eNIGERIA 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION


(07/11/2014)

eNigeria summit is NITDA’s annual flagship of awareness campaign on the diffusion and deployment of Information Technology in Nigeria. It is a platform for professionals and decision makers both within and outside Nigeria to brainstorm on current development in the area of Information Technology and how we can leverage on them to achieve socio-economic development in Nigeria. It is usually used to develop the framework for IT development in Nigeria on an annual basis.

The maiden edition of e-Nigeria held in March 2003 focused on IT deployment in the Nigerian public service. The implementation of the communiqué has enhanced the unique knowledge age revolution currently being witnessed in the Nigerian Federal Civil Service. While the 2004 edition focused mainly on the implementation of the WSIS Process in the West African sub-region, the 2005 edition addressed the development and deployment of ITs in the Nigerian Rural Areas.
In 2007, the focused shifted to issues on software development and its application in the Nigerian economy. The outcome provided a platform for IT diffusion in rural areas especially in schools and local government headquarters.
The theme of the 2010 edition was “ICT4D: Implications for vision 20-20-20”. It was aimed at examining how Information Technology could be used to drive Federal Government’s Seven Point Agenda towards achieving vision 20-20-20
With the conviction of development/deployment of Information and Co mmunication Technologies (ICTs) as tool for sustainable economic growth, it has become imperative to channel IT initiatives towards realization of national goals and targets like vision 20-2020 and Millennium Development Goals amongst others
Through these editions, IT deployment has improved in the federal public service especially with IT cadre and departments in some MDAs. Frameworks have been developed for Capacity Building in core IT areas while some schools and local government areas have also benefited.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
THEME: CREATING MARKET OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIGENOUS ICT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
DATE: 18th-20th November 2014
VENUE: Transcorp Hilton Hotel
TIME: 9am Daily
Opening Ceremony: 8.30am – 11am
Chairman: Prof. Turner Isoun
Compere: 1. Kemabonta Inye and Uwa Suleiman

TIME ACTIVITIES
8:30am Registration of Participants
9:25am Delegates are seated
9:30am Members of the Diplomatic Community & Invited Guests are seated.
9:40am Members of the Federal Executive Council, Governors, Senators and House of Reps are seated.
9:55am Arrival of the Special Guest of Honor, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria & His Entourage
10:00am National Anthem
10:05am Introduction of Guests
10:10am Welcome Address by Dr. Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Communication Technology
10:20am Remarks by Dr. Tosin Ajayi, Chairman NITDA Governing Board
10:25am Keynote Address By Mr. Jelani Aliyu, Nigerian U.S based Auto Designer
10:50am Presentation of Nigerian National e-Government Framework
11:00am Opening Address by the Special Guest of Honor, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
11:20am Vote of Thanks by Mr. Peter Olu jack, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency
11:30am Mini Tour of Exhibition Booths/Group Photograph
11:40am Departure of Dignitaries
TEA BREAK 11.45am – 12.00pm

Demo / Discussants Session Coordinator : Bankole Oloruntoba (Enspire Incubator, Abuja)
PLENARY SESSION 1 12:00 – 2:00pm
Startup Demo 1
Startup Demo 2

SUB-THEME SHOWCASING INDIGENOUS ICT INNOVATIONS FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Chairman Mrs. Florence Seriki; President Information Association of Nigeria ITAN & MD/CEO OMATEK COMPUTERS;
12:10 – 12:45pm Role of Incubators and Startup Grooming Programs in Innovation Development by Mr. Tomi Davies, Managing Director, TVC Labs
12:45 – 1:15pm Impact of Indigenous ICT Innovations on National Development by Dr. Afolayan A. Obiniyi MNCS, Department of Computer Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
01:15 – 1:30pm From Inventions to Innovation: Breeding Technopreneurs for Transformation of Nigeria / by Dr (Mrs) Wunmi Hassan; President, High Tech Centre for Nigeria Women and Youth, Abuja.
01:30 - 2:00pm Discussions, Questions and Answers
Discussants: 1. Emeka Okoye, Programming Consultant, Technology Evangelist and Advisor
2. Wole Atolagbe Daniels
Demo Session Coordinator: Bankole Oloruntoba (Enspire Incubator, Abuja)

2:00 – 3:00pm LUNCH

PLENARY SESSION 2 - 3:00 – 5:00pm
Startup Demo 3
Start up Demo 4

SUB-THEME: VALUE ADDITION, WEALTH AND JOB CREATION FOR ICT SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS
Chairperson: Mrs. Sekinat Yusuf FCPN, President, Computer Professionals Association of Nigeria (CPN)
3:00 – 3:30pm Creating Incentives for Tech Startups in Nigeria and the Role of Government by Dr. Dan Omofoman, Founder, RFID Institute Nigeria
3:30 – 4:00pm Using Market Challenges to Create Valuable Solutions by Dr Jummai Ajijola, Executive Chair/CO, The Business People Limited
4:00 – 4:30pm Market Accessibility and Role of Government by Prof Murtala Sagagi; Director, Centre for African Entrepreneurship Research and Training, Bayero University, Kano
4:30 – 5:00pm Discussions, Questions and Answers
Discussants: 1. Mrs. Tokunbo Martins, Director Banking Supervision, Central Bank of Nigeria
2. Wande Adalemo, MD, Oxygen Wireless
3.

