The upcoming recognition gathering of the “50 Most Valuable Personalities in Nigeria’s Digital Economy” will feature major addresses from industry stalwarts including Mr. Tony Izuagbe Emoekpere, President of the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), and Mr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON).

They will join Dr. Aminu Maida, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to kickstart Plenary Conversations on crucial topics such as ‘Nigeria’s Digital Dynamics and the New Economy,’ ‘Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in Nigeria’s Digital Economy,’ and ‘Shaping the Future of Nigeria’s Digital Landscape.’

In addition to these discussions, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner/CEO of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), will lead the pre-launch ceremony of the National Privacy Awareness Campaign.

The event, scheduled for 9am on Thursday, March 22, 2024, at the Providence Hotel in Ikeja GRA, Lagos, will also feature an industry overview by Ikechukwu Nnamani, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty Nigeria (formerly Medallion Data Centres Limited).


According to a statement from IT Edge News, the event organizer, Nnamani will be joined by esteemed industry figures such as Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Leo Stan Ekeh, founder of Zinox Group; Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda, digital systems expert and APC gubernatorial flagbearer in Plateau State, and Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ALTON).

Olusegun Oruame, Founder of IT Edge News, emphasized that the MVPs event celebrates trailblazers, change makers, and steadfast leaders who have propelled Nigeria’s digital economy forward despite formidable obstacles. He highlighted the event’s recognition of challenges and progress in Nigeria’s digital landscape, spotlighting individuals who have made significant contributions across various sectors, including telecoms, e-commerce, fintech, hardware and software development, tech hubs, startups, emerging technologies, and government policies.

Oruame noted that nominees for the “50 MVPs in Nigeria Digital Economy” 2024 are selected based on their innovative contributions, leadership roles, influence, impactful initiatives, and visionary insights driving Nigeria’s digital transformation. He emphasized that the MVPs event serves as a testament to Nigeria’s vibrant digital ecosystem and the remarkable strides made by individuals shaping its trajectory.


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