The sixteenth edition of Information Technology Assembly being hosted by the Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN will be considering, among other things, the relationships, the interplays, and how Information Technology (IT) could be leveraged for improved national security and economic stability.So says the President/Chairman of Council, CPN, Mr. Kola Jagun in a virtual news conference.
Highlighting the significance of the theme of the conference ” Leveraging IT for National Security and Economic Stability” Mr. Jagun said, “National security is important not only to the government, but to the nation as a whole and IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect process, transmit, and securely retrieve information pointing out that the term information has ballooned to encompass many aspects of computing and technology, and the term has become very recognizable.
He added that IT will enable the nation to identify potential threats, share information more readily and rom the deliberations, adding that the Assembly will come up with findings and recommendations that will be geared towards deploying advanced technologies through effective partnerships that promote economic, technological, and national security competitiveness.
The President/Chairman of Council, CPN, said that the IT Assembly, which is the flagship of all IT programmes in Nigeria, is an exclusive networking event for senior Information Technology (IT) decision makers, IT consultants, upcoming IT entrepreneurs, start–ups, IT practitioners, teachers and IT Systems administrators.
Mr. Jagu explained that ” The Assembly”” is also a platform for some of the industry’s most innovative technology distribution and service providers to showcase their products and services; and for participants to appreciate the emerging technologies, trends, and risks that are associated with transforming the various industries using IT.
Pointing out that from the deliberations, the Assembly will come up with findings and recommendations that will be geared towards deploying advanced technologies through effective partnerships that promote economic, technological, and national security competitiveness.
He also emphasized on the need for practitioners to regularize their activities by registering with CPN as this would go a long way in curtailing quackery.
The Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN, established through Act No 49 of 1993, has reiterated that it is illegal for individual and organization to practice IT profession in Nigeria without subjecting themselves to the supervision of CPN.
The Act which was passed into law on 10th of June and gazetted on the 9th of August 1993, incorporated the entity to be in charge of the regulation, control and supervision of the computing profession and practice in Nigeria in line with Section 1 (2) of the Act.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Year 2020, the annual Assembly has taken a new structure in line with the dictates of this moment. In Year 2020, for example, it held purely as a virtual event, and last year, the event held as a hybrid event (virtual and physical).
The Year 2022 edition of the Assembly to be held in Abuja from May 18th – 19th, will also be a hybrid event as it is the practice with programmes of its kind all over the world.