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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Teledom, Omatek others for DSA forum ‘10

The Global System for Mobile communications (GSM), MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Omatek Plc and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) warehouse subsidiary of Teledom Group, TDC, are leading enterprises this year to the Nigeria Digital Sense forum 2010.

This is coming as all is now set for the annual forum to kick-off this Friday with focus on Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at the Golden Gate Ikoyi-Lagos, just as Nigeria’s software house, SystemSpecs Limited would take its award-winning Remita to the one-day roundtable on Internet development and governance.

According to the Executive Director, Operations, Digital Sense Africa, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, all is now set for the 2010 edition of the roundtable which prepares Nigerian Internet community for the global Internet Governance Forum.

She also said that MTN Nigeria is expected to showcase its 3.5G mobile broadband data roaming services at the event with the theme ‘Five Years of IGF: Way Forward for Nigeria’ as internet access and penetration continue to grow in the country.

Equally, Teledom Group through its subsidiary, TDC would be displaying avalanche of ICT tools to make life very comfortable at this era, while Omatek Plc has concluded plans to entertain participants and visitors to its stand during the event with lots of branded products and take away gifts.

In addition, Linkserve Group, the pioneer Internet Service Providers in the country would be handy to launch its latest in shelf, Blast Broadband to the Nigerian Internet community, whereas Telecom Answers Associates would also be exhibiting among others.

This year, Mrs. Nweke said that the national president of the Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN), and chairman of Steineng Group, Chief Samuel Adeleke, would preside the event.

Speakers listed for this year, she said, includes the Regional Manager for Africa at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Ms Anne-Rachel Inne, who is billed to present an update and projections of the internet coordinating agency at the forum.

The acting Executive Vice Chairman at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Stephen Bello, she said, is expected to deliver the keynote address, while the nation’s hitherto only Point of Contact for the country code Top Level Domain, .ng, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, who is the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office at the Presidency, would be presenting a report on the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Inter-Ministerial Committee in the last five years.

The Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), Mr. Gbenga Sesan and lead strategist at StartUp Nigeria, Mr. Loy Okezie would be delivering papers during the Youth session to be chaired by the chairman, Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Mr. Gbenga Adebayo with a lead presentation by the chief executive, New Horizons Systems Limited, Mr. Tim Akano, even as the former president, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Dr. Chris Nwannenna would coordinate the interactive session.

Digital Sense Africa is an initiative of Remnek Kommunications Ventures; a group of ICT analysts and public relations consultants, with continental media affiliates as part of its enlightenment strategies to engage Nigerians for sustainable deployment and utilization of technologies in order to make sense out of the burgeoning revolution.

This year’s forum is organized in collaboration with NCC and endorsed by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), ICANN, Nigeria Internet Exchange Point Ltd, Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), to name a few.

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