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Resourcery, Triversa Host Maiden Enterprise Architecture Seminar for Nigerian Banks

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‎ (‎L-r): Motayo Williams, managing director, Triversa; Judith Jone, Managing Director, ATE Enterprises, UK; Aaron Yaduma, Principal System Analyst, Central Bank of Nigeria and Andrew Ejoh, Executive Director, Resourcery Plc at the recently held Enterprise Architecture Seminar for Nigeria Banking Industry in Lagos.

 
West Africa’s foremost Information Technology Company, Resourcery Plc. in conjunction with TriVersa, its subsidiary arm played host to leading IT professionals at the first Enterprise Architecture Seminar for the Banking Industry.

The seminar with the theme ‘Enterprise Architecture Enabled Business Value’ afforded banking and IT stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss initiatives on IT standards as well as the significance of effective implementation of Enterprise Architecture (EA) in the Nigerian banking industry.

TriVersa, an Enterprise Intelligence solutions company, is a subsidiary of Resourcery PLC.

The company specialises in assisting large enterprises in architecting and implementing enterprise-wide intelligence solutions such as Analytics, Risks, Compliance and Fraud prevention.

The company also has a track record in assisting large enterprises such as Banks to mature their Enterprise architecture as well as adopt the right architecture framework to underpin their business-oriented IT strategy.

TriVersa in partnership with ATE Enterprises UK and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), provided participants with vital information on adopting The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) as the de-facto EA framework for banking enterprises, the link between EA and the business of banking as well as relationships of the framework with other standards and frameworks such as ITiL, IT4IT and Zachman.

Motayo Williams, managing director, TriVersa, in his opening remark, stated that “The seminar was aimed at fostering ease of EA adoption and to promote a vision beyond regulatory compliance among the Nigerian banks. Resourcery in collaboration with TriVersa and ATE Enterprises, have carefully designed an EA Program that will ensure a unique and accelerated experience  for each of the banks if adopted”.

Aaron Yadamu, system analyst representing the Central Bank of Nigeria, in his keynote address titled ‘CBN on Enterprise Architecture Standards’, reiterated the core objective of this seminar saying “TOGAF is the most widely adopted framework for Enterprise Architecture in Nigeria and most parts of the World that provide detailed methodology/customization to meet both business and information technology needs of an organization. The Financial Industry is expected to comply with TOGAF standard as prescribed by IT Standards Council.”

Judith Jones, managing director, ATE Enterprises and a renowned advocate of TOGAF Worldwide during her presentation addressed specifically the challenges for Nigerian Banks‎ for Enterprise Architecture and ways forward.

She stressed “The value of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (i.e. TOGAF)  as an enabler for creating, maintaining and evolving future IT state; towards underpinning short and long term business needs and services”.

She also described eloquently, the benefits that are directly attributable to training, certification and mentoring on TOGAF.

In addition to the topical presentations, experiences from business organisations that have already adopted the Enterprise Architecture journey were also shared for the benefit of all.

Angela Chike-Dike, senior account manager, Banking Industry for Resourcery, in her closing remarks added that “Our responsibility as an innovative and customer-centric organisation is to provide clients with cutting edge advantages that deliver on their business objectives. We are spearheading Enterprise Architecture adoption so as to fast track the growth and development of Nigerian Banks in line with best global practices and standards.” 

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Minister of Science and Tech Calls for Implementation of EO5

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Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of Science and Technology

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of Science and Technology, has harped on the need to implement the Presidential Executive Order 5 (EO5).

 

Onu made the call on Monday in Lagos, during the Stakeholders’ Roundtable on the use of Nigerian software in the financial and banking sub-sector of the economy.

 

The roundtable was jointly organised by the Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) and the Computer Warehouse Group (CWG).

 

He said that there was the need to implement the EO5, so as to improve local content in software applications in the country.

 

The Minister, represented by Prof. Gloria Elemo, director-general of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), spoke on the theme: “Adoption and Development of Local Content Technology as Growth Driver for the Nigerian Economy”.

 

Onu said that the Federal Government was emphasising on local participation in the execution of government contracts, thereby improving local content in national socio-economic development.

 

According to him, the Presidential Executive Orders series started in May 2017 with Numbers E01, E02; E03 and subsequently EO4, EO5 etc.

 

“The Executive Orders are with the resolve to reform the administrative and regulatory environment for both private and public sector players.

 

“Specifically, Executive Order No. 5 was signed by Mr President on February 2, 2018, with focus on the development of local content in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).

 

“Mr President directed all MDAs of government to engage indigenous professionals in the planning, design and execution of national security projects.

 

“This is with the intention to maximising the in-country capacity and capability in all contracts and transactions with SET components, utilising Nigeria human and material resources in the planning and execution of Nigerian projects.

 

“The Order directed that all procurement entities of the FGN shall give preference to Nigerian companies in the award of contracts for major projects in SET and where local expertise is not available, Nigerian company shall enter into consortium with relevant foreign firms,” he said.

 

Onu said that specifically, NOTAP played an important role in the implementation of the order.

 

The minister said that NOTAP had been managing the consortium of firms that must be registered, in compliance with NOTAP Act 2004.

