IT Edge West Africa 4th Convergence Forum & West Africa Top 50 Technology Business Companies
IT Edge Intelligence Unit (ITE-IU) is proud to announce the 2010 Jubilee Edition of the West Africa Top 50 Technology Business Companies Recognition Ceremony to coincide with Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary. The 2010 Jubilee Edition of the West Africa Top 50 Technology Business has been incorporated as part of the IT Edge West Africa 4th Convergence Forum; the annual interactive Forum since 2006 that focuses on Convergence Trends in West Africa.
This year’s theme is ‘Driving Convergence through Connectivity Infrastructure.
The West Africa Top 50 Technology Business Companies Recognition Ceremony is the final outcome of the official release of the West Africa Technology Business Outlook (WATBO) 2009, an annual report survey of the (ITE-IU) assessing the performance of the West Africa technology business scene based on the strength and performance indices of the sector’s players within the ECOWAS space.
50 Technology Business Companies Recognition Ceremony holds from 9am on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Golden Gate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Every Top 50 Recipient across the ECOWAS sub-region gets a Special Plaque of the 2010 Jubilee Edition of the West Africa Top 50 Technology Business Companies Recognition Ceremony.
4th IT Edge West Africa Convergence Forum
The Annual IT Edge West Africa Convergence Forum, the fourth since 2007. This year’s event is scheduled to hold at the Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday, 5th of November 2010.
The One-Day Forum is organized by IT Edge Intelligence Unit (IT-IU); publishers of IT Edge News.Com.
This year’s event is structured to look at the enhanced Opportunities for the Convergence of Media, Regulation, Content and Digitalization under the framework of how to drive convergence through Connectivity Infrastructures.
Forum 2010 theme is: ‘Driving Convergence through Connectivity Infrastructure.
As Ericsson’s Rene Summer has rightly observed; convergence is a transformative process radically changing user behavior and business models particularly in the media and ICT sectors. Convergence is blurring historical market boundaries, and changing the composition and range of market offerings. These new business realities call for more effective and proactive responses within the business, regulatory and legislative environments.
Ericsson was Main Partner for the 3rd Convergence Forum in 2009. It held in Abuja.
4th Convergence Forum offers a window for stakeholders from the Broadcast and Telecoms; Banking and Insurance; Education and Entertainment; and the wider private and public sectors to articulate shared ideas on advancing the industry for the mutual benefits of all players in the field.
Convergence is radically improving the stakes for communication, collaboration, media distribution, delivery of news, sports and entertainment contents; and reconfiguring the business of book publishing, retail banking, e-commerce, advertising, e- and m-payments, dating and socializing like never before within the framework of the digital age. All these can only be possible when connectivity infrastructures are available.
The 4th Convergence Forum is the place to discuss and share ideas on all these.