Electronic governance and IT enabled security sit high on the nation’s digital agenda. Jidaw notes that for the Nigeria Computer Society (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. The intense, high energy event holds from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26, July 2013; conference venue is the Royal Park Hotel (Opposite Olashore International School), Iloko-Ijesa, the State of Osun, Nigeria.
Annually the NCS conference facilitates forward thinking discussions, practical demonstrations and experiences with a view to influencing outcomes to advance society in general and the IT industry and profession in particular. Jidaw observes that the NCS Osun 2013 promise and focus is on Information Technology in governance and security for global competitiveness, digital inclusion, economic growth, job creation, human capital development and overall prosperity.
The conference comprises plenary, parallel and technical sessions, networking meetings, panel discussions and special focus forums. Interactive engagement will be used to facilitate learning and networking – critical is the promotion of innovation and global best practices in addressing the national priorities of smart governance and security. Jidaw expects that issues to receive attention will include governance automation, improving public service delivery, closing skills gaps, Public-key Infrastructure (PKI), ICT sector capacity, identity management, digital culture for governance, privacy, research approaches, legislation, policy making, youth innovation, etc.
Jidaw notes that the immense intensity, energy and follow through the conference will generate is expected because this NCS event is the largest annual gathering of IT professionals and stakeholders in Nigeria. Participants should look forward to new models, ideas, concepts and methodologies. As an international conference NCS Osun 2013 will provide avenues to connect with other IT professionals and stakeholders working on these areas in Nigeria and in other countries. With international participation and attendees from all sectors (education, business, industry, government, social, etc), there will be platforms for fresh, multidimensional and multistakeholder insights and approaches. Jidaw expects the stimulating event environmentto expose attendees to partnerships, knowledge sharing, research, capacity-building and policy formulation opportunities.
Jidaw asks: Interested in IT for development in Nigeria? Seize the promise of NCS Osun 2013. Expand your insights and network with peers and other industry contacts, while developing new knowledge, expertise and abilities. Listen to high profile speakers from different sectors of the economy and society. Seasoned professionals, researchers, world-class experts and decision makers will engage and share experiences, ideas, and perspectives.
A conference highlight advancing youth innovation is the hosting of the finals of the National IT Competitions for Students in Nigeria. Other game changing innovation initiatives will also be promoted. Opportunities are provided for partners, exhibitors, providers and sponsors to showcase their latest market offerings, hold demonstrations and engage with high level policy makers in Nigeria’s business and IT community.
Jidaw notes that as the voice of Nigeria’s IT community, NCS is committed to shaping the future of IT, supporting people who make IT work and employing IT to drive positive change in society. Jidaw expects a good turnout, meaningful contributions and a worthwhile event.
Join NCS in making the conference a highly relevant, creative and inspiring event. Join NCS to fulfill the promise of Information Technology. See you at NCS Annual Conference 2013; let’s meet in the State of Osun; let’s make Osun 2013 an outstanding experience for IT development in Nigeria!
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Innovation and Development Advisor, ICT at Jidaw
ICT Development Advisory Support and Consulting