With the sole purpose of promoting talent, innovation and creativity in the Nigerian space, IBM recently convened a software coding competition specifically designed to brush up the cloud and cognitive computing skills of the software development community.

Lagos was chosen as the location to hold the event because of its mass population and home to 80% of Nigeria’s technology industry, according to Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).

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The young brilliant minds were pushed to maximise their potential in software design and coding skills to build software solutions around customer engagements and customer insight.

Series of banking industry challenges and issues faced from local banks were also addressed by participants of the CogniHack.

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Some of the interactive challenges undertaken by the participants reflect the current perils of the Nigerian and regional banking industry.

They are: contemporary mobile and electronic banking issues like customer service, money management, bill payments, storage, connecting farmers to sellers etc.

 



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