Conference aims to bridge local technology divide
from HENRY IFEANYI in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS – PREPARATIONS for the second edition of the Grassroot Technology Innovation Conference are gathering momentum with the list of speakers and companies to participate at the event confirmed.
The summit will be held at Ajegunle-Apapa in Lagos on October 4.
A total of 13 local and international speakers and tech companies will be participating at the conference, which is focused on bringing technology to the grassroots level.
Some of the speakers include Gbenga Sesan (Paradigm Initiative Nigeria), Alastair Curtis (Uber), Bayero Agabi (AIT Infotech Network), Riccardo Pasqualotto (2go), Tomi Davies (Lagos Angel Network), Shina Oyetosho (Microsoft), Emeka Afigbo (Google), Oyedokun Oyewole (Institute of Information Management), Ope Banwo (America Internet Business School), Marek Zmyslowski (Jovago) and celebrity Singer, Benita Okojie and others.
The theme of the conference, BrowseDotCom, a web marketing company is organising is, “Creating, Driving and Sustaining Business with Technology.”
“We are very pleased to be holding the second edition of our conference and are equally optimistic that it is going to be a great event. The purpose of this event is to create a more positive awareness of, promote and strengthen the technological, business and internet ecosystem in Nigeria one community at a time.
“We aim to achieve this of course with support from important stakeholders and corporate bodies,” said BrowseDotCom Conference Convener, Olatunde Farinde, at a press conference.
“Our goal at BrowseDotCom is not only to become hosts of the most significant business and technological events in the history of Africa but also to impact lives in the process and I am delighted to announce that based on the feedback we have received till date following our first annual conference, we are well on our way to achieving this goal.
“Having met the expectations of over 1 000 attendees from our previous conference, who were technology enthusiast, computer science students and business owners, we are very optimistic that the result of our 2014 conference will by far supersede that of 2012.”
Prior to the Conference day, Olatunde said BrowseDotCom would train at least 40 youths and expose them to various technologies in a three-week boot camp.
The session will be the flagship of their agenda for the ICT training hub and the aim is to train at least 100 youths every quarter of the year.
He added that the participants from this boot camp will be recognised on the conference day where they will also receive a certificate for successfully completing their training course.
– CAJ News
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