The quest to bridge the gap between the rapid advancements in digital technologies and their practical application is the focus of the a Summit organised Association of Information Communication Technology Local Content (ICTLOCA).
The July 2024 Convergence Summit with the theme: ‘Sustaining Local Content with Digital Innovation backbone in the Ecosystem’, has bring together key stakeholders in the Nigerian ICT sector to explore the transformative potential of digital technologies in driving sustainable local content development.
According to a statement signed by the President of ICTLOCA, Mr Gbolahan Awonuga, the theme reflects the critical need to bridge the gap between the rapid advancements in digital technologies and their practical application in fostering a thriving local content ecosystem.
He stated that the Summit will delve into cutting-edge solutions across various ICT sub-sectors, including:
FinTech: How can digital financial technologies empower local businesses and entrepreneurs, promote financial inclusion, and drive economic growth?
EdTech: How can innovative educational technologies enhance access to quality education, develop skilled talent, and support knowledge transfer within Nigeria?
HealthTech: How can digital health solutions improve healthcare delivery, address medical challenges, and bridge the healthcare gap in underserved communities?
AgriTech: How can digital tools empower farmers, optimize agricultural production, and ensure food security for the nation?
AI and Machine Learning: How can artificial intelligence and machine learning be harnessed to develop locally relevant solutions, automate processes, and drive efficiency in various ICT domains?
Awonuga said: “We are excited to host the ICTLOCA Convergence Summit 2024 under this timely and critical theme. Digital innovation has the potential to revolutionize the way we develop and consume local content in the ICT sector. This Summit will be a catalyst for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the development of actionable strategies to leverage digital technologies for sustainable local content growth.”
The statement further stated that thought leaders from the global and Nigerian ICT landscape will share their insights on the future of digital innovation and its role in local content development.
The Summit, the statement said, will feature panel discussions and interactive sessions where participants will engage in discussions on specific themes and challenges related to digital innovation in ICT local content.
According to ICTLOCA, leading organisations will showcase their innovative solutions and best practices in using digital technologies to promote local content development while also providing networking opportunities for stakeholders to connect, build partnerships, and explore potential collaborations.
The summit will recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements in the field of ICT local content development and digital innovation.
The ICTLOCA Convergence Summit 2024 is expected to attract a diverse audience of ICT professionals, policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics, investors, and other stakeholders passionate about the future of Nigerian ICT and local content development.