The just concluded West African Convergence Conference, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos. Was a huge success with participant from every inch of the country and international.
WACC 2017 is the 9th edition of the West Africa’s only forum on technology convergence and the impact on industries, people and environment. WACC since inception has enjoyed a very rich participation from industry stakeholders and policy makers.This year’s edition saw participation from top leaders and decision makers across industry to talk about the convergence of industries within the broad spectrum of technology and its application across sectors.
The theme for WACC 2017 was “Convergence and the New Deals: Entrepreneurship and Employability” with the Chairman, House Committee on ICT at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Mohammed Ogoshi Onawo billed to keynote the major theme of the conference.
Speakers at WACC 2017, Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), Director General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Aliyu Jelani, the Managing Director/CEO, NigComSat Ms. Abimbola Alale, MD/CEO, Galaxy Backbone Ltd., Mallam Yusuf Kazaure, the President of the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr. Olusola Teniola, Country General Manager for IBM Nigeria, Mr. Dipo Faulkner, and the CEO of Medallion Limited, Mr. Ike Nnamani.
Others are Prof Samuel Zalanga of Bethel University, Minnesota, Dr Zubairu Dagona of the University of Jos, MD/CEO of PFS Limited, Mr. Yele Okeremi, Managing Director of Interconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria, Mr. Oladele Ayanbadejo, Managing Director of ICS Limited, Mr. Peter Akindeju, System Manager at Cisco, Mr. Kaecy Udumukwu and Mr Olusoji Oyawoye of Resource Intermediaries Limited.