Six nominees make Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 List

Six nominees make Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 List

Six nominees make Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 List

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Six nominees have been named for the Technology Times Person of the Year 2016, which honours the person that has made the most enduring contribution to the information and communication technology industry (ICT) in Nigeria.

The maiden edition of Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 seeks to honour the person that has made the most impactful, meaningful and enduring contribution to ICT in Nigeria, and the final honouree will be decided through complementary decision of Technology Times Editors (40%) and online voting (60%) by the Internet community on the official website of the company, www.technologytimes.ng.

Candidates for Technology Times Person of The Year 2016, “will be chosen and judged based on profound, meaningful and impactful contributions to the Nigerian ICT markets, technologies, business practices, CSR, services innovations or any combination of these values.”

The online voting to allow the Internet community choose the final honouree for the Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 opens Tuesday November 28, 2016 and closes by 23.59pm (Nigerian time) on Saturday December 31, 2016.

Announcing the nominations in Lagos today, Mr Shina Badaru, Founder/CEO, Technology Times Media Limited, publishers of the Technology Times titles and organisers of Technology Times Person of The Year 2016, says that the nominees have been selected through a diligent process for their distinctive contributions to ICT in Nigeria.

“Technology has fundamentally changed the way we live, work and play. We are pleased to announce that our nominees are men and women that have through their talent, treasure or time or a combination of these investments helped to make our world a better place”, according to Badaru.

According to him, the Technology Times Editors approved the nominations of six distinguished Nigerians for Technology Times Person of the Year 2016 including Dr Mike Adenuga, Chairman Globacom Limited; Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Chief Executive/Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman Zinox Technologies; Dr Omobola Johnson, Pioneer Minister of Communication Technology for Nigeria; Ms Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer, MainOne and Mr Jim Ovia, Pioneer Chairman, Visafone Communications Limited.


Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Dr Mike Adenuga, Chairman Globacom Limited

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Dr Mike Adenuga, Chairman Globacom Limited
Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Dr Mike Adenuga, Chairman Globacom Limited

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Chief Executive/Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Chief Executive/Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Chief Executive/Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman Zinox Technologies

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman Zinox Technologies
Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman Zinox Technologies

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Dr Omobola Johnson, Pioneer Minister of Communication Technology for Nigeria

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Dr Omobola Johnson, Pioneer Minister of Communication Technology for Nigeria
Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Dr Omobola Johnson, Pioneer Minister of Communication Technology for Nigeria


 

 

 

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Ms Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Ms Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne
Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Ms Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Mr Jim Ovia, Pioneer Chairman, Visafone Communications Limited

Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Mr Jim Ovia, Pioneer Chairman, Visafone Communications Limited
Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Nominee: Mr Jim Ovia, Pioneer Chairman, Visafone Communications Limited

Commenting on the next phase of the process, Badaru says that “we are also pleased to foster an inclusive and transparent process to select the final honouree as millions of Technology Times readers across Nigeria, Africa and beyond will now vote to decide who they believe has made the most enduring contributions to ICT growth in Nigeria, following the opening of voting on the official online hub, www.technologytimes.ng.”

According to him, “for the first time since the establishment of Technology Times in 2004, our Editors and readers shall select one industry leader in the Nigeria ICT industry to be honoured with our most prestigious award:Technology Times Person of The Year 2016.”

Candidates for Technology Times Person of The Year 2016, “will be chosen and judged based on profound, meaningful and impactful contributions to the Nigerian ICT markets, technologies, business practices, CSR, services innovations or any combination of these values.”

The February 2017 issue of Technology Times iSpace Magazine will feature the honouree on its cover and announce the Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 as the most outstanding ICT industry executive of the year in Nigeria.

This shall be followed by a special celebration and ceremony at Technology Times Outlook 2017 Dinner slated for Friday, February 10 at Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

About Technology Times

Founded in 2004, Technology Times has a rich tradition as the trusted provider of news, information and business platforms in the Nigerian technology sector for millions across Nigeria, Africa and beyond.

The Technology Times Hub, www.technologytimes.ng, continues to lead the charge in showcasing the growing contributions of the dynamic and innovative technology sector in Nigeria to the global information and communication technology (ICT) industry.

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