The demand for coding skills is skyrocketing, and not just for developers; programming is playing a bigger role in every career path, It is for this reason that the first edition of CODIFY tech meetup happened in Lagos. Technological innovations in Nigeria and perhaps Africa in recent times have burgeoned in leaps and bounds and it is in furtherance of this growth that tech enthusiast and players in the sector gathered at the first edition of “CODIFY – Tech Meetup” to discuss the future of tech as it relates to Africa.
Like meetups obtainable in other climes, CODIFY aimed at narrowing the knowledge gap by preaching, permeating and predicting the future of man which will be rooted in great codes. Some of the determinations for the organisers of CODIFY was for people to meetup in smaller, interest-driven groups, to share, learn and grow together, to help youths focus on the right technical skills so they can pursue a more fulfilling career.
Topics critically discussed and analyzed at the sessions of the maiden edition of CODIFY included Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Machine Learning, Intelligent Apps, Intelligent Things, and Virtual & Augmented Reality, Digital Twin, Mesh App and Service Architecture.
In shedding light to how these technologies can shape our world Soji Egbonwon of CHAMS Limited, Ody Mbegbu of Cyberspace, Bola of Eminent Software’s and Evans Okosodo of Vatebra Limited all gave detailed presentations of the futuristic leanings from the programming point of view.
In his opening discourse, the MD/CEO of Vatebra Limited Mr. Kunle Akinniran enjoined Participants of the meet –up to lead from the front as the technology industry is in need of brilliant youths with out-of-the box ideas, as it is with such ideas that Africa can be easily transformed.
At the peak of the event, graduates of Vatebra Academy received certificates of achievement upon completion of study at the Academy which was presented to them by the Deputy Managing Director of Vatebra Limited, Mr. Mike Aigbe.
The CODIFY initiative is a creation of Vatebra Academy, the academy was set up to provide a bridge to the technical skill gap in the areas of innovation technologies. It is also positioned to revolutionize the IT industry by providing first class pre and post-graduate technology-training which will have a positive impact in the Information Technology space and the business environment in Sub Saharan Africa.
Vatebra Academy teaches students several in-demand programming languages. Students learn to code through real-world, hands-on software development training. Vatebra Academy graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, medium-level software developers that can code on the front-end and back-end. The academy offers courses in Building Scalable Web Applications, Mobile App Development (Android & iOS) and Software Architecture.
Vatebra Academy is located in the heart of Yaba at No. 39 Olonode Street, Alagomeji – Yaba. Lagos.
With a renewed vigour, Vatebra , a new technology company, formerly known as Fleet Technologies Limited, has unveiled its new corporate identity. Vatebra, according to the company means the backbone of major industries in Nigeria and beyond.
Speaking as the guest speaker of the event, Dr. Doyin Salami of the Lagos Business School, who delivered a lecture titled: Beyond Now-Nigeria without Oil, Prospect for Technology and Innovation said Nigeria need Information Communication Technology (ICT) to drive the much desired national development we all crave.
According to Dr. Salami, Technology has become arguably, the fastest growing sector in Nigeria. In 2016 alone, ICT accounted for 10% of the total Nigerian Revenue, the highest in a decade and half.
The erudite scholar added that recently, Nigeria ranked 121 out of 148 in the Global Innovation Index. With this in mind, he said Nigeria needs to create necessary infrastructures to accelerate technological innovations if truly the country is serious about matching up with the pace of growth and development around the world. He also, noted that the launch of Vatebra is a great step towards achieving technological innovation in Africa.
The high point of the event was the transition of the old Fleet Technologies corporate logo to a new, dynamic and futuristic global brand identity called Vatebra, which means backbone.
Mr. Kunle Akinniran, Managing Director of the company, in his welcome speech stated that, “as a company, we have seen the evolution of thoughts and ideas. Ideas that simplify the way we conduct business to how our students register for examinations and check their results, we have seen how the mobile device has become the first and last touch point for virtually every young person in Nigeria today.”
