360NEWS: Local Growth, Global Impact at G-Nigeria

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Local Growth, Global Impact at G-Nigeria (Google tech and business conference to be held in Lagos)

As part of its goal to make the Internet relevant and useful to Africans, and to developing meaningful products for Africa, Google will soon be hosting its second ‘G-Nigeria’ event, following the success of the two day web event in Lagos last year.  At the event, the company will engage with cutting edge Nigerian businesses and developers to highlight the entrepreneurial opportunities presented by web and mobile platforms.

The company is welcoming several hundred developers, entrepreneurs, marketers and top Computer Science students and journalists to G-Nigeria, which will take place on May 3rd and 4th in Lagos. The theme of the conference, which will be held at the Civic Centre , Lagos, is ‘Local Growth and Global Impact’.

It will feature some of Google’s best engineers, product managers, business managers and leadership speaking about Google’s open web and mobile technologies.  Attendees will have the chance to explore Google’s latest internet and mobile tools through a combination of tech talks and breakout sessions Key among the speakers will be Juliet Ehimuan, Country Lead, Google Nigeria, Joe Mucheru, Lead for Google Sub Saharan Africa, and Marcus Foster, Mobile Product Manager, Google UK.

Ehimuan commented, “Forums such as these bring our Google specialists together with a diverse group of Nigerians, to share their knowledge and help make the internet part of everyday life in Nigeria. It is an excellent opportunity for both developers and entrepreneurs to learn more about the enormous potential of the web.

Each day of the conference will cater to a different audience. Remember to pre-register today as space is limited. To register and learn more, visit the G-Nigeria website http://sitescontent.google.com/gnigeria .


About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets.

Google’s mission in Africa is to make the internet an integral part of every day life in Africa, by increasing it’s relevance and usefulness, eliminating access barriers for potential users, and developing products that are meaningful for the countries in the region. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

For more information, visit http://www.google.com/africa , see our Africa Blog, http://google-africa.blogspot.com/ or follow us on Twitter twitter.com/googleafrica



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