The Vice President of the Federal republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has been confirmed to declare open the eNigeria Expo and Conference 2016, reports ITRealms.
He will be joined by the likes of chairman of Zinox Technologies, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh, Founder CWG, Mr Austin Okere and chief executive of Systemspecs, Mr. John Obaro, among others.
The event being organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), according to the Head, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, would see Osinbajo who also is the Special Guest of Honour at the event slated for the International Conference Centre, Abuja from November 22nd - 24th 2016.
With the theme: “Leveraging on IT Innovation for Economic Diversification" Umar told ITRealms, is in line with the Nigerian government's policy thrust of diversifying the economy to cope with the rapidly dwindling revenues from the oil sector. Nigeria’s ICT sector has experienced tremendous growth and it has been identified as a credible alternative to oil as a main source of income for the country.
According to her, over the years, eNigeria has created a veritable platform for ICT awareness creation, developing the appropriate framework and setting goals for best practices to position Nigeria in the global information society.
Considering the significance and influence on the growth of ICT landscape that the event is characterized of, stakeholders have put their strong support behind the success of the event once again.
Umar also quoted the Director General of NITDA, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, as saying “ eNigeria is the biggest ICT event by the Nigerian government and has become a platform to explore collaborations between government and private sector players.
Further, she said underscored the event discussions to include on tech start-ups, cyber security, local content and e government. Others include NITDA-Nihilient eGovernance Awards, Selfie and Barbecue Night and Women in ICT Dinner and Recognition.
Other conference speakers James Agada, CEO, Computer Warehouse Group, Olusola Teniola, President of the Association Telecoms Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, Mr. Yele Okeremi, CEO of Precise Financial Systems, Juliet Ehimuen Google Nigeria Country Manager , Dipo Faulkner, Country General Manager, IBM Nigeria, Michelle Messina, Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner at Chanzo Capital, Tope Aladenusi, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Nigeria Helen Anatogu Programme Director and CEO at Ideahub and a host of other notable speakers have confirmed their attendance.