YNV Group to Address Nigeria’s Growing Need for Digital, Cybersecurity Skills
By Adedapo Adesanya
*** Hosts Tech Talent Summit
YNV Group, a leading technology solutions provider in Nigeria, has moved to address Nigeria’s growing demand for digital skills and cybersecurity with the conclusion of the second edition of its Tech Talent Summit to address the growing demand for these tech skills in the country.
The Tech Talent Summit is a series of events by YNV Group, bringing together tech experts, policymakers, and industry leaders to discuss the future of tech talent. The summit focused on topics such as digital upskilling and reskilling, diversity and inclusion, and the global cybersecurity landscape.
This year’s event, themed Talent Strategies to Accelerate and Secure Digital Transformation, hosted stakeholders from multiple sectors who discussed the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation in Nigeria.
The event featured a panel session with speakers from – Microsoft, Stanbic IBTC, YNV Group, and VMware, who shared insights on technology trends, challenges, and opportunities across different sectors.
The panellists also discussed how organizations can leverage technology to enhance operations and customer experience and maintain cost efficiencies while accelerating digital transformation. The session further highlighted strategic measures needed to attract, skill, and retain technical talent, as well as protect operations and customers from cyberattacks.
Mr Olugbolahan Olusanya, Tek Experts Country Manager who delivered the welcome speech, said, “We are excited to host the first physical and second edition of the Tech Talent Summit in Nigeria. We created this event to address the challenges in the tech industry and to develop creative and innovative strategies to advance the tech industry in Nigeria.”
“It is a privilege to see sectors collaborate for a productive and digitally empowered Nigeria where we explore innovative strategies that will accelerate our digital transformation, enhance our competitiveness on a global scale, and drive sustainable growth across all industries.
“As we continue to accelerate the future of tech, we look forward to leveraging our collective resources and expertise to impact Nigeria, its people, and businesses and make the country a Tech Powerhouse,” he added.
On his part, the Founder of YNV Group, Mr Yaniv Natan, said, “We believe in the talent of young Nigerians at YNV, which is why we established an office in Nigeria. Five years later, Nigeria is one of our major technological companies with about 2,000 engineers. With this, we are open to more ideas that will attract more innovation to our business, and we are also confident in our commitment to build a stronger tech industry in Nigeria.”
The 2023 YNV Tech Talent Summit attracted partners like American Business Council, ABC, and the CIO club Africa, as well as several speakers such as Mr Ola Williams, Microsoft Country Manager, Nigeria, and Ghana; Mr Stanley Jacob, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Financial Services; Mr Seun George, VMware Senior Territory Manager, West Africa; and Ms Aileen Allkins, YNV Tech Talent Chief Revenue Officer.
Other industry leaders present at the Tech Talent Summit included Mr Musa Nakorji, Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Director and Mr Michael Arov, Head of Cytek.