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Monday, February 08, 2016

Galaxy Backbone partners Extensia on IAD summit 2016

The Federal Government's owned infrastructure company, Galaxy Backbone Ltd has entered partnership with United Kingdom-based Extensia to host the Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 2016 in Abuja, reports ITRealms.

Head, Stakeholder Management, Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Mr.  Franklyn Ginger-Eke, made this disclosure to ITRealms, saying that the IAD Summit focuses on Africa’s growth and development by taking full advantage of the huge investments in ICT connectivity and innovation. 

“The summit brings diverse stakeholders ranging from Government Agencies and Departments, MNOs, Telcos, ISPs, Financial Institutions, Retailers and other customer facing service providers to deliberate and develop strategies that leverage ICT innovations for economic developments. IAD Summit 2016 will be held from April 19th – 21st at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja Nigeria with Galaxy Backbone/Ministry of Communications as the summit partners,” he said.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure, was quoted in a press statement available to ITRealms as saying the key benefit of hosting the 2016 edition is that “Nigeria being the most connected country on the African continent, the IAD Summit in Abuja will publicly demonstrate the importance of ICT as a central pillar to Nigeria’s socio – economic development.  Also, it provides valuable opportunity to demonstrate Nigeria’s role as a regional leader and role-model for other African nations”.

IAD Summit 2016 with the theme, 'Harnessing Africa's Digital Growth' will assess how ICT can support national and regional development objectives, engagement strategies, operational efficiencies and QoS improvements.

As a demonstration of Nigeria’s commitment to ensure a truly pan-African summit, the Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu has sent out letters of invitation to over 50 Ministers of ICT from different African nations.

Attendees will include Ministers of ICT, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CXOs from telecoms service providers and High-Throughput ICT end Users from across Africa together with a select number of solution providers, vendors, consultants and investors who can support key business requirements.

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