He also explained that as one of Nigeria’s most innovative ICT companies, VATEBRA has been at the forefront of championing innovative ICT solutions that have helped automate many manual processes both in government and private organizations.
On the part of the Deputy Managing Director of company, Mr. Mike Aigbe, the organization is just getting started. “It is a common knowledge that we as a nation depend on a mono source of revenue. The current plummeting oil prices and the high level of volatility in that sector continue to strain our economic prosperity. We must begin to explore means of converting our social-capital, creative- capital and human-capital for economic prosperity. Above all, seek ways to convert the opportunities available in technology and innovation to solutions that benefit our people, he said.
The event attracted influential personalities from federal government Agencies, multinational bodies and regulatory institutions like Registrar/CEO, NABTEB, Dr. Olatunde Aworanti, Registrar, West African Examination Council (WAEC), Dr Iyi Uwadiae, The Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi and chairman of Chams Group, Demola Aladekomo, Mr. Folusho Philips, MD, Phillips Consulting, Mr. Niyi Yusuf, MD Accenture Limited amongst other notable figures.
Vatebra deploys software solution for the new wassce “first series” examination for private candidates
Being a front runner in Nigeria’s software ecosystem, Vatebra Limited have been the backbone for a lot of software solutions that have formed the core of the latest tech solutions that are changing old social, work and systemic stereotypes. Conversely, with the initiative to introduce a new diet of examination into the West African Examination Council stream, Vatebra once again stepped up to the task in delivering the software solution upon which this enviable initiative is thrusted.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the leading examination body in West Africa, recently held an event to formally introduce the new examination for private candidates called “First Series”. The examination would be conducted between January and February every year, beginning from 2018, while the usual examination conducted between August/September will now be dubbed “Second Series”.
There will be Nineteen Subjects available to candidates for registration, and the examination centres will be situated entirely in urban areas. WAEC has also ensured that registration for the examination is done entirely online. This reflects the exam body’s mission to continually improve on the ways and methods of on boarding candidates and conducting examinations. WAEC has partnered with Vatebra, a leading Technology company in Lagos to bring their vision to life.
At the official unveiling held on the 15th of November, 2017 at the WAEC Training and Testing Centre, Ogba, Ikeja, several personalities in the education sector were in attendance. Also in attendance are; the MD Vatebra Limited, Mr Kunle Akinniran; the DMD Vatebra Limited Mr Mike Aigbe; The HNO WAEC, Olutise Isaac Adenipekun; Mrs OlubunmiBada – Representative of the Permanent Secretary Lagos State Ministry Of Education amongst others.
The MD Vatebra Limited, Mr Kunle Akinniran, in his address simply put: “We’ve done this successfully for a while and it is something we believe that we have almost come to perfection. We believe that this diet will not be different from what we have been doing in the past”. Mr Akinniran also congratulated the HNO and the council for the laudable opportunity and prayed that WAEC continued to grow from strength to strength.
In the past, WAEC has partnered with Vatebra on other innovative solutions for education across the African countries where it operates. Some of which are biometric and identity solutions, payment solutions, malpractice capture and reporting solutions etc. Registration for the First Series examination is currently ongoing. To learn more students are to visit www.waeconline.org.ng.
Vatebra is an ICT company in Africa with competency in the delivery of cutting-edge Software Solutions in the Private and Public Sector. The Company was established in 2003 as Fleet Technologies Limited in order to bridge the gap in the provision of competent and dependable Software Solutions.
NIGERIA Technology Awards (NiTA) is an award organized to Celebrate and reward Technology Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Inventors, Academicians and policy makers (Government) in Nigeria.
The objective is to promote and commend the excellent achievements to which Nigeria Technology professionals and organizations contribute towards building a sustainable economy using technology, the Awards also aimed to encourage local practitioners to develop innovative and creative Technology solutions, which will uplift the image of Nigeria both locally and internationally.
