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08:00 09:00 (60 mins)

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Registration and exhibition opens

09:00 09:10 (10 mins)

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KNect365 Welcome

09:10 09:30 (20 mins)

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Chair’s Introduction: Nigeria’s digital landscape: challenges and opportunities for telco and ICT players

  • Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis

09:30 09:50 (20 mins)

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Operator keynote: Targeting growth in difficult economic conditions

  • Identifying the profitable Niches
  • Cost effective network build out via collaboration
  • A long term 4G data vision: satisfying the digital consumer in Nigeria
  • Godfrey Efeurhobo - CEO, Smile Telecoms

09:50 10:10 (20 mins)

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Regulatory keynote: The regulator perspective on boosting digital inclusion

  • Moving from enforcement to enablement for ICT stakeholders
  • Creating a level playing field with Regulatory levers
  • Stimulating economic growth with ICT policies: key concerns and responsibilities

10:10 11:10 (60 mins)

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Coffee and Exhibition Visit and Speed Networking

11:10 11:50 (40 mins)

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Panel Discussion: What can policymakers and regulators do to create an enabling environment for ICT players?

In this panel our experts will explore how regulators can assist Telcos and ISP’s to create a conducive investment friendly playing field for Telcos and OTT with respect to Spectrum sharing, Interconnection regime, encourage the build out of fibre optic backbones, stabilising the power grid and investment incentives. Our experts will analyse GDP growth and job opportunities opportunities facilitated by Digital services.

  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis
  • Godfrey Efeurhobo - CEO, Smile Telecoms
  • Hassan El Chami - CTO, MTN Nigeria
  • Fola Odufuwa - Managing Director, New Frontier Capital Advisers

11:50 12:10 (20 mins)

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Presentation: Cost-Effective 4G Coverage to Deliver Low Cost Data

  • Understanding the cost elements of LTE infrastructure
  • Spectrum requirements and carrier aggregation
  • Strategies to minimise time during network rollout

12:10 12:30 (20 mins)

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Investment briefing for telcos and ICT players

  • Balancing CAPEX and OPEX for data networks
  • Identifying the profit enhancers in data business
  • Investment strategies for rural broadband deployment

12:30 14:00 (90 mins)

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Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

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Presentation: The Role of TowerCos in the ICT Value Chain

  • The economic rationale of network sharing
  • Weaning off diesel: hybrid power sources
  • Overcoming the challenges in providing national coverage
  • Olufemi Arosanyin - COO, IHS Towers Nigeria

14:20 15:00 (40 mins)

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Panel Discussion: Overcoming the on Grid Challenge

In this panel our experts will explore ideas on how to overcome the Diesel challenge, propose new ideas on green energy solutions, the role of Government to facilitate the growth of Independent power producers. The industry as a whole must work harder and more closely than ever with governments and policy leaders globally to overcome key inhibitors to industry and societal value.

  • Moderator Somze Agama - Founder and Managing Consultant, iDeensker
  • Valentin Amadi - Head, Technical Customer Support Services, Etisalat Nigeria
  • Olufemi Arosanyin - COO, IHS Towers Nigeria
  • Natalie Bryden - ICT Advisory, Africa Analysis
  • Saheed Asimiyu, Nokia

15:00 16:00 (60 mins)

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Coffee and Exhibition Visit

16:20 17:00 (40 mins)

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Delivering digital services in Nigeria

  • Formulating Telco digital portfolios and go2market strategies 
  • The role of Fermium / OTT content to reduce churn 
  • Data monetisation: a review of savvy pricing
  • Bola Afuye - Head, Digital Services, Etisalat Nigeria

16:20 17:00 (40 mins)

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How Content Co-Creation Stimulates the Developer Economy

By partnering with new entrants, telecoms will be able to retain control of key customer relationships, drive wider access and enable large societal benefits from connecting the unconnected. In this Panel the experts will debate how to stimulate the creation of local content and what Industry stakeholders can do to accelerate the provision of relevant and contextualized services to customers to improve customer retention and create jobs for local start-ups.

  • Moderator Dobek Pater - Telecoms Analyst, Africa Analysis
  • Bola Afuye - Head, Digital Services, Etisalat Nigeria
  • Surajadeen Aderogba - VAS Planning Manager, MTN Nigeria
  • Nurudeen Fashola - Product Development Manager, Etisalat Nigeria
  • Adedamola Ibironke - Solution Development Manager, MTN Nigeria

17:00 17:00 (0 mins)

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Close of Nigeria Com day one

17:10 18:10 (60 mins)

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Networking Reception