Nigeria’s first Opened Source Business Intelligence Platform will provide reliable data about the country’s technology sector, United Kingdom Deputy High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, said on Thursday.
According to Llewellyn-Jones, the platform, will also help to provide transparent and reliable data about Nigeria’s technology sector and help reduce barriers faced by companies interested in doing business in Nigeria.
He said the platform was funded by the UK Government’s Africa Technology and Innovation Partnership programme, with the aim of reducing the informational barriers for entry for companies interested in doing business in the country.
“Nigeria remains a leader across Sub-Saharan Africa for vibrancy and volumes, when it comes to the tech landscape, and there is an increasing need to provide reliable and legible points of reference.
“The new business intelligence platform draws directly on data from brother bridges, and leverages the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub brand and network to maximise inclusion and access to information.
“The launch of this open source business intelligence platform will enhance access to valuable information and data necessary for fostering partnerships across the UK and the Nigerian tech ecosystem,” he said.
Llewellyn-Jones explained that the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Briter Bridge would be partnering to bring the ecosystem together through initiatives, research content and unlocking future funding of opportunities.
The Interim Country Director of UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, Mr Lamide Johnson, added that the platform would help to increase trade in the country.
“We are excited to have partnered the Briter Bridge to co-develop and launch the Open Source Business Intelligence Platform, which is aimed at providing tech stakeholders, across the board, easy access to information,” he said.
Noting that the platform provides users access to a comprehensive database of start-ups, tech hubs and investors operating in Nigeria, Johnson added that users would also have access to a live investment tracker, crowd-sourcing new entities, among others.
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