Interview

Hosting Data Abroad: Whoever Host Your Data, Owns and Controls You
TOP 20 CEOs exclusive interview with Malam Yusuf Kazaure, MD, GALAXY Backbone Limited. Interview conducted by Tayo Adewusi.

Galaxy Backbone is charged with the responsibility of building government services and offshore data services with the internet and promoting data sovereignty across the country and securing government information system. How has Galaxy Backbone fare in this industry? I think we need to look into why and when Galaxy Backbone was created. I think when Galaxy Backbone was being created ... Read More »

To fight cybercrime, courts need to understand digital forensic -Digital Encode

The management of Digital Encode, comprising Wale Obadare, chief operation officer and Seyi Akindehinde, chief technical officer, shared their insights on how to defeat cybercrime. Excerpt.   Can we look at the challenges of cybercrime, which is your area of expertise? Anything that has to do with computer, you have to remember that it would be connected to the internet ... Read More »

Nigcomsat markets ISPs not compete with ISPs – CEO Nigcomsat

The MD/CEO of Nigeria Communication Satellite Company [NIGCOMSAT], Abimbola Alale clarified misconception between the company and Internet Service Providers [ISPs]. Excerpt. What is the present position of NIGCOMSAT? We’ve been able to grow the company to be commercially ready because it’s not easy coming from a full dependent company to standing on your own. In the past four years, that’s ... Read More »

States get mandate to use technology to improve governance, payment, tax collection – Lanre Osibona, SSA to the President on ICT

With over 20 years’ experience in the ICT space, Osibona believes government must build efficiency in terms of how government is run and that technology can help to improve services and provide knowledge based outsourcing in this interview. Excerpt.   Let us focus on digital economy. What is digital economy? Is Nigeria running a digital economy? A whole revolutionary change ... Read More »

TOP 20 CEOs SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY Engr. GBENGA ADEBAYO : Telecom has become infrastructure of infrastructures

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria [ALTON], who is making a special appearance in this interview bared his minds on the state of the telecom industry including the vex issue of the right of way, multiple taxation and others. Excerpt. Seventeen years after telecoms evolution in Nigeria, how has the industry fared? I’m glad that 17 years in ... Read More »

TOP 20 CEOS DR. ISA PANTAMI, DIRECTOR GENERAL, NITDA Our law does not allow MDAs to host data outside Nigeria, it is illegal

Dr. Isa Pantami, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency [NITDA], explained why it is illegal for ministries, departments and agencies of government to host data outside of Nigeria. Excerpt. You have regulations on cyber security, digital job creation and inclusion, local content development, capacity building and government’s digital service promotion. These are on your table as the Director General ... Read More »

TOP 20 CEOS – BIODUN OMONIYI, MD/CEO, VDT

Quality of service subscribers get is a product of the environment where service providers operate Biodun Omoniyi, MD/CEO, VDT,

Biodun Omoniyi, MD/CEO, VDT, recounted myriads of challenges confronting businesses in Nigeria, especially in the telecom environment and offered solutions. Excerpt.   Providing quality of service (QoS) has been an issue with the operators. The QoS, to some extent, has not met expectations. What seems to be the issue with the QoS in the country? We are looking at this ... Read More »

Many Nigerians are walking the streets who are in the class of Mark Zuckerberg

Dr. Yele Okeremi, MD/CEO of Precise Financial Systems [PFS]

Dr. Yele Okeremi, MD/CEO of Precise Financial Systems [PFS] Dr. Okeremi in this exclusive interview explained the fundamental role of software development to nation building and why Nigeria has not encouraged software developed in Nigeria. Excerpt: Why did you venture into software and why financial your area of competence? Everybody in life needs to choose his area of strength. If ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH THE TOP 20 CEOS IN AND OUTSIDE ICT INDUSTRY

IKECHUKWU NNAMANI, PRESIDENT, MEDALLION COMMUNICATIONS TELLS Why CDMA operators couldn’t survive harsh telecom industry    Ikechukwu Nnamani, President, Medallion Communications, an experienced player in the telecom industry and operator of interconnect clearinghouse is one of the TOP 20 CEOS in the ICT industry nominated by ICT Watch Network in collaboration with the industry stakeholders and in this exclusive interview he ... Read More »

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