The 5th edition of the Lagos Chamber Of Commerce and Industry ICTEL Expo 2019 themed Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Nigerian Story which began on Tuesday July 16th will be one that will leave participants with wonderful memories.
It began with the President of the Chamber, Mr Babatunde Ruwase(FCA), who gave the welcome address and Uwem Uwemakpan, Project Manager of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, who was the keynote speaker highlighting the evolution of the previous industrial revolution to the present one, and how the foundation has been at the forefront of empowering Africans to succeed in this current digital economy.
Oluwakoyejo Oluwatosin the founder of Chronicle Software which developed a special tablet ‘’SuccessTab’’ to help promote digital literacy and learning for millions of young Nigerians in primary and secondary schools did a presentation of his product which he said will help to bridge the gap in the lack of quality education at the basic level.
Then the moment of genius was unleashed when eight year old Joshua Agboola, a young geek with skills in programming and web development did a presentation on Technology Trends shaping our world, and the future to come, which wowed the audience. According to the kid, he is preparing himself to become the next Elon Musk or Iddriss Sandu which Africa will present to the world. With a book on his life and technology dreams authored by him, which is already available as an E-Book, with the hard copy to be released in two weeks time, he has a great future ahead.
With support from well wishers, Joshua Agboola could develop to become a world class technology solutions architect who will rewrite the African narrative in this knowledge era for economic growth and development of the Motherland.