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IFIP president, Hinchey leads diaspora participation to NCS 26th confab

The President-elect of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Prof. Mike Hinchey, has been confirmed to lead the international participation to the 26th national conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, reports ITRealms.

Disclosing this, President, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Adesola Aderounmu, said that Mike Hinchey will deliver the goodwill message during the opening ceremony and serve as keynote speaker during a plenary session on "Innovation in National Safety and Security."

He also said that IFIP, established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO, is the leading global organization in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences, thus is recognized by the UN, as the body representing IT societies from all over the world, of which NCS is a member of IFIP.

NCS, he said, is the umbrella body of all IT professionals and organizations in Nigeria, with over 17,000 members and major interest groups namely the Institute of Software Professional of Nigeria (ISPON), IT Association of Nigeria (ITAN), Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN), Nigeria Women in IT (NiWIIT), Nigeria IT Professionals in Civil Service (NITPCS) among others, in addition to one hundred thousand Student body, the National Association Computer Science Students (NACOSS).

Therefore, he said, NCS is preparing for the best and has assembled impressive leading researchers, entrepreneurs, educators, industry experts, thought leaders, international scholars and subject matter experts as speakers and resource persons to share their extensive knowledge and experience on the theme and sub themes.
“Attendees will benefit greatly from their knowledge and insights,” he said.

The conference, Aderounmu further said, would focus on important issues related to the theme and sub themes such as national database – Integral to National Security, Information Technology and the National Security Strategy, Universal Broadband Access – the Security Imperative, Information Technology as an Indispensable Security Tool – Terrorism in Focus, Smart Governance and Anti-Corruption through Information Technology, National Security Dimension of Youth Innovation and Software Development, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare and CyberSecurity, Digital Human Capital Requirements in the 21st Century and Social, Mobile, Analytics (Big Data) and Cloud Computing (SMAC).

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