Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has assembled a list of exceptional speakers who will speak straight to the issues during its 11th International Conference. It will hold from Wednesday 24 to Friday July 26, 2013 and take place at Royal Park Hotel, Iloko-Ijesa, State of Osun, Nigeria.
Speakers include Ajamu Wesley – CTO & Vice President SWG, Africa & Middle East, IBM Software Group, Bankole Olubamise – CEO, Development Information Network (DevNet), Dr. Adedayo Adetoye – Research Fellow, Cyber Security Centre, University of Oxford, UK, Ayanda A. Dlamini – Business Development Manager, LGR Telecommunication (Pty) Ltd, Patience Akpan-Obong, Associate Professor, Government, Arizona State University, USA, Femi Williams – Deputy MD, Chams Plc, Zachariah Tanko – Assistant Professor, Computer Networking and Information Security, Champlain College, USA.
Confirmed Guest Speakers
- Ajamu Wesley – CTO & Vice President SWG, Africa & Middle East, IBM Software Group Will speak on: “Promoting Smart Government & Social Security through Information”. Mr. Wesley delivers focus, strategic excellence, and senior-level leadership expertise acquired throughout a distinguished career in technology. He is an award-winning, decision making, detail-oriented powerhouse – with an uncompromising dedication to success. Known as an out-of-the-box thinker with a passion for analyzing technological needs, evaluating requirements, and generating multi-million dollar revenues, he is resourceful and high-achieving. In his position as CTO & VP of Software –- Africa & Middle East for IBM Software Group, Mr. Wesley delivers technical vision and strategy, effectively leading stakeholder relations, business units, team development, and project management.
- Bankole Olubamise – CEO, Development Information Network (DevNet) will speak on: “e-Government for Leadership and Policy Makers – Imperatives for Nation Building”. Olubamise, ICT policy development consultant has contributed enormously to policy making in the ICT Sector of Nigeria. He is author of 7 Books and numerous contributions to Publications on ICT, Human Rights, Foreign Investment, Environment and Trade Policy, Democracy and Development. His experience in ICT policy formulation and engagement has been national and international; he led Nigeria’s Civil Society Delegation to the 2005 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). He is a National Resource person on ICT for Human Resource Development. He is member of the National ICT4D Strategy Development and Implementation Committee (2006-2011). He is also a member of the National Software Policy Development Committee 2010. He is presently Lead Consultant for 2012-2013 ICT Policy in States of Nigeria (Osun and Niger State).
- Adedayo Adetoye – Research Fellow, Cyber Security Centre, University of Oxford, Uk will present on: “Resolving and Managing Regional and Global Conflicts: The Role of Information Technology”. Dr. Adedayo Adetoye has a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he specialised in Secure Information Flow. He has a First Class Honours degree in Computer Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; and a Masters of Science degree, with distinction, in Data Communications, Networks, and Distributed Systems at the University College London. Dr. Adetoye has won several prestigious academic awards and scholarships. His research interest is in formal aspects of end-to-end systems security, with emphasis on the development of a scientific foundation for Cyber Security and Risks.
- Ayanda A. Dlamini – Business Development Manager, LGR Telecommunication (Pty) Ltd will present on: “African mobility outlook in the context of e-Governance”. Ayanda Dlamini is the Business Development Manager at LGR Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd. He joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for growing and maintaining business development among LGR clients. Prior to this, Ayanda worked for numerous top South African companies including MTN, Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation and PBT Group. He is skilled in relational database systems, systems integration, business intelligence, data warehousing, billing and enterprise resource planning. Ayanda has worked within various projects in countries such as South Africa, Swaziland, Cameroon, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.
- Patience Akpan-Obong, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Government, Arizona State University, USA will speak on “Social Impact on Information Technology”. Dr. Patience Akpan-Obong is an associate professor of Science, Technology and Society at Arizona State University. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Alberta, Canada, and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University, also in Canada. She researches the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in socioeconomic development. Her extensive publications in this area of research include journal articles, book chapters and a book, Information and Communication Technologies in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges for Development, a compendium of the development of Nigeria’s information and communication sector. She currently writes “Medals,” the widely acclaimed column in Saturday Punch, a nationally circulated Lagos-based newspaper.
- Femi Williams – Deputy MD, Chams Plc will speak on: “E-government Automation Processes: Challenges and Benefits”. Femi Williams has delivered work of consistently high quality in computer engineering and the delivery of innovative products and projects since joining Chams Nigeria Limited in 1990 as a Computer Engineer. He is an accomplished project leader and mentor to young, aspiring professionals.
- Zachariah Tanko – Assistant Professor, Computer Networking and Information Security, Champlain College, Burlington, VT. USA will speak on: “Digital Evidences and its Role in Crime Detection”.
- Tope Aladenusi, Head of Information & Technology Risk and Security, Privacy & Resiliency unit at Deloitte Nigeria will share on: “Conceptual Models & Standards of eGovernment”. He has provided business/technology assurance & advisory services to over 30% of the companies quoted on The Nigerian Stock Exchange and 85% of the commercial banks in Nigeria. He has served 75% of the GSM companies in Nigeria, several multinational manufacturing and oil & gas companies as well as government institutions. He has worked in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Cameroon, South Africa and the UK and has also serviced clients in 14 countries
NCS is committed to stability, justice and prosperity for all through Information Technology.