Technology Times Outlook 2017 reviews Nigeria National ID Programme

(Last Updated On: 2017-02-17)


Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen

The Technology Times Outlook 2017, #TTOutlook17, Business Summit will focus on review of the National Identity Management programme in Nigeria, the organizer has said.

This year’s event with the theme ‘National Identity Management: Unlocking Possibilities for Knowledge-Driven Nigeria’ will hold on February 23-24, 2017 at The MUSON Centre in Lagos.

The Technology Times Outlook since its debut in 2008 has become an annual technology gathering where decision makers converge to brainstorm on ways to move the industry forward as well as serving as a platform for showcasing latest technological innovations and trends.

According to the Founder of Technology Times Media Limited, Mr Shina Badaru, while announcing plans for the Technology Times Outlook 2017 Business Summit and the unveiling of the official website on in Lagos, “Every year, Technology Times Outlook events brings together the largest gathering of CEOs, business and government leaders and thought leaders shaping and defining market trends in the Nigerian and West African technology ecosystem.”

Badaru stated that Technology Times Outlook 2017 organized by Technology Times Media Limited in alliance with partners offers attendees benefit from insightful technology thought leaderships on innovation, productivity and business competitiveness in a changing economic landscape and enhance their performance goals.

He said at Technology Times Outlook 2017, leaders in business and government, innovators, visionaries and frontier thinkers will come together to share perspectives and insights on the National ID programme of Nigeria and other key technology initiatives and trends that will either shape, define or disrupt Nigerian economy in the new year and beyond.

Badaru said, “We are pleased to announce that Technology Times Outlook 2017 holding in Lagos will again focus on key technology solutions changing our lives as Nigeria drives forward its plans to evolve into a knowledge-driven economy.

“At #TTOutlook17 in Lagos, leaders in business & government, innovators, frontier thinkers and thought leaders will examine how ID technologies cutting across telephony (SIM Registration); banking (BVN); travels (biometric/e-Passport); citizen services, among several other sectors of Nigeria, now shape and define how we live, work and play.”

Engineer Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, Director General /CEO, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the nation’s ID management agency, will deliver the annual technology thought leadership keynote on the summit theme alongside a panel cutting across banking, market intelligence, telecommunications, law enforcement, among other sector of the economy.

“Technology Times Outlook, which made its debut in 2008, was initiated to create the nation’s frontline technology thought leadership event where ICT leaders in industry and government annually share their experiences and insights on policy, technology and market dynamics that will shape and define the Nigerian economy over the next 12 months and beyond”, according to Badaru.

He explained that event will fetaure other tracks by media decision makers, entertainment icons and innovation leaders and other special attractions at #TTOutlook17, which have always made the summit a must-attend tech event.

Badaru listed other activities at the Technology Times Outlook 2017 to include discussions on Local Content: Unlocking Possibilities for the Nigerian ICT Sector. Analogue-Digital Broadcasting Switch Over: The Road Ahead for the Nigerian Infotainment Industry. The Nigerian Media Industry in The Digital Age.

He said other key highlights of #TTOutlook17 benefit from free National ID enrolment by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), launch of innovative new tech products into Nigeria market by Zinox Technologies and other exciting show side attractions.

“I am pleased to also announce that the Technology Times Person of the Year 2016 will emerge at the #TTOulook17 dinner which is co-located with the Technology Times Person of The Year 2016 Awards & Dinner. The award will recognise and honour that individual who has made enduring contribution to the Nigerian ICT industry, said Badaru.”


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