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2017 NITEC: Industry Experts to Provide Insights on Big Data, Analytics for SMEs

Vivian Ikwuamaeze
 Speakers at NITEC 2016 held at Civic Centre, Lagos
Speakers at NITEC 2016 held at Civic Centre, Lagos

The date for second edition of the Nigerian International Technology Exhibition and Conference (NITEC) has been announced.

According to the Organisers, the NITEC 2017 will hold on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 hold at Sheraton Hotel Lagos from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Industry experts across different sectors of the economy such as the tech, marketing, media and manufacturing industries will have discussions around the future of big data, analytics and applications for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) development.

The conference will feature top industry decision makers as speakers, such as Dipo Faulkner, Country General Manager of IBM Nigeria; Pius Okigbo Jr., CEO, InfoSoft Nigeria; Afolabi Abiodun, CEO, SB Telecoms; Nkem Begho, CEO, Future Software; Charles Emembolu , CEO, Crestsage ; Kola Aina, Group CEO, Emerging Platforms; Olatorera Oniru CEO,; Uche Aniche, Founder, VenueHero; Adeoye Abodunrin, Executive Director, Xpos Technologies; Bolaji Finnih, CEO, TechPreneur Africa; Emeka Okafor, CEO,; Felix Rwang-Dung, CEO, The Hord Inc.; Bola Lawal, Co-Founder, ScholarX and Gbemi Akande, Co-Founder, DigitalCity Hub; Oluwatoba Obaniyi, CEO, Whogohost and Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. "CFA", Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels TV.

This year’s event is themed: 'The Future of Big Data, Analytics and Applications for SMEs Development'.

According to the organizers, the theme "stemmed from the crucial need to help SMEs to improve on their businesses by harnessing tech tools while creating a window for inventors to exhibit their products and ideas.

“SMEs are the engine of growth in many economies. Their importance lies in the capacity to generate employment and create wealth, and improved food security, all contributing to significant export earnings and Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“Hence, there is a need to increase awareness among the public, policy maker and industrialist on the pivotal role of science and technology plays in national development.

“As the government map out plans to restore and diversify the nation’s economy, there is no better time to have this conversation than now”, NITEC said in a statement.

NITEC is a conference that brings together various players in the Nigerian tech ecosystem to discuss issues and develop ways to improve the sector. Participants will also have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas. To participate in #NITEC2017 register on

The maiden event had in attendance eggheads from different sectors such as Adedoyin Adeola, Vice President, Network Operations, Airtel Nigeria, who represented the MD/CEO, Segun Ogunsanya; Okoh Ahie, Head of Online Media and Special Publications, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Yele Okeremi, CEO, Precise Financial Systems; Tunde Coker, CEO, Rack Centre; Juliet Ehimuan, Country Manager, Google Nigeria, amongst others.