As the 2nd edition of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) stakeholders engagement event, the NITRA ICT GROWTH CONFERENCE draws near, key technology companies have started to line up as partners to the annual event.
The event, which is slated to hold at the Lagos Oriental Hotels on September 29, 2022, with its theme as “Creating A Digital Ecosystem In Nigeria: The Hurdles, The Gains”, will have the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami as the Lead Speaker.
Other partners for the event that promises to chart a way to sectorial challenges in the industry include Galaxy Backbone, 9mobile, SecureID, Rack Centre, Arravo Global Services and Phase 3 Telecoms.
Making the partnership announcement in Lagos, Chairman of NITRA, Mr. Chike Onwuegbuchi explained that the Conference is germane to the present realities in Nigeria as both the industry regulators and the supervisory Ministry are working assiduously to set Nigeria on the apex list of digitally empowered countries, and make it a forerunner in global technology index.
Mr. Onwuegbuchi noted that the partnership with these organisations will add pep to the event as 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 needed to drive the country towards a digitized society.
“Specifically, the Forum will offer stakeholders the opportunity of reassessing and reinvigorating some policies to make maximum impact in the growth of ICT in Nigeria. This is a growth conference, and stakeholders will be allowed to speak out on what the growth indices should be,” Mr. Onwuegbuchi highlighted.
Recent partners to join the event train are 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 aerial fiber optic network infrastructure provider, providing connectivity, network management and data storage services to wholesale, enterprise and retail customers across West Africa.
Others are Galaxy Backbone, a public enterprise of the Federal Government of Nigeria incorporated with the primary mandate of setting up and operating a unified ICT infrastructure platform that addresses the connectivity, transversal and other technology imperatives for MDAs and private companies; and Rack Centre, a carrier neutral Tier III Certified data centre focuses solely on providing best in class data centre colocation services, and unrestricted interconnect between carriers and customers.
Expected to be at the event are the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami; the EVC of the NCC, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta; the DG of NITDA, Mallam Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, CEOs of other government and private ICT companies, the Media including the full membership of NITRA and other stakeholders in the industry, including COOs, CIOs, CFOs, CROs and CCOs.