Public and private leaders attend Phillips Consulting's CIO Breakfast Meeting

02 April 2019

Nigerian management consultancy Phillips Consulting has held a Chief Information Officer Breakfast Meeting to discuss opportunities in the country in the domains of Industry 4.0 integration and cybersecurity. The event was held at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, and featured a number of illustrious speakers.   

The firm announced last week that it would host the event, which is being organised in the context of an increasingly digitalising market in Nigeria. Much like the rest of Africa, Nigeria’s population is increasingly connected in the digital sphere, which presents opportunities and risks alike.

While a number of businesses have begun embracing the latest in technology to enhance their business operations, the new online market is susceptible to a cyber attacks due to accidental disclosure of data. Phillips Consulting sought to address this dichotomous scenario at the meeting.

Public and private leaders attend Phillips Consulting's CIO Breakfast Meeting

A number of leaders from the public and private sectors were present at the meeting, including Deputy Director of the National Security Advisor Bala Fakandy, Principal Service Delivery Manager at Microsoft Felix Nwoshu and Digital Advisor at Microsoft Daniel Adeyemo. 

The speakers addressed key concerns surrounding the wave of digital transformations in Nigeria, which has led to the rapid growth of its digital services and cybersecurity market. Phillips Consulting itself has been gradually expanding its suite of services to better suit evolving market trends.

The firm’s Managing Director Robert Taiwo said, “Through its Digital Technology Consulting practice, PCL possesses deep industry and business expertise. Coupled with Microsoft’s market leading technology, in the areas of Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Data Analytics, we can jointly provide our customers with a set of business aligned technology solutions that are perfectly in sync with a Digital 4.0 economy.”

Partner for Digital and Technology at the firm Jason Ikegwu added, “This partnership will allow us drive digital transformation and, ultimately, growth, in ambitious, forward-looking organisations. For a maiden event, turnout was great and that’s exciting for us because it signals genuine interest in these conversations and the direction in which they lead.”

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L'AINE Services celebrates 25th anniversary with renewed gusto

17 April 2019

Ghanaian human resources consultancy L’AINE Services has marked its 25th anniversary in operation with a reaiteration of its commitment to developing a skilled and motivated workforce for every client that it works with, consistent with priorities across the business environment in Ghana. 

Ghana is on its way to becoming a prominent financial centre for West Africa, The government and private sector are working in collaboration to ensure that the region’s economic potential is realised, and a large part of the focus thus far has been on the development of talent in the country’s workforce.

As a result, training programmes have increased in quantity and intensity, while consultancies that work on innovative human resource policies have come to prominence. The rationale is that fostering talent, boosting productivity and developing digital skills will drive Ghana’s economy forward.

L'AINE Services celebrates 25th anniversary with renewed gusto

Once such consultancy is L’AINE Services, based in Tema. The firm was established in 1994, and has recently celebrated its 25th year in existence. Over the years, the firm’s suite of services has gradually expanded to include support with recruitment, payrolling, training and publishing.

The firm also helps with hiring and talent development, which has made it particularly relevant in the contemporary scenario. During the firm’s 25th anniversary celebrations, executives at the firm reasserted its mission to support the business environment in Ghana in its growth endeavours.

This involves ensuring excellence in its service of each and every client. The firm has a three-pronged strategy to facilitate growth in the HR domain, including a focus on people, innovation and technology. Founder and Director of the firm Ellen Hagan indicated that the firm seeks to “transform every life and business we come across.”

Delving into the ethos behind its services, Board Chairman at the firm Prosper Asamoah indicated that the firm lays emphasis on developing a secure environment within which employees feel safe enough to thrive and innovate. Empowering employees is the key for organisational development, according to Asamoah.