Experts harp on technology to boost infrastructure, innovation
Experts have stressed that technology can be used to leapfrog the challenge of infrastructure in Nigeria. They added that technology is the ultimate game changer for any country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The experts said this during the pre-launch of Semicolon, a technology hub, in partnership with Henley Business School with theme: “Linking the T.I.E (Technology, Innovation, Education).
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Semicolon, Sam Immanuel, noted that there are many technology hubs but the school is aimed at grooming techpreneurs with problem solving skills.
He added that the partnership is a journey to catalyse innovation in Nigeria by equipping the talented youths with skills required in the fast changing world of work that continues to embrace digital strategies,.
“We have been privileged to learn first-hand some personal stories of sacrifice and hope for a better future. This will be built on a foundation of productivity and economic development that spurs new dreams.
“Semicolon is a community for innovation and entrepreneurship. We count ourselves privileged to embark on this journey in partnership with the Henley Business School,” Immanuel noted.
He stressed that the initiative is to communicate inclusiveness and build the next generation, adding that it is taking an ecosystem that partner others.
Speaking on its commitment to the initiative, Vice Dean Africa, Henley Business School, Jean-Pieree Choulet, said it would build knowledge and equip people for the world of the future.
He added that the idea is to be a Nigeria business school with a transformative impact on Nigerians to grow talents, detect innovation and equip the people to thrive.
“We have a strong idea that can be done with collaboration in purpose and education. We want to do more with Semicolon to become an innovative catalyst. We are inspired and excited by the dynamism and creativity we saw in Nigeria.
“Our new partnership is a perfect match, with Henley providing the management expertise and semicolon the digital innovation. It is more than just a business school. Students develop and apply their leaning to real life situations. This creates future leaders with strong business acumen, who are responsible and have a wider perspective,” he added.