Pantami, Kazaure, Alale, others to offer regulatory and public service insights on convergence at WACC 2017

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By Oluwatobi Opusunju

The 9th edition of the West Africa Convergence Conference (WACC 2017) is boasting of a stakeholders’ gathering to provide an insightful peep into the new deals of convergence – the opportunities and challenges across industry verticals and how Nigeria could leverage on all these.

WACC is holding on the 29th of November at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, with the theme: “Convergence & the New Deals: – Entrepreneurship & Employability”. WACC begins at 8 AM. Registration is at

Already billed to lead the conversation on Infrastructural Challenges, Disruptors and Regulations is the Director-General/CEO of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) who is speaking on “Disruptive Technologies and Limits/Challenges of Regulations.’

Also, the Managing Director/CEO, NigComSat Ms. Abimbola Alale will share insights on the dividends of “Leveraging on NIGCOMSAT 1R to drive New & Emerging Services” while the  MD/CEO, Galaxy Backbone Ltd., Mallam Yusuf Kazaure will hold a talk on “Convergence, Connect Infrastructures and the Public Service”.

The President of the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr. Olusola Teniola, from operators’ perspective will take a critical look on “Convergence and the Infrastructure Challenges” alongside the CEO of  Medallion Limited, Mr. Ike Nnamani.

Other sessions for the Conference include ‘Convergence and the Future of Work’, sponsored by Medallion Limited, ICS Limited, and PFS Limited; ‘Convergence and the Automobile Industry’, sponsored by National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC); ‘The InventSpace’ which is focusing on Technology Convergence and the Startup Ecosystem and being sponsored by the NITDA, NIGCOMSAT and Galaxy Backbone and ‘Convergence, Governance and Citizens Engagement,’ sponsored by Qitech Technologies Limited and Smart Web.

As part of activities lined up for the Conference, WACC 2017 will also feature the Convergence Tech Leadership Recognition awards, targeting the recognition of industry leaders helping to promote awareness, industry, and policy in the converged space.

WACC is promoted by Knowhow media International as an all-stakeholders forum on convergence trends in West Africa. WACC official tweet-point is #WACC2017.

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