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Tech summit ropes in Etisalat for sponsorship

10 September 2013, 13:24

Lagos - One of Nigeria's leading telecommunications companies, Etisalat, has lended its full support to the first ever mobile app conference to be held in the country and the West African region sometime in November.

The historic technology conference seeks to bring together enthusiastic and passionate mobile app companies, developers, entrepreneurs, experts, venture capitalists and students from across West Africa in order to celebrate the power of mobile app technology.

Organisers of the summit, 70th Precinct Ltd, said Etisalat, the country's fourth largest mobile network will be the Gold sponsor as the Nigerians are set to compete with regional power-house technology developers from Ghana, Cameroon, and Senegal, among others.

The app summit/exhibition scheduled to take place in the commercial capital city of Lagos on the 5th of November 2013, and is expected to bring together mobile app companies, developers, entrepreneurs, experts, venture capitalists and students to share knowledge of the power of mobile app technology.

The event will provides a platform to the businesses, consumers, companies, individual developers and the common public to gather and share latest technologies of mobile apps.

The event will also focus on lifestyle value of apps in gaming, entertainment, banking, enterprise, health, media, social causes, and local content.

"We live in an exciting and innovative era. Mobile phones have empowered enterprises and now smart phones and mobile apps allow the convenience of business practices all at the tip of their fingers. The genesis of this event was to build a platform to bridge the gap between consumers and businesses with the power of mobile app technology.

"We are delighted that Etisalat a major player in our ecosystem is joining us to develop our local content," said Osamede Umweni, Chief Executive Officer of 70TH Precinct.

With several keynote sessions, an exhibition and a developer pitch zone, Umweni said the summit will foster the sharing of ideas, build networking opportunities and finally entertain attendees at the summit.

- CAJ News



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