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This is certainly one technology summit you cannot afford to miss

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Ken Nwogbo
Editor-in-Chief
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Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA”
Founder, TechSmart.ng
Host, Tech Trends, Channels TV
Columnist, ICT Clinic, The Punch 07040555333

Programme

DAY ONE
8:00 – 9.00am         REGISTRATION OF GUESTS & ATTENDEES
9:00 – 9.10am        NATIONAL ANTHEM
9:10 – 9:15am    WELCOME ADDRESS
9:15 – 9:25am    CHAIRMAN’S SPEECH/REMARKS by Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, Former EVC, Nigeria Communications Commission
9.25 – 9.35am    REMARKS by the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Pantami
9.35 – 9.50am    PAPER PRESENTATION ON THE ROLE OF THE ACADEMIA IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH TECHNLOGY by the Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Benjamin Ozum
9.50 – 10.05am    PAPER PRESENTATION ON INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AS A CATALYST FOR ICT DEVELOPMENT by MD, Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure
10.05 – 10.25AM     KEYNOTE ADDRESS/SPEECH by the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta
10:25 – 10:40AM    SPECIAL GUEST SPEECH BY EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF ENUGU STATE & OPENING OF
10:40 – 10:45 am    VOTE OF THANKS
10:45 – 11:00am    TOUR OF EXHIBITIONS BY START-UPS, INNOVATORS, ETC / NETWORKING & PHOTO SESSION
11:00 – 11:30am        TEA BREAK

SESSION TWO
11:30 – 11:50am    DEVELOPING AN ICT ROADMAP
by Chief Leo Stan Ekeh: Chairman, Zinox Group
11:50 – 12: 10pm    LEVERAGING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION
by Prof. Osita Ogbu, CEO, African Development Solutions International (ADSI)
12:10 – 12:40pm     EXPLORING DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR NIGERIAN YOUTHS by Mr. Yele Okeremi, CEO, Precise Financial Systems
12:10 – 1:00pm    PANEL SESSION ON THE ROLE OF THE ACADEMIA IN PUSHING THE NATIONAL DIGITAL AGENDA
Chaired by Delight Aniche, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Gregory University, Uturu
Panelists

  1. Dr Deborah Eben, Lecturer, UNN
  2. Dr. Ifeyinwa Angela Ajah, Department of Computer science, Ebonyi State
  3. Mrs. Mary Uduma, Chairperson, Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF)

1.00 – 2:00pm        LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING
2:00 – 2:20pm    DEVELOPING A UNIQUE CULTURE OF INNOVATION
by Mr. Chinenye Uzo-Mbaukwu, MD, Infographics Ltd.
2:20 – 2: 40pm    INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT AS A FOUNDATION FOR TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT – WHAT A FORWARD-LOOKING COUNTRY SHOULD FOCUS ON.
by Mr. Gerald C. Ilukwe, Former Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone Ltd.
2:40 – 3:20pm    PANEL SESSION ON STARTUP FINANCING FOR INNOVATORS
Moderated by CFA

Panelists

  1. Collins Onuegbu, Signal Alliance
  2. Kola Aina, Founder, Venture Platforms
  3. Bankole Oloruntoba, Manager, Enspire Hub

3:20 – 4:00pm        INTERVENTIONS /Q&A
4:00 – 4:10pm        CLOSING REMARKS

DAY TWO
SESSION ONE

8:00 – 9.00am         REGISTRATION OF GUESTS & ATTENDEES
9:00 – 9.10am        NATIONAL ANTHEM
9:10 – 9:15am    WELCOME ADDRESS
9:15 – 9:45am    THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULATION-INDUCED TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT by Mr. Chris Uwaje, DG Delta State Innovation Hub
9.45 – 10.10am    GRASSROOTS INNOVATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: TOWARDS A NEW RESEARCH AND POLICY DRIVEN AGENDA by Mr. Maduka Emelife
10:10 – 10:40am    SPECIAL GUEST SPEECH BY EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE & OPENING OF DAY TWO
10:40 – 10:50am    VOTE OF THANKS
10:50 – 11:00am        NETWORKING & PHOTO SESSION
11:00 – 11:30am        TEA BREAK

SESSION TWO
11:30 – 11.50am    THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION ON ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
by Mr. Emeka Opara, Director, Airtel
11:50 – 12:10am    TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH FOR POVERTY REDUCTION by Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director, NCC
12:10 – 12:40am    THE ROLE OF PPP IN ADVANCING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Moderated by Mr. Uzo Nduka, Managing Director, Domino Information Company Limited
Panelists
1.    Delegates for The Ministry Of ICT
2.    Mr. Chidinma Iwe, Chief Information Security Officer, MainOne
3.    Engr. Ogochukwu Frank, Chief Technology Strategist, Debbie Mishael Consulting
12:40 – 1:00pm        INTERVENTIONS / Q&A
1.00pm – 2:00pm        LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING
2:00 – 2:20am    WHY WE NEED MORE INNOVATION HUBS ACROSS NIGERIA by Kingsley Eze, Managing Director, Tenece Professional Services Ltd
2:20 – 2:50    PANEL SESSION ON FUNDING STRATEGIES FOR HUBS
Moderated by Ken Nwogbo, Editor-in-Chief/CEO, Nigeria Communications Week
Panelists
1.    Collins Onuegbu, MD, Signal Alliance
2.    Charles Emembolu, CEO, Crestage

2:40 – 3.00pm    ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY
PROBLEMS AS OPPORTUNITIES? by Mr. Michael Orekyeh, Coordinator, South East Society of Professionals (SESOP)
3:00 – 3:30pm        INTERVENTIONS / Q&A
3:30 – 3:50pm    COMMUNIQUE
3:50 – 4:00pm         VOTE OF THANKS