Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA, Mr. Peter Jack and the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan Baba, are part of the plenary sessions anchoring the themes of GITEX 2015 holding this October at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Also tipped to speak for the country is Mr. Olasupo Oyedepo, Country Director of the ICT4SOML Project.
‘The Internet of Everything’ is the main theme for GITEX 2015. Sub-themes as they tie into the Conferences & Summits and Innovation Workshops are Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, and Security.
GITEX (“Gulf Information Technology Exhibition”) is the 3rd largest technology event on the planet. GITEX’s 35th edition is holding this year with over 145,000 technology professionals, governments, investors and other trade visitors expected at the five day event. The 34th edition last year with Nigeria as Official Country Partner had over 143,000 visitors from 150 countries. Gitex is strategically positioned as the gateway to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s ICT Industry.
This year, Nigeria is promoting some of her ICT startups in addition to already established companies shopping for offshore deals and partners. The Nigerian Country Pavilion with 20 exhibitors in all has the Nigerian Communications Commission and the NIPC as key government players. The NIPC is leveraging on the event to showcase the country’s overall investment potential.
The GITEX Leaders Summit is a high level leadership conference focusing on Smart Cities and IoT bringing the government and private sectors together. The NITDA will be showcasing one of Nigeria’s smart city project in partnership with Chams Plc. The country’s other speakers are expected to feature in the plenary on the impact of IoT or M2M across multiple industries in GITEX TechVertical conferences that cover retail, oil & gas, banking, healthcare, education.
“Nigeria is using the GITEX platform to promote Nigeria, Nigerian related ICT businesses, where new commercial partnerships can be explored, including those with: telecom operators, mobile app developers, and mobile enabled transaction service providers from Nigeria,” said Jack in Abuja.
Part of the activities built around Nigeria’s presence at GITEX 2015 is the Nigeria Pavilion Investment Forum. With the Nigeria Country Pavilion strategically occupying the entrance foyer of the Expo, the Nigerian investment brand is placed directly in front of 1,500+ media, 3,000+ trade delegates, 3,500+ companies, 20,000 + C Levels and decision makers, and 145,000+ attending trade visitors.