DigitalPR-Wire named Nigeria Innovation Summit media partner


DigitalPR-Wire’s innovative approach to media and PR strategy has gained more attraction as the platform has been selected as the official media partner for Nigeria Innovation Summit (

NIS is an an annual event that brings together stakeholders from different sectors of Nigeria’s economy to share ideas, trends, and opportunities around technology, innovation and entrepreneurship development in Nigeria and scheduled to hold from 7 to 8 September 2017 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

DigitalPR-Wire ( was selected, according to Emerging Media, Conveners of the Summit, to help promote the Innovation Summit meant to educate Nigerians to apply innovation across all sectors to drive economic growth and sustainable development through emerging technologies, research & development, entrepreneurship, commercialization and investments as key drivers of an innovation ecosystem.

DigitalPRWire is an on-demand for Online PR, Social Communication, Influence Marketing and Online Broadcast platform, specifically designed for online press release distribution, news and mention monitoring, analytics and a full range of social media communication solutions.

“We are glad that two organizations that are leading the drive for Technology innovation in Nigeria and Africa are collaborating for the 2017 Nigeria Innovation Summit. We have seen your organisation’s robust work and platform for digital innovation in Africa and are convinced of a great outcome working together. This Summit is about value creation and we see DigitalPR-Wire as positioned to deliver on this mandate,” says Kenneth Omeruo, MD/CEO, Emerging Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

“Nigeria has the potentials to be a global economic power if we embrace and invest heavily in technology and innovation.”

“Every sector in Nigeria’s economy needs disruptive ideas driven by technology. Right now we are nowhere in the global innovation index and the world is moving at a very high speed. It is instructive to note that Tunisia ranked 45th and Morocco 50th as the only African countries mentioned in the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index, which scores economies using factors including research and development intensity and the concentration of high-tech companies. South Korea, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Finland are the top five countries in that index. I think there is so much to learn from these countries. We should be implementing policies and investments that will encourage technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. The Nigeria Innovation Summit 2017 is offering a platform to engage stakeholders across all sectors on the need for such.”

He further emphasized the urgent need for Nigeria to invest in innovation, research and technology development, in order to become an innovation-driven nation and hence, improve in the Global Innovation Index ranking, attract foreign investments and boost the economy and life of the people.

“Therefore, we are proud to announce CIHAN Group, operators of Digitalprwire as our official Media and PR Agency for this year’s Summit.  We have seen their robust and disruptive work and platform for digital innovation in Africa and are convinced of a great outcome working together,” says Omeruo.

The 2017 Summit under the theme Transforming Nigeria’s Economy through Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, provides opportunities for the 36 States, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government as well as Corporate bodies to showcase their agenda for digital transformation and  innovation agenda.   

He described the Summit as a platform that creates awareness on the need for Open Innovation in Nigeria where the government, industries across all sectors, academia, entrepreneurs collaborate to solve the problems of economic growth in Nigeria.

On his part, Celestine Achi, Cihan Group Founder, the developers of DigitalPR-Wire, expressed delight with the choice made by Emerging Media Group towards DigitalPR-Wire propagating the Summit.

“We understand the goals this Summit sets to achieve which are in line with our target in this market. As a country, we cannot stop innovation. It is natural for people to venture into new dimensions or/and approaches to doing things. So, we are happy to work with Emerging Media to achieving this aim,” he said.

Also speaking, Mr. Tony Ajah, the Director of Nigeria Innovation Summit said that the 2-day Summit will feature Keynote Speeches, Panel Discussions, Exhibitions, Workshops, and the Nigeria Innovation Awards. The expected delegates for the Summit are Government Representatives, International Organisations, Investors, Business leaders, CEOs of Companies and Organisations, Innovators, Academics, Start-ups and Entrepreneurs.

The Summit Sessions will cover sub-topics as: How to transform the challenging economy in Nigeria through Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; How Nigeria can build a sustainable Innovation Ecosystem and become more Innovative; Exploring the Concept of Open Innovation; Innovation in Telecommunications, Infrastructure Development and the Mobile Ecosystem; Innovation in the Manufacturing Industry and Innovation through Emerging Technologies; Big Data, Data Centres, Cloud Computing, IoT, Wearable Technologies, Cyber-security, Robotics, Virtual Reality and Smart Cities.

Other areas are Innovation in Power and Renewable Energy; Innovation in Oil and Gas; Agriculture; Banking, Finance, Funding and Investment; e-Commerce Industry; Small Businesses, Start-ups, Entrepreneurship Community; the Academic Community; Public Health and the Health Industry and Innovation in Media, Public Relations, Social Good and the Entertainment Industry.

Over 400 delegates are expected to attend this year’s Summit. And the Summit offers organizations a platform to connect with these top decision makers, cutting across all sectors of Nigeria’s economy.

“We have confirmed international participation from the following organizations: International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) UK, Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS), South Africa, African Innovation Foundation and great support from Ideation International Inc., USA, and the Israel Start-up Network.”


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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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