The Technext Co-conference 3.0, held on October 2, was a remarkable event exploring the world of futuristic technology. Themed “Disruptive Technologies: New Frontiers, New Opportunities,” the conference featured thought-provoking conversations on topics ranging from blockchain and NFTs to AI and gaming, providing valuable insights into the ever-changing technology landscape .
The potential of blockchain in Africa
Chris Ani delivered the keynote speech at the conference. Ani, founder of the Digital Abundance Business Academy (DABA) and long-time crypto adoption advocate, shed light on the challenges faced when implementing cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in Africa.
He highlighted the need for a more commercial approach within the blockchain industry, as opposed to a gaming-focused mentality.
Ani’s words resonated with the audience, highlighting the importance of leveraging blockchain technology for economic growth and innovation in Africa. He also discussed the role of blockchain in meeting the continent’s economic challenges.
AI and NFTs are transforming entertainment
During the round table entitled “The future of entertainment with NFT and AI” industry experts Ebenezer Ugo Akachukwu, Venn Oputa, Malik Afegbua, and Paul Okeugo discussed the important roles AI and NFTs play in the entertainment industry.
Paul Okeugo, President/Founder of record label Chocolate City Media Group, expressed his excitement about the potential of AI to transform the music industry. He recognized that AI can bring substantial changes and improvements in music creation and distribution.
On the responsible use of AI, Malik Afegbua of SlickCity highlighted the importance of ethical considerations. He emphasized that AI is a tool that can be used for both positive and negative purposes, highlighting the need for appropriate regulation and increased awareness to prevent abuse.
The panelists collectively agreed that AI and NFTs are poised to reshape the entertainment landscape, providing new opportunities for artists and content creators.
Earn money with games
Another informative round table, “Earn money with gambling” with Adora Nwodo, Olushola Edu, Kunmi Adepenigba and Judith Okonkwo as panelists.
The group discussed ways to monetize games.
Olushola Edu, Founder and Creative Director of Deluxe Creation Studios, highlighted the various methods of generating revenue from games including advertising, in-app purchases, game sales, brand placement and collaboration with publishers . Edu highlighted that digital media is the preferred mode of communication today, making gaming a lucrative sector for entrepreneurs and developers.
The event also included panels on “Crypto Beyond Buying and Selling” and “AI and Blockchain: Opportunities Today and Tomorrow,” which deepened discussions on the transformative power of these technologies in various sectors.
A panel on the “The Future of Payments in Africa” panel, with participants Ogochukwu Umeokafor, Olubunmi Fabanwo and Miray Ozel, explored the evolution of payments and cryptocurrencies in the African context. They discussed the growing role of cryptocurrencies in financial transactions and their potential impact on the continent’s economy.
From blockchain to AI, NFTs and gaming, the event highlighted the vast opportunities that await those willing to embrace and harness the power of technology in Africa.