DEPLOYING TECHNOLOGY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Ms. Omobola Johnson
Minister, Information & Communication Technology. She was until recently the Country Managing Director of Accenture in Nigeria and the first woman to hold that position. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester.
Senator Liyel Imoke
Senator Imoke was elected Governor of Cross River State on April 14, 2007, in a landslide. That election was annulled by an Election Appeal Tribunal in July 2008, which necessitated a re-run on August 23rd same year. Governor Imoke’s previous victory was validated as he won, with a landslide.
Professor E. A. Onibere
He has BSc in Mathematics, MSc and PhD in Computer Science. His special area of research is in Software Engineering. He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (academic) of University of Benin and Chairman of Information Technology Research and Grants Committee of NITDA.
Expert in Electronic Governance & Affiliated Technologies; e-Policy/Strategy; Investment ICT-PPP. Member of the Society of Telecommunications Engineers of the United States of America.
She is trained across Sociology, Humanities, and History where she holds Bachelor Degrees, she hold graduate degrees in International Relations and Law. She is one of the earliest actors of the knowledge society in Africa.
Chris Uwaje, FIAP, FNCS
President, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON). He pioneered the conceptualization Framework and content drafting strategy for the establishment of the National Information Technology Development Policy for Nigeria.
Dorothy K. Gordon
She is the Director-general of Ghana’s advanced information Technology Institute (AITI-KACE), the Ghana-India Kofi Annan center of Excellence in ICT. She leads a team committed to using the opportunities that exit within the global innovation economy to bring about accelerated development in Africa.
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.
This year’s Conference is anchored on the theme: A Framework for Software as a National Imperative for a 21st Century Nigeria.
As Nigeria moves into the 21st century its wealth and international competitiveness will be significantly influenced by its ability to develop and exploit intellectual capital and to harness the power of Information Technology (IT). Indeed, many of the new business opportunities for Nigerian firms will depend on their capacity to develop new IT-based products and services which respond to the expanding role of IT across the economy and society.
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
ISPON Software Development Club Competition 2011
ISPON calls for qualified Institutions to Register and Participate in the National Software Competition.