The 8th edition of the West African Convergence Conference holding the 30th of November inside Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, is gathering momentum as more companies and stakeholders sign up to be part of the conversation at WACC 2016.

Confirmed to be part of the all stakeholders forum by the WACC Secretariat are Sawtel Technologies Limited, Resource intermediary Limited (RIL), Integrated Corporate Services Limited (ICSL) and the Association of Outsourcing Practitioners of Nigeria (AOPN), the umbrella body for BPO/Outsourcing in Nigeria.

WACC has remained a major meeting point for industry players in the ever dynamic technology space of West Africa with more than 280 million people to make the sub-region one of Africa’s brightest spots for investment.

Sawtel will be showcasing Cascade, a globally renowned ERP solution that enables interaction of marketing, sales, quality control, products, processes, supply lines, stocks and many other modules in one single database.


“Cascade is an ERP tool. Cascade helps you to manage human resources in terms of deliverables, goals and appraisals. It also enables collaborations. With this particular tool, you can do video conferencing, emails and so much more…. Globally, this tool has been accepted as the ERP of choice. The entire United Nation organization sits on this tool, the French government, the Australian government, part of USA government and Korean government run on Cascade application,” said Managing Director /CEO of   Sawtel, Mike Amanyi.

“Having been a part of WACC in the past, we have seen the value for industry in terms of policy navigation and business decisions,” said Managing Director/CEO of ICSL, Mr. Peter Akindeju who will be speaking at WACC 2016 on Convergence Trends and the Business of Outsourcing in the Session on ‘Converged Services/Living with Convergence.’

‎“We believe that ICT is the new frontier in the Nigerian economy, the era of oil and gas is going and as it stands now, ICT is the way to go. We believe in RIL that human capacity and skill set is one way to make Nigerian ICT space competitive. This is the reason why we have participated in the West African Convergence Conference, and why we will be participating this year too” said Managing Director/CEO of Resource Intermidiary Limited, Mr. Olusoji Oyawoye.  Resource intermediary is one of Nigeria’s foremost human resource and outsourcing firms.


Also speaking on the session on Funding Startups as the new drivers of convergence is Mr. Ernest Uduje, founder of ITEX, Nigeria’s foremost electronic payment and clearing house. “I will be in WACC 2016, and if given the chance, I will love to use that opportunity to talk to ICT startups about the immense opportunities in Nigeria’s technology space and what to do to survive the industry. I will talk about my experience as a founder of Nigeria’s electronic payment system,” said Uduje.

WACC 2016 theme is “Engage, Regulate, Leverage, Live Convergence.’ The event is organised annually by Knowhow Media and Market Intelligence International – KMMIIL. WACC 2016 starts 8AM and you can register online:  http://waconvergenceconference.net.

By Anthony Nwosu


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