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November 08, 2022 00:40:36
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Are your talents leaving? This is what you should do

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/qBDiSkXuTFMToday on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, our Senior Editor, Oluwanifemi Kolawole sits down with Dolapo Agbede, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Expert, Transitions Coach and tech enthusiast. The two talk about how local employers can forestall talent loss and react to make sure organisation runs hitch free when their employees move on.To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps00:00 - Intro03:09 - We meet Dolapo04:10 - Are more senior professionals leaving?12:15 - But won't the juniors you train also leave?15:31 - Typical reaction of employers when talent migrate18:52 - Why do companies have a high churn rate?23:22 - How long should you stay in a company?28:56 - How can African companies compete with global companies for talent?Useful linkWith less than 0.1% of workers migrating, Nigeria’s brain drain problem is an exaggerated case of talent migration This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.Music - Beach by MBB ...

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November 07, 2022 00:53:26
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Using technology to aid Nigeria's electoral process

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/38pkAleHowUToday on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, our Managing Editor, Emmanuel Paul sits with Joachim Macebong, Senior Analyst for Governance at Stears to discuss how technology can help in ensuring free and fair elections and the role data collection and sharing plays.Among other things, Macebong shares insights on how proper data can help shape the tone of the electorate and curb electoral apathy and distrust among citizens in the electoral process.To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps00:00 - Intro02:24 - We meet Joachim02:54 - How much technology is Nigeria using in elections07:18 - Is Nigeria ready to embrace technology usage in elections10:08 - Stears first election monitoring platform14:53 - How the platform works22:10 - Dealing with Nigeria's data gathering issues26:02 - Can the private sector help?29:18 - The convoluted registration and collection process34:53 - Disseminating data in an understandable fashion39:31 - Africa's future elections and data45:14 - Live polls monitoringUseful linkStears election monitoring platformThis episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.Music - Beach by MBB ...

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November 03, 2022 00:55:51
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NITDA's new Code of Practice

This episode is also available on YouTube - https://youtu.be/BzD_uvywHREToday on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss some of the hot topics in the African tech space.The stories: Elon buys Twitter and issues new order Follow up on 54gene AWS announces its second office in Lagos NITDA signs Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries SmallSmall's pivot To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022 Timestamps00:00 - Intro02:43 - Elon Musk's Twitter drama09:41 - 54gene lays off staff15:09 - AWS launches in Lagos23:16 - NITDA's new Code of Practice37:22 - Rent SmallSmall and asset financingUseful links Twitter could start verifying users for $20 monthly African genomics startup, 54gene, lays off 100 employees following founder’s resignation Amazon Web Services launches office in Lagos, Nigeria NITDA Draft Code for Interactive Computer Service Platforms and Internet Intermediaries A case challenging Uganda’s Computer Misuse Act If you want a free and open Internet, pay attention to Nigeria’s role with this relatively unknown UN agency Nigerian proptech startup, SmallSmall, raises a $3 million seed to drive local expansion This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.Music - Beach by MBB ...

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October 31, 2022 00:44:30
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Can Artificial Intelligence find terrorist hideouts

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we sit with Dr Ayoola Olusola, Founder and Lead Researcher at Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN), to discuss the deep tech space.From how he built a drone that can detect terrorists through carbon emissions to moveable traffic lights that don't need traffic police, Olusola walks us through the hows, whys, and challenges of the space.To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps00:00 - Intro01:18 - We meet Ayoola05:01 - How does a drone detect terrorists through carbon emissions07:55 - Building with limited resources16:16 - Why is deep tech being neglected?20:42 - Software's role in deep tech26:01 - How much funding is needed?30:29 - Working with the government and other RAIN projects36:23 - When will all these projects be deployed?38:38 - Money is not a limitation 40:05 - How to get into deep tech This episode was produced and edited by Ogheneruemu OneyiboEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.Music - Beach by MBB ...

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October 27, 2022 00:52:56
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The Central Bank of Nigeria is redesigning naira notes

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss some of the hot topics in the African tech space.The stories: 54gene CEO steps down 2 months after the company laid off 30% of its workforce Customer gets ruling against MTN for misleading advert Kloud Commerce unfolding saga Nigerian Central Bank to redesign naira notes CBN plans to launch a national ATM card To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link or send an email to business@techpoint.africaExplore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022Timestamps00:00 - Intro01:43 - Nigeria's brain drain problem17:44 - 54gene CEO steps down23:55 - Customer gets ruling against MTN South Africa over misleading ad27:06 - Kloud Commerce shuts down35:14 - CBN to redesign naira notes43:34 - CBN's national card schemeUseful links With less than 0.1% of workers migrating, Nigeria’s brain drain problem is an exaggerated case of talent migration Intelligence by Techpoint data on immigration Tibu Health is bringing world-class healthcare to Kenyan doorsteps 54gene co-founder and CEO steps down one month after co-founder VP of engineering left the company Customer gets ruling against MTN for misleading advert Investors Seek Legal Recourse After Founder Trouble Kills Kloud Commerce Unverified Kloud Commerce statement denies allegations of financial impropriety; says they are unfounded rumours by a SAFE investor Emefiele’s full speech: Why CBN is redesigning Naira notes The CBN wants to create ATM cards, could compete with Mastercard, Visa, and Verve  This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious SedeEmail us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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October 26, 2022 00:40:11
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Nigeria does not have a brain drain problem

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, our Senior Editor, Oluwanifemi Kolawole speaks with Olawale Osoba, Economist and Management Consultant, to discuss the recent trend of emigration by Nigerian talents. The discussion addresses the question "is there a brain drain problem in Nigeria" and is the first in a series. To advertise or promote your brand, visit this link - https:/techpoint.africa/advertise or send an email to business@techpoint.africa Explore the fintech in everything at The Fintech Summit 2022 - https://techpoint.africa/2022/08/18/explore-the-fintech-in-everything-at-the-fintech-summit-2022 Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 03:33 - We meet Olawale 04:36 - Nigerian companies have global competition for labour 06:43 - Is this the employer's fault? 09:53 - People are leaving, but people are coming in 13:51 - Why people are leaving 21:41 - Nigeria is not unfit to live in 23:39 - The different sides of the problem  28:05 - The problem and the solution This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk ...

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