Tuesday, 8 November 2016

DR. ERNEST NDUKWE TO CHAIR TECHDEV 2016 SUMMIT IN ENUGU

Engr. Dr. Ernest Ndukwe
Enugu is to host the maiden edition of TechDev Summit, the epic gathering of all principal stakeholders to brainstorm and seek solutions that would benefit Nigeria.The mega summit with the theme: ICT: Innovate, Transform, Connect will hold from December 6 to 7 at the prestigious Golden Royal Event Centre, Independence Layout, Enugu.

Organised by Communication Week Media Limited, publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek and Techsmart Trend, the summit would be a gathering of experts, academia, intellectuals and major stakeholders in the ICT, finance as well as government; in strategic and high-level sessions, to address issues, generate new ideas and approaches as well as chart a road map for Nigeria’s ICT space.

Ken Nwogbo, CEO, Communication Week Media, said that the event would provide unique platforms for over 1,000 leading ICT professionals and managers to mobilise smart implementation strategies aimed at improving operations at the citizenry and enterprise levels.

The choice of Enugu is strategic and stems from the fact that the city plays hosts to one the nation’s ivy league institutions- the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Enugu campuses and the world famous Institute of Management and Technology (IMT). Along with a number of other higher institutions in the state, the city underlines the importance of academia and resources around there to technology development as has been proved by the Silicon Valley model.

Ultimately, the Technology Development summit will deepen conservation and offer practical insights for our national technology development. The event will also be keen on giving young innovators platforms aimed at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.
There will also co-located events at the forum including mentorship forum; and tech demo day.


The summit will be chaired by Engr. Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, former Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) while other speakers such as Leo-Stan Ekeh, Chairman, Zinox Group; Tunde Coker, CEO, Rack Centre; amongst others that have been lined up to make the summit truly impactful and revolutionary.