In what seems to be like a peep into the future, stakeholders and policymakers dared all odds to gather for the March edition of the Dakkada Networking Experience; a monthly networking opportunity for policymakers and key industry players.
Interestingly, due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic, a live-stream session of the March edition featured presentations by professionals on the topic for the month “The Future of Work” as the speakers took their turns to give insight to the workspace with evolving technology trends at heart.
The panel was made up of Software Developer, Agim Ikwen, CEO & Founder of Uduaa.com, Joshua Attat, Founder/CEO of Start Innovation Hub & Country Mentor, GDGs (Google Developer Groups) Nigeria, Mr. Hanson Johnson and Blockchain Developer, David Zoe.
In his remarks, after being presented with an Honourary Membership certificate into the Dakkada Leadership Forum, the Science & Technology commissioner Dr. Iniobong Essien urged citizens and residents to ensure good hygiene and safety measures against the COVID-19 Pandemic. He hinted of strides by the administration to create an enabling workspace for tech enthusiasts in the state, highlighting the vision behind the Ibom Science Park, which recently got the nod of the governor for remodeling and reconstruction to meet modern standards.
Speakers took turns to give an evaluation of the impact of Covid 19 on industries and how the business world is responding to the challenges it has posed.
The Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Entrepreneurial Development, Mrs. Meflyn Anwana noted that with the paradigm shift currently happening, old systems are worked out and new ways and tools will emerge. She noted that some people in workspaces have been affected in one way or the other, due to government closures, businesses shutting down, canceled events, and travel bans so we are in for a life long learning process and Now is the time for innovators, creative thinkers, problem solvers and collaborators to explore and help enterprise partners come out the other side with a stronger foundation of open talent networks, structures or platforms, and problem-solving methodologies.