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Pantami’s Books On Datafication, Cybersecurity To Be Unveiled Today

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami will unveil two of his recent books Datafication of Society to Foster an Internet Economy and Cybersecurity Initiatives for Securing a Country today (July 14, 2022) in Lagos.

The unveiling is billed to take place during the stakeholders’ Consultative Forum on Emerging Technologies coordinated by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The foreword on the first book on datafication was written by the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Mr. Houlin Zhao.  Zhao has had a long, distinguished career at the ITU and has served as its secretary-general since 2014.  The International Telecommunication Union is the oldest UN agency and is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for many matters related to information and communication technologies.

The foreword of the second book on cybersecurity was written by the president of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Professor Mike Hinchey. Hinchey is a professor of software engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland and was previously director of the software engineering laboratory at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland, United States of America.  He was the leading graduating student during his undergraduate studies and he had his post-graduate studies at both Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Emerging technologies are playing a vital role in the development of digital economies around the globe.  The two books of the minister emphasise key aspects of emerging technologies, namely datafication and cybersecurity.  With respect to datafication, it shows how data generation, processing and use play a critical role in determining success in the digital economy.  The book on cybersecurity discusses the importance of cybersecurity in protecting data and infrastructure to secure the digital economy of countries. Both Zhao and Hinchey, renowned global ICT personalities, will serve as special guests at the public presentation.

A statement co-signed by the NCC’s director, public affairs, Reuben Muoka and the minister’s technical assistant on research and development, Dr. Femi Adeluyi, said the presentation of the books will take place during the annual stakeholders’ consultative forum on emerging technologies. 

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.

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