NIGF 2020 Programme

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During the Opening Ceremony, the keynote will be delivered by the Hon. Minister FMCDE, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, followed by a High-level discussion panel on various thematic focus.

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)

Hon. Minister, FMCDE
Prof. Umar Danbatta

Prof. Umar Danbatta

EVC, NCC
Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi

Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi

DG, NITDA
Anriette Esterhuysen

Anriette Esterhuysen

Chairperson, IGF-MAG
Olusola Teniola

Olusola Teniola

President, ATCON
Gbenga Adebayo

Gbenga Adebayo

Chair, ALTON
Muhammed Rudman

Muhammed Rudman

President, NiRA

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This session is the High-Level Panel on the Overarching theme and the 2020-2030 Digital Economy Strategy with the following panelist. At about 12:30PM – 12:40PM there will be a Q&A/Open Discussion. Summing Up by Moderator will occur at 12:40PM – 12:45PM.

Emmanuel Edet

Emmanuel Edet

Head, Legal and Board Matters(NITDA)
Istifanus Fuktur

Istifanus Fuktur

Perm. Sec, FMCDE
Hon Abubakar Lado Suleija

Hon Abubakar Lado Suleija

Chair, House Committee, ICT
Funke Opeke

Funke Opeke

CEO, MainOne
Tolu Ogunlesi

Tolu Ogunlesi

SA & PODE

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Data could potentially oil the development of Nigeria’s digital economy with massive implications on privacy, economy and even democracy. This session will feature topics around bringing value to data and increasing the potentials for a value driven data economy and market for Nigeria. Discussants will
x-ray initiatives, opportunities and challenges in Nigeria’s data landscape, including, but not limited to, the infrastructure, human capacity, regulations and new business models required to bring value including commercial, social or common good for the wellbeing of Nigerian citizens and society.

Eyitayo Iyortim

Eyitayo Iyortim

COO, NIRA
Michael Olugbemi

Michael Olugbemi

DPO, Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc.
Chuks Okoriekwe

Chuks Okoriekwe

Tech, Digital Tax, Energy and Business Lawyer
Bernard Ewah

Bernard Ewah

DD, eGov Dev & Regulation, NITDA
Titi Akinsanmi

Titi Akinsanmi

Lead, Policy and Govt. Relations, Google W/Africa

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Essential to enabling rapid adoption of internet based or digital business models is the imperative for solid cyber infrastructure and trust system to protect citizens, businesses and governments from attacks on critical national infrastructures.

This session will feature topics from personal safety of individuals and businesses, investments in national infrastructure, counter cyber-terrorism to enabling the growth of a cyber security industry in Nigeria.

Folake Olagunju

Folake Olagunju

Program Officer ICT -ECOWAS
Rev Sunday Folayan

Rev Sunday Folayan

MD, GDES [SKANNET]
Adote Rock

Adote Rock

Director, IT. Uhuru Group
Dr. Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo

Dr. Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo

Swansea University
Engr Salisu Kaka

Engr Salisu Kaka

Deputy Drector, E-Govt Devt. and Regulation (NITDA)

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The vision and approach of the Digital Nigeria agenda will determine the extent to which highly vulnerable populations such as women and youths, especially girls, are empowered and given more opportunities to live and compete in the emerging digital economy and society.

This session will address the various challenges and opportunities for inclusive digital development. Critical to the discussion is the role of non-state actors in breaking cultural, economic and social barriers.

Toba Obaniyi

Toba Obaniyi

VP, NiRA & CEO, WhoGoHost
Oluseun Onigbinde

Oluseun Onigbinde

Co-founder & Director at BudgIT
Uffa Modey

Uffa Modey

Global Lead, Digital Grassroot
Esimaje Michael Onosome

Esimaje Michael Onosome

Digital Employability Consultant
Dr. Wunmi Hassan

Dr. Wunmi Hassan

President, High Tech Centre

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Like most developing economies, Nigeria’s development could experience a quantum leap through opportunities offered by emerging technologies such as AI, Block chain, and cloud computing amongst others.
This session will focus on important considerations for achieving the application of emerging technologies in the key sectors mentioned above as well as nurturing the local innovation ecosystem.

Mary Uduma

Mary Uduma

Coordinator, WAIGF
IME Asangansi

IME Asangansi

MD, Digital Health, Health Data Analytics
Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu Edufun

Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu Edufun

CEO, Technik STEM Hub
Segun Aina

Segun Aina

Chair,, Fintech Associates Ltd
Dr. Wale Adedokun

Dr. Wale Adedokun

Event Coordinator, ngNOG

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During this Sessions Wrap Up/Report, a communique will be issued and a Way Forward charted.

Istifanus Fuktur

Istifanus Fuktur

Perm. Sec, FMCDE
Edit Udeagu

Edit Udeagu

Executive Secretary, NIRA
Dr. Haru Alhassan

Dr. Haru Alhassan

Chairperson, NIGF-MAG