It’s 3 days to the much awaited information and communications technology (ICT) summit holding in the city of Enugu, Nigeria on the 6th and 7th December, 2016 at the Dome Event Centre, New Haven.
Tagged “Innovate, Transform, Connect”, the two day summit, according to its organisers will be chaired by Ernest Ndukwe, former executive chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
This summit seeks to provide ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world and stay up-to-date with the latest social, digital and business innovations.
Here are 5 reasons why you simply cannot miss this year’s event:
ENUGU HOLDS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME THE “SILICON VALLEY OF NIGERIA”: For the maiden edition of TechDev Summit to hold in Enugu speaks volumes of the existing potential of the state in technology. According to the organizers, “The choice of Enugu is strategic and stems from the fact that the city plays hosts to one of the nation’s ivy league institutions- the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Enugu campuses and the world famous Institute of Management and Technology (IMT). Along with a number of other higher institutions in the state, the city underlines the importance of academia and resources around there to technology development as has been proved by the Silicon Valley model.” It is the ultimate aim of the conveners that the Technology Development summit will deepen conservation and offer practical insights for Nigeria’s national technology development.
TECHDEV MEANS BUSINESS: TechDev Summit in Enugu is about relevant, useful, quality content that professionals care about. According to Ken Nwogbo, editor-in-chief, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, “the summit will create sessions, to address issues, generate new ideas and approaches as well as chart a road map for Nigeria’s ICT space.” Get ready to take your tech knowledge to the next level.
NETWORK WITH THOUSANDS OF LIKE-MINDED PROS: Imagine for a moment having direct access to more than 1000 top professionals in digital/marketing/media/technology in one place to mobilise smart implementation strategies aimed at improving operations at the citizenry and enterprise levels. That’s one of TechDev’s main benefits for attendees. Yes, it’s an invaluable opportunity to network, build relationships, establish partnerships and ultimately do business. Speakers at the event will include Barrister Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications; Prof Umar Danbatta, executive chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission; and Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, Zinox Group chairman. Others include Dr Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency(NTDA); Mr Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, Managing Director of Infographics; and Mr Yusuf Kazaure, MD, Galaxy Backbone Ltd. Also to speak include Chioma Agwuegbo, founder of TechHerNG; Mr Yele Okeremi, CEO, Precise Financial Systems; Mr Mohammed Ibrahim, founder of Emerge Tech; Mr Kola Aina, Ventures Platform; Mr Charles Emembolu, CEO, Crestsage and many others.
DISCUSSIONS AT THE SUMMIT WILL BE CENTRED ON GROWING THE ECONOMY: This is bad news for the recession! Certainly, a good news for you! According to Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata CFA, host, Tech Trends on Channels TV and ICT columnist in Punch newspapers, the two-day event is “designed to deepen the conversations in the ICT sector and develop a new set of entrepreneurs who would strategically apply new technologies to growing the Nigerian economy”. It is loaded with sessions, panels and workshops that aim to provide a collaborative space for people and organizations to discuss and brainstorm ideas to improve Nigeria’s economy in this period of recession. From policy makers, developers and entrepreneurs to nonprofit organizations, this is a must attend for anyone interested in the economy. See full programme schedule: http://techdev.com.ng/programme
STUDENTS AND YOUNG INNOVATORS ARE AMONG MAJOR BENEFICIARIES: Are you a student in any of the tertiary institutions in Enugu and other neighbouring states? Are you an emerging entrepreneur? Do you have a growing startup? Then, this summit is for you! With over 10+ sessions packed with seasoned experts sharing their knowledge, insights and actionable advice, the conveners are keen on giving young innovators platform in a bid to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. You have to be at the TechDev Summit in Enugu and avail yourself of the opportunities to take your idea, knowledge and enterprise to the next level.