Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, will Friday play host to top names in the ICT ecosystem at the 7th West Africa Convergence Conference billed for The Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Ikeja.
ICT experts, business leaders, industry regulators, top government officials and other stakeholders in the ICT sector will share their perspective on key issues which seeks on advancing the industry for the mutual benefits of all players, according to organisers.
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With the theme,”Addressing Infrastructural Challenges in a Converged Market”, the event will also discuss issues of collective interest to the industry.
Emeka Mba, Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
Organizer of the event says the forum offers an excellent window for participants to articulate on how businesses can leverage on Convergence.
”The 7th Convergence Forum offers a window for stakeholders from government at federal and state levels, the telecoms, broadcast; banking and insurance sectors; education and entertainment; online retailing and the wider private and public sectors to articulate shared ideas on advancing the industry for the mutual benefits of all players in the field”.
”The West Africa Convergence Forum has over the years become the leading and sole event in all of West Africa centering on the merging and expansive opportunities in Convergence. It has enjoyed tremendous support from leading regulators, operators and industry associations within and outside the country”.
Notable personalities that will be sharing valuable insights on a wide variety of topics include Prof Umaru Garba Danbatta, EVC/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission; Mr. Emeka Mba, DG/CEO, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC); Mr Shina Badaru, Founder/ CEO TechnologyTimes media Group; Mr. Peter Jack, DG/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Engr Lanre Ajayi, President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).
Peter Jack, D-G of NITDA
Others include Mallam Yusuf Kazaure, MD/CEO, Galaxy Backbone Limited; Mr. Stanley Jegede, MD/CEO, Phase3 Telecom and Mr Sunday Folayan, President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA)
Also billed to speak at the tech event are Prof Samuel Zalanga, Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Reconciliation Studies, Bethel University, Saint Paul, USA; Engr. Edward Amana, CEO, Factora Consult Limited & Chairman, DigiTeam, Mr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, MD/CEO, Medallion Communications Limited, Mr. Yele Okeremi, Group Managing Director/CEO, Precise Financial System and Dr. Austin Nweze, President, Association of Outsourcing Practitioners of Nigeria,