The organizer of the annual Beacon of Information and Communications Technology (BoICT) awards/lecture series has fixed July 24th for this year’s edition, even as it says the event will explore 5G as a new frontier for superior service delivery in the telecommunications space.
In a statement in Lagos, the organizer said the theme of this year’s edition will lean heavily on the buzz around 5G- which if harnessed to its fullest potential, will feed the accelerated rise of the Internet of Things, enabling a smarter and more connected world.
The statement signed by Mr. Ken Nwogbo, Chief Executive Officer/ Editor-In-Chief, Communication Week Media Limited, and the organisers of the lecture, said that the choice of the theme is based on the need to address the conspiracy theory against the technology as well as explore enormous benefits of the 5G in delivery quality telecommunications services.
“The lecture is followed by the awards ceremony which rewards best practices and recognize outstanding contributions to the growth of the ICT sector. The awards are free and awardees are chosen by readers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek through a transparent voting process,” it said.
He noted that the voting platform has already opened and business leaders and readers are implored to cast their votes via this link. http://webthinkers.net/poll/polls.html
The Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards series, is widely regarded as the most prestigious annual event available in the ICT industry in Nigeria.
It is designed to explore efforts to put Nigeria on the global Information and Communications Technologies map.
The lecture series however is reserved for distinguished achievers in the ICT sector.
Past Keynote lecturers include: Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, then EVC, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC); Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa, former Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC); Dr. Jean Luc Fort, CEO at OR System France and a specialist in Counterparty Risk; and Professor Chris Nwagboso, Chairman, Knowledge Factory International, United Kingdom.
Others are: Uche Orji, managing director/chief executive officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA); Biodun Omoniyi, Managing Director/CEO, VDT Communications; Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre Limited; Peter Adedayo Arogundade, managing director and chief executive officer, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited; and John Obaro, CEO and founder of Systemspecs; Dr. Isa Pantanmi, former DG, NITDA; Dr. Obadare Peter Adewale, co-founder and COO, f Digital Encode Limited; among others.