Africa’s tech and media giants to gather in Port Harcourt
Over 1,500 tech and media frontiers in Africa are expected to gather in Port Harcourt for the Tech Meets Media African conference 2020.
The conference which is a an invention of IFN TV, a contents, international PR and online channel operating in Nigeria and currently given provisional license to operate as a TV station by the government of Ghana is aimed at stimulating strategic conversions and positioning the African narrative in a highly sophisticated technologically driven 21st century through tech innovations and media.
Speaking during the press conferrnce in Port Harcourt the convener of the conference Mr. Ndume Green said “the advent of technology has swiftly reshaped the landscape of storytelling, at a level not seen before and Africa as a continent must position itself for this disruption which comes with a lot of opportunities”.
The event which is expected to take place beginning with master classes on the first day in coding, Business Development, Artificial Intelligence, investigative journalism and digital marketing while the main conference will hold on the second day with five breakaway panel sessions featuring speakers such as Chairman of Silverbird Group Senator Ben Murray Bruce, Africa Editor of Aljazeera Fidelis Mbah, Founder of ispace Ghana Mr. Josiah Kwesi Eyison, Co-Founder of Wennovation Hub Michael Oluwagbemi, Zambian Journalist Lungowe Simbotwe and Co Founder of Fortress Media Edwin Chibanga among many other speakers.
There will also be a special session on environment tagged: “Finding a safe environment/climate for creativity in Africa; Oil issues in the Niger Delta” which will feature the Niger Delta Minister, Godswill Akpabio, Amayanabo of Bonny Kingdom King Edward Asimini William Dappa Pepple iii Perekule xi, Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project Dr Marvin Barinem Dekil and Prominent Niger Delta Activist and Environmentalist CelestineNdume Green said “In the past 20 years digital economy businesses have erupted because of the rise of mobile Internet, creating global titans that have become household names.