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Key Sessions

Yakubu Gontor

Opening address: Smart Communities: the key to Digital Nigeria

Nigerian Communications Commission

Austine Nwalunle

Telecoms leaders' roundtable: Winning global investment with Nigeria's broadband potential

NCC

Oyetola Oduyemi

Understanding the value-chain of connectivity for improving healthier lives and societies in Nigeria

Etisalat Nigeria

Ismaila Otolorin

Presentation: Towards universal access and business models for the last mile

Airtel Nigeria

08:00 09:00 (60 mins)

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Registration and exhibition visit

09:00 09:20 (20 mins)

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Opening address: Smart Communities: the key to Digital Nigeria

Address from NCC about Nigeira's Local Organising Committee for ITU World

  • Yakubu Gontor - Assistant Director in the Finance Department, Nigerian Communications Commission

09:20 10:20 (60 mins)

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Telecoms leaders' roundtable: Winning global investment with Nigeria's broadband potential

  • Critical discussion on the strategy of NCC and Ministry of ICT working with the network operator community to spur MBB and FBB penetration
  • Is spectrum the priority as the enabler for Nigeria’s digital transformation?
  • How will government and industry drive new international investment?
  • Industry views and update on the proposed Communication Service Tax (CST) Bill
  • Austine Nwalunle - Director of Spectrum Management, NCC
  • Adedoyin Adeola - Vice President, Network Operations, Airtel Nigeria
  • Ifeanyi Amah - Group Executive Director , IPNX Nigeria
  • Clint Brown - Sales Director, West Africa, Avanti
  • Moderator Olawale Rotimi - Journalist & Special Assistant for Media and Communications, House Committee on Justice, National Assembly of Nigeria

10:20 11:20 (60 mins)

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Morning executive networking and exhibition visit

11:20 12:20 (60 mins)

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Understanding the value-chain of connectivity for improving healthier lives and societies in Nigeria

  • Qualcomm Wireless Reach in Nigeria
  • Connecting smart governance and policy with private sector enablers to deliver M-health services
  • Oyetola Oduyemi - Manager, Corporate & Social Responsibility, Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria
  • Okey Okuzu - Primary implementing partner for Qualcomm Wireless Reach in Nigeria, InStrat Global Health Solutions
  • Bienvenu Agbokponto - Gov't Affairs Director, West & Central Africa, Qualcomm
  • Deborah Theobald - Primary grantee of Qualcomm Wireless Reach in Nigeria, Vecna Technologies / Vecna Cares
  • Olugbenga Osunmakinwa - Development Board, Ondo State Primary HealthCare
  • Steve Uduh - Head, MHealth Unit, National Primary Health Care Development Agency
  • Dayo Adeyanju - Honorable Commissioner for Health, Ondo State Ministry of Health
  • MJ Abdullahi - Director, Planning Research and Statistics, National Primary Health Care Development Agency

12:20 12:50 (30 mins)

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Presentation: Towards universal access and business models for the last mile

How can MNOs, connectivity service providers and innovative power providers making rural network coverage profitable?

• What are the viable business models to deliver data service to untapped rural areas?

• Is satellite and smarter wireless networks the key to getting universal access across Nigeria?

• With a robust value chain of connectivity service providers working together what are the service and advantages that will enrich the end user in Nigeria? m-health to m-agri and mobile money services?

  • Ismaila Otolorin - Head of Network Performance, Airtel Nigeria

12:50 14:30 (100 mins)

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Networking Lunch Break

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

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Digital Divide: Bridging the Gap via Satellite

  • What really Are the Challenges?
  • How can Satellite Help?
  • Why SES
  • Joy Emenike - Sales Manager West Africa, SES

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

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Being Broadband: This is How We Do It

  • Kamar Abass - Managing Director, Natcom

15:00 16:00 (60 mins)

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Panel discussion: How to create a culture for digital innovation and a more inclusive business environment for tech SMEs in Nigeria

  • Key milestones and remaining hurdles in creating ICT centres of excellence to spur Nigeria’s knowledge economy
  • Pioneering M2M Connectivity and Local Software development
  • Could Nigeria host Africa’s first Smart City?
  • Paul Adepoju - Executive Editor, Tech Journalist
  • Opeyemi Okunoren - MD, Silicon Harbour Investment
  • Olatorera Oniru - Founder & CEO, Dressmeoutlet.com
  • Moderator Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr - Co-Producer/Presenter/Columnist, The Punch/Tech Trends
  • Wole Odetayo - Executive Director, Wennovation Hub Initiative

16:00 19:00 (180 mins)

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Naija-Com party & entrepreneur of the year award

Building from a successful launch in 2015 with our incubator partners, here attendees can engage with Nigeria’s business ready innovators, celebrate the tech start-up of the year award and network with the leaders of digital communications in Nigeria

19:00 19:00 (0 mins)

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End of day one