The Digital Nigeria International Conference and Exhibition formerly known as eNigeria International Conference and Exhibitions is set to hold in eight days, from Tuesday, October 25 to end Thursday 27.
Organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Digital Nigeria is the flagship awareness programme in the Digital Economy sector.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare the event opened assisted by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. The Chief Host is the Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi,
The annual event was re-branded as Digital Nigeria to further expand the scope in line with the core objectives of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).
The three-day event will be focusing on Digital Transformation, Digital Inclusion, Emerging-technology, Data Protection and National Security. It will explore how policies, human capital, infrastructure, and new technologies could impact national development to foster a Digital Nigeria.
The event will offer an opportunity for experts and stakeholders to brainstorm on contemporary issues of relevance across the globe to address Nigerian challenges for sustainable socioeconomic development. Digital Nigeria is a veritable platform for ICT awareness creation, development of the appropriate framework, and setting goals for best practices.
The 2022 edition will include a one-day summit on blockchain technology amongst other activities like digital Nigeria day and masterclasses.
Discussions will focus on the following sub-themes like Digital Transformation, Data Protection, National Security, Emerging Technologies, Digital Inclusion, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.
The conference will also provide a platform for networking opportunities, co-creation and collaboration, sharing experiences, mentorship and knowledge circulation, stimulate conversation on emerging technology and incentives and export for tech startup
The event has provision for physical exhibition space for ICT service providers to exhibit their products and services at the venue. In addition, sponsors and other partners in the oil and gas, energy, and banking sectors will be encouraged to exhibit their products and services. About 25-30 exhibitors are expected to participate in the conference.
The speakers lineup include Ray Youssef, Founder and CEO Paxful; Bilal Al Rais, Dubai World Trade Centre; Musa Ali Baba, FSDH Merchant Bank; Franklin Peters, Executive Director, Boundless Nexus Limited; Michael Simeon, CEO, Vpd.money; Dr. Usman Gambo Abdullahi, Director, IT Infrastructure Solutions, NITDA; Dr Rislan A Kanya
DVC IT Research & Innovation, Baze University; Dr Ibrahim Dauda, President PVG Consult; Dr Amina Sambo Magaji, Director, Digital Skills and Capacity Development, NITDA; Dr. Yele Okeremi, Precise Financial Systems Ltd; AYODEJI REX ABITOGUN, Management Edge Limited; Dr Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB); Abdulganiyu Rufai, Co-founder of Telegro
Others are Lorien Gamaroff, CEO, Centbee; James L. Sisneros, Founder & CEO, The Possibility Company; Simit Naik, Director, Commercial & Strategy, nChain; Faith Titus Okafor Mbah, Founder/CEO, Sonergy Data Technologies; Saminu Salisu, Founder and CTO, Bilic.io; Chimezie Chuta, Founder, Blockchain Nigeria User Group; Jennifer Chizua, CEO Startprenuers; Dr Salisu Uba, Founder/Managing Partner, NatQuest Limited; Nwabishop Tony Emeka, Founder, Crypto Tvplus; and Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, Co-Founder, Domineum.