“Free money has no value”, takeaways from Millennial Hangout on tech

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Millennials form the largest pool of talent that are currently powering Nigeria and the world’s tech ecosystems. In fact, as at 2015 they became the world’s largest generation workforce, according to a Gallop report. They are expected to account for 75 per cent of total workforce in the near future. On the customer side, millennials’ expectations are reshaping the discussion around product design and experience.

Neil Howe and William Strauss, authors of the 1991 book Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069, define the millennial generation as consisting of individuals born between 1982 and 2004.

Due to their high talent quotient and big appetite for innovative products, millennials are forcing many companies, particularly those leveraging technology to serve their customers, to adapt workplace culture to accommodate the progressive, tech-driven approach of millennials. It has become the new normal in the tech industry to recreate systems and in doing that; many companies are struggling to know where to apply the brakes and how to manage the insatiable expectations of this generation.

On Friday, 31 May, experts and professionals across companies leveraging technology to reinvent their services came together to address the challenges businesses face. The Millennial Hangout which is a quarterly event organised by BusinessDay with the goal of creating a platform for millennials and businesses to interact, was hosting the first tech edition in collaboration with Luno, Cordros Asset Management and Lasena.

The experts include Chinedu Obidiegwu, marketing and community lead at Luno, Morenike Da-Silva, managing director, Cordros Asset Management, Olawunmi Onawunmi, Andela’s director, Partner Engineering, Uchechi Nwaukwa, chief of technology, Signal Alliance, and Nana Annah, CEO Nester Solution Service. Some of the takeaways from the session include:

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