In the last two weeks, not a few residents and visitors to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, may have run either on one or several occasions into a scene featuring a man sitting on a mystery chair at different strategic locations within the metropolis.
This puzzling sight leaves a tasteful reminder of the famous ‘three wise men’ sales campaign adopted some years ago by one of the brands in the bottling and beverage industry. But unlike the aforementioned case, the present campaign aims at highlighting the advancement of technology and the impact of such in the everyday life of man.
The mystery sight has been attracting enviable attention from individuals, and even the media, as they take turn to gaze at the unfamiliar development. On each of the strategic occasions, small groups of people are seen gathered in admiration of the sight. Save for the security measures put in place, it does not look anyone would pass on any chance of a selfie with the man on the mystery chair.
Expectedly, the people are divided in opinion about this ‘wonder’ sight.
Consequently, different shades of assumptions have emerged and are circulating with speed in different circles.
According to Tori News, an online news site, in a post dated July 17, the sight of the levitating man could not have passed for anything less than ‘magic’. It succinctly captioned the brief write-up albeit with pictures: “magic-man-sighted-in-ikeja-suspended-in-midair”.
The man sitting on the ‘mystery chair’ may have caused some stir among passersby and motorists, but he has also brought to the fore the question of technological advancement and the need to maximally deploy such for the common good of man.
The mystery chair and many other technological innovations will be on display at the forthcoming TECH+ Conference and Exhibitions holding on July 24 and 25 at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, South-West Nigeria.
The two-day event is the first of its kind in the country has been developed to address key touch points that will afford participants the opportunities to explore new frontiers in the deployment of technology towards achieving both personal and corporate goals.
According to the organizers, Connect Marketing Services Limited, Tech+ Conference and Expo will be a gathering of all things technology and it is positioned to enable all participants appreciate and experience the transformative power of technology.
With the theme, ““Leadership in Digital Technology”, TECH+ will feature gaming sessions, exhibitions, the digital school, programming, plenary and break-out sessions as well as panel discussions to be led by high profile speakers drawn from local and global brands. Some of the notable speakers include Jim McKelvey (co-founder of Square), Wael Fakharany (Google X Middle East and Africa) and Nicolas Martin, CEO, Jumia Africa among others.
Attendees at Tech+ will include technology consumers and businesses, manufacturers of products, service providers across diverse segments of the information and communication technology (ICT) industry and ancillary fields of human endeavor, hardware designers, manufacturers, innovators and policy makers, among others.
TECH + is powered by MTN Nigeria with sponsorship from Huawei, Jumia, Coscharis Motors, Samsung, Google, Uber and Terragon Group. Partners include Enplug Africa, Atlantic Exhibition and Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA).
The exhibition will cover products and services in various areas such as healthcare and wellbeing, automobile, entertainment, education, computing, Smart Homes, Wearables, Security, gaming, 3D Printing, and displays, among others.
For more information on TECH+, registration and participation details, interested individuals, companies or groups should visit www.techplus.com.ng, or connect on twitter with the hash tag www.twitter.com/#techplusnigeria or sign up on facebook at facebook – techplusng .