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Ndukwe joins Uwadia, Omo-Ettu, Johnson @ DigitalSENSE forum’14


Notable industry speakers have continued to drum their support for the 2014 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable have increased with the latest being the co-chairman, Nigeria National Broadband Council, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, reports ITRealms.

This is coming as the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson has accepted to declare the event officially open. She would be represented by the Director, e-Governance at the Ministry, Mr. Tope Fashedemi, at the two-day forum holding at Welcome Center Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos, between June 5 and 6, 2014.

Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa Media, the organizers of the event, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, made these known, affirming that the former Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communication and chairman of OpenMedia, Dr. Ndukwe will be sharing some insights on Nigeria’s Broadband Perspective to Internet Protocol version Six (IPv6) during the Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable session.

According to Mrs. Nweke, the 2014 DigitalSENSE Forum series is a two-day event, stressing that Day-1 would focus on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) to be chaired by Prof. Charles Uwadia, the former president, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and Head, Computer Science department, University of Lagos.

“This year’s theme for day 1 is ‘Internet Governance, eBiz & Open Access in Nigeria’ on Thursday, June 5, 2014,” she declared, adding that Uwadia would be supported by Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr. Eugene Juwah, Chief executive officer and Director-General, National IT Development agency (NITDA), Mr. Peter Jack, the current NCS president, Prof. David Adewunmi, president, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), Bayo Banjo, ATCON’s president, Lanre Ajayi, chairman, Business and Technology Publishers Foundation (BTPF), Mr. Ken Ugbechie, President, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, Mr. Pius Okigbo Jnr, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, the chief encouragement officer, CFA and Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) Mr. Gbenga Sesan who have promised the youth at heart a warm session, to name a few.

While Day-2 on Friday, June 6, this year, would be presided over by telecom icon, Engineer Titi Omo-Ettu, with the theme: IPv6 and Broadband Penetration in Nigeria. She disclosed that high-level panelists for this session include Dr. Ernest Ndukwe of the National Broadband Council, Mr. Mohammed Rudman, chief executive officer, Internet Exchange of Nigeria (IXPN), Chairman, ICT Media Taskforce, Mr. Aaron Ukodie, and President, Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN), Mr. Sunday Folayan among others.


She equally encouraged participants to reserve their positions by registration for the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum 2014 at www.digitalsenseafrica.com.ng, adding that corporate organisation still have chances of participating, just as Resort Savings & Loans Plc, NITDA, NCC, Medallion and CWG plc, to name a few, have taken their places.

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