NiTA is Organized & Packaged by Technology AVENUE. Vatebra Limited clinched the coveted “Technology Company of the Year” Award.
Vatebra is an ICT Company established in 2003. It pioneered the development and management of online services in Nigeria with the provision of Internet based solutions for educational bodies. Today, VATEBRA has expanded beyond the borders of Nigeria to neighboring African countries with clients in Government Parastatals and Private Organizations to effectively and efficiently administer their operations.
The Company Software development solutions have been diversified over time to include:
- Deployment of Customized web-based and client-server Solutions
- Providing Enterprise Resource Planning through alliances with OEMs
- Mobile Applications Technology solutions
- Identity management Solutions on Biometrics technology platform
- E-Payment solutions
- E-Learning Platforms, etc
VATEBRA has been in the forefront of providing Innovative Solutions for the past 13 years with the Company Name FLEET TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED. Our experience shows that, Technologically, the world has gone through several stages of advancement.
This evolution brought about increased levels of convenience, engagement, participation, connectivity and access. It equally led to a world where ideas can be easily translated from imagination to profitable solutions that can be scaled across borders, territories and time zones.
Our idea as an Organisation is to creatively showcase the capabilities of our company by linking the technological evolution phases to what the business has to offer.
Based on the above premise, on April 7, 2016 the Name FLEET TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED was changed to VATEBRA Limited to position for innovations…Beyond Now!. We have positioned as the backbone of the African economy. This change reflects our agreed vision and mission statement and to respond to the emerging markets and the yearnings of our clients.
Vatebra prides itself in solving real-life problems using Information Technology.
Leading Pan-African Tech Solutions provider, Vatebra Limited has won the award for the Technology Company of the year for 2017. The announcement was made at the Nigerian Technology Awards Ceremony held in Lagos on the 25th of November 2017. In winning the most coveted award of the night “the Technology Company of the year” Vatebra topped the list of nominees in a category with some industry big names. Having bagged the same award in 2016, Vatebra has concretized its position as the backbone of Information Technology Solutions in Africa.
The Nigeria Technology Awards (NiTA) is an award organized to recognize, celebrate and reward Technology Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Academicians, Inventors and policy makers (Government) in Nigeria. The Awards as projected by the organisers is aimed at building a large scale and internationally recognized Technology Awards in Nigeria.
By rewarding professional expertise in the technology space the organisers of this worthy cause have in many ways helped to build a culture that will in return promote innovation, healthy competition and improve service delivery.
Vatebra’s Managing Director Mr. Kunle Akinniran in expressing his appreciation for the award said, “Vatebra is honoured to receive this great award; and in a special way we would like to thank our customers, partners, policy makers and other stakeholders who challenge us to do better every time, thereby fostering our drive for excellence”.
The Deputy Managing Director Vatebra Limited, Mr. Mike Aigbe, also remarked “Since inception in 2003, Vatebra has had a history of revolutionizing the way things have been done in Africa. Innovation has been our focus and we try to portray this in everything we do. In line with our vision, we aim to be the foremost provider of Information Technology solutions in Africa.”
Vatebra Limited was represented at the award by the Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Evans Okosodo; Business Manager for African Markets Mr. Tony Ayoko; Business Manager Enterprise Sales, Mrs. Aderonke Okewoye; Business Manager Customised and Portal Solutions, Mr. Mathew Omoaka; and Head Product Development, Mrs. Titilope Abiola-Taiwo.
Vatebra is behind some of the tech successes in Africa such as the deployment of customised solutions, mobile applications, identity solutions/biometrics, e-payment solutions and many others. The Company was established in 2003 as Fleet Technologies and re-branded to Vatebra Limited in 2016, positioning as the Tech backbone of Africa. The Company has a drive to bridge the gap in the provision of competent and dependable software solutions in Africa.Vatebra has businesses across Africa with offices in Lagos, Abuja, Accra and Nairobi.