Yes! I can confirm that I’ll be one of the speakers at this year’s ISPON Conference with the theme “Software Strategies for Retooling the Workforce (SORWORK)” – it will be a power packed event with a host of other experts and dignitaries lined up to attend. I will be speaking on the topic “E-Commerce – Social Media As A Strategic Tool For Business Advancement.”
ISPON stands for the Institute of Software Practitioners in Nigeria and it is a body I recommend all techies both young and old to belong to – it is time to join forces and drive ICT into the very fabrics of the Nigerian state.
Date: Oct. 22nd and 23rd, 2013.
Venue: Tinapa Knowledge City, Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
About the Event
The National Software Conference provides an interactive forum for members of the software ecosystem—developers, consumers, regulators, policy-makers, related professionals, and other interest Groups—to interact and feedback on issues impacting the articulation of this key, albeit nascent, economic sector.
In both government and the business world, the organizations which benefit most from the transformative role of IT are those which treat IT as a key strategic resource for achieving organisational goals rather than as a purely technical input. Your organisation is a leading proponent of this latter as demonstrated by your huge commitment to deploying technology for national development.
The National Software Conference will be the first edition to be organised by the Institute of Software Practitioners in Nigeria (ISPON). ISPON believes that the prioritisation of Software Design, Development and Deployment (SD&D), is one of the best avenues to engage the challenges of global competitiveness, empower the citizenry and enthrone sustainable development and progress.
The overriding vision for The ISPON National Software Conference/Software Competition for Universities is to promote an awareness of the imperative of developing Nigeria’s indigenous software development capacity as a national priority. It is hoped that by exposing the issues, establishing the strategic relevance of the sub-sector in meeting the challenge of national growth and prosperity; and providing a continuous platform for interaction and articulation of industry’s needs amongst a diverse target audience, a specific momentum can be built to create an enabling environment for the growth of the sub-sector.
It is our objective to organise an Exhibition and Conference of international standard, befitting of Nigeria’s stature on the continent; and her standing in the international community of software developers and service providers. In order to achieve this, we intend to package and present a comprehensive and well planned Exhibition and Conference in every respect.
The Keynote Speaker is Prof. Tapio Varis, UNESCO’s Chair in Global e-Learning and Chair of Professional Education, with an emphasis on global learning environment at the Research Centre for Vocational Education, University of Tampere, Finland. He is a Principal Research Associate at UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and a member of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, the European Commission Media Literacy Expert Group, and the Digital Literacy Expert Group.
Other Conference Speakers
- Mrs. Omobola Olubusola Johnson, Minister of Communications.
- Senator Liyel Imoke, Governor of Cross River State.
- Dr Ernest Ndukwe
- Prof. Pat Utomi, Founding Faculty, Pan Atlantic University
- Hon. Amb. Nkoyo Toyo,
- Barbara James, CEO, Henshaw Capital Partners
- Prof. Charles Ayo, Vice Chancellor of Covenant University
- Prof. Musbau Akanji, Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna
- Prof.James Epoke
- Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole,
- Prof. Humphrey Ogoni
- and many others including yours truly, CFA
If you would like to attend or participate in this event then I suggest you reach out to
ISPON ADMIN OFFICE
15B Awolowo Road, Ikoyi
Tel: + 08184823854
See you at the event!!!