Technology experts are set to beam their searchlights on the impact of the national identity card management to national security and economy at the Technology Times Outlook 2017 business summit holding February 23-24, 2017 in Lagos with the theme: National Identity Management: Unlocking possibilities for knowledge-driven Nigeria.
Engineer Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, director general /CEO, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the nation’s ID management agency, will deliver the annual technology thought leadership keynote on the summit theme alongside a panel cutting across banking, market intelligence, telecommunications, law enforcement, among other sectors of the economy.
At this year’s summit, leaders in business and government, innovators, visionaries and frontier thinkers will come together to share perspectives and insights on the National ID programme of Nigeria and other key technology initiatives and trends that will either shape, define or disrupt Nigerian economy in the new year and beyond.
In alliance with partners, the summit will let attendees benefit from insightful technology thought leaderships on innovation, productivity and business competitiveness in a changing economic landscape and enhance their performance goals.
Mr. Shina Badaru, founder of Technology Times Media Limited and organizer of the event yesterday while announcing plans for the summit and the unveiling of the official website on outlook.technologytimes.ng in Lagos said “It brings together the largest gathering of CEOs, business and government leaders and thought leaders shaping and defining market trends in the Nigerian and West African technology ecosystem.”.
“We are pleased to announce that Technology Times Outlook 2017 holding in Lagos will again focus on key technology solutions changing our lives as Nigeria drives forward its plans to evolve into a knowledge-driven economy”, Badaru said.
“At the summit, leaders in business and government, innovators, frontier thinkers and thought leaders will examine how ID technologies cutting across telephony (SIM Registration); banking (BVN); travels (biometric/e-Passport); citizen services, among several other sectors of Nigeria, now shape and define how we live, work and play”, he adds.
“Technology Times Outlook, which made its debut in 2008, was initiated to create the nation’s frontline technology thought leadership event where ICT leaders in industry and government annually share their experiences and insights on policy, technology and market dynamics that will shape and define the Nigerian economy over the next 12 months and beyond”, according to Badaru.
He says that there will also be other tracks by media decision makers, entertainment icons and innovation leaders and other special attractions at #TTOutlook17, which have always made the summit a must-attend tech event.
Technology Times Outlook 2017 will also feature the following tracks: Local Content: Unlocking possibilities for the Nigerian ICT sector; Analogue-digital broadcasting switch over: The road ahead for the Nigerian infotainment industry; and the Nigerian media industry in the digital age.
Attendees will also benefit from free National ID enrolment by the National Identity Management Commission while the event will also feature launch of innovative new tech products into Nigeria market by Zinox Technologies and other exciting show side attractions.
“I am pleased to also announce that the Technology Times Person of the Year 2016 will emerge at the #TTOulook17 dinner which is co-located with the Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 awards and dinner. The award will recognise and honour that individual that has made enduring contribution to the Nigerian ICT industry”, Badaru said.