By Emeka Aginam
The Institute of Electronic Engineers, IEEE, organising committee on World Forum on Internet of Thing, WFIoT, 2016 has appointed Chris Uwaje, former President of Information Technology Association of Nigeria, ITAN, as the Co-Chair for Publicity & Communications for Africa.
The 2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), with the theme, ”IoT: Smart Innovation for Vibrant Ecosystems’ is a unique event for industry leaders, academics and decision making government officials.
Slated to hold at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia USA between 12 to 14 December, 2016, the capacity building event is designed to examine key critical innovations across technologies which will alter the research and application space of the future.
Uwaje’s mandate, according to the organizers included promoting, propagating and advancing the aims and objective of the IEEE-World Forum on Internet of Things.
He is also mandated to establish innovative programs of ensuring the participation and contribution of the ICT Industry leadership, government policy makers, IT Professionals and stakeholders in Africa, to accelerate the diffusion, application and domestication of the promise and opportunities of IoTs.
In order to achieve the quantum benefits from the emerging digital opportunity, Uwaje said that his vision to to take charge of promoting and establishing the “Africa IoTs Pavilion” as strategic imperative for success at the WF-IoTs 2016 in the USA.
He said that it is imperative and strategic that Africa is represented and actively contributes to the outcome of proceedings as the continent stands to benefit immensely from the conference.
“Publicity and Communications for the 3rd World Forum on IoTs 2016 is a great challenge. Part of my mandate is to reach out to 500 Africa Universities and 1000 IT Industry leaders/Players for submission of 2000 Papers for consideration. I am sure that a well researched Paper from African Knowledge Network has the pedigree for final selection. This will put Nigeria and Africa in the IP forefront of IoTs the digital World”he said.
Accordingly, the IEEE-IoTs World Forum 2016 promises the assemblage of best brains and leaders in academia, innovation,corporate industry, technology business and government policy makers to discuss and map the way forward and codify future opportunities and benefits of Internet of Things and Everything (IoTs/IoE).
The Internet of Things envisions a highly networked future, where every object is integrated to interact with each other, allowing for communications between objects, as well as between humans and objects, which enables the control of intelligent systems in our daily lives. My appointment as Africa Chair –
Uwaje is the immediate Past-President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) and Chairman of Mobile Software Solutions.