The launch of the Tech Experience Centre, a mega technology project that will see Nigeria play host to cutting-edge technologies from the biggest global brands, has been described as a laudable initiative that will project Nigeria into the tech-driven future it deserves.
The foregoing was disclosed by Managing Director, Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso.
Banuso showered encomiums on TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost technology, lifestyle and solutions distributor, for its ambitious drive in birthing the Tech Experience Centre. He revealed that the unprecedented initiative will spur Microsoft, one of the globally-renowned tech giants that will occupy the centre, to show off multiple solutions for the future.
He said: ‘‘The Tech Experience Centre will play an extremely strategic role in enabling us in Nigeria to build and work with our customers to envision solutions that will move us forward to the future we require. This ought to help with showing our customers what I would call ‘The art of the possible’.
‘‘TD Africa is a key partner for Microsoft in Nigeria to enable us reach the breadth of the market. We hope to collaborate with the TD team to enable the Centre to host Microsoft Technology envisioning sessions that will be like a window into the future and present of possibilities,’’ he enthused.
The Microsoft Senior Executive further hopes the centre will serve as a strategic resource point for various classes of visitors.
‘‘We expect to have visitors from all categories of our customer segments, from public sector to enterprise and other corporates as well as small and medium sized customers,’’ Banuso disclosed.
The Tech Experience Centre, the first of its kind in Africa, is set for launch on Thursday, October 1st 2020, incidentally the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary by 5pm, with the launch streamed live online for the benefit of tech enthusiasts.
Expected to commission the massive project cited within the prestigious Yudala Heights on Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos is the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami who is expected in Lagos for the event. Also expected to attend the launch are stakeholders from the technology sector, corporate egg-heads and other dignitaries.
Equally important, the Tech Experience Centre is widely expected to bridge the gap to cutting-edge technology for millions of Nigerians. Also, the centre is expected to boost Nigeria’s relevance in the global technology race and shore up the country’s march to technology independence.
For the first time, Nigeria will play host to the latest global technologies including those not normally available in Africa, offering all classes of visitors a first-hand experience of new gadgets, solutions and infrastructure that would have previously required a visit abroad, thereby saving corporate organizations, government establishments and individuals money or scarce foreign exchange expended on these trips.