Director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Peter Jack and others are to grace the Nigeria in Diaspora Information Communication Technology (NiDICT) Conference that has been slated for Washington DC between May 12 and 13, 2015.
The Nigeria Computer Society in its recent e-Update said that Washington DC, the political capital of the USA, will host the 2015 edition of the Nigeria Diaspora ICT Conference, tagged NiDICT 2015, where Prof. Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America, will be chief host of the conference.
NiDICT 2015 with the theme: ‘Leveraging on Diaspora Skills-Pool for Nigeria’s Transformation’, will build on the successful 2014 edition that held in Detroit, MI, USA.
It will be recalled that the 2014 edition created a unique avenue for Information Technology specialists at home and in the diaspora to synergize and produce joint partnerships and solutions for Nigeria.
Confirmed Speakers/Attendance include Ojo Maduekwe, Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Habib Baba Habu, Consul General, Consulate General of Nigeria, New York, USA,
Mr. Peter Jack,director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Michigan, Prof. Kiumi Akingbehin; Region III Advocate for Small businesses in the Mid Atlantic states of the USA, Ms. Ngozi Bell, Senior Creative Designer for General Motors and Project Team leader for the Design of the Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu Founder of the International Association of African Non Governmental Organisations (IAAN), Joyce Rogers Halliday, among others.
According to the statement the theme areas includes: Promoting Institutional synergies in human and learning capacities; Local content and building multi-stakeholders and multinational partnerships; Promoting ICT startups/sustaining the future of Nigeria ICT economy; Cyber security/Cybercrime challenges in Nigeria; and Exploring the potential for BPO outsourcing/software testing.
Also, synergy building is expected in mutual areas of interests including: Cloud computing, Software development, Cyber security, Mobile-Apps, E-government and Computer graphics.