News stories and reports of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), links and summaries:
NCS summit focuses on security, IT in governance – Vanguard – BARELY three weeks to the 2013 11th edition of the Nigerian Computer Science, (NCS) International Conference scheduled to hold this month in Osun State, organizers of the event have said that Information Technology in governance and security for global competitiveness, digital inclusion, economic growth, job creation, human capital development and overall prosperity would top discussion.
NCS seeks support for conference – Guardian – THE Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has solicited for more support on its forth-coming conference, scheduled for Ijoko-Ijesa, Osun State. According to Chairman, Publicity and Events Committee, NCS, Jide Awe, with the theme being “e-Government and National Security”, he said it would provide an opportunity for stakeholders to identify the related issues, concerns and opportunities for consideration in moving the sector and country forward.
eGov, IT Security Crucial in Nigeria’s Digital Agenda-NCS – Nigeria Communications Week – Electronic governance and IT enabled security sit high on the nation’s digital agenda, Jide Awe, head, Publicity, Events and Trade Services Committee, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) notes.
He said that the NCS “e-Government and National Security” is about identifying the related issues, concerns and opportunities for consideration by the IT sector during its 11th International Conference.
IT Professionals Challenge FG on Enabling Environment – ThisDay -The Professionals of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) have challenged the federal government to create an enabling environment that would motivate Information Technology (IT) experts in the country to be more creative in boosting the nation’s economy.
Provost, College of Fellows at NCS, Ladi Ogunneye, who spoke at the conferment of Honourary Fellowship Award on the Chairman of Visafone Communications Limited, Mr. Jim Ovia, in Lagos recently, told THISDAY that Nigeria had over the years, trained IT professionals that are capable of turning around the nation’s economy for the better, if given the enabling environment and supported with the right technology tools.
Computer Society’s honours not for highest bidder – The Nation -President of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) Sir Demola Aladekomo has said its honours and awards are not for the highest bidder. He said the honours and awards are given on merit and distinguished service to the industry and the nation. He spoke when the society inducted the Chairman of Visafone Communications Limited, Jim Ovia, into its hall of Fellows in Lagos.
The Honorary Fellowship, he said, was bestowed on Ovia for his outstanding contributions to the development of the information communication technology (ICT) industry.
NCS honours Jim Ovia, seeks support on ICT park – The Guardian -FOR its support towards the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the country, the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), has conferred the honorary fellowship of the society on the Chairman of Visafone Communications Limited, Mr. Jim Ovia, With the award, Ovia became the 10th individual to be honoured with the title in the over 30 years of existence of the NCS.
NCS recognises Ovia’s role in ICT development – Punch – The Nigerian Computer Society has recognised the role of the Chairman, Visafone Communications Limited, Mr. Jim Ovia, in the development of Information and Communications Technology in Nigeria, and has conferred on him the honorary fellowship of the society.
NCS President Hosts IT Top Personalities – Computer.com Magazine -President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Sir Demola Aladekomo recently held a Break- fast meeting with National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) IT personality of the year award winners, nominees and other award winners at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
The forum provided opportunities to engage and interact with top achievers in Information Technology in Nigeria and to unveil future NCS plans, which include establishing the world class NCS Information Technology Park.
NCS ready for ‘e-Government and National Security’ confab’13 – DigitalSense -The preparation for the successful hosting of the 11th international conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) is in full gear to deliberate on “e-Government and National Security.”
NCS president, Sir, Demola Aladekomo, told DigitalSENSE Business News at a media briefing that the four-day conference slated to hold from Wednesday 24 to Friday 27, July, 2013, at the Royal Park Hotel, Iloko Ijesa, Osun State, Nigeria.
Terrorism: NCS seeks full deployment of IT across Nigeria – Guardian -THOUGH, the federal government has stepped up fights against terrorism in the country, the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), has called on it to complement the effort with full deployment of Information Technology solutions across the country. The NCS is the umbrella organisation of all IT professionals, interest groups and stakeholders in Nigeria.
NCS urges FG to tackle insecurity with ICTs -Punch -The Nigeria Computer Society has stressed the need for government to use Information and Communications Technology to address the prevailing security challenges in the country. Speaking to newsmen in Lagos to announce the Society’s forthcoming conference, the President, NCS, Sir Demola Aladekomo, said the relevance of ICTs to governance and national security – to ensure real, all-inclusive development and transformation of governance, cannot be overemphasised.
Security, Governance Top NCS 11th International Conference – Communications Week -Preparations are in full gear for the 11th International Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) holding in Osun State and will highlight the relevance of IT to governance and National Security.
NCS said it has chosen topic to ensure real, all-inclusive development and transformation of governance through IT. The theme of the conference is “e-Government and National Security”.
Why Nigeria is backward in inventions – the Nation -President, Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), Sir Demola Aladekomo, said for IT industry in Nigeria to flourish, there is need for venture fund to assist inventors. He added that the decision of the body to establish an IT park in Lagos is a demonstration of the group’s desire to develop the economy by taking a risk.
NCS maps out plans for N500m Lagos technology park – Guardian -THE Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has expressed its readiness to construct a multi-million naira Information and Technology Park in Lagos in about two years.
With hectares of land already acquired in the Lekki axis of Lagos, NCS said about four of its members have already signified their readiness to start construction in earnest.
IT parks: Nigeria’s info-tech industry under global focus – Punch -The Nigeria Computer Society has indicated interest in building an IT park in Lagos. The body, which has also acquired hectares of land for this purpose at the Lekki axis of Lagos, had said there is no going back on its plans. The President, NCS, Mr. Demola Aladekomo, said the group was looking at having something very similar to the Silicon Valley in the United States.
