By Juliet Umeh
Nigerians may soon start saving huge costs from travelling overseas in search of cutting edge technologies as Tech Experience Centre is set to launch in Lagos 1st of October.
Tech Experience Center, an initiative of an Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost tech company, TD Africa, is a platform whereby global tech giants will come together to establish their respective experience centres under one roof to create a truly immersive and rich experience of latest technologies in action.
Head of Tech Experience Center, Chidalu Ekeh, who disclosed that the center will be formally launched October I at a media briefing that featured some the representatives of partnering Original Equipment Manufacturers, OEMs.
She said: “The Centre will support the growth of technology in Nigeria and the West African region.
It will provide a fantastic platform for partnering OEMs to showcase and bring home their latest technologies to customers in Nigeria.
Also, Director, Central and West Africa, Dell Technologies, Nicholas Travers, expressed delight over the expected launch of the Centre.
He noted that the project will save the huge costs and capital flight while also boosting technology adoption in Nigeria.
Travers hailed TD Africa for the initiative. He disclosed that Dell Technologies, a partner on the project and one of the global tech giants is proud to be associated with the unprecedented development.
He said: ‘‘This is a fantastic initiative by TD Africa, perhaps the first of its kind in the region and we are proud to be part of it. With expected visitors spanning CEOs, MDs and Heads of Technology from different sectors of the Nigerian economy, we believe the Tech Experience Centre will help reduce the decision making cycle and save huge costs and time of traveling to locations outside our continent to visit and experience these technologies at work.
In addition, Travers revealed his excitement with the strategic nature of the Experience Centre, which he believes will go a long way in helping Dell Technologies showcase its suite of cutting-edge technologies.
‘‘The launch of the Experience Centre will support the growth of technology in Nigeria and the West African region. Also, it provides a fantastic platform for Dell Technologies to showcase the very many technologies we offer,’’ he enthused.
Baring his mind on the categories of visitors that would benefit from the presence of Dell Technologies in the Tech Experience Centre, Travers cited corporate, Small and Medium business and potential customers from the public sector.
Expected to officially commission the centre is the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami.
According to the partners, the Tech Centre is widely expected to boost Nigeria’s relevance in the global technology race and shore up the country’s march to technology independence.