Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy is currently leading the Nigerian delegation at the Future Tech Forum in London, UK. The two-day event at London’s Science Museum is a melting pot of worldwide digitization ideas.
The Forum aims to address a variety of challenges, including health-tech advances, digital regulation building blocks, infrastructure, climate change, and artificial intelligence (AI), among others.
Pantami will attend the Ministerial Roundtable on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, along with ministers of digital economies from other countries, to discuss issues such as the Future of Trust in Data as a Force for Good, the Future of the Internet; Trends and Opportunities, governance challenges, and keeping pace with Tech in Governance Frameworks.
During the event, the Minister will meet with global industry leaders from both the public and private sectors.
At the launch of the Future Tech Forum, Digital Secretary Nadine Dorries remarked “You’ll see “NeXTcube” – the computer that Tim Berners-Lee was using when he developed the World Wide Web – as you go about this building over the next few days. Berners-innovation Lee’s in 1989 set in motion a series of events that has brought us all here today.”
“Because digital technology has altered our way of life dramatically. In reality, the global economy’s – and modern society’s – whole infrastructure is now based on technology. The top five tech firms are now worth about $10 trillion, more than the next 27 most valuable US firms combined. Amazon is the world’s third-largest employer. Apple’s stock is worth more than the whole wealth of Belgium.”
These businesses keep tabs on who we are, what we enjoy, where we go, and what we buy. Mallam Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi (CCIE), Executive Secretary Universal Services Provision Fund (USPF), Mallam Ayuba Shuaibu, Managing Director Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), Dr. Abimbola Alale, Dr. Amina Sambo Magaji, SA Special Duties Dr Kalli Zannah, and Spokesperson to the Minister, Uwa Suleiman, are among the Nigerian delegation at the event.