The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, will publicly unveil two of his recent books at the Nigerian Communications Commission-coordinated Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum on Emerging Technologies (NCC). The Forum will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Sheraton Hotel in Maryland, Lagos.
The first book is titled “Datafication of Society to Foster an Internet Economy,” and Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), wrote the foreword. Mr Zhao has held the position of Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) since 2014. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the oldest United Nations agency and a specialized agency of the United Nations in charge of many issues concerning information and communication technologies.
The second book is titled “Cybersecurity Initiatives for Securing a Country,” and it includes a foreword written by Professor Mike Hinchey, President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Professor Hinchey is a software engineering professor at the University of Limerick in Ireland. He was previously the Director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA. During his undergraduate studies, he was the top graduating student, and he pursued post-graduate studies at both Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Emerging technologies are critical to the growth of digital economies around the world. The Honourable Minister’s two books emphasize key aspects of emerging technologies, namely datafication and cybersecurity. In terms of datafication, it demonstrates how data—its generation, processing, and use—plays an important role in determining success in the digital economy. The cybersecurity book discusses the importance of cybersecurity in protecting data and infrastructure in order to secure a country’s digital economy. Mr. Zhao and Prof. Hinchey, both well-known global ICT figures, will be special guests at the public presentation.
The presentation of the books will take place during the Annual Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum on Emerging Technologies. Professor Mike Hinchey will deliver the keynote address at the event. Other speakers include Dr. Soglo of Intel, United States of America (USA), Levin Born McCall of Regent Square Group, USA, Engr Richard Ogbuji, Chrema Technologies, Nigeria and other notable speakers.