Google, Telecoms to intensify ‘insurance’ in Nigeria with ICT

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Global tech giant Google Inc. and other telecom company such MTN, Airtel and MainOne, are set to lay out strategies to deepen insurance penetration in Nigeria with the use of Information and Communications tools, at an E-Insurance Conference scheduled to hold on March 23, at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.

The conference with the theme “Driving insurance penetration with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)” is being organised by Pinet Informatics.

Pinet Informatics, Managing Director, LanreAjayi, said speakers from Google, MTN, MainOne, Airtel, VDT with leading key experts from both insurance and ICT industries would brainstorm on how to use technology to drive the insurance penetration in the country.

Dignitaries expected include the Managing Director of MTN Nigeria Communication Limited, Ferdi Moolman, who will speak on “The imperatives of adequate Internet Connectivity in a modern insurance sector” alongside Managing Director of VDT communications, Biodun Omoniyi, while the Country Manager, Google Nigeria,Mrs Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor will speak on the “Expectations of Insurance Consumers in the Information Age,” among others.

He said the President, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Lady Isioma Chukwuma, will chair a panel on “Ensuring curriculum compliance with modern trends in Technology.”

Notable experts on the panel are the Director-General, Nigeria InsuranceAssociation (NIA), Sunday Thomas, former Chairman, EducationCommittee (CIIN) and its former President, Bola Temowo, Director General, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Richard OlutayoBorokini and Prof Ade Ibiwoye, Head of Department, Actuarial Science and Insurance, University of Lagos (UNILAG).

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