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Titans of Tech to centre on infrastructure


This year’s Titans of Tech conference and expo has been scheduled to hold in Lagos next month.
Managing Consultant at the organizing firm, Technology Africa, Mr. Don Pedro Aganbi, said the event would hold at between April 19 and 20, 2012 at Oriental Hotels, Lagos by 9:00am daily.

Don Pedro Aganbi
According to him, this year participants would focus on “Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Infrastructure Challenges in Nigeria.”

He noted that the theme of the conference for this year was chosen so that experts will use their wealth of knowledge to proffer solution to the challenges faced in the industry.

He said for the digital economy of Nigeria to be vibrant, efforts must be concentrated on solving the problem of ICT infrastructure saying the event hopes to offer immense potential to development of the digital economy.

Aganbi said many African countries have in the last decade witnessed a rapid development of ICT infrastructure, though they are in different stages of development, adding it would be good to access the path Nigeria has taken in this regard.

This, he pointed out, has been spurred in most cases by sector reforms and in a limited number of cases, through political will to improve the infrastructure.

He said that perhaps the most significant is the rapid expansion of mobile networks, which have provided a number of advantages including increase in teledensities and extension of service to rural areas.

“We believe it is imperative to continue to encourage the development of robust, reliable and affordable ICT infrastructure that supports and enables the provision of a multiplicity of applications and services to meet the needs of the country and its people,” he said.

Now in its seventh edition, he said, the 2012 Titans of Tech conference will provide a platform for government to present its plans and policies as well as the private sector to provide insights into challenges, opportunities, available solutions and options in deploying infrastructure to support the emerging digital economy.

The organizers equally stated that the conference offers a great opportunity for networking and forging strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the sector.

“We hereby call on infrastructure vendors and equipment suppliers, banks, insurance and other financial institutions, telecommunications services providers, CBN, government agencies and alternative solutions in Nigeria to embrace the Titans of Tech 2012 conference and expo,” he urged.
 
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