The Coal City of Enugu will host Nigerian Telecom industry decision makers and players on the 6th and 7th of December in a Technology Development Summit.
The Summit which holds at De Dome, Opposite Edwards Nnaji Park, Independence Layout, Enugu will have in attendance over 1,000 guests and participants.
The two day summit which has been themed “Innovate, Transform, Connect”, according to its organisers will be chaired by Ernest Ndukwe, former executive chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Speakers at the event will include Barrister Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications, Prof Umar Danbatta, executive chairman,Nigeria Communications Commission, and Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, Zinox Group chairman.
“The two-day event is ‘designed to deepen the conversations in the ICT sector and develop a new set of entrepreneurs who would strategically apply new technologies to growing the Nigerian economy. And also avenue to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, the organizers said in a statement. Ken Nwogbo, Editor in Chief, Nigeria Communications Week, another of the conveners who spoke with newsmen on the coming summit, revealed that the summit will create sessions, to address issues, generate new ideas and approaches as well as chart a road map for Nigeria’s ICT space.
Nwogbo, said that the event will provide unique platforms for over 1,000 leading ICT professionals and managers to mobilise smart implementation strategies aimed at improving operations at the citizenry and enterprise levels. The choice of Enugu is strategic and stems from the fact that the city plays hosts to one of the nation’s ivy league institutions- the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Enugu campuses and the world famous Institute of Management and Technology (IMT).
“Along with a number of other higher institutions in the state, the city underlines the importance of academia and resources around there to technology development as have been proved by the Silicon Valley model. “Ultimately, the Technology Development summit will deepen conservation and offer practical insights for our national technology development”.