Barring any unforeseen, the TechTV Digital Agenda Forum, designed to bring together top information and technology thought leaders, experts, Tech CEOs and leading Association Presidents to critically review and analyse the Nigerian tech sector in 2022 and set agenda for 2023, is scheduled for December 1st, 2022, at the Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos with the theme “2023 & Beyond – The Convergence Mix: 5G, AI, loT, Infrastructure, Blockchain, Cyber Security & Renewable Energy”
The TechTV Digital Agenda Forum would be a veritable platform to explore the challenges, successes, and breakthroughs, and chart a course for the incoming year.
Don Pedro Aganbi, Managing partner, TechTV Network who revealed this initiative while speaking to newsmen in Lagos explained that in reviewing the impact of the technology and digital ecosystem in the year, the focus is to take essential learnings, engage relevant policies and make projections into the new year.
He noted that the forum aims to enable the country to take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the digital economy, explore gains towards achieving sustainable development goals and promote the agenda for the projection of digital technology for the common good.
According to Aganbi, “In the last couple of years, the Nigerian tech ecosystem has been on an ascendancy fueled by the massive youth population, driving capital investments and creating hope for more fantastic feats in years to come.”
He noted that across the world digital initiatives are supporting inclusivity, building resilient economies and precipitating meaningful society-wide impact.
The technology enthusiast revealed that the explosive pace of technological development, and new applications for existing technologies, is transforming many aspects of lives, fundamentally reshaping the economy and society while unlocking previously inconceivable improvements in global health, well-being and prosperity.
On the gains made this year so far, he mentioned that MTN Nigeria, one of the licensees for 5G, has started testing the services across select cities, the number of data centres in the country is on the rise and how the landing of Google’s 12000km Equiano subsea is expected to boost the capacity.
The forum is already gaining favour with speakers from the government, industry, academia, regulatory, civil society and other key stakeholders indicating interest to participate.