“Our focus is to ensure IT works for growth, empowerment, and self-development – to make generational impact.”
Jide Awe, Founder and CEO of Jidaw Systems, Limited (“Jidaw”), Nigeria’s premier Information Technology (“IT”) education, consulting, and Internet content services firm, has said he felt “humbled” by the ICT awards he received in 2010.
Jide Awe was awarded the Titan of Hope award by Roadmap International and the ICT Leadership award by Datapoint Institute of Information Technology in the year 2010.
According to CEO of Roadmap International (RMI), Mr. Lateef Odunbaku, RMI honoured Jide Awe with the Titan of Hope award in Special Recognition and Appreciation of his Outstanding Contribution, Passion and Commitment in entrenching Optimism, Entrepreneurship, Professionalism and High Ethical Standards in the Minds of Nigerian Youths, his affirmed Dedication to Youth Emancipation, Nation Building and Service to Humanity.” Jide Awe received the award on 14th July, 2010.
For the ICT leadership award, Mr. Lucky Uduikhue, CEO of Datapoint Institute of Information Technology stated that “Datapoint recognizes your valuable help to ICT in various capacities over the years. We note with great interest your successful and leadership efforts in ICT industry”. Jide Awe received the award on the 11th of December, 2010 during Datapoint’s 10th anniversary and convocation for the award of prizes, professional certificates and diploma. He also delivered the convocation lecture at the event.
On receipt of these awards, Jide Awe paid tribute to the Jidaw community and others. “These awards are wonderful for Jidaw, the Jidaw community, as well as myself. It’s difficult to describe how I feel,” said Jide Awe. “It is humbling to receive such recognition from two exciting organizations doing so much for youth empowerment in Nigeria.
I thank God. I thank Roadmap International and Datapoint for the honour and recognition. Thanks for being such incredible encouragers. I say to these organizations that your efforts will not be in vain. You will fulfill your mission. You are blessings to your generation”.
“I thank all who have helped and contributed along the way as nobody is self made. I see these awards as calls to do even more. There is still a lot of work to do in ensuring IT becomes a real platform for growth.” According to Awe, Jidaw intends to maintain focus on the mission of “More Power, Better Lives and Sustainable Growth through Knowledge, Technology and quality Values.”
Jide Awe has significant experience, broad knowledge and vision in the technical and management areas of IT. Before setting up Jidaw he worked at several organizations including: LM Ericsson, United Bank for Africa and Ecobank PLC. He is widely published and speaks regularly on a range of IT policy, development, and human capital issues. He is a recognized authority on IT career development, ICT policy formulation, and Web content promotion.
An alumnus of Loughborough University, he is a member of several professional organizations, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Computer Professionals Registration Council. He is a Team Member in the Science and Technology Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and served a Resource person for Nigeria’s ICT For Development (ICT4D) Strategic Action Plan Committee, a Federal Government team tasked with the formulation and development of a roadmap for the implementation of the Nigerian ICT Policy.
Jidaw developed and operates www.Jidaw.com, a web based initiative globally acknowledged for providing creative content for computing careers, telecom developments in Nigeria, and IT developmental issues. Today, Jidaw is recognized as a clear leader in Training, Certification and Career Development content that focuses on the fundamentals for building IT Careers
Jidaw thanks the Roadmap International and Datapoint Institute of Information Technology for the recognition and honours. THANK YOU for your support and encouragement.