Interswitch, Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company, has successfully concluded the second edition of its Technovation competition, a hackathon aimed at nurturing innovation and creativity among its employees. The initiative showcases Interswitch’s commitment to fostering innovation and creating impactful solutions that address diverse challenges across the African continent.
The competition, which spanned several weeks, provided a unique platform for Interswitch employees to explore their problem-solving capabilities and devise innovative solutions to real-world problems. With a strong focus on technology-driven advancements, this program provided participants with the necessary tools, mentorship, and a platform to develop groundbreaking ideas and transform them into viable prototypes.
Speaking on the successful completion of the Technovation 2.0, Akeem Lawal, Managing Director, Payment Processing & Switching (Interswitch Purepay) emphasized the significance of empowering employees to design solutions that address Africa’s unique challenges.
He said, “At Interswitch, we firmly believe that the key to driving meaningful change in Africa lies in nurturing and empowering our talented people. The Technovation 2.0 competition is a testament to our commitment to innovation and our unwavering belief in the transformative power of technology. By supporting our staff members in their pursuit of groundbreaking solutions, we aim to create a brighter future for Africa.”
Throughout the competition, participants were encouraged to avidly explore novel approaches to tackle complex problems. Leveraging Interswitch’s extensive industry expertise and cutting-edge technologies, the developers devised ingenious solutions that hold the potential to revolutionize various sectors and improve the lives of millions of people across Africa.
As an organization deeply rooted in Africa, Interswitch understands the unique challenges facing the continent and is dedicated to playing a pivotal role in developing solutions to these challenges and driving the growth and development of the continent. The Technovation competition serves as a testament to Interswitch’s unwavering commitment to creating innovative solutions that address Africa’s most pressing needs, ultimately contributing to the continent’s overall advancement.