The Akwa Ibom tech sphere is about to move a notch higher as stakeholders in the industry are set to converge for the first edition of a bimonthly meet tagged – C.R.E.A.T.E.
C.R.E.A.T.E is a technology event organized by Akwa Ibom Science and Technology Stakeholders Forum, platform that seeks to bring together all the stakeholders in the Science and Technology sector of the State to synergize,brain storm,interact and draw up a progress framework for the sector.
The maiden edition is scheduled to hold 10:00am on Wednesday 5th October, 2015 at Ministry of Science & Technology, 84 Obio Imo Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to the coordinator of the Forum, Mr. Hanson Johnson who is the CEO of Start Innovation Hub, Nigeria, Create 1.0 will have Mr. Mark Essien of Hotels.ng delivering Keynote and Facebook Strategic Product Partnerships Manager Mr. Chukwuemeka Afigbo sharing some insights and opportunities with developers and technology entrepreneurs.
Recently President Buhari referenced the energy dissipated by technology entrepreneurs in Uyo to solve the country’s most pressing challenges in a speech at US-Africa Business Forum in New York, USA and I quote;
“Young Nigerians are increasingly demonstrating that they have the talent and the passion to leverage the digital economy for solving our most pressing challenges. We are seeing a lot of activity in that space, and not just in Lagos, but even in cities further afield, from Uyo to Abuja. There are currently 150 million active mobile phone lines in the country – sixty percent of which are connected to the Internet. I can confidently say that Nigeria is in the early stages of a domestic technology revolution, and the government is paying serious attention and offering its full support.” – http://thenationonlineng.net/full-text-of-buhari-speech-at-africa-business-forum/
With C.R.E.A.T.E, the local ecosystem will have a totally new experience with the platform, as the Akwa Ibom State Government pledged a level playing ground for science and technology to thrive in the state with the commissioner being solidly behind the initiative.