Austin Okere, founder, CWG Plc, will be delivering the keynote at the median edition of ICT Success Summit 2016.
The summit has been designed to let Nigerians have an insight on the role and impact of Information and Communications Technology since the sector was liberalized till date on the growth of our country’s economy. It is also designed to enable consumers of ICT products and services meet with the service providers, resellers and other partners to tell these success stories first hand. The event is holding on October 29, 2016 at Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island Lagos.
Organizers of the summit Datapoint Consulting and Nigeria CommunicationsWeek said that Okere was chosen because of his verse knowledge in information and communications technology in the country and his company playing in various areas of ICT such software, connectivity, computer hardware, broadcasting among others.
Ken Nwogbo, chief executive officer, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, said Okere’s pedigree and contributions to the ICT sector is not in doubt and therefore highly qualified to deliver the keynote at the summit that aims at epitomizing the contributions of ICT to the country’s economy.
Austin Okere is the Founder of CWG Plc, the largest Systems Integration Company in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia Business School, New York. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Business Council on Innovation and Intrapreneurship. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), a body dedicated to advancing the cause of knowledge sharing to inspire and transform business education across the globe. Austin Okere serves on the Governing Council of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria, as well as the Advisory Council of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS).
Austin Okere was named the ICT Personality of the year 2014 by the Nigerian Computer Society, and the NCS special Presidential Award in 2016 in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the growth and promotion of ICT and enhancement of professionalism in the sector. He was named ICT Man of the Decade by ICT Watch Africa Digital Network in 2012, and ICT Personality of the year by Technology Africa in 2010. Austin was also on the UK’s C.Hub Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Creatives in 2016. His interests include mentoring and inspiring young people to achieve their full potential.