Fourth Industrial Revolution: LCCI Launch ICTEL EXPO
As digital evolution and the fusion of technologies continue to disrupt and redefine skills and industries around the world; nations, organisations and individuals are racing to adapt and maintain relevance in what has been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). For Africa it has now become a case of leveraging technology to leapfrog, before technology leverages the continent. It is therefore fitting that conferences, meeting, forums, and exhibitions that focus on the preparedness of Africa in the 4IR be organised.
In the spirit of the 4IR, one of Africa’s leading trade groups, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has made it known to Digivation Network that she would be focusing on telling the unique Nigerian Story of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in this year’s ICTEL EXPO on the 16th and 17th of July 2019. ICTEL EXPO is an annual ICT-based event that brings together who’s who in the Nigerian ICT sector to focus on specific industry issues, showcase innovation, network, and set agenda for the industry.
Speaking on behalf the chamber was the President of the LCCI, Mr Babatunde Paul Ruwase FCA, who revealed that as a trade group, the LCCI sees ICTEL EXPO 2019 as a platform to challenge stakeholders to leverage on the current global transformation in business and work triggered by the 4IR, highlight the unique story of Nigerian businesses, and inspire the creation of new solutions opportunities for businesses to thrive.
“This year’s ICTEL EXPO will provide another great opportunity to influence national discourse on the culture of enterprise in Nigeria from an ICT positive perspective. The EXPO is providing aspiring Tech start-ups and thousands of unemployed and under-employed Nigerians another unique opportunity for an enriching learning experience, capacity building, mentoring, connecting with investors and employers of labour”; he stated. He was also upbeat about the fact that this year’s EXPO would “provide the required inspiration which many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) need in their quest for improved performance”, the LCCI President said.
The Chairman Specialized Exhibition Committee, LCCI, who doubles as the Chairman of ICTEL planning committee, Mr Leye Kupoluyi charged the country to wake up to the new reality of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which will radically change the way business is done across all sectors, with technology as the driver. He added that since we are now in a knowledge-based economy, priority must be given to the youths and their ideas, which has prompted the decision to change the venue this year’s expo to the spacious Landmark Centre, where the youths and young innovators will have ample space for networking, idea sharing, and more.
Sessions include Big Data & AI, AgriTech, EdTech, HealthTech, eGovernance, Women in Tech, and Telecoms. Click here to register for the expo