Nigeria Computer Society, NCS, says it’s yearly International Conference will hold from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th of August 2020 virtually, with the theme “Emerging Applications and Technologies for Industry 4.0 (EATI 2020)”
In an on line news conferece, the President of NCS Prof. Adesina Sodiya, said 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. ” Sodipo said.
He noted that in the last forty two years of NCS existence, the conference venue has been rotated amongst the six geopolitical zones in the Country.
Prof Sodiya said this year’s conference was initially scheduled to hold in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State before the covid 19 pandemic pointing out this is the first time NCS will be holding virtual Conference in the history of this society this he explained was due to the challenge posed by COVID-19 which reaffirms the need for Information Technology Professionals to change their strategies.
The NCS president explained that the 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. Engagement opportunities will be explored during the Conference to present and develop effective strategies, creative approaches and practical solutions.
He added that 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 and exciting feature of this year’s conference is the NCS Award for distinguished personalities and groups in IT industry and winners of NCS organised competitions
He said the conference would 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.
Techtournews reports that 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.
NCS is the umbrella body of all IT professionals, interest groups and stakeholders in Nigeria. 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.