Information Minster present as Social Media Week kicks off

 

The Social Media Week Lagos 2015 is finally here

Present at the first event of Africa’s biggest tech and new media conference was the Minister of Communication Technology of Mrs. Omobola Johnson who spearheaded the lecture which was termed, ‘Citizens, Government & Technology.’

The minster was joined by Comrade Ayodele Adewale, former Chairman Amuwo Odofin Local Government area of Lagos and Mrs Yemi Keri, MD Edo State Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA).

The trio talked about how government uses technology to engage citizens and vice-versa.

In her presentation, Mrs. Omobola Johnson revealed ways which the Government uses technology to increase efficiency & accountability.

Using Twitter as a case study, the Minister revealed that technology has made it easier for citizens to engage government and demand accountability.

It was just about citizen and government interactions; Mrs. Omobola Johnson also urged everybody to embrace technology to drive business ideas.

All SMEs should embrace technology to drive their businesses to the next level,” she said.

The former Chairman of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State also discussed ways the citizens can bridge the gap between themselves and the government with technology.

EiE Nigeria, Co-Creation Hub, BudgIT and Google through a Google Hangot presentation also showcased cutting edge tools and apps developed to aid Nigerian citizen engagement with government.

An app called Tracker.ng was unveiled to help track the activities and projects of the government.

But First – here’s the list of today’s events!

#SMWInnovators Welcome Breakfast: Citizens, Government & Technology
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Hosted by SMW Lagos + EiE
Pencom Innovators Stage @ SMW Lagos Campus

The WoW SuperBooth @ SMW Lagos Daily
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Hosted by The WoW Superbooth & SMW Lagos
Landmark Centre – SMW Experience Stage

[Google Hangout] My Journey Interview Series with @EntCreativeNG
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Hosted by Enterprise Creative
Google Hangout

#SMWExecutive VIP Suite Powered by UBA – Monday
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Hosted by Social Media Week Lagos
UBA Executive Suite @ SMW Lagos Campus

Connecting Strategy with Your Business: A Case Study Approach
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Hosted by RainyLemon Limited
Landmark Centre – SMW Masterclass Suite

2015 Elections: Where are the Ethics on Social Media?
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hosted by alli.org
Pencom Innovators Stage @ SMW Lagos Campus

Big Data, Analytics & What It Means for Businesses in Africa
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Hosted by Terragon Group
UBA Executive Suite @ SMW Lagos Campus

Using Facebook to Inspire, Advocate, Lead & Drive Social Change
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Hosted by Facebook
Landmark Centre – SMW Masterclass Suite

Pencom Presents: Contributory Pension Schemes for All!
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Hosted by Pencom
Pencom Innovators Stage @ SMW Lagos Campus

A Connected Africa: The Need for Radical Innovation in Education
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Hosted by edugist.org
Landmark Centre – SMW Experience Stage

#SMWPowerLunch – Monday
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Hosted by Social Media Week Lagos
UBA Executive Suite @ SMW Lagos Campus

Integrating Africa with Social Media & User Applications
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Hosted by Mara Online
Landmark Centre – SMW Masterclass Suite

#SMWDigitalJobs – Tackling Youth Unemployment in Nigeria
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Hosted by PARADIGM INITIATIVE NIGERIA
Landmark Centre – SMW Experience Stage

Social Innovator: Social as a Strategy, Social Media as a Tool for the Social SME
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Hosted by Afripreneur
Landmark Centre – SMW Masterclass Suite

WordPress BootCamp: Create Professional Looking Websites & Blogs With Ease
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Hosted by BrowseDotCom
Landmark Centre – SMW Masterclass Suite

#SMWCocktailsNConvo Monday Mixer Powered By Ciroc
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted by Ciroc
#CIROClife Lounge @ SMW Lagos Campus
SMWLagos2015SMW Lagos Opening Night Party Powered By Red Bull
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Hosted by SMW LAGOS
Landmark Centre – SMW Experience Stage

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