Meet the Panelist

Wole Ogundare is currently the Managing Director at Yudala Limited. He has spent the last 22 years as an enterprise expert focused on business building, market expansion strategies, governance and financial inter-mediation for current and potential investors in Sub Saharan Africa. His varied experience portfolio revolves around the following sectors: retail, marketing communications, telecoms, FMCG, power, solid minerals, financial services, health and agriculture.

Tristan Hall is a Techie, Photographer, and Entrepreneur who is currently working as Smartphone Product Manager in Lagos, Nigeria for Samsung Electronics West Africa after a two-year period in the Africa Regional Office. Tristan has worked in Sales and Marketing roles even while writing, editing and publishing PhotoComment Magazine through first entrepreneurial years as co-founder of Comment Media.

Ndukwe Onuoha's Linkedin profile reads thus; I'm an ad man. I tell brand stories with human truths. I'm a poet; I put rhyme to reason. I love politics, and will someday want to work on a campaign strategy. I believe in Abia, and I know that one day, I will change it for the better. His specialties includes Campaign Strategy, Campaign Building, Scripting for Commercials, Branding, Political Strategy.

Muyiwa Matuluko is a co-founder, Editor-in-chief at Techpoint.ng

Here are quick points from the discourse.

If given a vote, technology should be the most used word after hello, given the fact that in Africa, as nowhere else in the world, technology is improving people’s lives – especially mobile services and applications. With minimal fixed line phone infrastructure, the continent has embraced the opportunity to leapfrog existing technologies, becoming a world leader in the delivery of such services as well as helping to break down the barriers to energy through off-grid electricity, solar-powered phone chargers and the likes.

Noted as a continent of innovation, creativity and technology with Nigeria and Kenya being recognized as the fastest growing of the innovation hubs on the continent, the world is watching as she makes effort not to be left behind in the scheme of things.

 

It's 2 Days to Tech Trends Talks, Are you Ready?

It's no news that the World has gone Digital and Global is fast becoming a global village. Technology is taking over old processes and procedures. In all this Africa, isn't behind. Today, Nigeria could be mentioned as Africa's leading tech Hub. TINK Africa, a Trends Intelligence Network in Lagos wishes to welcome you to another edition of their Special Monthly Meet Up. The TINK Africa Special meetups tracks trends and discusses topical issues that affect Nigerians and Africans at large across diverse scopes. This month, they will be dissecting and forecasting the future of technology in Africa

This Saturday, August 5, 2017 join these top industry players at the Tech Trends Talks event as they lead the conversation on Predicting Trends in Africa's Tech Ecosystem.

 Panelist: Muywia Matuluko, Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief, Techpoint

Panelist: Muywia Matuluko, Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief, Techpoint

 Panelist: Wole Ogundare, Managing Director, Yudala

Panelist: Wole Ogundare, Managing Director, Yudala

 Tristan Hall, Product Manager (Mobile), Samsung electronics, West Africa

Tristan Hall, Product Manager (Mobile), Samsung electronics, West Africa

Featuring: Insightful Discussions | Master Class | Networking

To attend, fill form HERE

 

 

Jumia Food: One more Food App to Get you Out of Hunger

JUMIA FOOD APP MAY JUST BE STANDING OUT IN AFRICA WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD DELIVERY, EVEN RIGHT HERE IN NIGERIA. 

Though fintech and online retail stores are flourishing in Nigeria, one cannot say same for food tech in the country. With a handful gathering of food apps in the country, many Nigerian are not adopting the culture yet. However, a slow but gradual success is being recorded in the industry and there seems to be an actual future for food tech in Nigeria.

That said, I doubt any food delivery account in Nigeria be complete without mentioning JumiaFood. Why? Well here is why, JumiaFood with an impressive and Characteristic Jumia type marketing, has gained all the right publicity in Lagos, spreading into Abuja, Port Harcourt and other parts of Nigeria, in a away most other apps have not. By buying over HelloFood, this company "took hold" of the food delivery world in Nigeria>

The JumiaFood Nigeria app lets consumers find and order food from restaurants around them. The app today stands among the leading food delivery apps in Nigeria (if not the leading), with a friendly interface and an easy to use platform. The app lets the users estimate delivery time, preorder and filter restaurants and also the platforms notifies users when restaurants are running deals, basically what every other food app would offer. But Over the years, JumiaFood has gained popularity in Nigeria like it has around other major African countries. Buying over the successful food tech company, HelloFood was a huge highlight for Jumiafood.

