Monday, 10 October 2016

2016 African Heads of ICT Professionals Development Summit to Hold in November

Merit House, Plot 22, J.T. Aguiyi Ironsi, Maitama, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria will play host to the African Heads of ICT Professionals Development Summit 2016, tagged (AFRiHiT-Pro) on 17th of November, 2016. The Summit is powered by the Association of Telecommunications Professionals of Nigeria (ATPN).

Endorsed by Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU) and Supported by Federal Ministry of Communications   (FMoC), the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), and Sponsored by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Vodacom Business Nigeria Ltd, Overseas Telecoms and TelePAY Money Transfer, Etc.

In a press release signed by the National President, ATPN, Adede John O. Williams, the summit is a professional event which has the theme:  “ICT Proficiency & Corporate Management: A Panacea to Nation Building”. Will bring together a wide range of  top renowned African Heads of ICT Experts, Decision/Policy Makers, Government Functionaries, Practitioners, Stakeholders, Captains of Industry, Military & Paramilitary, Directors of ICT in Tertiary Institutions, CIO’s / CTO’s in Oil & Gas Companies, Financial and Non-Financial Institutions, and Student Representatives. The overall objective of the summit is to strengthen the synergy between African ICT Professionals and with  their counterparts in other developing countries in one place for professional  deliberation towards the advancement of professionalism in African ICT Industry.


The gathering is also to give honours and recognition to ICT Stakeholders, Veterans and Professionals who have made significant contributions to the ICT Industry and to raise public awareness of the importance of ICT professionals across African continent.

His Excellency, Engr. Babachir David Lawal, Fnse, Fncs, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, as a Distinguished Special Guest of Honour, will declare the Summit open, the Honourable Minister of Communications, Barr. Abdul-Rhaeem Adebayo Shittu, as a Keynote Speaker and a Special Guest of Honour, while Dr. Emmanuel Ekuewem, the Group Chairman/CEO of Teledom  Group , will Chair the occasion and Dr. Jimson Olufuye, the Chairman of the Africa ICT Alliance (ARICTA) as the Co-chairman of the Summit.

A well confirmed Speakers for this professional epoch making event will include, Engr. Olusola Teniola, the National President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) , Mr. Lanre Kolade, the Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria Ltd, Engr. Gabriel Afu Owan, the Director of ICT , State House ( Presidential Villa, Abuja), Professor Vincent Asor, the President/Chairman of Council, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria ( CPN ), Engr. Aliyu Abdul-Aziz Abubarka , the Director-General/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission and Dr. Isaisa Barretode Rosa, Executive Commissioner of ICT, ECOWAS Commission, etc.

ATPN is also using this medium to specially invites all Heads of ICT in both public and private establishments in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, as the summit is to deliberate more on the re-engineering of ICT management and industry professional synergy in Africa.

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