Ace tech broadcaster and Executive producer, TechTV Network has said that the novel Coronavirus has brought to the fore the growing significance of the power of connection that information communications technology (ICT) enables.

He made this statement in his welcome speech at the Titans of Tech Virtual Conference and Nigeria @60: ICT Hall of Fame Awards organised by TechTV Network in conjunction with TechEconomy in Lagos.

According to him, “You would agree with me that we are living in peculiar times. To “stay safe” has taken on a new meaning and significance this season. The coronavirus pandemic has brought to the fore the growing significance of the power of connection that information communications technology (ICT) enables,” he noted.

Speaking further, he said that It is the right time to recognise and celebrate everyone doing something to improve the quality of life in the nation through the development, deployment and advancement of ICTs.

He posited that Rita of Tech 2020 is a double celebration – Titans of Tech Virtual Conference & Nigeria @60 ICT Hall of Fame Awards.

Titans of Tech is a flagship industry event that annually celebrates excellence in the Nigerian ICT space. It is unique for a lot of reasons, the most important is the sheer breadth of sectors, industries, businesses and individuals covered every year. Every year, core ICT firms, entertainment, business, academia and fintech are nominated, recognised and celebrated. I extend my heartfelt congratulations all our nominees for the 2020 awards. In my book, you are ALL winners. You are doing something, so you are exceptional. You are not sitting on the fence. You are contributing your quota to nation-building.

He further said that all those inducted into the Nigeria 60: ICT Hall of Fame Awards are helping to drive Nigeria’s future with innovative thought leadership and through the products, applications and business solutions you consistently bring to life.

“It is beyond dispute that the work that you all do is essential to enhancing our quality of life as a nation and individual members of the Nigerian nation. Everyone talks about Nigeria and its potential. They have done so for years. But at Titans of Tech, we realise and recognise that it is people who make a difference. You are the difference makers. The veteran TV broadcaster and presenter opined.

He concluded by saying that ICT will continue to be the driver of the growth of the digital economy….

“You are the hope of this great nation. You secure our place in the digital society.” He concluded.


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