By Emeka Aginam
Ahead of the Information Technology Public Private Forum (ITPPF) slated for next week inÂ Abuja, theÂ Secretary-General of WITSA, Dr James Poisant has expressed his interestÂ to presentÂ the keynote paper onÂ â€œMeeting the Vision 20 2020 Challengeâ€
The Information Technology Public â€“ Private Forum (ITPPF) was inaugurated by WITSA Chairman Dan Khoo last year even as theÂ second edition of the forum was hosted in Kano byÂ Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State also last year.
DuringÂ the capacity building event, Dr. Poisant, according to ITAN will attempt to encourage and challenge ICT leaders in Nigeria to embrace Digital Age.
With decades of background and experience in managing and delivering ICT change all over the world, heÂ Â will explore and envision process of enabling the Vision 20 2020 to become a reality. In aÂ pre-meeting discussion with ITAN President, Dr. Jimson Olufuye, the ITPPF keynote speaker stated that â€œthis is achievable by fulfilling the promise of the digital revolution and making ICT the centre piece for everyone in Nigeriaâ€.
Before now, Dr. James H. Poisant was appointed the Secretary-General of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) in June, 2006.
In that capacity, he directs the day-to-day operations of the alliance.Â The WITSA alliance consists of 74 top ICT bodies around the globe.Â Its members represent over 90% of the ICT industry worldwide. WITSAâ€™s signature events are the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) and the Global Public Policy Summit (GPPS).
Prior to joining WITSA, Dr Poisant was the founder and CEO of Poisant International LLC, an internationally recognized events management company.Â In 1996, Dr. Poisant was appointed the President and CEO of the 1998 World Congress on Information Technology that was held in the United States.Â He was also responsible for the design, construction and operations of EDSâ€™ first marketing centre in Dallas, Texas.