Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) 2011 Annual Information Technology Professionals’ Assembly Communique 30th June, 2011
The annual CPN Information Technology Professionals’ Assembly is a yearly gathering of Information Technology practitioners in Nigeria and diaspora with the objective of discussing and strategizing on emergent issues in Information Technology in order to come out with recommendations and decisions that will impart positively on the industry and the nation.
The programme was preceded by the induction of new members into the profession which took place on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The newly-admitted members of the profession were comprehensively briefed on their duties and obligations to society and the profession. Different speakers made presentations to the new inductees on the ethics of the profession, tips for running a successful Information Technology organization as well as other issues that are germane to their professional growth.
The theme for this years’ assembly was “Information Technology and Democratic Dividends: Issues and Prospects”. Lead speakers presented papers on the different topics that are associated with the main theme of the event.
Papers were presented on Mobilizing IT Professionals for WSIS and MDG 2015 and V20 2020 Goal Realization. Additionally, papers were also delivered on Nigeria Generation Next Through Multilateral and Multi Stakeholder Approach to IT Development, IT Industry in Nigeria: Need for a Paradigm Shift.
After the delivery of the papers, the assembly was divided into four parallel interactive sessions dwelling on Sectoral IT Development and Business Opportunities with the following topics:
i. Software Development: The Critical Strategic Focus for FOREX Preservation, Earnings & Jobs Creation
ii. Oil and Gas: IT Deployment, Local Content and Business Opportunities
iii. Education and Capacity Building: IT Deployment as a tool for Rapid Transformation
iv. National Security and Intelligence: IT Enabled National Security and Intelligence
The event was interactive and learner-centered. It featured group work, experience -sharing, individual exercises and lecture presentations. The assembly broke-up into syndicate groups for the discussion of the highlights of the four topics mentioned above.
The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) is the body established by Nigeria’s federal government to control and supervise the practice of Computing in Nigeria.