Google’s Business Festival popularly referred to as BizFest will be staged for the first time in the South-South geopolitical region of Nigeria and the third time in the West African country on Thursday.
Previous editions have been held in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The event which is powered by Google’s Business Group (GBG) brings together Executives, Investors, Founders, Developers, Intrapreneurs and Entrepreneurs under one roof to learn and understand how to solve business problems using digital tools and latest technologies.
According to the organizers, the event will feature a Business Clinic, provide participants with the opportunity to network and get exposed to different technologies owned by Google while various sessions handled by seasoned experts will take centre-stage.
Some of the speakers confirmed for the event include:
Chidi Nwaogu is a serial internet entrepreneur, computer programmer, two time recipient of OD Young Person of the Month and first place winner of the OD impact challenge 20118.
He started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16 with the creation of 9ja Boi interactive, a video game development company.
Chidi would be speaking at #BizFest19Uyo on the Topic: “How to build a thriving Tech Business with little to no external funding”.
Nsikak Thompson is an Android Developer currently leading Android teams at StartHubTech & Alta Labs. He is also co-leading a community of Google developers in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.
He has worked on team and individual development projects to deliver secure, robust and usable products.
At #BizFest19Uyo, he would be speaking on “Digital Transition- Mobile First”, which would cover why business owners should consider making their online businesses more mobile-friendly.
The event is expected to commence at 9:00 am.