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Voting for Africa’s Beacon of ICT merit and leadership awards opens - ITREALMS

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The voting for the 2023 edition of the Africa’s Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) merit and leadership awards have been opened for members of the public, reports 
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Voting for Africa’s Beacon of ICT merit and leadership awards opens - ITREALMS
According to the chief executive officer and editor in-chief, CommunicationsWeek Media Limited, and the organisers of the lecture., Mr. Ken Nwogbo, the board and management of the company with over two million online subscribers has opened its portal to the general public to vote for nominees of their choice for this year’s Africa’s Beacon of ICT Merit and Leadership Awards.


The company which publishes Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, noted that the formerly Beacon of Information and Communication Technology awards is widely
regarded as the most prestigious annual event available in the ICT industry in Nigeria.


As said by him, the awards ceremony rewards best practices and recognizes outstanding contributions to the growth of the sector.

He implored business leaders and readers to cast their votes online.

Mr. Nwogbo, said that this year’s lecture would be delivered by Dr Krishnan Ranganath, Regional Director, Africa Data Centres FZE Nigeria with the theme: “Digital Transformation and Cloud Services as New Order.”

“The awards are free and awardees are chosen by ICT stakeholders and readers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek through a transparent voting process,” Mr. Nwogbo said.

Now in its fourteenth year, the award is the highlight of the event which starts with the
distinguished lecture series.

The lecture and awards, he said, have been slated for Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Oriental Hotels, Lekki, Lagos.

The Africa’s Beacon of ICT Merit and Leadership Distinguished Lecture is designed to explore efforts to put Nigeria on the global ICT map.

Nwogbo said, the lecture series however is reserved for distinguished achievers in the ICT sector.

Past lecturers included Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, then executive vice chairman, Nigeria
Communications Commission (NCC); Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa, former Director-General of
National Broadcasting Commission (NBC); Dr. Jean Luc Fort, CEO at OR System France and a specialist in Counterparty Risk; and Professor Chris Nwagboso, Chairman, Knowledge Factory International, United Kingdom.

Others are: Uche Orji, managing director/chief executive officer, Nigeria Sovereign
Investment Authority (NSIA); Biodu Omoniyi, Managing Director/CEO, VDT Communications; Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre Limited; Peter Adedayo Arogundade, managing director and chief executive officer, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited; Dr. Adewale Obadare, chief visionary officer, Digital Encode and John Obaro, CEO and founder of Systemspecs; Prof. Isa Pantanmi, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy;
among others.

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