All is set for the February Edition of the monthly interactive forum of Chief Executive Officers in Nigeria’s ICT industry, organized by the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), an umbrella association for ICT reporters.
The monthly event, tagged ‘Breakfast Meeting With The CEOs’, will this February, focus on Nigeria’s leading Data Centre Service providers, and will host the CEOs of MainOne, Medallion Communications, and Rack Centre.
The CEOs, Ms Funke Opeke (MainOne), Mr. Ike Nnamani (Medallion) and Mr. Tunde Coker (Rack Centre) have all indicated interest to be physically present at the Breakfast meeting which will have over 50 journalists from various media organizations in attendance.
Data Center operations in Nigeria is fast coming to limelight with the increasing need for localized data hosting due to security issues and the renewed call for local content.
As the world increasingly exploits information technology for innovative services and competitive advantage, the data centre is playing a rapidly expanding role in job creation and preservation as well as the overall economic recovery.
Nigeria has witnessed significant investments in Data Centres infrastructure in the country. And it has often been argued that the availability of world class Data Centres in Nigeria is critical infrastructure required for the implementation of the country’s Broadband initiative.
This edition of the event, which has its theme as “Data Centre Operation In Nigeria: Impacts, Benefits And Challenges In a Knowledge Economy.” Will x-ray the growth, future and plans for Data Center operations in Nigeria, while the CEOs will bare their minds on the challenges and way forward.
The event slated to hold on Friday, February 16, 2018 in Lagos will feature MainOne, as a leading connectivity solutions company and operator of MDX-i Lekki Data Centre.
MainOne apart from being the premier Tier III certified Data Centre in West Africa; also has the most connected Data Centre facility in the region, with access to fibre connectivity from all the major ISPs and telecommunications operators in the region.
The CEO of Medallion Communications, Mr. Nnamani will be on the panel to share his experience as a product of structured collaboration between technocrats with versatile exposures and competences in the telecommunications industry.
Also, Rack Centre’s State-of-the-Art, Tier III Certified Data Centre Carrier, offering Neutral Colocation Services will be a focus for the CEO, Mr. Tunde Coker.
The Breakfast meeting offers the CEOs an excellent opportunity to showcase some of their company’s achievements, the impacts, benefits and challenges of the business, and its contribution to the country’s economic growth, before the largest gathering of ICT journalists.