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Nigeria Innovation Summit sets to pull global support

The Nigeria Innovation Summit (NIS) is set to pull global support in promotion of the nation’s revolution to the global effort at closing digital divide, reports ITRealms.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Emerging Media, Mr. Kenneth Omeruo said that the economic challenge that Nigeria faces today is one that calls for innovation across different sectors of the economy.

To accomplish this, he said more-effective products, processes, services, technologies, and business models are readily made available to markets, governments and society.

The term ‘innovation’ he said, could be defined as something original and more effective and, as a consequence, new, that breaks into the market or society and drive great economic development.

“The Nigeria Innovation Summit is set to promote Innovation across different sectors of Nigeria's economy,” he declared.

According to him, NIS with the 2016 theme ‘Innovation: A Key Driver of Economic Growth and Sustainable Development,’ holds on November 3 and 4 at Sheraton Lagos Hotel Ikeja; is an annual event that focuses on the need for the country, businesses, organisations, entrepreneurs in Nigeria to become more innovative and apply revolution to drive sustainable development as well as work together to bridge the digital divide.

“This summit will help Nigeria embrace innovation and move in the direction of digital transformation through the use of Emerging Technologies and trends, research, development, commercialization, entrepreneurship and investments as the key drivers of an innovation ecosystem,” Omeruo said.

He pointed out that the platform creates awareness on the need for open innovation in Nigeria, thus challenges various sectors of the economy to leverage on innovation and become more competitive in the global economy.

NIS, he further said, is an initiative led by Emerging Media & Advertising Services, New York and Emerging Media Nigeria.

“We partner with the world's leading innovation providers from academia, government and industry to connect Nigerian businesses and innovators to global innovation ecosystems,” Omeruo said.

The key features of the Nigeria Innovation Summit, he said include the keynote presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders, government, investors, leading companies, international organisations, top entrepreneurs, CEOs, business leaders, innovation managers across the world and decision makers across the focus sectors.


In addition, he said, there will be Nigeria Innovation Awards to recognize and promote companies, organisations, institutions, innovators that have embraced innovation across different sectors of Nigeria economy.

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