Home and Office equipment giant, HP Inc. Nigeria has applauded the innovativeness exhibited by TD Africa following its technological achievements in Nigeria capped by the launch of a well-equipped Tech Experience Centre located within Yudala Heights in Lagos.
Speaking in Lagos, Managing Director of HP Nigeria and District Manager for the Central Africa region, Ifeyinwa Afe disclosed that launch of the Centre will further aid adoption of technology by millions of Nigerians.
HP, a global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner with TD, noted that the Centre will further attract tech brands which invariably will transform consumer experience of Nigerians.
According to Afe: ‘‘I do believe Nigerians are early adopters of new and exciting technology. Having a dedicated space where people can view and experience cutting-edge technology across rich and diverse portfolio is an important step towards complete Adoption.”
She continues: ‘‘Technology is about transformation. This tech Centre will serve as a bridge, taking people from the imaginative stage to the experiential stage, thereby unlocking a new technological wave. I am very glad that TD Africa is taking this bold step and I look forward to the great collaborations that will flow out of this initiative.’’
Afe maintained that HP Inc. has strong interest in Nigeria. ‘‘We are strong believers in the Nigerian project and the boundless potential inherent in the population when exposed to cutting-edge technology. We also value the foresight and vision of our long-time partner and co-developer – TD Africa. We are proud of this project and are confident of its success and positive impact not just in the sphere of business but also in human capital development.’
On what to expect from HP in the Tech Experience Centre, she revealed that a lot is in store for every visitor.
‘‘HP is in the business of making life better for everyone, everywhere, hence revolutionary innovation in Health care, Security, Gaming and Printing Solutions will be showcased in the Technology Centre. Cutting- edge, sustainable, diverse and relevant innovation in technology.
‘‘This brings technology closer to home. I believe that the ambience of the Tech Centre will cater to a wide spectrum of users: CEO’s, Government officials, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, students, gamers etc. It will be the crucial meeting point of people and technology. Our wide spectrum of products and solutions will cater to all demographics – from first time users to specialists, professionals, gamers to moviemakers, work or play,’’ she affirmed.
The revolutionary Tech Experience Centre, the first of its kind in Africa, is set for launch on Thursday, October 1st 2020, with the launch streamed live online for the benefit of tech enthusiasts.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami is expected to officially commission the Centre.
The Tech Centre is widely expected to boost Nigeria’s relevance in the global technology race and shore up the country’s march to technology independence. For the first time, Nigeria will play host to the latest global technologies including those not normally available in Africa, offering all classes of visitors a first-hand experience of new gadgets, solutions and infrastructure that would have previously required a visit abroad, thereby saving corporate organizations, government establishments and individuals money or scarce foreign exchange expended on these trips.
To further fuel its Channel Partner growth, HP Inc. has also launched a novel program, HP Amplify, which it says will drive dynamic partner growth and deliver consistent end customer experiences.
HP Amplify program is built on a single, integrated structure to provide insights, capabilities and collaboration tools needed to drive growth as digital transformation and customer purchasing behaviors continue to evolve.
The new program goes into effect on November 1, 2020 for commercial partners while retail partners are slated to latch on in the second half of 2021.