Press Release

ICT Africa is Media Partner for CTO Forum 2013

 
PRLog (Press Release) - Aug. 31, 2013 - ABUJA, Nigeria -- CTO Forum 2013 is being organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation with support from Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Communication Technology and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

This forum will focus on “Innovation through Broadband” and will bring together

ICT regulators, government departments, telecommunication operators, equipment suppliers, and implementing agencies and universal service fund administrators. The forum will emphasise issues of global solutions to broadband infrastructure, revenue management and challenges of security whilst demonstrating revolutionary innovations resulting from broadband implementations. A wide array of topics will be under discussion, from cloud computing to social media and youth engagement to e-governance and the future of ICT development across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Recently confirmed speakers include:

Hon. Omobola JOHNSON, Minister of Communication Technology, Federal Ministry of Communication Technology, Nigeria

Dr. Eugene JUWAH, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission

Simon MILNER, Policy Director, UK and Ireland, Facebook

Hon. Kofi Attor, Administrator, Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC)

Hon. Hareter Babatunde ORALUSI, Director General/CEO, Nigerian Capital Development Fund

Dr. Dorothy OKELLO, Founder, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)

Elaine CHOW, Director of Regulatory Affairs Asia and Africa, BT Global Services

William HEARMON, Chairman, 4G Africa Forum

Dr Adebola OLAJIDE, President, Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Nigeria

Margaret Chalwe-Mudenda, Director General, Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority

ICT Africa strongly believes that ICT is a key development enabler for all aspects of life and that ICT is everybody’s business. The gathering of a wide range of stakeholders from the public and private sector to address ICT in Commonwealth countries is in keeping with ICT Africa’s vision. It is for this reason that ICT Africa would like to see a successful CTO Forum in Abuja.

About ICT Africa

ICT Africa was established by ICT experts from Africa dedicated to supporting the ICT revolution in Africa, the bridging of the digital divide and the effective use of ICTs in Africa as a vehicle for sustained economic development. Our site is a one stop shop for all news and information relating to ICT in Africa including fibre optic infrastructure development, mobile networks, satellite systems, the Internet and broadband networks and applications.

Our Africa IT Jobs (http://ictafrica.info/searchJob.php) section is a meeting place for job seekers interested in ICT opportunities in Africa and ICT companies in Africa seeking talent. We encourage employers to post their jobs here and job seekers to post their skills and expertise.

Our bids section is a market place for African companies seeking products and services and vendors worldwide interested in supplying products. We encourage African ICT companies to submit their bids in this section to reach out to a wide range of global vendors visiting our site.

Our ICT Africa event sections inform visitors of all the tradeshows, conferences and workshops taking place throughout the continent. Event organisers are encouraged to share their upcoming events with all our site visitors.

Contacts

For more information about the event please go to the CTO 2013 Forum (http://www.cto.int/events/upcoming-events/cto-forum-2013/) event page or email events@cto.int or call +44 20 8600 3800
For more information about ICT Africa, please visit the ICT Africa (http://ictafrica.info) page.


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