Professional services firm, KPMG last week at its Digital Summit in Lagos reiterated the importance of Artificial Intelligence, saying it has become an important part of our daily life, owing to its design to think and act like humans.

At the summit with the theme ‘Leveraging Insights and Experience to Scale’, KPMG noted that AI is used in a wide area of day to day services. This is the third in the series of events by KPMG to provide insights to organizations on how to leverage digital to create transformational value.

The summit kicked-off with a welcome address from the Senior Partner and Chairman, KPMG Africa, Kunle Elebute, who stated that “the summit provides insights and perspectives on digital capabilities required to solve business, economic and social challenges spanning growth, financial inclusion, supply chain management, sales, route-to-market or operational efficiency, amongst others.”

Boye Ademola, Partner & Lead, Digital Transformation, KPMG in Africa, delivered a keynote speech on the theme of the event, stating that “Being able to drive transformational customer experiences and leveraging insights from available data is critical to business growth and scale.” He further mentioned that “Underpinning successful business strategy is innovation; for us, winning comes through experience, insights and design thinking.”

The summit also featured speakers like Meaghan Johnson, Fintech Researcher and Thought Leader on User Experience Transformation; Ekechi Nwokah (Ph. D), CEO of; David Brown, Founder, dbrownconsulting; Iniabasi Akpan, Country Manager, Opay; Rolan Kab, Head of AI and Robotics, KPMG Center of Excellence, KPMG Israel; and Meital Raviv, Managing Director and Head of FinTech & Innovation, KPMG Center of Excellence, KPMG Israel.

The Summit also featured panel sessions and masterclasses on AI and Robotics, Customer Experience Transformation and Design Thinking. It attracted a variety of business leaders from various sectors of the economy.


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