NCC, NITDA, GBB, Zoho, others support AfriTECH2021
TECHDIGEST – Africa Tech Alliance Forum 2021 (#AfriTECH) has received support from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), African ICT Foundation (AfictF) and InnovationBed.Africa.
The Forum sponsored by Zoho (Platinum sponsor), Rack Centre, CloudFlex Computing Limited Digital Encode, Galaxy Backbone Limited, Notion Technologies, NewWave Ecosystems Limited (Konn3ct.com) and Zinochrome International Nigeria Limited, also enjoys supports from the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON).
The hybride event (both online and physical) which will place on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos by 10:00am has Zoho Corporation as the Lead Sponsor.
Audience at #AfriTECH2021 will cut across C-Suite Executives, Founders, Presidents of Companies/Organisations, Presidents of Industry Associations, Startups/Entrepreneurs and Government officials, etc.
In a statement signed by Peter Oluka, the editor of TechEconomy.ng; the organisers of #AfriTECH2021, he said, COVID-19 has pushed businesses over the technology tipping point—and transformed business forever.
“Recent surveys and reports from PwC, Microsoft, McKinsey, IDC, etc., find that responses to COVID-19 have speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years and that many of these changes could be here for the long haul”. It is important to know how these apply to your organisation and how to source the skills needed to sustain your organisation”, he said.
This, Oluka added, informed the choice of the central theme of the Forum: ‘Embracing Change and Digital Transformation in the ‘New Normal’.
Olatomiwa Williams, the Country Manager of Microsoft Nigeria, will deliver the keynote address.
Other confirmed special guests and speakers are; Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Prof. Muhammed Abubakar, managing director/CEO, Galaxy Backbone Limited; Dr. Ayotunde (Tunde) Coker, managing director/CEO, Rack Centre; Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde, chief technical officer, Digital Encode Limited; Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, chairman, Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, president, Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON); Prof. Adesina Sodiya, president, Nigeria Computer Society, Mr. Aderemi Adejumo, MD/CEO, Cloudflex Computing Service Limited, Mr. Tony Ojobo, president, Africa ICT Foundation (AFictF); Mr. Muhammed Rudman, president, Nigeria Internet Registration Association of Nigeria (NiRA), Mr. Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, president, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Jude Ozinegbe, CEO/Managing Partner at Zinochrome Int’l; Mr. Gbenga Nana, MD/CEO, Notion Technology Limited; Mr. Femi Williams, MD/CEO, NewWave Ecosystems Limited, amongst others.
Participation at the Forum is FREE, but participants are expected to pre-register via the link: https://africatechallianceforum.africa/ to have opportunity to witness the keynote address, goodwill messages, product launches, brand promotion, panel sessions and the inaugural #AfriTECH Awards/recognition.
The Forum which has received supports from NCC, NITDA, Rack Centre, Digital Encode, Galaxy Backbone Limited, Zinochrome Int’lalso enjoys media coverage by TechNext.ng, ITPulse.com.ng; ITNewsNigeria.ng; NigeriaCommunicationsWeek.com.ng; TechTv.net.ng; Rave TV; GrassRoots.ng; ITRealms.com.ng, Digivation Network and TechandBiz.com.ng, BusinessRemarks, Businessmetrics amongst others.
PETER OLUKA (@peterolukai)