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Nigeria Computer Society Holds 12th International Conference In July


THE Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) is gearing up for its 12th International Conference which will take place from Wednesday 22 to Friday July 24, this year, in Akure, Ondo State.

According to the society, it is currently focused on addressing issues with regards to the conference papers, accommodations and other logistics.

Under the theme: “Information Technology for Inclusive Development”, the 2015 conference will address the benefits, opportunities and challenges, and issues related to inclusion and information technology, which are of major concern to the local and global IT community. Sub-themes for this year’s conference are Smart City and Broadband Penetration; Innovation and Leadership in IT; Cashless Society & e-Payment Systems; Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP); Cloud Computing & Big Data; Social Networks and Next Generation Networking and the Internet.

Others are IT Human Capital Development (Mentorship); e-Health/e-Education/e-Agriculture/e-Tourism/e-Government; Entrepreneurship Development in the IT Sector; Software Technologies/Local Content Issues; Mobility for Inclusion; Funding Nigerian IT Industry and Marketing and Selling Made-in-Nigeria Software.

The yearly Conference provides opportunities for multiple stakeholders to engage each other on creating initiatives, supporting existing projects and building partnerships to enable the development of an inclusive and prosperous information and knowledge-based economy. Scholars, business persons, IT practitioners, government policymakers, and the general public are expected to attend this focused event. NCS will also elect new leaders during the conference in Akure in line with its constitution.

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