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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Signal Alliance Gathers ICT Practitioners for Customer Week Workshop

Signal Alliance (SA) lived up to its promise to host customers in Lagos, as participants discussed “Diversification and Innovation, a Technological Roadmap to Grow Nigeria’s Economy” reports ITRealms.

The workshop, ITRealms gathered was designed to chart an innovative means of diversification of the country’s economy was graced by managing director of companies and reputable practitioners in ICT industry, at the Civic Centre Lagos.

These gurus  that also formed  the panel at the workshop include Gerald Ilukwe, Founding MD, Galaxy Backbone and Former General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria; Miss Yemi Keri, Managing Director, ICT Agency in Edo State; Victor Okigbo, Head, IDEA Hub; Kachi Onubuogu, Executive Director, Commercial, Promacidol; Richard, Amafonye, Chief Information Officer, Skye Bank; Pius Ekeh(Jr.), representing Mr. Chris Uwaje, Former President ISPON; while Mr. Chinyere Mba-Uzoukwu, Managing Director Info Graphics, and Mr. Moses Ibraimah, Head, Branding and Marketing, Signal Alliance jointly moderated the workshop. The Key notes speaker was Mr. Olawale Oweye of CISCO.

Although both the panelists and the participants were of the view that there have been great loss of opportunities in the past to place Nigeria on topmost pedestal of technological innovativeness, ITRealms learnt that they are still of the opinion that the key to propel the nation upward  economically could only be achieved through technology.

According to Yemi Keri, who asked the question, ‘how did we get to where we are today as a country?’ She stated that before the discovery of oil the nation’s economy was fully diversified, with the western Region producing cocoa, East was involved in palm oil while the North was known for ground nut, and then oil came and we forgot the other sectors, today the oil is going down, there is insecurity in the country, so for now Information Technology is the only viable solution to the country’s problems.

While Gerald Ilukwe asserted that everybody is mentally lazy and looking for shortcuts, lamenting on a situation where every software developer is going into payroll and asked the question, how many payrolls can we design? He commended Nollywood for their innovativeness and urged ICT practitioners to show more innovativeness.
The Executive Vice Chairman, Signal Alliance, Mr. Collins Onuegbu, had earlier, welcome all to the workshop.

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