Richard Ginika Izuora
MainOne, an Equinix company, has affirmed its readiness to host the 7th edition of its flagship event, Nerds Unite.
The event themed: ‘The Power of Global Interconnection’ is scheduled to hold June 23, 2022.
The 7the edition will feature a keynote address on Interconnection and the power of the global Equinix Platform to connect African Businesses and Global/Local Service providers, delivered by Vice President, Growth and Emerging Markets, Equinix, Judith Gardiner.
The conference will also feature two panel sessions on the topics “Unlocking Growth through An Interconnected Global Digital Infrastructure” and “Maximizing Business Efficiency and Minimizing Talent Drain and Rising CAPEX through IT Outsourcing”, as industry experts discuss the immense benefits accruable to subscribers through the power of global interconnection and IT Outsourcing.
Confirmed speakers at Nerds Unite 2022 include: Martin Atkinson, Senior Manager, Peering & Interconnection EMEA, Equinix; Edge Strategy Manager, SSA, Meta, Ben Ryall; CEO, Tizeti, Kendall Ananyi; Group Head of IT, Lagos Free Zone, Nikhil Khandelwal; Country Manager, HPE operated by Selectium, Ifeyinwa Kojo; Head, Technology Infrastructure, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS), Eunice King; Group Head, Network Operations, Access Bank, Adebowale Shonekan; Head, Engineering, CIO, EKO Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), J.P. Attueyi; and Partner, Enterprise Technology & Performance Leader, Deloitte, Oluwole Oyeniran.
Speaking on expectations for this edition, Funke Opeke, the Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, remarked; “It’s the first time following MainOne’s acquisition that we’d be hosting our annual flagship event, Nerds Unite. It is also at a time business are just recovering from COVID-19 pandemic and are faced with new challenges coping with the accelerating rate of digitalization. We hope ICT stakeholders find this event very useful, especially with our parent company Equinix billed to share their knowledge of global data interconnection and outsourcing”.
Participants will be drawn from a diverse global audience.
With over 4000 participants since inception, Nerds Unite has showcased leading technology solutions to MainOne Customers and has hosted major players in the global and local IT industry.