The board and management of Communication Week Media Limited, a certified global ICT company with over two million online subscribers and publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, has opened its portal to the general public to vote for nominees of their choice for this year’s Africa’s Beacon of ICT Merit and Leadership Awards.

Formerly the Beacon of Information and Communication Technology awards is widely regarded as the most prestigious annual event available in the ICT industry in Nigeria,

The awards ceremony reward best practices and recognize outstanding contributions to the growth of the sector, according to Mr. ken Nwogbo, chief executive officer and editor in-chief, CommunicationsWeek Media Limited, and the organisers of the lecture.

Business leaders and readers are implored to cast their votes via

Mr. ken Nwogbo, added that this year’s lecture would be delivered by Dr Krishnan Ranganath, Regional Director, Africa Data Centres FZE Nigeria with the theme: “Digital Transformation and Cloud Services as New Order.

“The awards are free and awardees are chosen by ICT stakeholders and readers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek through a transparent voting process,” Mr. Nwogbo said.

Now in its fourteenth year, the award is the highlight of the event which starts with the distinguished lecture series.

The lecture and award are slated for Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Oriental Hotels, Lekki, Lagos.

The Africa’s Beacon of ICT Merit and Leadership Distinguished Lecture 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 lecturers included Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, then executive vice chairman, 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); Biodu 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; Dr. Adewale Obadare, chief visionary officer, Digital Encode and John Obaro, CEO and founder of Systemspecs; Prof. Isa Pantanmi, minister of Communications and Digital Economy; among others.


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