DAY 2
PLENARY SESSION 3 - 9am – 11:00am
Startup Demo 5
Start up Demo 6

SUB-THEME: STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF ‘MADE IN NIGERIA’ ICT PRODUCTS
Chairman: Prof. David Adewunmi FNCS, President, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)
09:10 – 9:40am Building Quality Nigerian Tech Product - The SimplePay Story.by Simeon Ononobi, Founder/MD, Simplepay4u
09:40 – 10:10am Opportunities in the Nigeria and African ICT Markets by Marek Zymylowski, Managing Director, JOVAGO
10:10 – 10:40am Collaboration Promotion and Utilisation of Indigenous ICT Products and Services for National Development by Prof. Zakari Mohammed, Department of Information Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna.
10:40 – 11:00am Discussions of papers, Questions and Answers
Discussants: 1. Dr Armstrong Takang, Alteq ICT Ltd
2. Dr Adam G. Saleh, Dept of Information Science, University of Maiduguri

PLENARY SESSION 4 - 11:15am – 1:15pm
Startup Demo 7
Start up Demo 8

SUB-THEME: BUILIDNG ICT ENTREPRENEURS AND HUMAN CAPITAL IN NIGERIA
Chairperson Mr. Pius Okigbo, President, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON)
11:25 – 11:55am Role of Government in Innovation Development by Dr. Umar Bindir; DG National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion NOTAP
11:55 – 12:25pm Techprenuership and Culture of Innovation by Amrote Abdella, Microsoft 4 Afrika
12:25 – 12:55pm Role of Incubators and Practical Mentoring by Mr. Victor Asemota, Founder, Afrinnova/MD Swift Networks
12:55 – 1:25pm Discussions, Questions and Answers
Discussants: 1. Ize Adava; Executive Dir: 3rd Sector Support Africa
2. Prof. S. B. Junaid Computer Centre, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
1:25 – 2:15pm LUNCH

PLENARY SESSION 5 - 2:15pm – 4:15pm
Startup Demo 9
Start up Demo 10

SUB-THEME: LEVERAGING INTERNATIONAL ICT EXHIBITIONS AND FOR A FOR SHOWING NIGERIAN CONTENT
Chairman Barr Ngozi Nwankwo (CGEIT) Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF)
2:25 – 2:55pm Value of Leveraging on Diaspora Network in Growth of Nigerian Content by Ngozi Bell, US Small Business Administration
2:55 – 3:25pm Developing Quality Nigerian Products for International Exhibition by Adekunle Ajiboye, AAjimatics Inc USA
3:25 – 3:55pm Evaluation of Sectorial Implementation of National Information Technology (IT) in Nigeria by Mrs Abduldayan Fatimah Jibril; Lecturer, Department of Information Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.
3:55 – 4:25pm Discussions, Questions and Answers
Discussants: 1. Jide Awe, MD JIDAW Systems
2. Tope Fashedemi Director, e-Government, Fed. Min. Of Comm Tech
3. Julia Momah; Chairperson, African Incubators Network

Day 3 PLENARY SESSION 6 10.30pm - 12.30pm

SUB-THEME IT INNOVATIONS FOR SECURITY & CRIME PREVENTION
CHAIRMAN Amb H. Wando Director of Communication, Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA)
10.30 - 11:00am AVM T. V Udoh (Rep. from Defense Intelligence Agency)
11.00 - 11.30am Rep. of Defense HQ
11:30 - 12:00pm Discussions Questions and Answers
Discussants: 1. NSA Rep
2. NIA Rep
3. SSS Rep
4. EFCC Rep
5. NPF Rep

CLOSING CEREMONY
Chairman Dr. Tunji Olaopa, Perm. Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications Technology
10:00 – 10:30 Guests and Delegates are seated
10:30 – 11:00 Introduction and Recap of the Different Sessions (Including High points)
11:00 – 12:30 Experience Sharing by Young Innovators/e-Solve Winners
12:30 – 2:40 Arrival of Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Honorable Minister, Federal Minister of Communication technology
12:50 - 1:00 National Anthem
1:00 – 1:15 Closing Address by Mr Peter Olu Jack, Director-General, NITDA
1:15 – 1:45 Reading of the Final Communique by Dr. Tunji Olaopa, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communication Technology
1: 45 - 2:00 Vote of thanks by Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Director, Ag. Head CSR, NITDA
2:00 – 2:15 Closing and Departure

GROUP PHOTOGRAPH WITH THE HONORABLE MINISTER, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
GALA NIGHT AT 7PM

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Objectives for 2014 NEW
by: Jude


Identify tech start-ups as well as ICT related research and innovation and showcase them at internationals like CeBIT, GITEX, CES amongst others
Groom young innovators in the ICT sector and expose them to investment opportunities while protecting their intellectual properties
Enforce policies targeted at improving the qualities of the indigenous ICT products and services for global competitiveness

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