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EATI 2020: NCS to Host Ist Virtual International Conference

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has announced its International conference eleventh edition will hold virtually, making it the first of its kind.

Slated for Tuesday 11th August to Thursday 13th of August 2020, the conference is themed Emerging Applications and Technologies for Industry 4.0 (EATI 2020).

Speaking with the Pressmen, NCS President, Prof. Adesina Sodiya said this year’s international conference will provide a multi-stakeholder forum to examine pertinent considerations in showcasing emerging applications and technologies to achieving fourth industrial revolution that will lead to Sustainable Development.

Sodiya stated that the theme of the conference was carefully and scientifically chosen in order to provide the needed technological supports for industries in this modern society.

“Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial revolution is simply about smart manufacturing. The technological components of industry 4.0 are full process and production line automation; intelligent control of cyber-physical systems; and adoption of Internet of things (IoT), robotics, big data analytics, cloud computing, and machine learning. As a nation, our industries must leverage on these technologies for enhanced profitability and economic well-being.

“Engagement opportunities will be explored during the Conference to present and develop effective strategies, creative approaches and practical solutions.”

Speaking further, NCS President highlighted that one of the numerous benefits participants will enjoy is enhanced credit rating.

“As IT Practitioners, attending NCS Conference increases your professional and academic ratings. Your participation will earn you 3 units of Professional Development credit units,” Sodiya hinted.

Specific highlights of the conference include Official Opening and Keynotes, Plenary and Parallel Sessions, Technical Sessions, Seminars, Induction of New Members, Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Platform, Exhibition and Products Launch, Public Sector ICT Showcase, networking, NITDA session, National IT Competitions, Fellows’ Forum and Annual General Meeting.

A new and most exciting feature and highlight at this year’s conference is the NCS President Award for distinguished personalities and groups in IT industry and winners of NCS organised competitions

Most notable about the annual NCS conference are the unparalleled opportunities for self-development, networking, partnership, recognition and advocacy opportunities. It is hard to find any forum that will provide you with the unique one-to-one interaction and networking experiences at NCS conferences.

This conference provide a unique opportunity for attendees to link up to the Conference at the comfort of their homes and offices. Participants should  look forward to amazing opportunities to exchange new ideas, gain new insights, build relationships with stakeholders, promote IT professionalism, share best practices, establish standards, develop business or research relations, and find global partners for future collaborations. Manufacturers, industry experts. academics, professionals, innovators, service providers, researchers, suppliers, consultants, students, youth innovators and entrepreneurs, as well as policy makers in government and business people will come together to connect for the betterment of our nation.

The conference will focus on important issues related to the theme and sub themes such as:

Innovative Strategies for addressing cybersecurity and privacy challenges in industry 4.0

A New Generation of Cyber Physical Systems in the Era of AI

Identity and Population management strategies for stimulating digital Economy

Youth Innovation and Sustainable Productivity

Future Learning

The Future University: Academia-Industry collaboration for Industry 4.0

Applications and Techniques in Industry 4.0

Applications and Techniques in High Performance Computing and Networks

Technology governance, Policy and Regulatory framework

Smart manufacturing: Implications for Small, Medium and Large-Scale Enterprises

Connectivity Infrastructural Requirements for Industry 4.0

Financial Systems and Services for Industry 4.0

High profile dignitaries from government, private and educational sectors, as well as from the international and global IT environment are expected to grace the event.  NCS is preparing for the best and has assembled an impressive line-up of leading researchers, entrepreneurs, educators, industry experts, thought leaders, international scholars and subject matter experts as speakers and resource persons to share their extensive knowledge and experiences on the theme and sub themes. I want to assure you that attendees will benefit greatly from their wealth of knowledge and insights.

Confirmed Guest Speakers are:

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), Hon. Minister of Communication and Digital Economy.
Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan, Managing Director/CEO, First Bank Plc
Mr. Christopher Painter, President, The Global forum on Cyber Expertise Foundatiom
Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz, Director General, National Identity Management Commission
Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency
Ms. Funke Opeke FNCS, Founder/CEOMainone
Engr. Mansur Ahmed, President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
Mr. Sunday Dare, Hon. Minister of Youths and Sports
Dr. Joe Abah, Country Director, DAI
Mr. Bharat Soni, Head, Information Security Group, GTBank plc
Pfor. Xiaodong Liu, IEEE Senior member, Edinburgh Napier University
Favour Ori, Founder/CEO, Wejapa Limited & FavCode54
Sefunmi Fadahunsi, Oracle Academy
Alfie Hamid, Regional Manager, Corporate Affairs, Cisco Systems
Prof. Samuel FOSSO WAMBA,  Information Systems and Head of Artificial and Business Analytics Cluster | Information, Operations and Management Sciences| TBS

With about 15,000 members, spread across all the states of the federation, NCS remains the only national IT society with highly-skilful and dependable domain experts in various fields of Information Technology.

NCS, with major interest groups (ISPON, ITAN, NiWIIT, ITSSP, AITP, NITPCS) and structural organs (College of Fellows, Chapters, NACOSS), remains committed to promoting and leapfrogging IT development in Nigeria.

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