CEO Today - Africa Awards 2022

ICT has also enabled the convergence of sectors. Today, telecommunication companies in Nigeria now have banking licenses. The greatest beneficiaries of this growth are the consumers who now have access to services and products which enable their lifestyles. ICT remains a viable lever for national development. What does the future hold for yourself and for 21st Century Technologies? For myself, it is another chapter of rolling up my sleeves and doing what I know how to do – solving problems through building infrastructure in the areas of data centres, power and platforms. 21st Century Technologies is not slowing down, we are racing to be a significant part of history through continuous implementation of bold & audacious infrastructure that will accelerate innovations in the area of technology solutions as well as provide support for intensive network evolution such as; 3G, 4G, 5G to help fast track last mile access to digital connectivity. We will continue to effectively deliver a unique portfolio of infrastructure services to our customers, vendors and partners, paving the way for a fully digital future. How do you measure your success? The measure of my success lies in howmany lives and businesses I impact by enabling their aspirations through the window of connectivity. What does this award mean to you? It is an acknowledgement of my contributions to the ICT space. Most importantly, it is a confirmation that there is still much more to be done. It is a charge to ‘leave no Nigerian/African behind.’ I am grateful to the CEO Today Africa team for the recognition. What are your plans for 21st Century Technologies in the immediate future? - Build a compelling platform that will help to tackle some of the world biggest challenges from AI and quantum computing to healthcare, aviation, construction, logistics etc. - Train the brainpower from our digital academy to enable 21st Century Group to scale into the next Google- or Amazon-sized powerhouse. - Build our group to be the largest provider of information security solutions. To help customers and partners define the risk in their environment and select the right technologies and solutions. - Finally, we are already in the forefront of using our digital infrastructure and technology platforms to strategically position our group to take advantage of emerging opportunities to deliver technology-enabled solutions in years to come. Which of your career achievements would you say you are proudest of having accomplished during your time in the ICT sector? My restless pursuit of pioneering digital infrastructure such as fibre connectivity networks, data centres, innovations and sustainable development is just laying the foundation of what is coming. Therefore, I cannot talk about achievements at this time. What we have done so far is a stepping stone to an interesting journey that lies ahead, where uncommon achievement shall be accomplished and recorded for the benefit of humanity. CEO Today Af r i ca Award s 2022 - NIGERIA -

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