Monday, 24 April 2017

NITEC 2017: Dipo Faulkner, Pius Okigbo To Lead Conversation On the Future of Big Data, Analytics for SMEs

Lagos, Nigeria: April 24, 2017: Dipo Faulkner, Country General Manager of IBM Nigeria; Pius  Okigbo Jr., CEO, InfoSoft Nigeria and Nkem Begho, CEO of Future Software have been  confirmed as part of the speakers for the second edition of Nigerian International Technology  Exhibition and Conference (NITEC) which will hold on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

NITEC 2017: Dipo Faulkner, Pius Okigbo To Lead  Conversation On the Future of Big Data, Analytics for  SMEs

The trio will be joining Gbemi Akande, Co-Founder, DigitalCity Hub; Afolabi Abiodun, CEO,  SB Telecoms; Bola Lawal, CEO, ScholarX, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, Presenter, Tech Trends  on Channels TV among others to discuss the future of big data, analytics and applications for  small and medium enterprises (SMEs) development.

The conference and exhibition will take place at Sheraton Hotel Lagos from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

According to the organizers, this year’s event theme: themed: 'The Future of Big Data, Analytics  and Applications for SMEs Development', stemmed from the crucial need to help SMEs to  improve on their businesses by harnessing tech tools while creating a window for inventors to  exhibit their products and ideas.

“SMEs are the engine of growth in many economies. Their importance lies in the capacity to  generate employment and create wealth, and improved food security, all contributing to  significant export earnings and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Hence, there is a need to  increase awareness among the public, policy maker and industrialist on the pivotal role of  science and technology plays in national development. As the government map out plans to  restore and diversify the nation’s economy, there is no better time to have this conversation than  now”, NITEC said in a statement.

Participants will also have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas.

The theme of the maiden edition was "the Role of Disruptive Technologies in Catapulting the  African Continent’s GDP" – showcasing the best of tech innovation and disruptive technologies  in Nigeria and Africa at large.

The event had in attendance top industry experts from different sectors such as Adedoyin  Adeola, Vice President, Network Operations, Airtel Nigeria, who represented the MD/CEO,  Segun Ogunsanya; Okoh Ahie, Head of Online Media and Special Publications, Nigerian  Communications Commission (NCC); Yele Okeremi, CEO, Precise Financial Systems; Tunde  Coker, CEO, Rack Centre; Juliet Ehimuan, Country Manager, Google Nigeria, amongst others.  NITEC is a conference that brings together various players in the Nigerian tech ecosystem to  discuss issues and develop ways to improve the sector.

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