LCCI Holds First ICTEL Expo on Connecting Businesses & Opportunities

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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized it's first ICTEL Expo which took place at the Eko Hotel and Suites from

Monday 25th May to Wednesday 27th May 2015. It was opened by the Hon Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson ably represented.

The first breakout session which was The Role of Information Communication Technology in Improving Communities and Standards of Living featured Dr Peter Jack, Director General Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency as main speaker ably represented, Ms Evangeline Wiles, CEO Kaymu Nigeria and Mr Tunde Coker, CEO Rack Centre Nigeria's Pioneer Data Centre.

After the first breakout session, then came the Pitch Theatre which featured innovations from innovative young minds. Some of the innovations on display were, a platform for traditional based saving, Talkin Bookz-an online Audio Book Sales Platform, Beat Traffik, an App to solve traffic problems, WaraCake, an online Cake marketplace and Intelligent Security Emergency Camera, Automobile Black Box, Voice Recognition Service Robot and Postal Distribution Assisting Robot all invented by Mubarak Ahmad, a graduate of Electronics and Computer from Federal University of Technology Owerri.

The second day which had Enhancing Business Transformation and Growth as its theme featured the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communications Commission Dr Eugene Juwah as main speaker who was ably represented, Mr Olufunbi Falayi, Cofounder of Passion Incubator, an technology incubator, Ms Funke Opeke, Founder and CEO of Main One Technologies and Mr Tim Akinbo of Timba Objects Technologies who all did justice to the topic.

The final day featured the Oracle of ICT in Nigeria and former President of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria; Dr Chris Uwaje, founder of Connect Technologies and Mobile Software Solutions who spoke on E-Governance. His Co-Speaker was Dr Anele Iroh, founder Centre for Technology Innovation, a software engineering training platform who spoke on what his institution does to contribute to the development of the local tech ecosystem.

It was entirely a show of what is to come in the world of information technology and how many existing structures in place will be disrupted just like what large organsations like NITEL experienced years ago.

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Nnamdi Odumody

He is an entrepreneur who is very passionate about the transformation of Nigeria & Africa through Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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