For the first time in Nigeria, MainOne showcased Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10 at MainOne’s Nerds Unite 2017 event. Speaking during the event, Principal Group Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Robert Di Benedetto, highlighted the company’s products and services for Cloud, Security, productivity and intelligence which will make it easier for IT professionals to drive digital transformation throughout their organizations. With the reveal at MainOne’s Nerds Unite conference, Nigeria joins selected countries that have experienced the visually rich interactive experience that holograms provide.
In her opening remarks, Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke said the current recession in the country was a motivator for the event theme for the 2017 edition, “Disruptive Technology: Achieve More with Less”. According to her, the economic downturn has left businesses with no alternative than to adopt and leverage disruptive technology to drive efficiency, save cost and deliver economic value. She shed light on the need to align business needs with technology, the need to be agile and the importance of security.