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ICT Conference To Address Issues In Cashless Economy

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By Henry Ojelu

This years edition of the National Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society, NCS , will among other things focus on the benefits, opportunities and challenges of cashless economy especially as they relate to technology.

The conference which is scheduled to take place in Akwa Ibom State, south-south Nigeria between 25 and 27 July is the leading conference for IT professionals and stakeholders in Nigeria.

The conference  attracts practitioners, decision makers, policy makers and professionals from Nigeria and all over the world.

The event is also the key networking and professional event for advancing Information Technology for development and promoting the interests of IT stakeholders in Nigeria

Organisers of the annual event said this years edition which has the theme: “Towards a cashless Nigeria: Tools and strategies,”  will also hone in on related issues for the development of the nation and the industry, adding that technology provides the backbone for any cashless economy.

They said the theme of the conference was carefully chosen to evaluate the roles and strategies the Information Technology industry plays in the reforms and changes in the financial, economic and social sectors in Nigeria.

The event, according to them,  is also designed for the Information Technology  industry to re-strategise in the ongoing reforms and transfer from cash-based to cashless society.

Speakers at the event include the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Dr. Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah; Country Managing Director, Accenture Nigeria, Mr. Niyi Yusuf;  Managing Director, SystemSpecs Limited, Mr. John Obaro; Managing Director, Red Star Express, Sule Umar Bichi, and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Mr. Oscar Onyema.

Others are Partner & Head, Management Consulting, KPMG Nigeria, Bisi Lamikanra; Director General/CEO, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC),  Dr. Chris E. Onyemenam and representatives of Central Bank of  the Nigeria.