Tech Events this Week: Lagos Economic Virtual Summit 2021; Smart Agriculture in Nigeria and Others


Hi guys, its Monday and the Valentine frenzy is finally over. To start the new week, we have curated a mix of interesting and educative virtual and physical events you can attend across the tech space.

The events come up between February 15 – 20, 2021.

Lagos Economic Virtual Summit 2021

This week, the Lagos Economic Summit Group will host the Ehingbeti Summit themed: For a greater Lagos: Setting the tone for the next decade.

The summit is designed for businesses and individuals all over the world looking to leverage the rich enabling environment and culture of Lagos State.

The online conference will also educate, inspire, drive policies, stir up conversations, encourage innovations, stimulate partnerships, and attract investments.

The event will host dignitaries like Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State; Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, Honorable Minister of Works and Housing, amongst others.

Date: Tuesday, February 16 – Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM

You can register for the summit here.

Python and Artificial Intelligence Workshop

This week, Data Science Nigeria will be hosting an online Free Python Programming and Artificial Intelligence Workshop for Teachers.

Themed; Train the Teachers, the workshop is geared towards empowering STEM teachers in primary and secondary schools with the knowledge of Python programming and Artificial Intelligence.

Date: Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM
Duration: 1hr 30 mins

You can register for the Webinar here.

Smart Agriculture in Nigeria

On Wednesday, the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) will be hosting a webinar on Building Capacities for Smart Agriculture in Nigeria.

The event will host experts and dignitaries like Dr Isa Pantami, Honorable Minister of Communication and Digital Economy; Dr ittai Herrmann, The Planet Sensing Laboratory, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Mr Kashifu Inuwa, DG NITDA amongst others.

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 8hrs

You can register for the Webinar here.

Digital technologies in Covid-19 vaccine development

On Wednesday, The Galien Foundation will be hosting a webinar to highlight the impact of digital technologies in Covid-19 vaccine development.

During the webinar, experts on the front line of developing COVID-19 vaccines will come together to discuss the important role digital technologies play in accelerating vaccine trials, development & delivery.

The event will host Marie-Pierre Hellio Le Graverand from Pfizer; Terry Murphy, Janssen amongst others

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM

You can register for the Webinar here.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Mars Landing

On Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance Rover will be landing on Mars. The spacecraft has begun its approach to the Red Planet and on Feb. 18, 2021, Perseverance will blaze through Mars’ atmosphere at about 12,100 mph (19,500 kph), touching down gently on the surface about seven minutes later.

To be part of landing experience, you can register here.

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 9:30 PM

Registrants will receive a landing stamp for their virtual passport following landing. They will also be provided with communications about additional virtual participation opportunities and any schedule changes.

That’s all from here guys. We will be sharing some exciting updates next week. Have a very productive week ahead!

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