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Minister to deliver ITU Telecom World 2016 forum keynote in Lagos

Minister to deliver ITU Telecom World 2016 forum keynote in Lagos
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Barrister Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, will lead other keynote speakers when Nigeria’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the ITU Telecom World 2016 host a stakeholders forum in preparation of the yearly event.

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the forum which is slated for Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, is expected to enlighten and throw more light on the benefits that will spring from participation of local stakeholders at the annual UN event.

NATCOM must pay, Professor Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman at NCC, insists
Professor Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC

[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]NCC says the ITU Telecom World 2016 will provide participants the opportunity to network and showcase their innovations and tap new business models in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) terrain.[/quote]Other keynote speakers include the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta; Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure, his counterpart at Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), Ms Abimbola Alale; Acting Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji among others.

Ms Abimbola Alale, MD/CEO of NIGCOMSAT
Ms Abimbola Alale, MD/CEO of NIGCOMSAT

Organisers say that the forum is for Policy Makers, Regulators, Telecommunication Operators, Service Providers, Equipment Vendors, Banks and Financial Institutions, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Innovators, Software Developers, Original Equipment Vendors, Value Added Service providers among others.This year’s ITU Telecom event will hold in Bangkok, Thailand from November 14 – 17, 2016.

NCC says the ITU Telecom World 2016 will provide participants the opportunity to network and showcase their innovations and tap new business models in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) terrain.

Participants will explore importance of collaboration with the digital economy through best approaches, business models and technologies to forge flourishing inclusive ecosystem. Nigeria has adopted “Smart Communities: the key to a digital Nigeria” as theme, according to the Nigerian telecoms regulator.

The general theme for ITU Telecom World 2016 is “Collaboration in the digital economy”. This year’s theme will feature compelling formats ranging from top-level CEO/Ministerial round tables to frank, open dialogues between Governments and Small & Medium business leaders and interactive panel debates.

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