Saturday, 15 November 2014

eNigeria 2014-The Platform where Investors meet Innovators

e-Nigeria is an annual information Technology (IT)
summit organised by the National Information
Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration
with relevant stakeholders from private and public sector
as well as non-governmental organisations. It is a
veritable platform for ICT awareness creation, developing
appropriate framework and setting goals for best
practices in order to encourage positioning Nigeria in the
global information society.
The National Information Technology Development
Agency, has said it will deliver the much anticipated
Nigeria eGovernment Frame Work at the eNigeria 2014,
slated to hold between 18th to 20th November, 2014, at
the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. This year's event will
have in attendance, President Goodluck Jonathan as the
Special Guest of honour just as renowned Nigerian lead
concept Chevrolet Volt electric car designer, Jelani Aliyu
has been confirmed to deliver the keynote address.
Attendance is FREE but you will have to register online to
get your pass code, click HERE to register
TheDirector of Corporate Strategy and Research, NITDA,
Dr. Vincent Olatunji, said "One unique thing that will
differentiate eNigeria 2104 from previous editions is the
delivery of the Nigeria e Government Frame Work by the
Korean official who have been partnering with the
Federal Government and helping with developing the
framework within the last one year, now the time is ready
and it will be officially handed to Nigerians through
NITDA at eNigeria 2014".
The theme for this year's event is: "Creating Market
Opportunities for Indigenous ICT Products and Services".
With the increasing interest and growing participation of
more organizations at the event, Olatunji said there this
year's event will feature no fewer than 30 exhibitors to
showcase their solutions, products and services. He
added that a number of companies that participated at
GITEX 2014 in Dubai, most have already confirmed their
participations at eNigeria 2104,while some other
companies that could not make it to GITEX 2104 have also
confirmed participation.
For the first time since the inception of eNigeria, there
will also be an international participation this year as
following NITDAs involvement as Official Country
Partners at GITEX 2104, with the agency's confirmation
that the World Trade Center, in Dubai has already shown
interest to be part of eNigeria 2014.
As part of more innovations andnew dimension to make
the event more colourful, eNigeria 2014 will as well
feature the National eGovernance Award which is
supported by Nihilent, a leading global consulting and
solutions integration company with specialty in delivering
eGovernance value through collaborations. NITDA
believes the Awardwill further encourage Ministries,
Departments and Agencies to efficiently deploy
Information Technology across sectors of the economy
for better service delivery and productivity. The NITDA-
NIHILENT e-Governace Awards will recognize all
significant achievements in the area of eGovernance,
Knowledge disseminating on effective methods of
designing and implementing sustainable eGovernance
initiatives and promotion of incremental innovations in
successful eGovernance Solutions.
According to NITDA, "Nihilent has been on a tour of
states, local government, ministries, departments and
agencies to evaluate and ascertain their level of ICT
deployment for governance and administration and it
There award will feature winners in five different
categories which include The Best ICT Driven MDA, The
Best ICT Driven State, Best Web Presence, The Best ICT
Driven Local Government and The Best eGovernance
Project (executed) AND A Special Jury Award.
Dr. Olatunji said eNigeria 2014, promises to meet the
curiosity of Nigerians especially in the area of innovations
been churned out by many youths across the country
who will be on ground to showcase their ideals. "This is
good news for us, because when you have good
innovation with the the requisite entrepreneurship spirit
to back it up, then accessing the financial support will be
easy as NITDA has put in place modalities for venture
capitals". Good innovators will be given the opportunity
to showcase their solutions and meet big players,
including prospective investors in the industry who can
invest in them, a process which may help us produced
Nigeria's owns Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry
For more information please visit http://enigeria.gov.ng
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