IT NEWS NIGERIA:
Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has announced today it is set to host 27th National Conference in Ibadan and will use the occasion to honour Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, his wife, and others who have contributed to IT development in the country.
President, NCS, Prof Adesola Aderounmu revealed this during a press briefing in Lagos.
“On behalf of NCS, I inform you with great pleasure that the 27th National Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) will hold from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th of July, 2018, at International Conference Centre University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, with the Conference theme “Digital Inclusion: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies”,” he said.
According to him, NCS is the biggest and premier professional association in Nigeria’s tech sector is most honoured by your presence here this morning. NCS appreciates your continued interest and dedication. NCS is privileged to have you as friends and also as partners in progress.
“NCS is the umbrella body of all IT professionals and organizations in Nigeria, with more than 20,000 members and major interest groups (ISPON, ITAN, ISPAN, NiWIIT, ITSSP, AITP, NITPCS). Also inclusive of one hundred thousand Student body (NACOSS)”
He noted that in line with NCS emphasis on innovation the Association will be adopting various approaches through this most unique gathering of IT academia, industry and thought leaders to address challenges and highlight opportunities related to building a digital, prosperous and INCLUSIVE Nigeria that leverages on information technology to achieve Sustainable Development.
High profile dignitaries are expected to grace the event from government, private and educational sectors, as well as from the international and global IT environment.
President Mohammadu Buhari, Commander in Chief of the Armed forces of Nigeria is rumoured to be Guest of Honour, while Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of Oyo State is the Chief Host.
Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu and Director General of NITDA will be in attendance.
The conference, he saids, will focus on important issues related to the theme and sub themes such as: Poverty Eradication and Job Creation in the rural Economy. Internet and Broadband for All, e-agriculture, e-health, e-education for inclusion: Software and Local Content. Digital Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Tech Startup, SME and Youth Enterpreneurship. E-Voting and Election Management. New Technologies for Economic Growth and Diversification. Digital Literacy, Knowledge Culture and Human Capital Development. Policy and Regulatory Framework. E-government, Citizen Engagement and Open Government. Fintech, e-Commerce and Financial Inclusion. Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Innovative Collaboration and partnership. Cyber security: Awareness, Threat, Protection and Digital Rights. Innovation for the Elderly, Internally Displaced Persons and the Vulnerable.
Confirmed Guest Speakers include:Ms Funke Opeke, Founder and CEO of MainOne; Mr. Oluwafunminiyi Ajao, Special Adviser to the Oyo State Governor on ICT; Mr. Adedayo P. S. Arogundade, Managing Director, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited; and Mr. Ezekiel Oyeniyi Ajao. Others are Executive Director, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS; Professor Charles Korede Ayo, former Vice Chancellor, Covenant University; Professor Patience Akpan-Obong, Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Arizona State University; and Tejumade Afonja, Intel Software Innovator.
Specifically, topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fintech, Financial Inclusion, eGovernment, Broadband, Disruptive Technologies, Fourth Industrial Revolution and e-Voting will be covered as they relate to the conference theme.