|Mr. Tizhe and his vice chairman in council|
All is now set for the 2012 Information Technology (IT) professionals’ assembly and Annual General Meeting (AGM) hosted by the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
President, CPN, Mr. Ibrahim Tizhe gave this assurance at a media briefing on the readiness of the 2012 IT Assembly kicking off Thursday, June 7 through 8, 2012, with the theme: Information Technology and National Transformation.
He explained that the annual CPN Information Technology Professionals’ Assembly is a yearly gathering of Information Technology practitioners in Nigeria and diaspora with the objective of discussing and strategizing on emergent issues in IT in order to come out with recommendations and decisions that will impart positively on the industry and the nation.
He said that the programme is always preceded by the induction of new members into the profession and the newly-admitted members of the profession would be comprehensively briefed on their duties and obligations to the society and profession.
Tizhe also said that different speakers have been confirmed to make presentations to the new inductees on the ethics of the profession, tips for running a successful IT organization as well as other issues that are germane to their professional growth.
IT Assembly, he noted is the flagship of all Information Technology programmes in Nigeria, including networking event for senior Information Technology (IT) decision makers, IT consultants, upcoming IT entrepreneurs, start–ups, IT practitioners, teachers and IT Systems administrators.
Additionally, he said, the assembly is a platform for some of the industry’s most innovative technology distribution and service providers to showcase their products and services; and for participants to appreciate the emerging technologies, trends, and risks that are associated with transforming the various industries using IT.
According to him, the IT Professionals’ Assembly would take place on Thursday, June 7, while the AGM holds on Friday June 8, 2012.
He pointed out that the theme of this year’s Assembly is informed by the transformation agenda of the present administration and the need to correct the flaws inherent in the country’s drive for development where there is absence of long term perspective and lack of continuity, consistence and commitment to agreed policies.
A critical examination at the priority areas of the agenda, he said, shows that Information Technology is treated as one of sectors to be given priority attention by the administration and not the sector that will drive the activities of other sectors.
“There is no doubt that Information Technology is the prerequisite for real growth, sustainable development and the accomplishments of the objectives of governments as stipulated in the agenda,” he noted, adding that IT deserves to be given a prominent and adequate attention in the agenda.
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