Africa’s foremost event focused on cyber security, Cyber Africa Summit (CyFrica) 2020 brought together more than 500 cyber security experts from West Africa and abroad at the Lagos Continental Hotel on 25 – 26 February 2020.
Day 1 of CyFrica 2020 brought to the fore new ideas and information related to new techniques, trends, technologies and solutions which ensure a cybersafe Africa. More than 25 interactive presentations and panel discussions led by eminent industry experts like Mohammed Onimisi Yahaya, Head – Public Key Infrastructure Projects, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Uche Henry Ifeanyi, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Head of Cybercrime, Nigeria Police Force, Pratik Roy, Business Group Director, Security & Modern Workplace, Microsoft, Misty Malan, Lead Channel Manager – Africa, KnowBe4, Vipin Chawla, CTO, Eat’N’Go Ltd, Opeyemi Okesola, Deputy CIO, African Alliance Insurance, Prasanna Kumar Burri, Group CIO, Dangote Group, Daniel Adaramola, CISO, Unity Bank, Yaniv Ovitz, Chief Technology Officer, CyberSOC Africa Limited, Fiona Konchellah, VP Sales Africa, Uniken, Bassam Touma – Business Development Manager Africa, SHELT, Paresh Makwana, Business Development and Vice-President Africa, ARCON, Oriyomi Fowler, Head – IT Security & Network Operations, Dangote Group, Olawumi Babalola, Country CISO, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, Olasunkanmi James, Head of IT Security, Airtel Nigeria, Philip Aiwekhoe, Head – IT Risk, LAPO Microfinance Bank, Michael Ojerinde, Head – IT, Nova Track Limited and Fene Osakwe, Group Head – IT Security, IHS Towers.
The stellar speaker line-up for Day 2 included names like Victor Idonor, Director General, Cyber Security Challenge Nigeria (CYSEC NG) and Principal Security Consultant, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited, Dr. David Isiavwe, Group Head – Operations & Technology and President, Information Security Society of Africa, Nigeria, Tunde Dada, Head of IT, Vodacom Nigeria, Kingsley Okonkwo, Cyber Security Advisor and Head of Information Security Unit, Chevron Nigeria, Igboa Abumere, CISO, Stanbic Bank, Steve Isitua Obiago, Group Head – IT, Chicason Group, Tobe Nnadozie, Group CIO, Wapic Insurance, Olufemi Olofintila, CISO, Nova Merchant Bank, Samson Moju, Africa Regional Head of IT, PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, Dr. Muktar Bello, Head, Quality Control and Assurance Section – Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Forensics and Crime Lab Services Directorate and Bharat Soni, CISO, GT Bank.
Apart from the engaging and enlightening presentations and panel discussions, the networking lunch and coffee breaks provided the ideal opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas and interact with experts from Microsoft, KnowBe4, CyberSOC, ARCON, Uniken, SHELT, DATAPROTECT, MicroWorld Technologies, WALLIX Group, ESET and CyberCureMe who showcased their innovative solutions and technologies over the two days of the summit.
“We’ve seen the ability for Tradepass to pull in the right kind of customers at the event, which has brought in a lot of mindshare for us. The delegates I met at the event are all CXO level. The quality of the conversations that I had was amazing. The platform with all the other vendors, the panel discussions, the presentations were of high quality. That is something which is appreciated by all attendees and I’m sure the experts who missed out this year would definitely want to take part in future editions’, said Pratik Roy, Business Group Director, Security & Modern Workplace, Microsoft.
Over the two days, the topics of discussion ranged from discussing the Biometric Banking: The Current State of Cybercrime in Nigeria and The Roadmap of Cyber Security Posture, Nigeria Police Force and The Fight Against Cybercrime, Need for Changing Security Cultures in Africa, Growing Importance of Cyber Security Skills, Key Cyber Security Initiatives for African Businesses and many more.
CyFrica 2020 served as the perfect knowledge-sharing platform for cyber security experts to learn, network and build fruitful and prolonged business relations.
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