If you are cryptocurrency literate, then you already know Facebook has launched its own digital money – Libra. Thinking about it, would the world's largest social network with over 2 billion users launch a cryptocurrency out of the blues? That’s a definite no. Cryptocurrencies have an exponential prospect. Does that prospect border on the possibility [...]
Can Video Streaming Apps Threaten the Future of Cable TV in Nigeria? You may have already heard of iRoko TV and Netflix, streaming applications that are gradually threatening the monopoly of Cable TV networks like DSTV and StarTimes in Nigeria. DSTV and StarTimes have successfully held on to their customer base over the years despite their consistently skyrocketing prices. They even matched [...]
Think of a sprint-like event where creative minds hack into problems and create technological solutions for them? That is exactly what a hackathon is. A marriage of ‘hack’ and ‘marathon’, it is a tech-based competition within a given time frame. What happens during a hackathon? Usually, participants spend a short period of time, mostly [...]
If you’re thinking why are we talking about Africa when analyzing the benefits of an amazing novel disruptive technology, then shame on you! Please note that Africa is also ‘popping’ or ‘getting with the program’ or…you get the gist. As Phil Muncaster, a freelance journalist aptly put it “if Africa is historically slow at adopting [...]
Remember the jaw-dropping episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show when she yelled out to each member of the audience one of the most iconic words on day time television- you get a car! And you get a car! Everybody gets a car! Thanks to the advancement and proliferation of 3D printing technology, amazing opportunities (even [...]
Lagos is and remains an attractive business hub but an extremely competitive market. According to our Executive Director, Wole Akinleye, brands must pursue the opportunities Lagos offer with a culture of innovation and with the customer at the centre of everything they do. How else can brands approach the 'Lagos' market?
Building a lasting and reputable brand requires foresight. At 73, and having gone through thick and thin, Wema Bank remains a resolute brand conceived, built and today managed by forward-thinking people. Characterized by resilience, drive, and innovation, the Bank has at critical times reinvented, strategized and repositioned, ensuring it remains a brand with a rich [...]
In what can be considered to be the funniest and maybe most awkward moment during Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day congressional hearing, Senator Orrin Hatch asked: “So, how do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?” Zuckerberg smirked but responded by saying “Senator we run ads”. The ‘smirk’ signifies how easy [...]
Quite a few people, well…maybe excluding Generation Z wish it was still 1995. Mobile technology is great, but when was the last time people at a party were not obsessed with their phones or even embraced outdoor adventures rather than visit social media sites. Sadly, no time machines have been invented and as we step [...]
At the Accenture Award Ceremony where we were named The 2018 Banking Innovation Masters. We also picked up the Banking Innovation Concepts Award and the Banking Strategy, Ideation and Absorption Award. The trio of awards.