Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) is set to advance the cause of governance and security through technology at its upcoming Osun 2013 conference. Holding from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26, July 2013, the venue is the Royal Park Hotel (Opposite Olashore International School), Iloko-Ijesa, the State of Osun, Nigeria with the theme “e-Government and National Security”. Jidaw notes that NCS organizes conferences annually to advance the interests of its esteemed members, the IT profession and industry and the nation as a whole.
Security and Good governance are developmental issues that are ever more central to the survival and progress of the nation. Few societal challenges today deserve more attention. Jidaw observes that it should be obvious that new approaches are required. NCS has always been at the forefront of new innovative engagements and the adoption of cutting edge solutions.
With the ICT sector now serving as the biggest engine of growth in all spheres of life, NCS is committed to facilitating the deployment of Digital and Internet based technologies to not only to drive improvements but to change how government works and how national security is defined, organized and delivered. Countries that succeed today are those that meet the demands of the digital society. Jidaw is the opinion that the conference brings NCS members and stakeholders together to learn, network, share best practices, and collaborate on solving specific issues affecting the profession and industry.
Which ICT cutting edge solutions will provide improved public service delivery, efficient government administration and better citizen engagement? Jidaw insists that security agencies must come into the 21st Century by using ICT to do their work for effective national Security. But national security today encompasses more than military security to include economic, environmental and political security. NCS Osun 2013 will show why ICT enabled security is not an option but a necessity for progress.
- Get information about opportunities at the cutting edge of the IT industry.
- Take advantage to targeted networking events to learn about and discuss the latest technology and trends.
- Get informed about industry best practices tools and resources, and influence NCS direction in these areas.
Expect fresh ideas, experience, expertise and enthusiasm – the trademark of NCS conferences.
The theme of the 11th International Conference, “e-Government and National Security’ was carefully chosen to stimulate effective and efficient leverage on Information Technology to enhance governance and national security. Jidaw expects the roles and strategies of the Information Technology Industry to be examined with a view to improving the present state of affairs. The event aims to highlight existing initiatives, challenges, solutions, new opportunities and critical success factors. With significant footprints in the academic, social and governmental communities, NCS builds thought leadership through emphasis on relevance and significance in using IT to enable inclusive and sustainable development.
The conference will address technologies and solutions – effectiveness, issues and access. And Jidaw asks: in addition to infrastructure, how will e-Government drive development? What are the challenges associated with IT enabled security on a national scale? The sustainability of e-Government is a critical issue. What are the gender issues in e-governance? Is enough attention being paid to issues of inclusion, change management and capacity building? In addition to the smart solutions, how should cultural and social issues be handled and married with innovation and sustainable development?
Conference venue is Royal Park Hotel, Iloko Ijesa, Osun State. Dates are from 24 to 26 July 2013.
NCS Akwa Ibom 2012 Conference was outstanding. NCS Osun 2013 Conference promises to be even more meaningful and rewarding. Members, professionals and stakeholders are invited to join NCS in making NCS Osun 2013 an unforgettable experience.
NCS – developing an inclusive, prosperous, technology enabled nation.
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Innovation and Development Advisor, ICT at Jidaw
ICT Development Advisory Support and Consulting