Eirenicon Africa ICT Nigeria Summit

3-5 November 2014 | Lagos, Nigeria

Eirenicon Africa will hold, on 3-5 November 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria, the first of an annual Eirenicon Africa ICT Nigeria Summit. It will gather the key stakeholders from Nigeria’s ICT industry – operators, telcos, entrepreneurs, developers, regulators, investors, policy makers, legislators and others into one room to bring to the fore and proffer solutions to the most pressing issues confronting the Nigerian ICT industry. This platform will present the Nigerian ICT industry as being among the best-in- class, alongside the best in Africa and other emerging markets.

Guest Speaker include:

Hakeem Belo-Osagie (Chairman, Etisalat), Kabelo Makwane (Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria), Gerald Ilukwe (Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Backbone), Bayo Sanni (Managing Director Nigeria, Oracle), Obi Ejimofo (Managing Director, Lamudi Nigeria, Africa Internet Holding), Nkiru Balonwu (Chief Executive Officer, Spinlet), Tayo Ogundipe (Chief Executive Officer, Solo), Adebola Akindele (Chief Executive Officer,  Courteville Solutions PLC), Dr Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Johns Hopkins University), Lohini Moodley (Principal, McKinsey), Usoro Usoro (Acting Chief Marketing Officer, MTN), Bunmi Ekundare (Managing Director West Africa, Intel Corporation), Bankole Cardoso (Co-founder, Easy Taxi)

Moderators Include: 

Boason Omofaye (Bloomberg TV Africa), Nicholas Norbrook (Managing Editor, The Africa Report Magazine), Nkem Ifejika (BBC News), Uche Okoronkwo (Bloomberg TV Africa) and Kadaria Ahmed (Rein-vent Media Ltd)

PROGRAMME DAY 1 

8:00 REGISTRATION

THE SILICON LAGOON – AN EMERGING TECH HUB

9:00 – 9.30 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks & Presentation: ICT in Nigeria- A Digital Revolution

9:35 – 9.50 Keynote Presentation: Broadband In The Village

9:55 – 10.55 Connectivity and Broadband Infrastructure Panel

11:00 – 11.30 Keynote Presentation: The Mckinsey ‘‘Lions go Digital’’ Report

11:35 – 12.00 TEA-BREAK

BIG DATA AND BIG BUSINESS SESSION

12:00 – 1.00 Keynote Case Study: MTN & Mansard Insurance

1:05 – 1.35 Keynote Presentation: SAP: AN OEM Commitment to Nigeria and Africa

1.35 – 2.35 LUNCH 

2:35 – 3.35 The Big Technology Panel

3.40 – 4.10 Keynote Presentation: Nigeria And The Theory of Everything

4.15 – 4.45 Regulators Panel: Guardians and Gatekeepers

5.00 CLOSE OF DAY 1

PROGRAMME DAY 2

8:00 REGISTRATION

9:00 – 9.45 Keynote Interviews: From Developers to CEOS: Invention, Innovation and Commercialization

ICT AND THE NEW ECONOMY SESSION 

9:55 – 10.55 ICT Innovation Case Studies

11:00 – 11.30 TEA-BREAK 

11.30 – 12.30 The Banking Panel

12.35 – 1.35 The Cyber Security Panel

1:35 – 2.35 LUCH

2:35 – 3.05 Keynote Presentation: Female Entrepreneurship In Africa’s Growth Story

3:10 – 4.10 The Diversity Panel

4:15 – 5.15 The Social Media Panel

5:20 – 6.00 The Big Debate: Startup Venture Creation versus Venture Capital Creation

6.00 CLOSE OF DAY 2

PROGRAMME DAY 3

8:00 REGISTRATION

THE ICT ENTREPRENEURSHIP SESSION

9:00 – 9.30 Key Ministerial Address

9:35 – 10.05 Keynote Interview

10.10 – 11.10 The VC Panel: Access to early stage seed funding for tech entrepreneurs  

11.15 – 12.05  The ICT Entrepreneurship Panel (I): Young Lions

12.10 – 1.00 The ICT Entrepreneurship Panel (II): Building Champions

1:05 – 2.05 LUNCH

2.05 – 2.35 Keynote Presentation:  Cash – The Cashless Initiative

ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT SESSION

2:40 – 3.25 ICT For Development Case Studies

  • the ‘Opon Imo’ (TABLET OF KNOWLEDGE) Initiative
  • The Abiye Maternal Savings Card

3.30 -  4.00 Keynote Presentation: ICT Education in Nigeria: How, and by Whom?

4:05 – 5.05 The Literacy Panel: Developing Digital Literacy: Encouraging and preparing young people to venture into technology

5.10 – 5.45 Keynote Presentation: Employing ICT to Aid and Measure Governance

6.00 CLOSE OF DAY 3

  • Eirenicon

    Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈriːnɪkɒn/

    Definition: i) A proposition to harmonize conflicting viewpoints ii) Advancing peace, strengthening or establishing unity, or fostering solidarity.

    From Greek eirēnikon, neuter of eirēnikos 'promoting peace', from eirēnē 'peace'

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