ATCON Reiterates Readiness For Telecom Executives And Regulator’s Forum 2019
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By Rommy IMAH
Ahead of its flagship industry meet, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has reiterated that all is now set for a successful hosting of the 5th Edition of its Telecom Executives and Regulator’s Forum (TERF) 2019 scheduled to hold on July 11, 2019 at Fourpoint by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In a release made available to digitaltimesng.com, Executive Secretary of ATCON, Mr. Ajibola Olude said the Association was assuring the entire telecom and ICT stakeholders that this year’s edition of TERF 2019 is pivotal to addressing issues that are confronting the telecoms and ICT sector in Nigeria.
“The topics that are lined up for discussions are well researched and we are certain that our carefully selected keynote speakers, panel chairs, panel discussants and quality audience will do justice to them and the expected growth in terms of engendering an enabling environment that promotes further investment in the Nigerian telecom and ICT sector,” Olude said in the statement.
He noted that the principal keynote speakers expected at the event would include Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); and Engr. Olusola Teniola, President/Chief Executive Officer of ATCON.
digitaltimesng.com can report that the panelists topics for discussion include: “Formulation of Policy and Regulation for OTTs: Challenges and Prospects;” and “Funding Telecoms and ICT Investment in Nigeria: How would the deficit in the Nigerian telecom infrastructure be financed?”
Others include: “Regulation and Policies on Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity threats in Nigeria;” as well as “Eradication of the influx of cloned and fake phones and other telecoms devices in Nigeria: The role of NCC, ONSA, Nigerian Custom, SON, Nigerian Shippers' Council and other Relevant Government Agencies.”
The panelist sessions will be chaired variously by eminent telecom and ICT personalities including Ms. Funke Opeke, managing director/chief executive officer, MainOne; Yusuf Kazure, managing director/chief executive officer Galaxy Backbone; Engr. Ayotunde Coker, managing director/chief executive officer of Rack Centre Ltd; and Ahmed Adeniyi Ojikutu, President Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN).
The first session will have its panelists as: Ikechukwu Nnamani, Managing Director/CEO, Medallion Communications Limited; Wale Odeyemi, Managing Director/CEO, Vodacom Business Nigeria; Shola Adeyemi, Director Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Airtel Networks
Ikenna Ikeme, General Manager, Regulatory, MTN Nigeria; and Onochie Amasiani, Managing Director/CEO, Trefoil Networks Limited.
Others are Arun Panda, CTO, Spectranet Limited; Ibrahim Kabir, Chief Operating Officer, HD Technologies Limited; Titi Akinsanmi, Head, Policy and Government Relations, Google West & Francophone Africa; Yatish Gowreesunker, Head of Operations, Network, Unotelos Limited; Francis Okoh, Business Development, Business Group Africa, PCCW Global; and an NCC Representative
The second session will have the following as panelists: Mohamad Darwish, Managing Director/CEO, IHS Nigeria Limited; Soji Maurice-Diya, Chief Commercial Officer, ATC Nigeria; Ibrahim Dikko, Managing Director/CEO, Backbone Connectivity Network Nigeria Ltd; and Lekan Balogun, Managing Director/CEO, Bitflux Communications Limited.
Others on the panel include Wole Abu, Managing Director/CEO, Pan African Towers Limited; Yemi Oshodi, Managing Director/CEO, Information Connectivity Solutions Limited; Aminu Buhari, Managing Director/CEO, HD Technologies Limited; an NCC Representative; and a NITDA Representative.
The third session will be paneled by the following: Oyaje Idoko, Managing Director/CEO, Layer3 Limited; Muhammed Rudman, President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA); Muyiwa Ogungboye, Managing Director/CEO, eStream Networks Limited; Prof. Olayinka David-West, Academic Director, Lagos Business School; Peter Osuere, Senior Manager, Business Solutions, Cyberspace Limited; Ifeloju Alakija, Head, Regulatory Services, MainOne; Dapo Akanbi, Managing Director/CEO, Telepro Consulting Servicing Limited; and Gboyega Ojuri, Managing Director/CEO, Juniper Solutions Ltd.
Others are Malek Jaber, Enterprise Account Manager, FireEye META; Michael Ayoade, Managing Director/CEO, DotMac Technologies Limited; Olatunji Igbalajobi, Director of Infosec Development, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN); Sean Hsu, President/CEO, Netcom Africa; Adamu Garba, CEO, IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited; Managing Director/CEO, IpNX Limited; Managing Director/CEO, Radical Technology Network Limited;
Representative, Microsoft Nigeria; and NCC and NITDA’s Representatives.
The last panelist session will include the following telecom experts: Osita A. Aboloma, Director General/Chief Executive, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON); Representative, Nigerian Shippers' Council; Ezekiel Egboye, Chief Operating Officer, Rack Centre Limited; Pradeep Kumar, Managing Director/CEO, Teletok Nigeria Limited; Mayowa Adekoya, GM, Implementation, Sales & Support, Unotelos Limited; Representative, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS); Representative, Office of the National Security Adviser; Representative, OPPO Mobile Nigeria; Representative, Nokia Nigeria; Representative, Samsung Mobile Nigeria; NCC Representative; and NITDA Representative.