National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) as part of its mandate of fostering the development and growth of the Information and Technology in Nigeria, was at 2018 Consumer Electronics Show held at Las Vegas, Nevada USA, from 9th
January 2018. The Nigeria delegation to CES2018 was led by Director General NITDA, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It serves as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. www.ces.tech
At the CES 2018, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami stated that Nigeria holds great potentials for global industry giants seeking for new markets. He also quoted as saying that NITDA was at CES2018 to network, brainstorm, learn from other nations and professionals with the aim of fostering the growth of Information Technology in Nigeria.
Nigeria Internet Group Colloquium 2018
On Friday, 5th
Jan. 2018, possibly the first Information and Communications Technology (ICT) event held in Nigeria in 2018, the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) held their Colloquium and Annual General Meeting (AGM). These events which had top Nigeria ICT personalities held at Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)
Office Complex, 8 Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lagos. Notable amongst the participants were the Honourable Minister of Communications Barr. Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), Ms. Oyeronke M. Oyetunde, NIG Chairman Board of Trustees, Mr. Olawale Ige MFR, Immediate Past President NIG, Mr. Adebayo George Banjo, former ATCON President, Mr. Lanre Ajayi, and host of others.
The theme for this Colloquium was “The Nigerian Internet Today: Issues and the Way Forward
Goodwill Messages were received from ICT stakeholders to support the event. Top speakers at Colloquium were representatives of Professor Umaru Garba Danbatta, EVC/CEO, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, DG NITDA
, and Revd. Sunday Folayan, President, NiRA.
NIG Annual General Meeting
Immediately after the Nigeria Internet Group Colloquium held on the 5th
January 2018, NIG held its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Welcoming the members and participants to the AGM, the President NIG Ms. Oyeronke M. Oyetunde eulogizes everyone that had been supporting the group from inception.
The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) was founded in 1995 as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization to promote the Internet in Nigeria. The vision of the NIG is to leapfrog Nigeria into a pervasive Internet- employing nation in order to harness its power as a vehicle for development.
The president further presented the Annual Report of the group to members and promised further support and commitment to the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG).
Marrakech Identified as ICANN Meeting Site for 2019 Policy Forum
ICANN holds three meetings each calendar year in different regions of the globe. ICANN Public Meetings are a central principle of ICANN's multistakeholder model because they provide a venue for learning about ICANN, progressing policy work, conducting outreach, exchanging best practices, conducting business deals, and promoting interaction among members of the ICANN community, organization, and Board. Usually featuring more than 400 different sessions, these meetings are the focal point for individuals and representatives of the different ICANN stakeholder groups to introduce and discuss issues related to ICANN policy. Participants may attend in person or remotely. Meetings are open to everyone and registration is free.