IT FUTURE 2010: NIGERIA-INDIA IT CEO Summit

The Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria (ITAN) in conjunction with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) Africa …

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IT_Future2010The Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria (ITAN) in conjunction with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) Africa Regional Secretariat is pleased to announce the 2010 edition of its IT Future event.

Theme:      EMPOWERING IT CEOs FOR OFFSHORING AND

OUTSOURCING PROJECTS

Venue:      Protea Hotel, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos

Date:                September 23, 2010

Time:                9am

This year’s IT Future 2010 is a follow up to the series which started in 2006. It is usually a forum that brings together IT CEOs from the Information – Communication Technology (ICT) industry for networking, broad synergy, capacity enhancement and strategic focus on the huge immediate and future potentials of the IT and IT-BPO industry to enable, empower and enrich the Nigerian economy. The IT CEO Summit 2010 will be quite unique in that it will for the first time bring together IT Industry CEOs in Nigeria and from India, NASSCOM – the National Software and Services Companies of India.

The IT CEOs in Nigeria and NASSCOM will be joined by the foremost IT Industry association in the USA, TechAmerica and PIKOM, Malaysia to boost Nigeria’s participation in the annual over US$600 billion IT BPO business. India is currently the leader in this sector earning more than 60% of the annual market value. The synergy which is captured by the theme: EMPOWERING IT CEOs FOR OFFSHORING AND M-OUTSOURCING PROJECTS is a strategy to empower the Nigerian IT CEOs in collaboration with their international counterparts to tap into the huge potential for IT-BPO growth in Nigeria.

It is expected that one of the prides of the Nigerian IT BPO industry – the Kano ICT Park, will be showcased for investment to the cream of the IT BPO success stories in India, Malaysia and the USA among many others.

This event is a natural follow-up to the recent workshop by the National Economic Management Team (NEMT) and the World Bank aimed at growing the Nigerian Business Process Outsourcing sector with the aim of creation jobs and wealth as part of broad strategy for the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals and the attainment of the Nigerian Vision 20: 2020.

Many of the international/National IT leaders that have signed on include Mr Phil Bond, President TechAmerica USA, Mr Som Mittal President, NASSCOM India, Dr Jimson Olufuye, President ITAN and Vice Chairman WITSA Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Ismail Radwan, Snr Private Sector Development Specialist, Africa Region, the World Bank, Engr Titi Omo-Ettu, President ATCON, and Mr Chris Uwaje, President ISPON, Dr Umar Bindir, Director, National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) and Dr Sola Afolabi, Director, Community Computer Centre ECOWAS Commission.

Others are Mr Jim Ovia, Chairman Zenith Bank Plc (TBC), Prof. Charles Uwadia, President NCS, Engr (Mrs) Florence Seriki, 1st VP ITAN/CEO Omatek Group, Chief Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman Zinox Group, Mr Dele Ajisomo, MD Mandriva Africa, Mr A. Adeoye, MD Contact Solution Ltd, Prof. Manny Aniebonam, CEO Afri Hub Ltd, Sir Demola Aladekomo, CEO Chams Group and Tani Fafunwa CEO Resourcery Plc (TBC), Also participating is Mr Abiodun Alao, (TBC) Director ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development among many other leading CEOs.

The Chairman of the well loaded event is the Honourable Minister of Commerce and Industry and the Chairman of the NITDA Board, Senator Jubril Martins Kuye. Special Guests of Honour at the event are the Honourable Minister of Finance, and Chairman of NEMT, Mr Olusegun Aganga and His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Barr. Babatunde Raji Fasola.

At the end of the Summit, it is expected that the following would have been achieved:

  1. Progressive development of the Nigerian internal Outsourcing businesses and industry
  2. Locking-in of Nigeria as the hub of IT-BPO in Sub-Saharan Africa as it meets the Indian Investors’ desire to serve Europe and America ITES ever-growing market
  3. Match-making Indian and Nigerian IT CEOs in a B2B for investment, partnership and networking.
  4. Exposure of more CEOs to the Off-shoring and Outsourcing business potentials
  5. Exposure of IT CEOs to critical IT funding sources and opportunities
  6. Improving on IT CEOs project management competencies
  7. Collection of important up-to-date industry data

Sponsorship and advert opportunities are still available. For more information, please visit www.itan.org.ng or contact any of the following:

Mr Julius Zever

ITAN Programme Officer

+234 8038806408

progoff@itan.org.ng

Mr Emmanuel Amos

Chairman LOC & Council member ITAN

+234 7035253298

amos@programosoftware.com

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