Mascot Information and Technology Solutions says it will hold the maiden edition of Nigeria ICT Fest in December as part of efforts to bridge the gap between Nigeria and her global counterpart in areas of ICTs.
Agbolade Omowole, Managing Director of Mascot Information and Technology Solutions says the need to place Nigeria and Africa as a whole to be at global centre stage when it come ICT informed the idea behind organizing Nigeria ICT Fest.
“We are in the midst of a technological revolution and Nigeria is fortunate to be included on the cutting-edge. Emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology and genetic engineering which can of help to Nigerians”, Omowole says in a statement.
The maiden edition of Nigeria ICT Fest will pull technology thought leaders including trans-humanists, futurists and bioethicists to Nigeria to discuss emerging technologies and how they can be used by Nigerian industries, organizations and institutions to aid her socio-economic development, according to organisers.
Nigeria ICT Fest is scheduled for December 4 and 5, 2015. The programme will focus on issues such as ICT and entertainment industry in Nigeria, ICT and the media, ICT and the economy, ICT as a tool for social change, ICT and enterprise development, and ICT and innovation, among others.
Speakers for the event include Ben Goertzel, Artificial General Intelligence expert based in Honkong; David Pearce, UK British Philosopher and Hank Pellissier, Executive Director, Brighter Brains Institute.
Others include Zoltan Istvan, US 2016 presidential candidate will speak on the topic “The future of politics: how technology can aid the socio economic development of Nigeria.”
Others include Rhonda Green, Harvard Alumnus, researcher on ageing; Michael Anissimov, thought leader in emerging technologies; Loredana Terec-Vlad, Romanian based expert on organization ethics and ethical auditing; Bryce Lynch, Information Security expert based in the USA and Micah Redding president, Christian trans-humanist association, USA.
According to Mascot Information and Technology Solutions, says “this is the first time we are bringing people from all continents of the world to Nigeria to speak on how ICT and human enhancement technologies can help in the social economic development of Nigeria.”