This year’s Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards/lecture series is scheduled for May 28 and will be exploring the Impact of Blockchain Technology in a Digitalized Nigeria.
Now in its 13th year, the BoICT Distinguished Lecture Series is widely regarded as the most prestigious annual event available in the ICT industry in Nigeria.
This year the theme is “Impact of Blockchain Technology in a Digitalized Nigeria”. As Nigeria is moving toward a digital economy, Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt digital interaction in our economy and society. The technology’s rapid and dynamic technical development is driven by startups and incumbents alike, creating a myriad of applications across economic and societal domains.
Mr. Ken Nwogbo, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief, of Communication Week Media Limited, and the organisers of the lecture, said that the choice of the theme is based on the potential of the new technological paradigm that has not yet reached wider public debate for economic and societal growth.
“Distributed ledger technologies and blockchains stem from an ideological open-source movement and facilitate the exchange of assets via a complementary technical layer on top of the internet”.
According to Nwogbo, “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.”
He noted that the voting platform has already opened and business leaders and readers are implored to cast their votes via this link. https://boictawards.icreationsent.com
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, Digital Encode Limited; among others.