Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Distinguished Speakers as NCS Int’l Conference “Akure 2015” Begins Today

The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has scheduled prominent IT/ICT experts as speakers at the 12th International Conference “Akure 2015.

The Conference which starts today is intended to provide a forum for Policy Makers, Public and Private Sector, Information Technology Practitioners and the Academia to keep up-to-date with technology trends and to discover opportunities for the private sector in the process of inclusive development and avenues for public-private partnerships towards realizing the IT objectives within the context of Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

The Conference will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas, establish business or research relations, and find global partners for future collaborations.

However, confirmed speakers made of up of crème de crème of experts to make presentations on the topics and sub-topics include:Dr. Anu A. Gokhale – USA Anu has completed twenty years of university teaching and is currently a professor and coordinator of the computer systems technology program at Illinois State University.

She is Associate Director of the Center for Applied Information Sciences and Technology.

Originally from India, she has a master’s degree in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University.

Dr. Gokhale presents and publishes her peer-reviewed research, and pursues multi-year projects funded by agencies like the US Department of Education, US Department of State, and National Science Foundation.

The current NSF funded project is in Computing Education for the 21st century.

Dr. Gokhale recently authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which also has an international edition in Chinese.

She was a Fulbright Scholar in 2001, and was recently honored with the 2011 University Outstanding Researcher Award.

Dr. Gokhale has been invited to speak at various conferences like the 7th International Conference on Information Technology held in Amman, Jordan in May 2015, 2014 International Conference on Control, Robotics, and Cybernetics in Singapore, 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering in Maldives, 2012 International Conference on e-Education, e-Learning, e-Business and e-Technology in Mumbai, 2011 3rd International Conference on Information and Multimedia Technology in Dubai, and 2010 International Conference on Education, Technology and Computer in Shanghai.

She consults for businesses and industries and has delivered multiple workshops and training seminars.

Dr. Gokhale is an active volunteer in IEEE having served in various roles like R4 Educational Activities Chair, Women in Engineering Coordinator, Conference Chair of International Electro / Information Technology 2010 Conference, and MGA representative to the Educational Activities Board.

Her service was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

Martin Eigbike – Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) Martin is currently the Accenture Development Partnership (ADP) Global Programs Lead for Nigeria & West Africa.

ADP represents a unique model through which Accenture provides its capabilities to support social impact projects in developing countries on a not-for-profit basis.

He is an experienced consultant with extensive international development and public sector experience. Martin’s experience spans health, agri-business, food and nutrition security, financial inclusion and public safety for developing economies.

He has functional expertise in organisational effectiveness for public institutions and has security and has worked on transformation and reform projects at government entities such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), the National Planning Commission, (NPC), the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

He has served on the planning committee of the annual Nigeria Economic Summit (NES) for the past three years.

In addition to his development and public sector experience, he has also advised businesses and institutions across energy, financial services and manufacturing on business strategy development and execution.

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