Atcon, NITDA, NIRA Support 2019 DigitalSense Forum
By Pelumi Olaleye
Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, (ATCON) and Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) have drummed support for the 2019 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum (NDSF) on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable slated for Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Lagos.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta to lead speakers to the 10th Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable.
Danbatta, would give a keynote on the main theme: Connecting Nigerians for Enhanced Internet Governance, while the President, Nigeria IPv6 Council, Rudman, would offer some updated insights on IPv6 both locally and globally.
Confirming this, the Executive Director, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Mrs Nkem Nweke, said that the forum which would be held in Lagos, would have the President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) and Chief Executive of Nigeria Internet Exchange Point (IXPN), Mr. Mohammed Rudman in attendance.
While the Chief Technology Officer of Medallion Communications, Dr. Krishnan Ranganath, she said, would give a lead paper on ‘IPv6 for Enhanced Connectivity’ during the technical session, with Cyber Security Expert, Matthew Igbalajobi taking on the security implication in Connecting Nigerians for Enhanced Internet Governance.
She revealed further, that the Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative, Mr. Gbenga Sesan, will be speaking on the panel on IPv6 for Enhanced Connectivity, even as Francis Uzoh of Wisdom Technologies among others.
Meanwhile, Director-General (DG) of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami (NITDA DG), would give the keynote at the forum.
Pantami’s keynote is projected to offer some insights on the security readiness of the country with regards to connecting Nigerians for enhanced Internet Governance and on IPv6 networks, especially at this time the United Nations (UN) is emphasising digital cooperation and interdependence in a digital age.