NiDICT a technology conference bringing together high skill ICT experts and entrepreneurs from Nigerians in Diaspora has been scheduled to hold next June in USA.
Attendees from Nigeria, Canada and the USA are expected at NiDICTin what organisers said is a part of the global events designed to commemorate Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration from 1914 – 2014.
The inaugural event with the theme ‘Harnessing Diaspora and Local Linkages for Economic Growth’ is expected to host more than 300 delegates in Detroit, United States and also drawing support of host city Detroit under the auspices of the Office of the Mayor of Detroit, Mike Duggan and enjoys the support of the Detroit Black Chamber of Commerce, according to organisers. The three day event is slated to hold June 25-27 at the Doubletree Suites, Hilton Hotel, in Detroit.
“The Conference is designed as part of Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration to boost developmental/ fraternal business relationships in the areas of ICT amongst Nigerians in Canada, USA and Nigeria. More than 20 million Nigerians are in Diaspora and this community boasts of some of the brightest brains in the world contributing to the growth of their host nations. As Nigeria faces another 100 years ahead being the largest economy on the continent, NiDICT is designed to help harness these diverse skill sets and build a strategic force in the area of ICT for the development of our country: Nigeria,” Akande Ojo, President of Pinnacle LLC and NiDICT Coordinator in the USA.
NiDICT is drawing high level participation from top decision makers in government and the private sector, entrepreneurs, professional associations, chambers of commerce, angel investors and fund drivers, and leading lights in ICT across the three countries to provide and share insight on business, technology and development.
Plenary themes and workshops within the conference include: Infrastructures – Mobile/Satellite Communications Telecommunications; Power/Energy; Regulations/Policies – Right Frameworks for Creating & Expanding Markets and Courting Investors; Human Capital Development –Frameworks for Developing and Harnessing Human Capital Development ; Knowledge/Skill Transfer ; IT Local Content – Building and Promoting Local Content: Viewpoints from Home and Abroad; Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights –Challenges and Right Approaches: Perspectives from the Public and Private Sectors; Technology and the New Nigeria: Harnessing Data for National Identity and National Planning and Security and the Use of Technology: ICT and Security in Nigeria.