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Engr. Nnamani to preside Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum’22, launch of 'Sagacity of a digital revolution' - ITREALMS

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The president, Medallion Data Centres Limited, Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani has been named the chairman of the twin event of the 2022 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and public presentation of the latest industry book: Sagacity of a digital revolution, authored by Remmy Nweke on June 9th, being put together by 
ITREALMS Media group in Lagos.
NDSF22 logo, Engr. Ike Nnamani and image of Sagacity of a digital revolution
Disclosing this, the Lead Consulting Strategist at DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor of 
ITREALMS Media group, Mr. Remmy Nweke, said Engr. Nnamani has been confirmed to chair the dual events slated for the prestigious Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos next month.

As said by him, the 2022 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development is the annual digital rights forum by 
ITREALMS with this year’s theme being: ‘5G: Enthroning Internet Governance for Digital Economy’ while the public presentation of the book: Sagacity of a digital revolution, comes as a sideline event meant to enrich the knowledge base of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry and is authored by Remmy Nweke, a multiple-award winning journalists.

Engr. Nnamani who also is the President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Nweke said, is known as very active in promoting forward-looking industry policies for the growth of the telecom industry across Africa working with both regulators as well as operators to achieve this goal.

He is currently the President and Chief Executive of the premier telecom body in Nigeria - the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) with over 100 member companies, cutting across all sectors of the telecom and ICT industry in Nigeria including Telephone Operators (PNL/Fixed Line Operators, MNOs/IDAs Operators), Infrastructure Providers (Interconnect, Data Centre Operators, Towers/Base Stations Providers); Internet Services Providers (ISP) (Wholesale Segment, Retail Segment), Value Added Services Providers (VAS), Over The Top (OTT) Players, FINTECH/e-Commerce Operators, Telecom/ICT Equipment Manufacturers, Telecom/ICT Consulting firms, and Telecom/ICT Equipment Dealers.

Equally, Nnamani recently served as an Executive Board member of Nigerian Internet Registration Association, the organization responsible for managing Nigeria's Country Code Top Level Domain (.ngTLD).

Under his leadership at Medallion’s datacenter in Lagos, which is rated the most interconnected facility in the West African sub-region being the number 1 peering point for the region and boosting all submarine cables in the region, long distance providers, metro fiber providers, mobile services providers, fixed services providers, OTT providers, Internet Exchange, VAS providers, and global Tier1 service providers, amongst others. He has also promoted the establishment telecom infrastructure in several African countries including Ghana, Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, and Angola amongst others.

Noteworthy is that Engr. Nnamani has won several national and international awards for his contributions to the growth of telecoms and ICT industry in the global information technology space, just as he was recently awarded the 2021 Outstanding Promoter of ICT for National Development Award at the Titans of Tech Hall of Fame Awards.

In 2020, he was inducted into the Nigeria@60 ICT Hall of Fame by TechTV and named the 2020 ICT Personality of the Year by Communications Week, as well as awarded the ICT Entrepreneur of the Decade by Nigerian NewsDirect. He was named the 2019 NANS Man of the Year, 2019 Beacon of ICT Hall of Fame Award Recipient, 2019 Nigeria Telecom Industry CEO of the Year, and 2019 ICT Industry Entrepreneur of the Year.

Additionally, he was named the 2018 ICT Entrepreneur of the Year at the Beacon of ICT Award and the 2018 Africa Digital Award winner. Engr. Nnamani graced the cover of the 2018 Top 20 CEOs edition of ICT Watch magazine; and was listed in the Top 100 ICT Contributors in 15 years; the 2018 Telecom and ICT personality of the year and was the 2018 Enterprise Award by the Transformation Institute in Toronto, Canada, clinching alongside the 2017 E-Payment Man of the Year.

Engr. Nnamani holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University, Nashville, United States of America (USA).

Meanwhile the chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) Engr. Gbenga Adebayo is warming up as the reviewer of the latest book in the industry, entitled ‘Sagacity of a digital revolution’ whereas the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, would give the keynote at NDSF 2022 on the main theme.

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