The Pan African Digital Initiatives Summit and Exhibition (PADISE), tagged as the most important technology innovation event in 2022, is set to hold Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22, 2022 at the Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. This August event seeks to explore the potential and ways to tackle insecurity and terrorism both digital and territorial using existing and emerging technologies. It has the theme: “Leveraging Right Policies & Technologies in Taming Insecurity & Cyber-Threats”
Don Pedro Aganbi, Project Coordinator, of the initiative speaking to newsmen in Lagos weekend explained that the PADISE was established as a platform where the most influential players in the African information communications technology (ICT) markets can come together to exchange ideas and positively influence and promote ICT agenda for optimal good.
According to him, “The theme provides an opportunity to explore how emerging technologies, such as 5G, AI, IoT and Blockchain, can help the country push back its current security challenges including cyber-threats and cyber terrorism. It will equally focus on digital protection for Cloud Hosting, Critical Infrastructure protection, and enabling digital and financial inclusion in the quest to build a more inclusive and sustainable society.”
Aganbi reiterated that over the years security experts have hammered on the potential of technology to curb and possibly eliminate terrorism threats both cyber and physical. This conference provides a platform to bring the issues and working solutions to the fore. It would bring together key stakeholders in the technology and security sectors to help broaden engagement.
PADISE will equally provide a platform for organisations to showcase emerging innovative products and solutions; actively engage the government and other relevant agencies in the widespread deployment of digital technologies innovations across the continent, and expose the abundant Investment Opportunities in the tech sector to attract more investors in the sector and create opportunities for establishing strategic alliances and partnerships amongst local and foreign investors to expand ICT networks in Nigeria and Africa and bring together ICT stakeholders to x-ray and chart a new course for the future of Africa’s digital economy.
Sub-themes to be covered include: Cyber Security – Protection, Privacy, and Identity; Embracing 5G for a Connected Everything Digital Africa; Traits of a Robust Cyber defense; 5G Innovation in Smart Cities and Bridging the Rural Divide; Enabling a Secure digital Nigeria; The Impact of digitisation on Society, Business, Economy, and the Workforce of the Future; Innovation Readiness – Talent, Inclusivity, Accessibility
Current Trends and Best Strategies for Data Breach Response and Litigation
Consumer protection, FinTech/Financial inclusion among others.
The seminal conference will run simultaneously with the exhibition.
The two-day Pan African Digital Initiative Summit & Expo (PADISE), will close with the 18th annual Titans of Tech Awards and Heroes Night on Friday, July 22, 2022, from 5pm. The Titans of Tech Awards, popularly called Nigeria’s Tech Industry Grammy, is held In Nigeria and given extensive local and international media coverage.