Africa Tech Alliance Forum 2021 (#AfriTECH) has received support from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), African ICT Foundation (AfictF) and InnovationBed.Africa.
The programme will be sponsored by Zoho (Platinum sponsor), Rack Centre, CloudFlex Computing Limited Digital Encode, Galaxy Backbone Limited, Notion Technologies, NewWave Ecosystems Limited (Konn3ct.com) and Zinochrome International Nigeria Limited.
The organizers will also enjoy support from the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON).
The hybrid event will take place at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, by 10 am.
The audience at #AfriTECH2021 will cut across C-Suite Executives, Founders, Presidents of Companies/Organisations, Presidents of Industry Associations, Startups/Entrepreneurs and Government officials, etc.
In a statement signed by Peter Oluka, editor at TechEconomy.ng, the organisers of #AfriTECH2021, he said, COVID-19 has pushed businesses over the technology tipping point—and transformed business forever.
“Recent surveys and reports from PwC, Microsoft, McKinsey, IDC, etc., find that responses to COVID-19 have speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years—and that many of these changes could be here for the long haul”. It is important to know how these apply to your organisation and how to source the skills needed to sustain your organisation”, he added.
This, Oluka added, informed the choice of the central theme of the Forum: ‘Embracing Change and Digital Transformation in the ‘New Normal’.
Olatomiwa Williams, the Country Manager of Microsoft Nigeria, will deliver the keynote address.
Other confirmed special guests and speakers are; Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, EVC of the NCC, Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, DG at NITDA, Prof. Muhammed Abubakar, CEO at Galaxy Backbone, Dr Ayotunde Coker, CEO at Rack Centre and Dr Oluseyi Akindeinde,CTO at Digital Encode Limited.
Other speakers include Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, chairman, ALTON, Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, president, ATCON, Prof. Adesina Sodiya, president, NCS, Mr Aderemi Adejumo, CEO, Cloudflex Computing, Tony Ojobo, president, AFictF, Muhammed Rudman, president, NiRA, Mr Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, president, ISPON, Jude Ozinegbe, CEO at Zinochrome, Mr Gbenga Nana, CEO, Notion Technology Limited, Mr Femi Williams, CEO, NewWave Ecosystems Limited.