Wanna try it out? Download the Jumiafood app Here on andrioid and HERE on iOS.

Building up to the release of our comprehensive report on “The Future of Food in Africa”, TINK Africa is focusing on Food and Drink in Nigeria, Africa and the World. From new technologies in the food industry to new packaging ideas to New 21 Century African kitchen. Stay with us to get the full report here on our website.

Gingerbox is Delivering Good Health To Families in Lagos, Nigeria

A NIGERIAN STARTUP IS OFFERING INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS IN LAGOS CONVENIENT AND CONSISTENT ACCESS TO FRESH & AFFORDABLE FRUITS,VEGETABLES AND HEALTHY SNACKS.

 Via Gingerbox

Via Gingerbox

One challenge most people eating healthy in Nigeria face is a slight difficulty in access to healthy, fresh and reliable fruits/vegetables.. Super markets and malls in town may have little to few fruits and vegetable supply for consumers, this leaves most buyers no option but returning to the very busy, hectic local markets.

A Nigerian Startup which started operation late 2014 took up the task on the shoulders of Healthy eating  Lagosians to supply and deliver fresh healthy food to buyers. The startup Gingerbox which was formerly known as Jaramall decided to focus on healthy food, a decision made off feedback from users on their former platform. The feedback highlighted a market in online delivery of healthy food.

 Via gingerbox

Via gingerbox

Originally Gingerbox focused on delivery to corporate organizations only, but today the startup has expanded to serve individuals and families in Lagos. Users subscribe to receive boxed produced off the variety of carefully planned boxers. Available boxes range from Fruits & vegetables to meat/sea food to dried nuts and fruits.  Following the selection and order, Gingerbox delivers.

Building up to the release of our comprehensive report on “The Future of Food in Africa”, TINK Africa is focusing on Food and Drink in Nigeria, Africa and the World. From new technologies in the food industry to new packaging ideas to New 21 Century African kitchen. Stay with us to get the full report here on our tinkafrica.

Book your favourite Nigerian Doctor online? Easy.

IT'S A HELL OF A TASK BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT WITH DOCTORS IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC HOSPITALS. A NEW ONLINE PLATFORM IS HERE TO HELP NIGERIANS THROUGH THE HASSLE. 

Anyone who has been to any Nigerian Public Hospital knows how tough it is to see or book an appointment with a doctor and this most times makes hospital visits highly tedious. A Nigerian startup is working to fix this situation with their impressive database. DokiLink which first started out last 4 years as an online professional network for doctors. The community grew its membership to over 11,000 registered and verified doctors. According to the startup, doctors registered on their database account for about 30% of doctors in Nigeria. One of the major reasons fuelling the difficulty in booking doctors in the country is the drop in numbers of doctors. According to the chairman, Association of Colleges of Medicine of Nigeria, Folashade Ogunsola, Nigeria needs 237, 000 medical doctors but has only about 35,000 working in the country today. Most of the doctors trained in Nigeria leave the country and move on to practice outside the country.

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While it may lie in the hands of the government to make the working conduction easier for doctors, Dokilink is making life easier for patients with their platform. The platforms offers patients the opportunity to book appointments with verified doctors and medical specialists registered in their database. Users are offered the option of choosing doctors within a particular specialty or in a particular city/state. Booking is simple as there is a personal calendar for each doctor on the platform, the calendars are unique, once a patient picks an free day on the calendar and clicks on it, the date is locked and set aside for the patient. The doctor on the other receives a notification via email and SMS prompting him to be aware of the appointment. This whole process happen in easy clicks which may last just 3 minutes or less.

The founder of Dokilink, Niyi Osamiluyi believes the platform will truly change the way health care is accessed in Nigeria and Africa.