dx⁵, a leading organisation dedicated to empowering businesses across Africa in their digital transformation journey has announced the appointment of Sonya Israni as Country Manager, Nigeria. This strategic move marks dx⁵’s commitment to bolstering its services in Nigeria and the West African region, reinforcing its support for organisations undergoing digital transformation in Africa.
“This strategic move underscores our dedication to enhancing services for our community in Nigeria and West Africa, and its commitment to supporting organisations in Africa on their digital transformation journey. dx⁵ is committed to empowering businesses in Africa with the tools and insights needed for successful digital transformation. The appointment of Sonya Israni is a testament to our dedication to this region,” said Harry Hare, Chairman, dx⁵.
Israni expressed her enthusiasm for the role, stating, “I am honoured to represent dx⁵ in Nigeria and explore the burgeoning tech industry here. Nigeria has witnessed remarkable growth in its tech ecosystem, fostering groundbreaking innovations and startups in fintech, education, AI, robotics, and more. My role will be to spotlight these advancements and keep our audience informed about the latest trends shaping the sector.”
Nigeria’s tech industry has seen substantial progress in recent years, backed by initiatives like the Nigerian National Innovation Fund and the introduction of 5G technology, which has significantly improved infrastructure. Israni highlighted the vast potential of Nigeria’s market for tech products and services, driven by a burgeoning youth population and a growing middle class.
“Despite the remarkable achievements, challenges such as brain drain and inadequate infrastructure persist in Nigeria’s tech sector. Affordable internet access and reliable power supply remain crucial hurdles,” she pointed out.
Joining forces with dx⁵ and CIO Africa, she aims to collaborate with industry experts to deliver relevant, informative content and contribute to shaping Africa’s tech landscape. She invites tech enthusiasts and businesses to stay connected to gain insights into Nigeria’s tech innovations and trends.
“Our focus is on enabling organisations in Africa to navigate the evolving digital landscape with ease and confidence. Together with our partners, we are going to double our activities in the region and Sonya will play a key role in this.”
She added “As a representative in Nigeria, I am thrilled to explore the country’s growing tech industry and highlight the potential of local companies and start-ups. In recent years, Nigeria’s tech scene has witnessed unprecedented growth, with exciting innovations and start-ups emerging in areas such as fintech, education, machine learning, robotic innovations such as Awarri and so much more. My role is to keep you informed on the latest news and trends in this dynamic sector.”
The Nigerian government has taken notable steps to support start-ups and innovation, including the establishment of the Nigerian National Innovation Fund. The recent introduction of 5G technology has also led to significant improvements in infrastructure, allowing entrepreneurs to launch businesses successfully. Nigeria has a vast market for tech products and services, with a large youth population and a growing middle class.