As part of its thought leadership agenda and continuous strategy to innovate, FBN Holdings Plc, one of the leading financial services Groups in West Africa, has announced its Group Innovation week. The week has been designed to provide opportunities for staff across the FBNHoldings Group to develop and sustain an innovative culture that will enhance its overall business performance.
The Group Innovation Week is billed to hold between 29 July – 2 August 2019 and will culminate in the launch of an innovation platform. Schedule of events include panel discussions with industry innovation thought leaders such as Gbenga Agboola, Co-Founder and CEO Flutterwave, Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-Founder and CEO Piggybank and Funlola Jide-Aribaloye, CEO Reliance HMO; a demo fair featuring tech giants Microsoft, Oracle and The Terragon Group; workshops and an open house at the FirstBank Digital Lab. The week-long event provides a platform for “Cultivating an Innovative Mindset” for staff to become familiar with internal structures and tools available to support an innovative culture.
According to the Group Managing Director, FBN Holdings Plc. U.K Eke, “There is a new emerging economy, driven by changes in technology, demographics and the environment. As a Group, we have taken the decision to welcome these changes and harness opportunities from serving our large base of customers by leveraging technology and pushing frontiers in an effort to extend our leadership in the market. The innovation week is therefore a platform to work as a Group and across the aisle as we seek creative ways of leading the change in the financial services sector across Middle Africa.”