Embracing Change and Digital Transformation in the New Normal

Boosting digital infrastructure for Cloud Hosting

Digital tools for education & reskilling African youth

CyberSecurity: Pushing for Privacy & Data Protection

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Boosting digital infrastructure for Cloud Computing

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Learn, adopt and experience how to Push properly for Privacy & Data Protection

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Harnessing Blockchain Technology for Digital Economy Growth

#AfriTECH2021

As a leader in the tech community, your involvement with us in #AfriTECH2021 is an opportunity for your organization to receive adequate exposure and to join other individuals, organizations, and coalitions in this community to educate, create and strengthen partnerships in driving Digital Transformation across sectors of Africa’s economy.

#AfriTECH2021 will take place on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by 10:00am (WAT). The Central Theme for this year’s event is: “Embracing Change and Digital Transformation in the New Normal”.

And we are looking forward to partnering with your esteemed organisation

LISTEN TO THE Event Speakers

Guest Speakers

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta

Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Olatomiwa Williams (Keynote Speaker)

Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

Director General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

Speakers

Dr. Ayotunde (Tunde) Coker

Managing Director/CEO, Rack Centre

Prof. Muhammed Abubakar

Managing Director/CEO, Galaxy Backbone Limited

Oluseyi Akindeinde

Chief Technical Officer, Digital Encode Limited

Andrew Bourne

Regional Manager (Africa), Zoho

Aderemi Adejumo

Managing Director/CEO, CloudFlex Computing Service Ltd

Gbenga Adebayo

Chairman Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON)

Muhammed Rudman

President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association of Nigeria (NiRA)

Tinuade Oguntuyi

Head, Core Networks and Solutions, Information Connectivity Solutions (ICSL)

Ikechukwu Nnamani

President, Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON)

Jude Ozinegbe

CEO/Managing Partner at Zinochrome Int'l

Prof. Adesina Sodiya

President, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)

Tony Ojobo

President, African ICT Foundation

Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu

President of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON)

Femi Williams

CEO, Newwaves Ecosystem Ltd

Gbenga Nana

MD/CEO, Notion Technology

Emmanuel Amos

Founder, InnovationBed.Africa

Oyaje Idoko

CEO, Layer3

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EVENT AGENDA

10:15am

Arrival, Registration & Introductions

10:20am

National Anthem

10:25am

Opening Speech

10:40pm

Goodwill Messages

10:55am
Nigeria’s Approach to 5G Launch

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta

Nigeria’s Approach to 5G Launch

NCC as Digital Transformation Crusader and Nigeria’s In-Road to 5G Deployment

11:10am
Digital Skills for Today & Tomorrow

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

Digital Skills for Today & Tomorrow

Reskilling Africa’s Youth for Future Jobs from NITDA’s perspective

11:20am

Driving Digital Transformation Through Domain Name System (NiRA)

11:55am
Keynote address - Embracing Change & Digital Transformation in the ‘New Normal’

Olatomiwa Williams (Keynote Speaker)

Keynote address - Embracing Change & Digital Transformation in the ‘New Normal’

12:10pm
Session 1 - Boosting Cloud Infrastructure for Digital Economy through Partnerships

Prof. Muhammed Abubakar

Session 1 - Boosting Cloud Infrastructure for Digital Economy through Partnerships

12:30pm

Panel Discussion: The Economy of Cloud computing

Session looks at Cloud Computing from a development perspective. Panelists to discuss: What possibilities are there for the use of cloud computing for sustainable development? What are the obstacles to using cloud computing for sustainable development? What particular developmental challenge does cloud computing present? What particular challenges are presented to Africa? How can Internet governance encourage the use of cloud computing for sustainable development?

8:00 - 9:00
Zoho workshop session - Driving Business Growth Through CX Experience

Andrew Bourne

Zoho workshop session - Driving Business Growth Through CX Experience

In a short period of time, COVID-19 has overwhelmed lives and livelihoods around the globe. For vulnerable individuals and the customer teams that serve them, it has also forced a rethinking of what customer care means.

Suddenly, examinations of customer journeys and satisfaction metrics to inform what customers want has given way to an acute urgency to address what they need.

Andrew, in this session, will share how care, creative thinking, and new tools can address customers’ acute needs today and forge stronger ties in the post-COVID-19 era.

1:30pm

Panel Discussion: Building Infrastructure for Digital Resilience to Thrive in the New Normal

In 2020 the world faced an unprecedented crisis, which drove digital transformation and the development of the digital economy as hot topics. Now, well into 2021, the world is familiarizing itself with a “new normal,” driven by online, automated, and intelligent trends and sparking a fast track to build digital competitiveness and resilience.

No doubt, countries with well-developed ICT infrastructure are better positioned to embrace the new normal and leverage their digital foothold to promote economic recovery and a more resilient digital future.

Unique conditions in each African country means that to be successful in each, a proper model for developing infrastructure & talent resources matching the local situation needs to be established. Panellists are looking at the universal truth: “our future is digital, and embracing it better positions everyone for success in this new frontier”.

2:45pm

Session 3: Blockchain Technology: A tool to accelerate African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agenda

The landmark African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will be the largest free trade area in the world measured by the number of participating countries. It connects 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at US$3.4 trillion. The AfCFTA could, among its many other objectives, potentially uplift 30 million people out of extreme poverty

However, there are many challenges to implementing the AfCFTA, which include trade inefficiencies in accessing and processing trade support documentation, accessing trade information and seamlessly accessing trade finance between the various African countries.

Blockchain, with its secure distributed ledger, has the potential to enhance Intra Africa trade by alleviating the above-mentioned bottlenecks. Dr Oluseyi Akindeinde of Digital Encode in this presentation will tell us more.

3:10pm

FireSide Chat: Security Perspectives to Emerging and Future Technologies

The world has become far more digitally connected and at the same time digitally vulnerable – than ever. While organizations increasingly embraced remote work culture, cybercriminals undoubtedly exploited digital vulnerabilities to carry out potential cyberattacks.

In order to prevent these cyberattacks, the Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and their teams must revise and upgrade their cybersecurity practices, plans, and strategies on par with the latest security trends.

3: 20pm

Startup Showcase

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4:00pm

Awards Presentation

  • Vote of Thanks
  • Networking& Lunch
  • Agenda for #AfriTECH2022

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