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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ndukwe, Utsumi lead speakers to NigComSAT confab

Notable speakers have been confirmed for the forthcoming NigComSAT Stakeholders conference scheduled to hold in Abuja end of this month.

These include the immediate past chief executive officer, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, Chairman, Global System Analysis Simulation Association of United States, Prof. Tak Utsumi, President, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Chief Chris Uwaje, his counterpart at the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Charles Uwadia and incumbent Executive Vice Chairman at NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah among others.

Disclosing this, spokesman of NIGCOMSAT Limited, Mr. Sonny Aragba-Akpore said that Dr. Ndukwe who currently presides over Open Media Group as its chairman, would give the keynote at the stakeholders’ conference of Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited for the pre-launch of its replacement satellite, (NIGCOMSAT-1R), of which plans have reached advanced stage for a successful meeting.

According to him, Ndukwe would be discussing “Satellite and Broadband Penetration” and is expected to share his experience with the audience at the conference due to take place at the Abuja International Conference Center on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

He also said, Dr. Juwah would x-ray regulation as it relates to Communications Satellite, while Prof. Utsumi, would examine the global socio-economic implications of Communications Satellite.

Additionally, he said, Utsumi, a Japanese-American, will share his experience in the global community with stakeholders at the conference.

ISPON president, Chief Uwaje and NCS president Prof. Uwadia, he said, have also confirmed their participation as speakers at the conference.

The conference which is expected to be declared opened by the Minister of Science and Technology would also have Dr. Sola Afolabi of USAID/West Africa Hub, Accra-Ghana; Dr. Jimson Olufuye, President, Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN); Dr. Tomi Davies of Mobitel; Mr. Lanre Ajayi of PiNet Informatics; Ms Funke Opeke of Main One Cable Company and a lecturer at University of Jos, Mr. Joe Anuga among others as speakers.

Aragba-Akpore explained that besides listing the advantages of communications satellite to national development, the conference would answer several questions about job creation via satellite communications and the opportunity to take the telecommunications services to the un-served and underserved parts of the country.

Remmy Nweke
ITREALMS Online ... delivering news for ICT4D

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