 

He said that NOTAP had been developing, maintaining and regularly updating the database of Nigerians with expertise in SET and other fields.

 

According to him, the agency consults with the relevant professional associations/bodies in SET and other fields, including Nigerians in Diaspora organisations.

 

“Currently, NOTAP is compiling the database of Nigerian experts in SET and other fields through access to a register of government-approved professional bodies and associations in the country and in the diaspora.

 

“I implore you all to register with NOTAP through your respective professional bodies so as to be recognised as professionals in your chosen fields, eligible and accredited to participate in the nation building.

 

“Remember that we have no other country to be called our own than Nigeria and it is the resultant of our collective efforts that can make our country great and an investment destination by the international investors.

 

“I will give my support to achieve the lofty objectives of the Executive Order Number 5 of Mr President in this endeavour.

 

“I am confident that it would be beneficial to our country, generate wealth, stimulate inclusive growths in the domestic economy and reduce unemployment level,” he said.

 

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BPC to Bridge Digital Life Issues, Supports Lagos Fintech Week 2019

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To bridge digital with real life issues, BPC Banking Technologies has expressed its commitment to meet the digital needs of people who are making payments and transacting business, even as the company announced its full support for Lagos Fintech Week 2019, a financial technology event incorporating discussions, demos and exhibitions.

In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Organising Committee of Lagos Fintech Week, Dr. Yele Okeremi, the week-long event is scheduled to hold in April from 23-26 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos and it offers a convivial atmosphere for BPC to present its digital services in open banking, card payments, and mobile transactions.

The Pre-sales Consultant Middle-East and Africa at BPC Banking Technologies, Emmanuel Obinne said that BPC is “tackling real life issues with digital solutions, which begins with understanding, which issues prevent people and businesses from making economic progression”.

Dr. Okeremi applauded BPC Banking Technologies for identifying with the financial technology ecosystem in Lagos city with the sponsorship of the annual event. “We are delighted to have BPC onboard as one of our global sponsors for Lagos Fintech Week 2019. You are welcome to Lagos, the city of endless opportunities.”

He explained that Lagos Fintech Week is an invigorating week of distinct Fintech events that will deliver exciting discussions, stimulating demos, insightful debates and fintech exhibitions where the huge opportunities that abound in Lagos will be displayed to the entire globe.

“Having the opportunity to host BPC, a global player in payments, banking and commerce is  good for the event and it is equally a great opportunity for the fintech ecosystem and the banks”, he said.

Obinne said that BPC is bridging digital into real life by providing its clients with the right technology to create payment services that fit right into the customers’ lives.

“We know that the customers want digital life fast, easy and secure and it must fit in the context of their business or daily life. We are coming to the Lagos Fintech Week to bridge the digital life of the people with real life needs, be it in payments or business transactions.  Lagos Fintech Week will give us an opportunity to connect with the ecosystem.

“We are looking forward to meeting the fintech ecosystem and the banks so we can explore how to collaborate. We would showcase how we are powering digital payment ecosystems around the globe, enabling financial inclusion or building the next generation mobility solutions at the Lagos Fintech week in Lagos”, he said.

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Swift2pay Launches Online Payment, Commends Konga

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Swift2pay, Nigeria’s fastest bill payment service, has fully commenced business online, providing seamless services to consumers and suppliers.

 

Swift2pay is a strong and rugged platform designed to make payments easy including airtime recharge, data, Internet, utilities and fund transfers.

 

Speaking to a group of journalists at a media launch for the online commerce of the product, Mr. Chinedu Amadi, operations director of the Dukan Group revealed that Swift2pay is an easy to use payment gateway and card to ensure only your wallet feature is exposed to online transactions.

 

Swift2pay, Mr. Amadi said, is an innovation that enables Nigerians to move around with a smart wallet that has an additional feature of the ATM card. Literally, the product enlarges the coast for the cashless society.

 

Consumers can tap into the boom by registering on the web app to complete their transactions.

 

He promised that the Swift2pay App would soon be on-boarded into Google Play Store and the Apple Store to enable consumers to fund their wallet through a transfer.

 

Nigerians can truly save time – cut off the waiting game at the bank, at the electricity office where sometimes the queue stretches on to 100 meters, or even the drive around in search of recharge cards.

 

The cumulative effect is increased productivity on both the individual, corporate and national levels.

 

Swift2pay was initially launched as a payment platform embedded in the CarXie e hailing Cab App in July 2018.

 

A good number of banks and financial institutions have bought into and are doing business successfully with Swift2pay.

 

The Dukan Group is a beehive of digitally innovative apps including Vino Facility for estate management, Vino Biz for start-ups, Vino Medicals, Vino Academy, Vino Tech Solutions, etc

 

The DuKan Group Operations director seized the opportunity to acknowledge and commend the contributions of Konga to the current culture of enterprise, confidence and trust in the online market.

 

Amadi listed some of the novel inputs as including the omni-channel model adopted by Konga that will ultimately grow the online market while diminishing the traditional through the availability of lower priced smart phones; the re-introduction of the payment on delivery mode; and the imparting of knowledge, skills and competencies through massive deployment of technology, interaction of hundreds of staff from diverse backgrounds, international and local partners, and a fertile pedigree of hard work and integrity.

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