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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NCS president, Prof. Aderounmu to chair Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum 2016

The national president of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Adesola Aderounmu, will preside over the two-day 2016 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable, slated to hold in June 2-3 at Welcome Centre Hotel, International Airport Road, Lagos, reports ITRealms.
Disclosing this, the Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, the organisers of forum, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke said they are delighted to work with the new president of NCS in exploring his agenda for the larger Nigerian society through the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series.

She noted that Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series which began in 2009 has been sustained ever since as an annual rallying point for Internet stakeholders in the country, which this year has been slated for Thursday, June 2 and Friday June 3, 2016 .

DigitalSENSE Africa Media, she said, is an At-Large Structure certified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and organizes this annual forum in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Backbone and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) among others.

This year’s theme, she also said centres on ‘Internet Governance: Creating Opportunities for All Nigerians’ on day 1, while Day 2 is the Nigeria IPV6 Roundtable with the theme on ‘Creating Opportunities for Nigerians with IPv6’ in commemoration of the World IPv6 Day 2016.

Equally she said, DigitalSENSE Africa is a team of internationally reputed and award-winning Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry analysts and perception managers; professionally affiliated to African Regional At-Large Organisation (AFRALO) for shaping the future of the Internet, African Civil Society for the Information Society (ACSIS), as well as the media caucus of African Information Society Initiative (AISI) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) among others.

She recalled that Aderounmu is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Fellow of Nigeria Computer Society, Registered Professional Engineer with Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

Professor Aderounmu, she noted bagged his first degree in Computer Engineering and Masters in Computer Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1991 and 1997 respectively. 

According to her, Aderounmu became a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2008, seven years after he bagged his PhD. Degree in Computer Science from the same University.

She recalled that he was appointed Acting Head of Department of Computer Science & Engineering between 2004 and 2007, Deputy Director, Information Technology and Communications Unit, 2005 – 2008, Acting Director, Information Technology and Communications Unit, 2009 -2011 and Full Director, 2011 to date.

He is a member of the Screening and Monitoring sub-committee of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) research fund. He served as a member of curriculum development for National Open University of Nigeria, and member NUC accreditation team to various universities in Nigeria. He was Deputy President, NCS before his election as the President, Nigeria Computer Society.  

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