Nigeria’s IT Regulator and Director General (DG) of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) will open discussions on regulatory flanks on convergence at the 2016 West Africa Convergence Conference (WACC) holding in Lagos November 30th at the Sheraton Hotel  and Towers. WACC begins at 8AM. Registration is at www.waconvergenceconference.net

Pantami, a lecturer and a professor of Computer & Information Systems before his appointment as the DG of NITDA will be making a presentation on ‘Convergence, IT Regulation and the Promotion of Local Content,’ in the opening Session on Regulation and Convergence.

With technologies increasingly moving towards uniformity and becoming disruptive, regulation in the era of convergence poses a unique challenge for both regulators and technology innovators. Pantami already positioning NITDA to focus more on regulation and local content will be providing insight on the agency’s regulatory posture to technology dynamics and local content.

The NITDA’s boss has severally indicated that a re-jigged agency will be expanding its portfolios in regulation, local content, capacity building, policy formulation and standardization. At WACC, Pantami will share with critical stakeholders on harnessing the benefits of convergence within the context of NITDA’s roadmap.

WACC is promoted by Knowhow  media International as an all-stakeholders forum on convergence trends in West Africa. WACC official tweet-point is #WACC_2016.


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