This year’s Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards/lecture series, which will take place on May 28, will focus on the Impact of Blockchain Technology in a Digitalized Nigeria.
The BoICT Distinguished Lecture Series, now in its 13th year, is largely recognized as the most prominent annual event accessible in Nigeria’s ICT business.
The theme for this year is “The Impact of Blockchain Technology on a Digitalized Nigeria.” Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt digital interaction in our economy and society as Nigeria transitions to a digital economy. Startups and incumbents alike are driving the technology’s quick and dynamic technical development, resulting in a plethora of applications across economic and societal areas.
Mr Ken Nwogbo, chief executive officer and editor in chief of Communication Week Media Limited, and the lecture’s organizers stated that the issue was chosen based on the potential of the new technological paradigm that has not yet reached broader public debate for economic and societal advancement.
“Distributed ledger technologies and blockchains are the results of an idealistic open-source movement that facilitates asset exchange via a supplementary technology layer on top of the internet.”
“The lecture is followed by an awards ceremony that rewards best practices and recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of the ICT sector,” Nwogbo stated.
The awards are free and awardees are chosen by readers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek through a transparent voting process.”
He noted that the voting platform has already opened and business leaders and readers are implored to cast their votes via this link. https://boictawards.icreationsent.com
The Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards series is widely recognized as the most prominent annual event accessible in Nigeria’s ICT business. It is aimed to investigate efforts to place Nigeria on the worldwide Information and Communications Technologies map.
The lecture series, on the other hand, is reserved for outstanding ICT achievers.
Past Keynote lecturers include Dr Ernest Ndukwe, then EVC, 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); Biodun 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; and John Obaro, CEO and founder of Systemspecs; Dr Isa Pantanmi, former DG, NITDA; Dr Obadare Peter Adewale, co-founder and COO, Digital Encode Limited; among others.