Comercio Limited, a leading information technology solution provider in Nigeria, has announced plans for the second edition of International Cybersecurity & Cloud Conference under the theme: ”Protecting Digital Africa”.
TechEconomy.ng can report that the Comercio Limited’s flagship conference will take place on 20th (hackathon) and 21st (Conference) October, 2020 with expected attendees – Managing Directors/ Chief Executive Officers (MD/CEOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Chief Risk Officers (CROs), Government Agency Directors, Association Presidents/ Director Generals.
Participants are expected from: Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance, PFAs etc.), Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Public Sector, Logistics, Manufacturing, Consulting, Maritime, Aviation, Hospitals, Construction & Property, FMCG, Agro, Education, Media, ICT etc.
Comercio Limited has also received endorsements of ATCON, CSEAN, IIM- Africa, ABC, NIRA, and IBM for this year’s edition of the event.
Top notch speakers for the conference include: Abdul Hakeem- Ajijola (Chair, AUCSEG); Taiye Lambo (Founder/CTO eFortresses & HISPI); Peter Obadare (Co-Founder/ COO Digital Encode: Olumide Akpata (NBA President); Oyaje Idoko (Founder/ CEO, Layer 3);
Other confirmed speakers include: Engr. Haru Alhassan (Director, New Media and Information Security); Dr. Dimie Wariowei (Director of Cybersecurity, NITDA); Opeyemi Onifade (MD, Afenoid) and Rotimi Akinyele.
Commenting on the preparations for the second edition of the conference, the Group Managing Director of Comercio Limited, Aderonke Adeyegbe told TechEconomy.ng that “This year’s conference is the 2nd edition which is going to be virtual for obvious reasons. Its billed to have an International cast of speakers with an international audience spread across Africa, Europe, US and Canada”.
The GMD said if Africa is to make meaningful progress in the battle for digital prominence in the 21st Century and ensure that it maintains its rightful place, then public and private organizations on the continent must take the business of protecting its digital assets very seriously especially in this post covid-19 era and she further stated that participants will be exposed to strategies of addressing the current demands on our enterprise information security infrastructure in Africa going forward.
“They will also be exposed new developments in addressing the Skills Gap question and creating a cybersecurity Business ecosystem to respond to the new normal”, she explained.
Also speaking, the Business Development, Director, Comercio Limited, Valentine Egbiremon, said, “Obviously the covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation and disruption in the tech ecosystem and a shift in the way governments, corporate organizations and institutions conduct their business and the cybersecurity ecosystem is no different as the pandemic has thrown up a lot of challenges as well as opportunities for growth and expansion with the very familiar tag of the new normal and rightly so.
“This year’s event will showcase how these challenges will impact and benefit the ecosystem across Africa”, he told TechEconomy.ng.