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Theme “Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Security & Connectivity as Growth Drivers in the Digital Age.”

The theme was chosen to explore how the widespread deployment of digital technology infrastructure is both creating opportunities for socio-economic development and the rise of attacks, physical and cyber. The consensus among experts is that the digital transformation, combined with a rapid explosion of technologies, has paved the way to greater vulnerabilities and newer forms of threats to enterprises.

Digital infrastructure protection involves protecting and defending against attacks – whether cyber or physical – that could potentially damage or disrupt the services that are provided by critical infrastructures. Cyber security is the protection of digital information and the infrastructure on which it resides to ensure round-the-clock service availability.

The Pan African Digital Initiative Summit and Expo (PADISE)  has emerged as a platform where the most influential players in the African information communications technology (ICT) markets can come together to exchange ideas and positively influence and promote ICT agenda for optimal good.

We believe that in light of how digital innovation is driving economic transformation in Nigeria through accelerating connectivity, access to finance and job creation, there is an urgent need to ramp up protection for digital infrastructure across the country.

We postulate that the call by operators in the ICT sphere for the national assembly to make the protection of critical national digital infrastructure a priority as the country pursues its digital economy agenda are germane.

PADISE now in its 10th year will equally provide an exhibition platform for organisations to showcase emerging innovative products and solutions; actively engage the government and other relevant agencies in the widespread deployment of digital technologies innovations across the continent, and expose the abundant Investment Opportunities in the tech sector to attract more investors in the sector.

Sub themes: Smart Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), ChatGPT, internet of Things (loT), 5G, Data Protection, Local Content in ICT, Cloud networks, eGovernment and Digital identity management.

PADISE 2023 will create opportunities for establishing strategic alliances and partnerships amongst local and foreign investors to expand ICT networks in Nigeria and Africa.

At PADISE 2023, the seminal conference will run simultaneously with the exhibition with thousands of visitors expected both live and online.