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The Association of Telecommunications Companies Of Nigeria(ATCON) has announced plans for a strategic meeting exclusively for its members to discuss and review the recently launched National Broadband Plan 2013 – 2018. The forum slated for August 01, 2013 is designed to enable ATCON members have a deep understanding of the plan and position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities therein.

In a circular to its members signed by the Executive Secretary, Ajibola Olude, ATCON explained that the Broadband Plan has 8 sections which it has categorized into four sessions, for the purpose of the planed roundtable discussions.

“We hope to divide the gathering of attendees into four sessions on the day of the meeting, each session would thoroughly discuss assigned topics and come out with highlights and recommendations that would be discussed at plenary that comes up after the breakout sessions”; Olude said in the circular.

The Executive Secretary said further; “We encourage members to read the whole plan and pay particular attention to one of the four sessions they would like to attend and make contributions”.

The circular indicated the four sessions are as follows:

  1. Broadband and its benefits/ Where we are with Broadband – Mrs. Funke Opeke MD/CEO MainOne Cable Co.
  2. The Challenges of Broadband Operators /Strategy and Roadmap goals and objectives/ Roles for government and other stakeholders – Mr. Guy Clark MD/CEO Vodacom Business Ltd
  3. Roles for government and other stakeholders/Policy and Regulatory Prorities/ Adoption and     Utilization – Mr Adewale Jones Managing Partner Ashfield & Bowman Attorney
  4. Adoption and Utilization /Local Content Imperative – Mr Tony Izuagbe Emoekpere MD/CEO Anchor Telecoms Nigeria Limited.
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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