Obviously, number one thing to consider before you launch a digital lab is to have support from management. The launch had in attendance top officials like the MD/CEO Dr. Adesola Adeduntan and GbengaShobo, Deputy Management Director demonstrating that leading innovation is at the core of the bank’s strategy. Amongst other top officials present at the launch were Chief Information FirstBank, Akeem Adesina; Group Executive Retail Banking – Tunde Owolabi , Group Executive Technology and Services- CallistusObetta and Head E-business- ChumaEzirim. Little wonder the bank has existed for over 124 years.
On Thursday July 6, 2018 FirstBank launched its Fintech and Innovation lab in Yaba and we are still reeling from the awesome event. Here are some of the things we learnt from the launch event:
1. GET A FORWARD THINKING MANAGEMENT/ENSURE STRONG CEO SUPPORT