…As Chris Uwaje Chairs Event
By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu, Senior Correspondent, Lagos
The Second Edition of the Nigeria Information Telecommunications Reporters Association (NITRA) ICT Growth conference has continued to gather momentum, as more stakeholder companies indicate interest to actively participate in the event.
Now, added to the NITRA ICT Growth Conference 2.0 partners’ list are the nation’s Information Technology (IT) regulator, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Nigerian multinational commercial bank,Access Bank; indigenous and one of the largest carrier-neutral data center in West Africa, Medallion Data Centre; wholly indigenous, customer-focused telecommunication company, Globacom Nigeria Limited; and a leading West African data center and connectivity solutions provider, with presence in Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire,MainOne, an Equinix Company.
Technology guru, Chris Uwaje has also been confirmed to chair the conference while the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Pantami has been confirmed as the lead speaker.
Themed “Creating A Digital Ecosystem In Nigeria: The Hurdles, The Gains”, the event is scheduled to hold at the Lagos Oriental Hotels on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
NITRA ICT Growth Conference is an event organized by Nigeria Information Telecommunications Reporters Association (NITRA) to discuss insightful topics in the various ICT subsectors.
Known as the Oracle of Nigeria’s IT industry, Uwaje is acclaimed as the pioneer of the National Information Technology Policy for Nigeria and also a founding member of the Africa Emergency Technology Response Forum. (AETRF). Uwaje was recently appointed Africa Chair for IEEE-World Forum on IoT. He is the founder and Chairman of Mobile Software Solutions as well as Connect Technologies Limited.
Commenting on the event, Chairman of NITRA, Chike Onwuegbuchi explained that the conference was germane to the present realities in Nigeria as both the industry regulators and the supervisory Ministry were working assiduously to set Nigeria on the apex list of digitally empowered countries, and make it a forerunner in global technology index.
Onwuegbuchi noted that the partnership with these organisations would add pep to the event as they would bring their wealth of knowledge in Cloud Computing, financial security, Social engineering, Data Center, telecommunication, and other relevant fields to the conference, and join the dialogue on the growth ingredients needed to drive the country towards a digitized society.