Akwa Ibom, Kano, Lagos, Kogi have emerged frontrunners in the battle for the prestigious Titans of Tech Digital Government of the Year Award. The award ceremony is scheduled for Friday, July 23, 2023, in Lagos.
Don Pedro Aganbi, Managing Consultant, TechTV, organisers of the high-octane Titans Of Tech Hall of Fame Awards, revealed that the states have been notified of their nomination.
Aganbi explained that the Titans of Tech Awards was designed to celebrate Hi-Tech most important movers and shakers; the revolutionaries, icons, organisations and institutions that are behind the technological wind of change that has engulfed Nigeria. State governments, he argued, are among the biggest investors and users of ICT solutions and deserve recognition for the efforts to improve government business, boost transparency and increase citizens access to government services.
In addition to the state governments, other keenly contested award categories include Most Outstanding IoT Provider of the Year, Telecom Infrastructure Company of the Year, Most Innovative Fiber Optics Provider of the Year, Outstanding Business Communication Platform Provider of the Year Award, Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year, Most Innovative Cloud Storage Provider of the Year, Outstanding Digital Identity Management Company of the Year, Most Innovative Internet Service Provider of the Year, and Outstanding eCommerce Company of the Year among others .
He also unveiled the list of criteria the Judges would use to evaluate nominees to determine the winners for each category of the keenly contested awards. By releasing the criteria, the first of its kind in the ICT industry, the organisers are demonstrating an uncommon sense of transparency.
Aganbi revealed that “the key criteria include the value of the service or technology in solving recognised technology problems, meeting network requirements, optimising service and performance, and/or enhancing customer service, overall quality of innovation and contribution to ICT advancement, originality and vision, potential contribution towards positive industry growth and service, market success/acceptance and contribution to end-user quality-of-experience and service efficiency.”
He noted that innovation and achievement, integrity and consistency, impact, community Involvement, strategy for growth, professional accomplishment, and local content represent the other criteria that the judges would be paying attention to.
The award ceremony would be preceded by the Titans of Tech Seminal Roundtable themed “Harnessing the Potential of AI, IoTs for Transformation of the Digital Economy”
Engineer Ikechukwu Nnamani, President, Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and Mr. Lare Ayoola, Executive Chairman, IoT Africa Networks, the foremost provider of Internet of Things solutions in the continent and Olatayo Ladipo Ajayi, Country Manager, Infobip, a global leader in omnichannel communication would headline the roundtable.