The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in partnership with Domineum Blockchain Solutions is to host a one-day National Digital Economy Awareness event tagged: ‘Blockchain Day’ on the 26th of October.
The event is holding as part of the annual Digital Nigeria International Conference and Exhibition from the 25th to the 27th of October 2022.
Domineum is a leading distributed ledger technology company in Africa.
With the target audience of over 2000 blockchain enthusiast in Abuja, the Digital Nigeria International Conference and Exhibition is taking place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Nigeria with the theme: Digital Transformation: A Path to Sustainable Digital Economy.
The theme was chosen to stimulate discussion on how the economy could take advantage of digital technologies to create value. The objective is to promote digital transformation, digital inclusion, emerging technologies, data protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
The ‘Blockchain Day’ will focus on the scaling of the blockchain ecosystem with its opportunities and best use cases in Africa and around the globe, with the focus on Nigeria, one of the most blessed countries with talented people in the continent with over 200 million potential smart technology experts.
The Blockchain Day will be hosting 2,000 participants including global speakers, mentors and tech leaders in the blockchain industry. The conference will provide a platform for networking opportunities, co-creation and collaboration, sharing experiences, mentorship and knowledge circulation, stimulating conversation on emerging technology and export incentives for tech startups.
“There are a lot of opportunities in blockchain and it is critical in every business. Talent is the human component of technology and innovations with blockchain and emerging technologies are about the new solutions one is bringing on board. So, you need to task yourself to know which solutions or offerings the industry requires,” said Director General of NITDA, Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi.
“Blockchain is a technology that houses cryptocurrency and many various ideas. It is important to demystify it, enable young people to take a proper grasp and expose themselves to this game-changing technology and take advantage of the numerous opportunities it presents. Over the past years, it has become obvious that emerging economies have come to the forefront of blockchain adoption, with Nigeria being one of the frontrunners,” said co-founder Domineum, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega.
Nigeria is making great strides in the adoption of blockchain technology innovation. According to a survey conducted by Statista in 2020, 32% of Nigerians have admitted to using or owning cryptocurrencies. The sheer numbers involved are perfect considerations when exploring Nigeria’s affinity for taking advantage of blockchain technology.
The Conference will provide a power-packed avenue for activities such as keynote speaking, panel discussions, fireside chat, training sessions, guest speaking, presentations, pitch sessions, questions, and answer sessions, exhibition and networking, and one-on-one interactive workshop with attendees including global industry leaders.
Top speakers at the conference are Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami; NITDA’s boss, Abdullahi; Ray Sharma – General Partner, Pacer Ventures; Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega – Co-Founder, Domineum; Ahmed Yousif – Lead of BSV Blockchain; Ray Youssef – Founder and CEO, Paxful; Lorien Gamaroff – CEO, Centbee; James L. Sisneros – Founder & CEO, The Possibility Company; Geoffrey Weli-Wosu – Founder & CEO, Domineum Blockchain Solutions Limited; Simit Naik – Director, Commercial & Strategy, nChain; Faith C. Titus – Founder/CEO, Sonergy Data Technologies; Dr. Usman Gambo Abdullahi – Director, IT Infrastructure Solutions, NITDA; Dr. Rislan A Kanya – DVC IT Research & Innovation, Baze University; and many others.
The online registration for the conference is ongoing. You can register through the link: https://www.digitalnigeria.gov.ng/register/
The “Blockchain Day” is powered by Domineum. For more information, please call: +2349095577775. For partnership and sponsorship opportunities please write [email protected].