As the 2nd edition of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) Stakeholder Engagement Event, the NITRA ICT GROWTH CONFERENCE approaches, key technology companies have begun to line up as partners of the annual event.
The event, which is scheduled to be held at Lagos Oriental Hotels on September 29, 2022, with the theme “Creating a Digital Ecosystem in Nigeria: Obstacles, Gains”, will have the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami as the keynote speaker.
Galaxy Backbone, 9mobile, SecureID, Rack Centre, Arravo Global Services and Phase 3 Telecoms are other partners of the event which promises to lead the way in industry challenges.
Announcing the partnership in Lagos, Mr. Chike Onwuegbuchi, Chairman of NITRA, explained that the conference is relevant to the current realities in Nigeria, as industry regulators and the line ministry are working diligently to place Nigeria on the list of digital tops. autonomous countries and make them a forerunner in the global technology index.
Mr. Onwuegbuchi noted that partnering with these organizations will add dynamism to the event, as they will bring to the conference their vast knowledge in cloud computing, financial security, social engineering, data center, telecommunications and other relevant areas. dialogue on the growth ingredients needed to lead the country towards a digitized society.
“Specifically, the Forum will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to reassess and reinvigorate certain policies in order to have maximum impact on the growth of ICT in Nigeria. This is a growth conference, and stakeholders will be allowed to have their say on what the growth indices should be,” Mr. Onwuegbuchi stressed.
Recent partners who have joined the event bandwagon include SecureID, one of Africa’s industry leaders in card manufacturing, personalization/fulfillment and digital solutions; Arravo, a leading global systems integrator and managed services provider; and Phase3 Telecom, an indigenous provider of aerial fiber optic network infrastructure, providing connectivity, network management and data storage services to wholesale, enterprise and retail customers across East Africa. ‘West.
Others are Galaxy Backbone, a public enterprise of the Federal Government of Nigeria incorporated whose primary mandate is to set up and operate a unified ICT infrastructure platform that meets connectivity, cross-cutting and other imperatives. technologies for MDAs and private companies; and Rack Centre, a carrier-neutral Tier III certified data center, focuses solely on providing the best data center colocation services and unlimited interconnection between carriers and customers.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, is expected to attend the event; the CVS of the CNC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta; CEO of NITDA, Mallam Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, CEOs of other government and private ICT companies, media including NITRA full members and other industry stakeholders including COOs, CIOs, CFOs, CROs and CCOs.