This year’s Beacon of ICT (BoICT) annual Lecture/Awards series will have in attendance the EVC of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Peter Arogundade, the Managing Director of Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited, Professor Chris Nwagboso, Chairman, Knowledge Factory International, United Kingdom, and other major industry stakeholders.

Beacon of ICT Distinguished Lecture/Awards Series, organized by Communications Week Media Ltd., publishers of Nigeria Communicationsweek, is widely regarded as the most prestigious annual event available in the ICT industry in Nigeria.

According to organizers, the lecture series is reserved for distinguished achievers. Past keynote lecturers include: Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, then EVC, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC); Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa, former Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC); Dr. Jean Luc Fort, CEO at OR System France and a specialist in Counterparty Risk; and Professor Chris Nwagboso, Chairman, Knowledge Factory International, United Kingdom.

Others are: Uche Orji, managing director/chief executive officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA); Biodu Omoniyi, Managing Director/CEO, VDT Communications; and Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre Limited.

Mr. Peter Adedayo Arogundade, Chief Executive Officer, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Beacon of ICT (BoICT) annual Lecture/Awards series.

While, His Excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Executive Governor of Delta State will be gracing the occasion as special guest of honour. Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will chair the occasion and Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, chairman of Open Media Group is the chief host.
ICT Association Presidents, captains of industries, emerging entrepreneurs, the media, among others, are some of the confirmed guests to grace the occasion.

At the 2017 BoICT Lecture/Awards, Mr. Arogundade, will be speaking on the theme: “Empowering Youth Through Digital Citizenship”.

Prior to Sidmach, Mr. Arogundade worked at the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL), now defunct, Unilever PLC, Shell Petroleum Development Company and Data Sciences.

He is an acclaimed System Developer, with numerous IT and executive leadership certifications acquired in Nigeria and overseas. Speaking on the 2017 distinguished lecture, Mr. Ken Nwogbo, editor In-chief/CEO, Communications Week Media, said that the event is aimed at charting the way forward for the country’s ICT sector while the award ceremony rewards best practices and recognize outstanding contributions to the growth of the sector.