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Buhari, Ajimobi to lead delegates to NCS 27th confab - ITREALMS Online

President Mohammadu Buhari, has been confirmed to lead guests at the 27th National Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) scheduled for Ibadan, capital of Oyo State, reports ITRealms.

He would also be joined by the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi as chief host and Minister of Communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu and Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Dr. Isa Pantami.

Confirming this to ITRealms, NCS president, Prof Adesola Aderounmu, said the conference is regarded as the Nigeria’s largest event for the IT Industry and profession, with the theme “Digital Inclusion: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies.

Equally he said the event would gather participants from IT academia, industry and thought leaders to address challenges and highlight opportunities related to building a digital, prosperous and inclusive Nigeria that leverages on information technology to achieve sustainable development.

“NCS is preparing for the best ever conference and has assembled an impressive line-up of 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. Their experiences and expert opinions will be of immense benefit to attendees,” he said.

In addition, he said, the conference will focus on important issues related to the theme and sub themes such as: Poverty Eradication and Job Creation in the rural Economy.

“Internet and Broadband for All, e-agriculture, e-health, e-education for inclusion: Software and Local Content. Digital Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Tech Startup, SME and Youth Enterpreneurship. E-Voting and Election Management. New Technologies for Economic Growth and Diversification. Digital Literacy, Knowledge Culture and Human Capital Development. Policy and Regulatory Framework. E-government, Citizen Engagement and Open Government. Fintech, e-Commerce and Financial Inclusion. Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Innovative Collaboration and partnership. Cyber security: Awareness, Threat, Protection and Digital Rights. Innovation for the Elderly, Internally Displaced Persons and the Vulnerable,” he said.

Other confirmed guests include Ms Funke Opeke, Founder and CEO of MainOne, Mr. Oluwafunminiyi Ajao, Special Adviser to the Oyo State Governor on ICT, Mr. Adedayo P. S. Arogundade, Managing Director, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited, and Mr. Ezekiel Oyeniyi Ajao, Executive Director, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).

Also confirmed, he said, include Professor Charles Korede Ayo, former Vice Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Patience Akpan-Obong, Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Arizona State University, Tejumade Afonja, Intel Software Innovator.


“Specifically, topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fintech, Financial Inclusion, eGovernment, Broadband, Disruptive Technologies, Fourth Industrial Revolution and e-Voting will be covered as they relate to the conference theme,” he said.

Chuks Egbune/GEE

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