Lagos Hosts Historic IoT Tech Gathering


IoT West Africa Conference Wraps Up, Empowering Digital Transformation in the Region

Lagos, Nigeria – The Internet of Things (IoT) West Africa Conference and Exhibition came to a successful close yesterday, July 6, 2023, after three days of intense discussions and groundbreaking insights into the realm of digital transformation. The event, held at the prestigious Landmark Event Centre in Lagos, served as a catalyst for technological innovation and brought together 500 delegates from various industries, eager to share their experiences and explore the potential of IoT.

With 45 engaging sessions, the conference shed light on the transformative power of IoT and its implications for businesses and organizations across West Africa. Delegates delved into topics ranging from data analytics to predictive analysis, uncovering strategies to accelerate growth and optimize operations. The gathering served as a platform for industry leaders, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and researchers to connect and collaborate, fostering a spirit of innovation and cooperation within the tech ecosystem.


One of the notable sessions featured Dr. Idowu Adebiyi, Group Head of Operations at Iwosan Investments, who presented a compelling talk on “Integrating Data and Predictive Analysis into Healthcare.” Dr. Adebiyi shared valuable insights into how IoT can revolutionize the healthcare sector, enabling proactive care, remote patient monitoring, and predictive analysis for better patient outcomes.

The conference’s keynote address was delivered by the esteemed Chief Guest, Kashifu Inuwa, CCIE, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). In his speech, Inuwa provided a comprehensive overview of the current state of IoT in Nigeria, emphasizing its potential to drive economic growth, improve public services, and enhance the quality of life for citizens. His visionary perspective inspired attendees to explore the possibilities and seize the opportunities presented by IoT.

The Internet of Things (IoT) West Africa Conference and Exhibition 2023 marked a significant milestone for the region. As the first event of its kind, it showcased West Africa’s burgeoning technology and digital transformation hub. The presence of government representatives underscored the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors to harness the full potential of IoT and spearhead the region’s technological advancement.

Entrepreneurs and industry leaders left the conference equipped with newfound knowledge and inspiration to leverage IoT technologies for their organizations. The event also highlighted the need for continued investment in research and development, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship.

As the curtains closed on the IoT West Africa Conference and Exhibition, the impact of the event will undoubtedly reverberate throughout the region’s tech community. It has set the stage for future collaboration, driving West Africa’s digital transformation agenda and positioning it as a leading hub for IoT innovation.

The Internet of Things (IoT) West Africa Conference and Exhibition 2023 will be remembered as a pivotal moment, igniting a new era of connectivity, innovation, and growth in the region. With its resounding success, it has paved the way for future editions, ensuring that West Africa remains at the forefront of digital transformation and IoT advancements.

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