National digital inclusion agenda takes centre stage at NCS forum

 
Thu Jul 12th, 2018 - Lagos
 

By Elizabeth Uwandu

LAGOS—THE President of the Nigerian Computer Society, Prof Adesola Aderounmu has disclosed that how best to set national digital inclusion agenda will take stage at this year’s national conference of the umbrella group of the Nigerian Information Technology professionals.

The NCS President said this in Lagos while unfolding details of the event to IT Journalists in Lagos ahead of the NCS 27th national conference with the theme , “Digital Inclusion: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies” .

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fintech, and Financial Inclusion, eGovernment, Broadband, Disruptive Technologies, Fourth Industrial Revolution and e-Voting, according to him would be covered as they relate to the conference theme.

The conference, he said, would focus on important issues related to the theme and sub themes such as: Poverty Eradication and Job Creation in the rural Economy. Internet and Broadband for All, e-agriculture, e-health, and e-education for inclusion: Software and Local Content. Digital Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Tech Startup, SME and Youth Enterpreneurship, among others.

He said the gathering of IT experts, industry and thought leaders would address challenges and highlight opportunities related to building a digital, prosperous and inclusive Nigeria that leverages on information technology to achieve sustainable development.

NCS is the umbrella body of all IT professionals and organizations in Nigeria.

At the conference, he said that NCS and its members would again seize the initiative and play a major role setting the national digital inclusion agenda.

To be held next week at International Conference Centre University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, he said that President Mohammadu Buhari, will be the Guest of Honour.

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source: Vanguard