Osinbajo to Deliver Keynote at Rack Centre, PwC Conference


Emma Okonji

Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will next week, deliver the opening keynote remarks at a webinar being organised by Rack Centre, West Africa’s carrier neutral Tier III Constructed Certified Facility colocation data centre, in collaboration with professional services firm, PwC Nigeria.

The webinar, with the theme: ‘Africa: The Next Digital Frontier: Compelling Economic Imperatives’, will hold in Lagos on April 28, 2021.
The webinar has attracted local and international panellists, such as Managing Global Head of Telecoms and Media, Standard Bank Plc, Ms. Nina Triantis; Technical Specialist, World Bank, Dr Maryam Lawal; Partner, West Africa Financial Services Leader and Chief Economist, PwC Nigeria, Andrew Nevin; Director Real Estate, Actis, Kabir Chal and Partner, West Africa Technology Leader, PwC Nigeria, Femi Osinubi.

The webinar is expected to look into economic imperatives to Africa’s digital transformation, the business opportunities linked to the continent’s demographic and economic fundamentals, and the underpinning technology platforms for Africa’s new emerging opportunities.

Speaking on the webinar, the Managing Director of Rack Centre, Dr. Ayotunde Coker, said: “There can not be a better time to hold a seminar such as this. Understanding the macroeconomic trends shaping internet /content infrastructure in Africa, the challenges on the continent and how to overcome them whilst identifying and maximising opportunities for digital and content technologies is vital”.

Partner and Technology Leader, West Market Area, PwC Nigeria, Femi Osinubi, said: “We are appreciative and more than pleased that the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Osibanjo, will be part of the webinar, and it demonstrates the importance that he and the government attaches to economic transformation in Nigeria and Africa at large through technology.”

Founded in 2012, Rack Centre is the only carrier neutral Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre in Africa and focuses solely on providing best in class data centre colocation services and unrestricted interconnect between carriers and customers. This gives customers a technically superior, physically more secure and lower cost environment for their information systems.

Rack Centre’s carrier neutrality allows customers to manage traffic to get better value, lower latency and higher resilience, and creates an open market for partnerships between customers, networks, cloud and content providers, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria and managed service providers.