Nigeria Celebrates World IPv6 2012 with a Roundtable Discussion

  The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) and Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) have joined other stakeholders’ organization to drum support for the 2012 Nigeria Internet Protocol …

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Prof Ray Akwule,President Digital Bridge Institute,Nigeria

 

The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) and Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) have joined other stakeholders’ organization to drum support for the 2012 Nigeria Internet Protocol version Six (IPv6) Roundtable, which holds in Lagos, tomorrow -Wednesday, June 6 as part of commemoration of the World IPv6 Day 2012.

 

Also, the Internet Society (ISOC) Nigeria chapter is not leaving any stone unturned in ensuring that the Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable 2012 has a resounding success, with its partnership for the conference.

 

The Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa Media, the organizers of the Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, confirmed this at the weekend, saying that President, ISOC Nigeria chapter, Chief Giandomenico Massari would lead ISOC members in South West to the roundtable.

 

A press statement made available to newsmen, she quoted ISPON president, Chief Chris Uwaje as saying that his group is supporting the 2012 Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable due to its expected value to enlightening Nigerians on this latest version of Internet protocol.

 

He also assured that ISPON’s delegate would be in full attendance not only to listen to how this could affect the software development industry in Nigeria, but also to contribute in the sharing of information.

 

Also speaking, Head, Public Relations at the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), Mr. Taiye Olaniyi, confirmed the Post-Master General (PMG), Mallam Ibrahim Mori Baba would be in attendance to share the value proposition of the Postal industry in Nigeria in relation to IPv6 deployment, entitled “NIPOST Transformation and IPv6” as sub theme for the event holding at Welcome Centre and Hotels, Lagos.

 

She noted that Omatek Computers is equally supporting the event and would be displaying Made in Nigeria computers that are compliant to IPv6 requirements of Nigerians.

 

Mrs. Nweke recalled that the president of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Prof. Raymond Akwule would preside the 2012 Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable scheduled to hold in Lagos on June 6.

 

The Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, the organizers of Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable, disclosed this in Lagos, saying that Prof. Akwule would be supported by industry heavy-weights during the commemoration of World Internet Protocol version 6 day.

 

Akwule, she said, is a telecommunications professor of international repute and urged industry players to take advantage of the event to address and share preparations at their ends on migration to IPv6 in the country.

 

She noted that participants are bound to benefit from the wealth of experience of Prof.  Akwule, who currently is the President of DBI, an international centre for advanced communications studies.

 

Mrs. Nweke also noted that with over 25 years of teaching, research, and project planning and implementation experience in the fields of telecommunications and Information Technology as well as Mass Communications and Media Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia USA, Prof. Akwule would enrich the day with his enlightened exposure among others.

Details of the Roundtable are as follows:

Theme:         IPv6 and the Future of Internet in Nigeria

Time:        9:00am

Date:        Wednesday, June 6th, 2012(tomorrow)

Venue:        Welcome Centre & Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos

Entry:Free

 

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