CWG Mobile Financial Services Hub Is Live

Mr. James Agada (2)In furtherance of her quest to become Africa’s number one IT platform service provider, CWG Plc has launched a mobile financial services platform in partnership with CIT Vericash.

The hub which is resident in CWG Plc’s data centre in Lagos, will allow the company provide banks and Telcos, across Africa, with a platform that will enable them deliver improved mobile financial services to both banked and unbanked population. Continue reading

L-R: Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO,

L-R: Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services, Mr. Austin Okere, Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman, CWG Plc and Mr. Rich Lesser, CEO, Boston Consulting Group, speaking on the role of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and Computer Science on future employment trends, at the World Economic Forum meeting in Dalian, China.

CWG Plc Announces Changes to its Executive Leadership Team—Mr. Obioha transits to Non-Executive Director

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Mr. Phillip Obioha, Non-Executive Director, CWG Plc

The Board of Directors of Computer Warehouse Group Plc (“CWG” or “the Company”) recently announced the changes in the Company’s executive management.

Mr Phillip Obioha, formerly the Chief Operating Officer has transited to Non-Executive Director. Prior to his switch to the new role, Mr Obioha led the former Communications division of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Plc to become the foremost provider of Wide Area, Metropolitan, and Local area networks to corporate organizations, which made remote banking possible in the Nigerian banking system. Today, the footprints of CWG Plc can be seen in every transaction made at bank locations and other platforms.

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CWG Becomes World Economic Forum Member

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Participants in The Digital Advantage at the World Economic Forum, AMNC 14, Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China 2014. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Sikarin Fon Thanachaiary

Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc), the leading Pan-African Information Communications Technology, has been selected as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF). This is in recognition of her contribution to the realization of WEF’s mission of “improving the state of the world” while she served as a Global Growth Company (GGC) on the forum.

This was contained in a statement by the representative of WEF in Nigeria, Mr. Babajide Fawole. According to it, “In recognition of the key role you have played in the realization of WEF’s mission to improve the state of the world as a Global Growth Company, WEF has restructured your engagement and is proud to welcome you as a Forum Member.” Continue reading

CWG Ghana receives ISO 9001:2008 compliance recertification

Mrs. Harriet Yartey, Country Manager, CWG Ghana

CWG Ghana Limited, a member of the leading Pan African ICT Company, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc), has received the GS ISO 9001:2008, a Quality Management System Standard that recertifies the company to provide world class rate business enabling solutions in the country.

The issuance of the approval certificate follows a rigorous assessment carried out by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) following an application by CWG Ghana to have its Quality Management Systems (QMS) audited and certified in compliance with international standards and best practices.

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A dirge to the Nigerian Research and Education Network? by Austin Okere

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Austin Okere is the Founder of CWG Plc and Entrepreneur in Residence at CBS, New York.

One of the proudest moments in the history of the Nigerian Education sector was the successful implementation and commissioning of the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN).

Being the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa, the pomp and pageantry that accompanied the unveiling event seemed justified and earned. The network which boasts 465mbps of internet capacity represented 20 times the average connectivity capacity leveraged by the universities.

This was a project conceptualized, deployed and managed by Nigerians under a consortium of indigenous companies including CWG Plc, Airtel, Medalion, Resourcery, and Phase 3; finally, a project for us by us. Continue reading

CWG Boss Urges Lawyers to Adopt Technology

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L-R: Mrs. Nike Animashaun, Immediate past Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Yinka Farounmbi Esq., Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch and Mr. Austin Okere, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc), at the formal unveiling of the NBA Ikeja website at the Bar Centre in Lagos

Mr. Austin Okere, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc) has urged legal practitioners in the country to adopt technology innovation that will enable them perform their duties with ease, as well as aid the quick dispensation of justice.

Mr. Okere made this known in a keynote address at the official commissioning of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch’s Website, held at the Bar Centre at the High Court in Lagos. Continue reading

CWG Boss Advocates NgREN Resuscitation at NSE Marketing Closing Ceremony

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 L – R: Mr. Kunle Ayodeji, Executive Director, Finance & Operations, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc); Mr. Phillip Obioha, Chief Operating Officer, CWG Plc; Mr. Ade Bajomo, Executive Director, Market Operations and Technology, NSE; Mr. Austin Okere, Chief Executive Officer, CWG Plc; and Mr. James Agada, Chief Technology Officer, CWG Plc at the Closing Gong Ceremony at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Mr. Austin Okere, The founder and Chief Executive Officer, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc) has called on stakeholders in the private and public sector of the economy to contribute their quota towards ensuring that the Nigerian Education Research Network (NgREN) is not allowed to rot away as a white elephant project. Continue reading