Risk managers engage members on leveraging tech innovation

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Nigerian risk managers are engaging members and other stakeholders on leveraging technological innovation for effective service delivery.
The importance of risk management as a viable solution to the prevalent issues in the Nigerian economy has become more pronounced and the role of technological innovation is of paramount importance in this regard.

It is on this premise that Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) is organising her 19th Annual International Conference/Training with the theme: Economic Recovery and Development: Leveraging Technological Innovation. The event is scheduled to take place from June 13 – 14, 2019, in Lagos.
It has become imperative to leverage technological innovation to improve the design and enforcement of public policies. With the evolution of modern technologies across the globe, the government and the private sector must leverage new technologies to boost the Nigerian economy.

Historically, the level of technological application has been identified as closely related to economic progress and development. Nigeria like most emerging economies is challenged with the task of sustainable development. Subject matter experts and professionals have been assembled to deliver expert discussions at this conference, with Doyin Salami as the keynote speaker.

The conference is the largest gathering of risk professionals in Nigeria and it will also focus on how innovative technologies are reshaping the global economic landscape, by improving speed and ease of communication and interaction among the various economic sectors.
“It is our expectation therefore that the output of this conference would not only benefit all participants but would assist both public and private sector operators make more informed decisions,” the organisation said in a statement.

RIMAN conference is an annual tradition that brings together representatives of the public and private sectors to discuss topical issues in risk management, and also a platform for various stakeholders to … Read More...

Nigeria’s tech scene: Innovating or just writing code?

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In 2016, after leaving my full-time job to start a creative agency in a spectacularly ill-timed move, I found myself briefly working as an Uber driver to pay my bills. I met a few people who were also owner-drivers on the platform and we developed a loose network, sharing tips about bad roads, routes with traffic and fare surges. Just before I quit driving in November after scoring my first client, the others told me that they were planning to leave Uber and join this great new platform called Taxify. Competition was lower, fares were higher and the qualification requirements were not as onerous as Uber. They were going to be rich!

Over the next couple of years, I kept in touch with some of the guys, and they soon moved on to another ride-hailing app called Oga Taxi. Oga Taxi was great, unlike Uber and Taxify, they were rubbish! Soon Oga Taxi became rubbish too, and many end up using all three apps. Last week by pure coincidence, I booked an Uber that turned out to be one of my old ride-hailing brethren, and he excitedly informed me that he was moving on from those yeye Uber and Taxify to this exciting new app allegedly owned by Davido called Gidicab. With no irony whatsoever, he proceeded to describe why Gidicab would make him rich where Uber and Taxify did not.

Duplication Instead of Disruption

I did not have the heart to tell him that six, half a dozen and 18 divided by 3 are inevitably the same thing, regardless of the marketing budget and hype surrounding them, so I let him enjoy the euphoria. In any case, I reasoned that what he is doing and what the ride hailing apps in question along with … Read More...