An expected highlight at the upcoming National IT Merit Awards (NITMA) organized by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) is the 2013 Information Technology IT Personality of the Year Nigeria award. Nominees for this year’s President’s Award, the IT Personality of the Year, have stood out this year with their exceptional and outstanding contributions.
The prestigious award recognizes individuals whose contributions in Information Technology and related have been most significant. Nominated this year for this high profile award are: Andy Nwani – Managing Director, Dataflex Nigeria Limited, Austin Okere – Managing Director, Computer Warehouse Group, John Tani Obaro – Managing Director, Systemspecs Nigeria Limited and Yele Okeremi – Managing Director, Precise Financial Systems Limited.
Award criteria include:
- Outstanding contribution to the growth of Information Technology in Nigeria,
- Advancement or application of Information Technology for significant value in society,
- Local and International Recognition of IT and IT related activities,
- Significant national impact in boosting IT penetration and driving change through IT, amongst others.
The award along with other NITMA honours set the benchmark for excellence throughout the IT industry and community. NITMA reflects the values of NCS, the nation’s foremost and largest network of Information Technology. NCS is committed to promoting and developing a culture that values hard work, dedication, merit and outstanding accomplishments.
NCS members vote online annually to choose their preferred best nominee. The winner of the Prestigious IT Personality Award will be announced based on these votes during the NITMA event taking place on Friday, December 13, 2013 in Lagos. An annual event organized by the Nigeria Computer Society since 2009, the National IT Merit Award (NITMA) ceremony recognizes individuals and corporate bodies that have made significant contributions to the advancement of Information Technology for the development of Nigeria.