Welcome to 2014, Year of Innovative Vision and Opportunities. Jidaw notes that 2014 is another year for the delivery of value to the Nigerian economy and society by the Information Technology (IT) profession and industry. It is another year for challenges, opportunities and improvements. May 2014 be a year of peace and progress for the sector.
Stocktaking, Forward-looking. 2014 is a time for the IT community to put activities into shape. In addition to assessing new, emerging technologies, ideas and trends, it is also a stocktaking and forward looking opportunity for the IT community to strategize, set the agenda and follow through.
Game changing, long overdue. Nigeria’s developmental challenges call for vision that is both audacious and innovative. Achieving social and economic development requires significant IT driven change in finance, education, health, agriculture, governance and other critical sectors. Jidaw warns that the nation ignores the game changing nature of IT to its own detriment.
Strategy and Action. Many of the nation’s issues and challenges require the attention of stakeholders in IT. With strategy and action the innovative vision connects IT to growth opportunities for job creation, income generation, enterprise development, capacity building and export. Jidaw emphasizes that the keywords are strategy and action. Vision is nothing unless it is both practical and aspirational.
Strengthen Sector for Opportunities. Better and farsighted leverage on ICT will enable inclusion, innovation and growth. Focus areas to enable such growth in 2014 include mobile apps, e-government, social media, software education and entrepreneurship, local content development, youth innovation, research/development and IT security. At Jidaw we are of the firm belief that a strengthened and strategically positioned IT sector is integral to progress.
Join NCS, ISPON, ITAN, ISPAN, NIWIIT and other forward looking stakeholders in IT in embracing the possibilities, stepping up the pace and shaping the future. Let’s make 2014 a year of progress, not a year of excuses.
Welcome to 2014, Year of Innovative Vision and Opportunities!
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Innovation and Development Advisor, ICT at Jidaw
ICT Development Advisory Support and Consulting