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All over the world today, Technology is one tool that impacts on every aspect of an economy. It enables sustainable development and empowers the people for growth and productivity.

We cannot afford in this age to continuously pay little attention to the importance of Technology for development (T4D). This digital gap has also created with it great opportunity for technology investment in the region.

Therefore an investment in Technology for Development (T4D) in the South Eastern region (Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states) of Nigeria at this time is seen as essential and a veritable tool that will drive sustained growth.

The long term goal of the South East Technology Investment Summit organised by Emerging Media is a timely intervention geared towards the emancipation of the people from poverty, unemployment, high mortality rate, social vices etc.

The South East Technology Investment Summit (SETIS) is a 2-day forum that will among other things:

Drive technology investment into the South East.

-Foster technology development thereby creating employment opportunities for the people.

-Increase awareness in Science, Technology and Innovation in the region.

-Create opportunity for Foreign Direct Investment into the region.

-Position the region for global relevance and competitiveness.

-Bring improvement in different sectors like in Education, Health, Agriculture, Communications, Business.

-It will encourage entrepreneurship from the region.

 Theme for 2012:

Building a Sustainable Economy through Investment in Technology in the South-East.

Date: 22-23 November, 2012

Venue: Nike Lake Resort,Enugu-Nigeria

Focus will be on

1. Broadband Expansion and Penetration in the Region.

Under this session, issues bordering on Access, Availability, Affordability of Broadband Internet services in the South East region of Nigeria will be looked into by the government, stakeholders, service providers. Also practical moves to rural access to telephony, quality of services, Infrastructure development, rights of way and related challenges will be addressed.

2. Driving Science, Technology and Innovation into the Region

Technology Innovation experts from Silicon Valley, Israel and South Africa will lead this session of the Summit with strategies and roap map on how to build a region with Science, Technology and Innovation clusters and centres.

It will also explore different areas of technology like Web and Software development, Mobile App technology, Electronics etc.

3. Investment Opportunities

Technology development like Broadband provision demands huge investments; the opportunities in Technology Investments in the region will be discussed. Major financial services providers-the Banks will provide relevant information that will support and guide investors. The model of public private partnership will be explored.

To participate visit http://www.southeast-techsummit.com/

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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