Mr. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the (NCC) Nigerian Communications Commission, has given the recommendation that businesses should adapt to the potential that technological advancements present due to the fact that those technologies have been implemented all over the world in order to increase production and sustainability. This information was disclosed during the 2023 edition of the Information, Communication, Technology, and Telecommunications (ICTEL) expo, which was held in Lagos, Nigeria, and was organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
At the event, the industry experts and innovators in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) gathered; Danbatta, a professor of engineering, discussed how recent developments in the field of global information and communication technology (ICT) have become more business-oriented and productive. Represented by the Director of the Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Affairs, Mr. Alkasim Umar, he remarked that technology has always played a crucial role in influencing people’s daily lives. On the other hand, he stated that in the most recent years, there has been an incomparable acceleration in the rate at which advances have occurred.
Emerging technologies now revolutionise business practices.
The head of NCC also stated that the improvements in many elements of ICT are profoundly affecting many parts of people’s life and reshaping economic, social, and cultural paradigms worldwide as the world contends with the 4th Industrial Revolution powered by the internet. He named a number of emerging technologies with the potential to revolutionise established markets and business practises, including artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), blockchain technology, virtual reality (VR), machine learning (ML), augmented reality (AR), fifth generation (5G), and others.
They are currently discovering themselves in the midst of a digital revolution in which the boundaries separating the real and the virtual worlds are becoming thinner and thinner. Therefore, for businesses to successfully traverse the era of technological disruptions, it is essential for them to welcome innovation and adapt to the shifting terrain. According to Danbatta, businesses that are agile and open to experimenting with new technology will be able to obtain a competitive advantage in their respective fields.
Tools to flourish in the digital era will be provided.
He further assured that the NCC strategic management plan exemplifies the Commission’s dedication to using technology and innovation to disrupt existing models and usher in a new era of prosperity. By embracing technological advancement, they are providing individuals, corporations, and communities with the tools they need to flourish in the digital era. According to him, everyone in Nigeria should work together to develop a country where technology serves as a driver of inclusive economic growth, innovations, and connectivity advantages are accessible to all Nigerians.
Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, President of the LCCI, expressed gratitude to the Commission for its dedication to establishing a stable regulatory environment for the telecom industry. In addition to this, he mentioned that the theme of this year’s edition of the ICTEL Expo had been meticulously selected after considering the far-reaching influence that disruptive technologies are having on businesses worldwide. The Expo provides insightful guidance on how to navigate the ever-changing digital landscape and the enormous effects it has on companies all around the world.
Danbatta contributions receive commendation.
Lastly, an LCCI Appreciation Award was presented by Leye Kupoluyi, the Vice President of LCCI, to Prof. Danbatta, and it was received by NCC Zonal Controller, Lagos, Engr. Yomi Arowosafe, who was also a member of the team that went to the ICT Expo. The award was given to show appreciation for Danbatta’s contributions to the success of the 2023 ICTEL Expo, which took place on July 25-26, 2023, at the Landmark Event Centre on Victoria Island in Lagos.