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Danbatta, Ndukwe, others to speak at Maiden TechDev 2016 Summit

By The Citizen
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Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will be speaking at maiden edition of TechDev Summit, the epic gathering of all principal stakeholders to brainstorm and seek solutions that would benefit Nigeria.

Danbatta who just marked his first year as NCC boss has so far matched high-sky expectations with stellar performance.The mega summit with the theme: ICT: Innovate, Transform, Connect, will hold from December 6 to 7 at the prestigious Golden Royal Event Centre, along Independence Layout, Enugu.

Organised by Communication Week Media Limited, publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek andTechsmart Trend, the summit would be a gathering of experts, academia, intellectuals and major stakeholders in the ICT, finance as well as government; in strategic and high-level sessions, to address issues, generate new ideas and approaches as well as chart a road map for Nigeria's ICT space.

Ken Nwogbo, CEO, Communication Week Media, 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 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 has been proved by the Silicon Valley model.

Ultimately, the Technology Development summit will deepen conservation and offer practical insights for our national technology development.

The event will also be keen on giving young innovators platforms aimed at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.There will also co-located events at the forum including mentorship forum; and tech demo day.

Danbatta will be joined by Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, former EVC of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) who is also the chairman of the summit.

Ndukwe, also chairman, Open Media Group and national coordinator of Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), Nigeria is a leading voice for affordable internet.

'Dr. Ndukwe is the father of modern telecommunications in Nigeria and a globally sought after resource person and we are indeed glad that he could join this year' Nwogbo addded.

Other speakers such as Leo-Stan Ekeh, Chairman, Zinox Group; Tunde Coker, CEO, Rack Centre; amongst others have been lined up to make the summit truly impactful and revolutionary