Chris Uwaje To Chair The Event
The Second Edition of the Nigeria Information Telecommunications Reporters Association (NITRA) ICT Growth conference has gained traction as more stakeholder companies express an interest in actively participating in the event.
Added to the NITRA ICT Growth Conference 2.0 partners’ list are the nation’s Information Technology (IT) regulator, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Nigerian multinational commercial bank, Access Bank; indigenous and one of the largest carrier-neutral data center in West Africa, Medallion Data Centre; wholly indigenous, customer-focused telecommunication company, Globacom Nigeria Limited; and a leading West African data center and connectivity solutions provider, with presence in Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, MainOne, an Equinix Company.
Mr Chris Uwaje, a technology guru, has also been confirmed to chair the conference, while Prof Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker.
The event, titled “Creating A Digital Ecosystem In Nigeria: The Challenges, The Gains,” is set to take place on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Lagos Oriental Hotels.
The Nigeria Information Telecommunications Reporters Association (NITRA) hosts the NITRA ICT Growth Conference to discuss timely issues in the various ICT subsectors.
Uwaje, known as the Oracle of Nigeria’s IT industry, is widely regarded as the architect of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Policy and a founding member of the Africa Emergency Technology Response Forum (AETRF). Uwaje was recently appointed Africa Chair for the IEEE-World Forum on the Internet of Things. He founded and serves as Chairman of Mobile Software Solutions and Connect Technologies Limited.
In his remarks at the event, Mr Chike Onwuegbuchi, Chairman of NITRA, stated that the conference is relevant to current realities in Nigeria because both industry regulators and the supervisory Ministry are working tirelessly to place Nigeria at the top of the list of digitally empowered countries and make it a forerunner in the global technology index.
Onwuegbuchi stated that the collaboration with these organizations will give the event a boost because they will bring their wealth of knowledge in Cloud Computing, financial security, social engineering, data center, telecommunication, and other relevant fields to the conference and join the dialogue on the growth ingredients required to drive the country towards a digitized society.