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IDC IT Security Roadshow 2017

Retaining Control of the Digital Enterprise

Lagos, March 22, 2017


Across the region, organizations are now having to operate under extremely challenging conditions, characterized by low oil prices, currency fluctuations, and a delicate political ecosystem. This has led to a prioritization of projects, with organizations realizing that they must now innovate and provide a superior user experience if they are to succeed in the face of aggressive competition. As such, there has been a considerable increase in the number of organizations exploring, planning, and engaging in digital transformation.

But if this drive for digital transformation is to bear fruit, the implementation of best-practice security measures is an absolute must. Indeed, as organizations across West Africa increasingly embrace connectivity, a new series of security vulnerabilities, challenges, and regulations are beginning to reveal themselves. And this increasingly complex threat landscape is piling yet more pressure onto IT decision makers to re-evaluate their security strategies, develop dynamic policies, and create new synergies capable of enabling a secure, resilient, and compliant ecosystem.

Against this backdrop, IDC’s IT Security Roadshow 2017 will offer expert advice on establishing a seamlessly secure enterprise that utilizes a cutting-edge security roadmap as the foundation for delivering true digital transformation.




Time Event & Speakers

Welcome Tea/Coffee & Networking


Welcome Address

Babatunde Afolayan
Senior Research Analyst, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, Middle East & Africa

Building the New Security Roadmap

Babatunde Afolayan
Senior Research Analyst, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, Middle East & Africa

Organizations are striving to execute digital transformation processes and bring innovation to the forefront. Organizations are further aiming to transform their processes, operations, and leadership to become digital enterprises. Specifically, companies are investing in 3rd Platform technologies and innovation accelerators to meet their targets within given timelines. However, organizations have to deal with the rapidly changing demands of their customers as well as a threat landscape that is getting increasingly complex. Organizations also have to contend with new vulnerabilities and technologies, meet customer demand for a seamless experience, and increasingly address issues relating to risk and trust.

The following keynote presentation will look at the trends impacting the security landscape in the region. It will also explore the issues that organizations will need to address in the digitally transformed era and outline what factors they need to consider in their security road maps for the future.



Next-Generation Security for an Evolving IT & Threat Landscape for 2017

Lionel Orishane
Sales Engineer - West, East and Central Africa, Trend Micro


Presentation by Olajide Oyewole

Sandra Oyewole
Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP


Mid Morning Tea/Coffee Break and Networking


Presentation by End User

Olasoji Tehingbola
CTO, Cornerstone Insurance Plc


End-user Testimonial


Panel Discussion: Addressing the New Security Ecosystem

Oladimeji Kazeem
Head ICT, PAL Pensions
Umar Sa'ad
Asst. Manager, Networks & Information Security, Dangote Oil Refinery
Uchechi Edosomwan
Head, IT Service Management, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency

This panel discussion will examine how organizations are addressing the new set of security channels and dynamics associated with the drive for digital transformation. The panel will provide valuable insights into the practices and protocols they have incorporated within their own organizations, offering answers to the following questions:

  • What new technologies have you recently deployed and how are you securing them?
  • What challenges are organizations in your industry facing when it comes to security and digital transformation?
  • What security-related aspects do organizations typically fail to address from a people, process, and technology perspective?
  • If people are the weakest link, what issues continue to cause the biggest challenge when it comes to security and users?
  • How are you addressing security as your organization moves into an increasingly connected world?



The Anatomy of a Cyber Attack

Remi Afon
President, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria

Summary & Close


Lunch & Networking


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General Information

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 22



Registration Fee

  • Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)
  • USD 500 Per Participant : For IT vendors, and IT consultant companies


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Partnership Opportunities

Why sponsor the IT Security 2017?

  • Brand association with Senior IT Decision Makers, CISOs and Influencers via the extensive promotional campaign pre- and post-event
  • Position your company as one of the leading Security Solutions players in the Region
  • Meet face-to-face and build connections with a targeted group of qualified end users and decision makers
  • Hold meaningful conversations with potential customers – generous time set aside for networking
  • Secure post show appointments by collecting leads & conducting surveys through the exhibition

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This hotel is situated on the edge of the beautiful Victoria Island in Nigeria's economic capital. The hotel is surrounded by a host of  international companies, a shopping mall, movie theater, beaches and art galleries.

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Theresa Etukodo Eshiet

Conference Manager, West Africa

+234 802 335 6732

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