Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman of Zinox Group, has been selected to chair this year’s Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Distinguished Lecture/Awards Series slated for Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
The event with the theme: “What Next for Nigerian Telecommunications will have Ekeh, a serial entrepreneur as the chairman, while Managing Director/CEO, VDT Communications, Biodun Omoniyi delivers a keynote and insights at the event.
Chief Executive Officer, Communication Week Media, organisers of the event, Ken Nwogbo, said “the choice of Mr. Ekeh is apt. He has a record of incisive entrepreneurship and he believes that one of his legacies is to alter positively the destiny of many poor Nigerians through his knowledge democracy platforms.
“We are excited to have him at this year’s lecture and awards which is set to be one of the most anticipated annual events on the ICT industry’s calendar.”
The lecture which is now in its sixth year is also the largest gathering of ICT practitioners; regulators; politicians and government functionaries and financial institutions under one roof.
High point of this year’s award is that of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State who has been listed to be honoured as the Most Outstanding Governor in usage of ICT ‘4’ Development, especially for using Drone Technology for Mapping Purposes; Crime Fighting; and use of ICT in education; for making Anambra State first choice investment destination and a hub for industrialisation and commercial activities.
Nwogbo said that the governor was adjudged the best after polling 50,327 votes out of the 109,000 votes cast in Most Outstanding Governor in usage of ICT ‘4’ Development, category.
“We are very happy that Nigerians have recognized Governor Obiano’s hard work, sincerity and dedication towards the development of Anambra state” ,Nwogbo said.