17 Sep 2014

Infrastructure leveraging, OTTs rising, and CIO's evolving role in ICT are the themes of day two at NigeriaCom

The 5th annual NigeriaCom event rolls into day two at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria, bringing together the leading figures in telecoms, ICT, Media and Finance, from across Nigeria and the wider region.

Speakers from the public and private sector gave a poignant discussion on broadband infrastructure to kick off. All shared the sentiment that private sector needs encouragement from government to invest in network infrastructure and in turn grow the enterprise investment across Nigeria.
On the topic of surge in OTT services, MTN's Bayo Adekanmbi sees this as the tip of the iceberg, so operators pricing must be well balanced.

Yookos coyly concluded the panel stating telcos need OOT players because they have the content!
Resuming after the morning coffee break the CIO forum began with a great panel of shared perspectives from leaders in corporate ICT. How can CIOs manage the nexus force of mobile, social, big data and cloud?

Critical thought was shared by Vodacom, Ekiti State, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Jumia, EMC and many others.

Still to come this afternoon - MVNO strategies for Nigeria and digital insights from market  king's iRoko TV, and more.

Networking is a major part of NgieriaCom: a busy Speed Networking session took place in the morning coffee break. The day’s proceeding ended with a drinks reception hosted that carried on into the event.