One of Nigeria’s top ICT Broadcast Journalists, Dr. Don Pedro Aganbi is set to celebrate twenty years of reporting the IT & Telecoms industry in Nigeria and championing the course of ICT advocacy in the country.
Tagged “Celebrating 20 Years of positive impact in Tech Broadcasting and Advocacy”, the event which is set to hold in June 2020 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos will host leading stakeholders in the IT and telecoms industry in Nigeria.
Dr. Aganbi who made this announcement at an interactive session with the media described his contribution towards the growth of the IT and telecoms industry of the country as one of the best parts of his life, saying that it has been twenty years of passion, consistency and resilience.
He disclosed that a number of activities have been lined up to mark what promises to be a true celebration of innovation in tech broadcast journalism.
Dr. Aganbi, a United Nations Award winner and a recipient of the Global IT Champion Award stated that the event will be a three-day of activities. “My 20th-anniversary celebration is going to be a part of the annual Titans of Tech conference,” he stated.
According to him, the event would feature a definitive documentary on the impact of IT and Telecoms on the Nigerian economy over the last decade, the Nigeria ICT Youth Summit & Digital Ideas contest and the premiere of the first-ever documentary movie on cybercrime.
He explained that the three-day activities will be rounded off with the induction of tech pioneers, innovators, men and women who are at the forefront of ICT adoption and usage in Nigeria into the Titans of Technology Hall of Fame Awards.
On the choice of the theme of the celebration ‘Harnessing the Potentials of AI, loT and Big Data in a Digital Economy’, he said that the theme highlights the crucial role of AI, loT and big data in today’s digital economy.
“In a world that is increasingly characterized by enhanced connectivity and where artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (loT) and big data is as pervasive as it is valuable, Nigeria has a unique opportunity to leverage new digital technologies to drive large-scale transformation,” he noted.
Speaking further, Dr. Aganbi said that The Titans of Tech event will provide a platform for the government to present its plans/policies stressing that the private sector will also provide insights into opportunities, available solutions and options in deploying infrastructure to support the emerging digital economy.
He said that the event is a great opportunity for networking and forging strategic partnerships amongst key stakeholders in the sector.