Monday, March 05, 2012

‘All is set for DigitalSENSE forum on IG4D’

The organizers of the annual Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa has declared that all is now set for the fourth edition of the Nigeria DigitalSENSE forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D).

The Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke gave this assurance in Lagos at the weekend, asserting that “we are set for this year’s Nigeria DigitalSENSE forum on Internet Governance for Development.”

She also said that this year’s edition scheduled to hold at the Golden Gate Paradise, March 8-9 in Lagos, would be presided over by Internet guru and immediate president of the Nigeria internet Group (NIG) Mr. Lanre Ajayi.

Mrs. Nweke noted that currently Mr. Ajayi is serving as a council member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).

She further pointed out that apart the fact that the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Eugene Juwah, Director of Information Security and New Media at NCC, Dr. Sylvanus Ehikioya, president of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mrs. Mary Uduma, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, Mr. Gbenga Sesan, youthful Social activist, Japheth Omojuwa and chief executive of Nigeria internet Exchange, Mr. Muhammed Rudman.

Additionally, the vice president of Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN), Mr. Sunday Folayan, she said, would preside over the interactive session, as well as presidents of all the industry-groups within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector including the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), mother of Internet evolution in the country, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote among others.

Mrs. Nweke said that the Country manager of the Software giant, Microsoft Nigeria, Mr. Emmanuel Onyeje has confirmed as one of the key speakers at the 2012 edition of the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), due to hold this Thursday and Friday in Lagos.

This is coming as the Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), Mr. Gbenga Sesan, has also affirmed his participation as he gears up to take participants on the subtheme: ‘Youth Advantage of Mobile Economy in Nigeria.”

Onyeje, she said, would lead a team of experts from Microsoft to discuss mobility solutions and is expected to make a presentation with detailed highlights on some mobile service offers on Microsoft platform.

She said that Nigeria DigitalSENSE forum on Internet Governance for Development is a veritable platform for Nigerians to know more about mobile offering from Microsoft, especially for mobile money services.

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