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ICT Festival 2014 gains momentum with Omo-Ettu presiding



The immediate past-president of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and Managing Partners of Telecom Answers Associates (TAA), Engr. Titi Omo-Ettu, is to chair the Nigeria ICT Festival 2014, reports ITRealms.

The chief host of the event and publisher cum Editor-in-Chief of Business Journal magazine, the organisers, Mr. Prince Cookey, disclosed this to ITRealms, saying that Engr. Omo-Ettu is expected to chair the event which target is to draw a large number of blue-chip operators in the Nigerian ICT space.

According to Cookey, the Nigeria ICT Festival 2014 has generated positive response from regulators and operators in the nation’s ICT sector, stressing that both the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and ATCON have indicated interest to participate actively at the event set for Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Lagos with the theme ‘Broadband: Path to Digital Future.’

Cookey further disclosed to ITRealms that Dr. Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would be the Special Guest of Honour and in that respect deliver the keynote address at the event while Engr. Lanre Ajayi, ATCON President is one of the distinguished guest speakers.

The organisers described the Nigeria ICT Festival 2014 as a platform to further celebrate the achievements of the sector over the years, give regulators, operators and telecom consumers the opportunity to generate Strategic Plan of Action for future growth of the industry and offer operators the opportunity to showcase their latest products and solutions to the market.

Cookey said the theme of the Festival, Broadband: Path to Digital Future aptly captures the essence of the Broadband Initiative by the Federal Government and the NCC to ensure sustainable growth of the industry via application of Broadband technology.

He expressed optimism that the event is set for successful outing given the high number of major players that have already signed on to participate.

The Business Journal publisher listed some of the conference topics to include: Broadband for the Masses: Perspective of Operators(MTN, Glo, Airtel, Etisalat, MainOne), Mobile Money in the Age of Broadband: The CBN Roadmap, Broadband: Opportunities & Challenges for Banks in Nigeria, Strategies for Deepening E-Payment System in the Age of Broadband, Strategies for Accessible & Affordable Broadband Regime in Nigeria: ATCON, ALTON,ITAN, The Future of Local Assembly of PCs in Nigeria and Broadband: Opportunities & Challenges for State Governments in Nigeria.


+Remmy Nweke @NaijaAgroNet @DigitalSENSEng @Nkemdilim Nweke @NgComCommission +Remmy Nweke (ITRealms)
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