The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the regulator of Nigeria’s burgeoning telecommunications sector; Africa Data Centre, a trusted partner to local and global enterprises for rapid and secure data centre services and interconnections in Africa, Zoho, leading multinational technology and web-based business tools solutions provider and IHS, one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world are among organisations that have confirmed participation in Pan African Digital Initiatives Summit and Exhibition (PADISE) 2022.


The August event with the theme: “Leveraging Right Policies & Technologies in Taming Insecurity & Cyber-Threats” is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22, 2022 at the Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.


Don Pedro Aganbi, Managing partner at TechTV, organiser of the project, who revealed this while speaking to reporters in Lagos applauded firms that have indicated an interest in the summit and exhibition noting that the goal is to continue to engender conversations that will enable Nigeria to make the most of growing digital solutions in the country. 


He stated that PADISE 2022 which seeks to explore the potential and ways to tackle insecurity and terrorism whether digital or territorial using existing and emerging technologies, is excited to play host to the biggest names in Africa’s digital space.


Other firms that have confirmed, he mentioned are Alpha Technologies, a leading telecommunications services solutions provider helping businesses of any size to brand for maximum profit, communicate intelligently and stand out. 


According to Mr Aganbi other confirmed participants include itel, renowned mobile phone brand, Ethnos IT solutions, and leading IT security and Cyber security management company, Cedarview Communication Limited, among others. 


He explained that several state governments had shown interest in participating with Zamfara, Yobe, and Kano states in the frontline. The organisers are equally in talks with several other organisations looking to participate to showcase their solutions, share ideas and engage with others. He called on all security-conscious organisations to lend their voices to the need to collaborate to make the country safer both online and offline. He hinted that different branches of Nigeria’s security architecture will be amply represented with the Police, Military along with private security professionals set to grace the occasion. 


Mr Aganbi revealed 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 the 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.”


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.


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 5 pm.


The Titans of Tech Awards, popularly called Nigeria’s Tech Industry Grammy, is held In Nigeria and given extensive local and international media coverage.


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