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NSE Seeks Input on Future of Capital Markets, Financial Systems

By Dipo Olowookere

Information reaching us indicates that all is now ready for the third edition of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Market Data Workshop slated for Friday, October 19, 2018 in Lagos.

The event is put together by the NSE in partnership with Sterling Bank Plc and this year’s programme will take place at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos and is themed Market Data: Digitization, Disruption and Financial Inclusion.

According to a statement issued by the NSE, this year’s workshop will bring together Investors, Securities Exchanges, Market Regulators, Government Agencies, Policy Makers, Mar​ket Data Aggregators, Broker-Dealers and other capital market stakeholders to deliberate on the future of capital markets and financial systems in the wake of disruptive fourth industrial revolution technologies.

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The one-day event, which is an exhibition style workshop, will feature presentations and panel discussions from thought leaders within the finance and technology sub-sectors. It will address the future of investing in a world of digitization, strategic partnerships for wider financial inclusion, and the need for customer centricity in digital transformation.

The event will provide businesses within the financial services sector the necessary insights required to key into innovative technology and harness it for enhanced customer experience.

Some of the confirmed speakers for the event include Ms Mary Uduk, Acting Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Mr Lanre Osibona, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on ICT; Mr Olayinka Oni, Chief Information Officer, Sterling Bank Plc; Mr Uchenna Igwebuike, Chief Executive Officer, Zanibal Solutions Limited; and Mr Agbe Ilusemiti, Technical Accounts Manager for Thomson Reuters, West Africa.

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According to the Acting Divisional Head, Trading Business, NSE, Mr Femi Onifade, “The conference will provide an invaluable opportunity to engage industry experts about key disruptive technologies that are integral to the growth of the financial services sector, and which will indeed define the future of work, as well as the balance of economic power.

“These technologies will catalyse changes within economies and businesses at an unprecedented pace and scale than any of the preceding industrial revolutions. We hope that the event will provide the necessary insights and produce new partnerships that will challenge conventional methods and enhance our collective readiness to evolve and compete favourably on a global scale”.

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Also speaking about the event, Mr Afeez Ramoni, Acting Head, Market Services Department, NSE said:  “As a result of the convergence of web, mobile, cloud, IoT, big data as well as the increasing need for access to financial information anytime and everywhere, enterprises across all markets are witnessing disruption through digital transformation in every geography. This year’s edition of the workshop presents an opportunity for all stakeholders to share ideas on the best options to leverage in order to deepen financial inclusion”.

Other sponsors of the 2018 NSE Market Data Workshop include Zanibal Solutions, Gems Consult Limited, Meristem Group, Neulogic Solutions, CSL Stockbrokers Limited, Wapic Insurance Plc., Eagle Global Markets Limited, Central Securities Clearing System Plc. and NTEL.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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