According to him, the initiative will allow stakeholders in the IT industry to pull resources together and be able to manage all the things that their businesses need centrally.
NCS unveils NIWIIT to expand women IT development in Nigeria – Guardian -RECOGNISING the importance of the female folks in Nigeria’s scheme of development, the Nigeria Computer Society has set up an interest group, Nigeria Women in Information Technology (NIWIT) to boost the development of women in the sector. NIWIIT, according to NCS is a new interest group just like the Information Technology Association of Nigeria, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria and Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria.
NCS boosts women development in IT with NIWIIT – Punch -The Nigeria Computer Society has set up an interest group, Nigeria Women in Information Technology, to boost the development of women in the sector. The Chairman, Publicity, Events and Trade Services, NCS, Mr. Jide Awe, said in a statement on Monday that NIWIIT would be committed to driving the future of Nigeria by harnessing on the strengths and contributions of women in IT, in line with its motto, ‘Advancing the use of Information Technology amongst women.’
Nigeria Computer Society Woos to Technology – ThisDay -The Nigeria Women in Information Technology (NIWIIT), an interest group of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), has called for more women participation in the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). President of the group, Mrs. Adeola Ilechukwu, who made the call in Lagos, said the interest group was committed to driving the future of Nigeria by harnessing on the strengths and contributions of women in Information Technology, in line with its motto, “Advancing the use of Information Technology Amongst Women.”
Women in infotech form group – the Nation – A new group, Nigeria Women in Information Technology (NiWIIT) says it is committed to driving the future in the country by harnessing the latent growth potential of women in technology. According to a statement signed by Jide Awe, Chairman, Publicity, Events and Trade Services, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), the group is committed to driving the future of Nigeria by harnessing on the strengths and contributions of women in Information Technology, in line with its motto of “Advancing the use of Information Technology amongst women”.
NCS spurs innovation, competition at NITMA 2012 – Vanguard -By the time the just concluded National Information Technology Merit Award, (NITMA) was drawing to a close, it became obvious among IT practitioners that the Nigerian Computer Society, (NCS) is committed to healthy competition and innovation in the IT sector.
NCS Will Continue to Celebrate Heroes of ICT, Says Aladekomo – ThisDay -The national President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Dr. Demola Aladekomo, has said the association would continue to honour achievers that have helped to build the industry.
Aladekomo who spoke at the recent 2012 National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA 2012) for Information Technology (IT) top achievers, said it was good to honour achievers while they are alive, than when they had gone, so that they could feel their good works and be encouraged to do more.
NITMA driving IT development, healthy competition –NCS boss – Punch -The President, Nigeria Computer Society, Sir Demola Aladekomo, has said that the National Information Technology Merit Awards is not just meant to honour top achievers in the IT sector but to drive inclusive IT development and transformation.
Aladekomo, who stated this during the 2012 NITMA, said the NCS utilised NITMA as an avenue to appreciate and honour the IT industry’s top achievers and visionaries.
Computer Society honours Imoke,Obasanjo, Ovia – the Nation -The Nigerian Computer Society, a body of over 10,000 computer professionals in the country, has conferred its Honorary Fellowship Award on Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State. Also honoured by the society at its just concluded Nigerian Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA) in Lagos were former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former managing director of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia.
Aregbesola Extols NCS over Digital Inclusion, Penetration – ThisDay -Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has commended the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) for its role in enhancing digital inclusion and penetration in the country. “I have watched with keen interest over the years how NCS has consistently driven technology on the path of national recognition and progress, even though it did not come without some challenges.” These were the words of Aregbesola at the Fellowship Conference organised by NCS in Lagos recently.
Aregbesola, who was the Chief Guest of Honour, said NCS lived up to its billings in the past years as one of the best professional bodies in the country.
Why OBJ, Imoke, Ovia were awarded – BizTech Africa -Character, not cash, motivates the NCS awards, says NCS President Sir Demola Aladekomo. In Nigerian society where honours are sometimes said to be sold to the highest bidder, the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) has said its annual honours list is usually drawn based on performance and contributions of individuals and organisations to the growth and development of the ICT sector in order not only to encourage them to do more but also to spur others on to achieve more.
Computer Society confers Fellowship on Juwah – Guardian -THE Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, at the weekend, conferred Professional Fellowship Award to the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Eugene Juwah at its National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA) in Lagos.
The Society also awarded honorary fellowship to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Cross River State Governor; Senator Liyel Imoke at the event, which Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola was the special guest of honour.
NITMA 2012: Olajide, Arogundade bag fellowship awards – Vanguard -At the just concluded National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) held in Lagos at the weekend, the Nigerian Computer Society, NCS honored Mr. Mike Ajibola Olajide, Chairman, Sidmach Technologies Limited with a Professional Fellowship Award.
Computer Society To Honour Obasanjo, Imoke, Ovia – Leadership -The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) said it would confer honorary fellowship on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Cross Rivers Gov. Liyel Imoke and Visafone Chairman, Mr Jim Ovia for their contributions to the growth of Information Technology (IT) in Nigeria.
Aladekomo said that by conferring the fellowships, the NCS would be highlighting the importance of recognising and celebrating those who contributed tremendously towards the development and deployment of IT in Nigeria. ”We need to start building heroes because our nation is drifting, our youths need role models, especially in ICT,” he said.
NITMA 2012: NCS encourages healthy competition, spurs innovation – Vanguard -By the time the just concluded National Information Technology Merit Award, (NITMA) was drawing to a close, it became obvious among IT practitioners that the organizers of the event, the Nigerian Computer Society, (NCS) has encouraged encouraged healthy competition while spurring innovation and creativity within the IT community nationwide