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Nigeria’s software sector at critical junction, begs for overhaul, says ISPON

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  • Holds roundtable on ‘Nigeria’s software industry optimized’

  • Discussion to be facilitated by Adekunle Ajiboye

Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) has stressed that to develop client friendly and winning software applications, roles and skill sets need to be clearly defined and adhered to.

The Institute, in a statement at the disposal of TechEconomy.ng, noted that Nigeria’s IT sector with few success stories and several ill-conceived, designs, developed and delivered software applications, is at a critical junction and begs for a radical overhaul and approach.

This was also the reflections of ISPON President, Dr. Yele Okeremi during a recent interview with TechEconomy.ng.

Currently, ISPON is saying that: “The devastating consequences for our Software Practitioners, is evident in end user’s preference for foreign developed and supported software which is not sustainable and acceptable especially considering the origin nations of the imported software”.

Thus, to develop client friendly and winning software applications, roles and skill sets need to be clearly defined and adhered to. Software Applications should be developed to address “Validated Customer Pains” and not “Build it and they will come”!

To this end, the Institute has disclosed plans to hold a three-hour roundtable (discussion) that centers on ‘Nigeria’s software industry optimized’.

The event, TechEconomy.ng gathered, will hold on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Lagos. See flyer below:

“The breadth and depth of a paradigm shift in Software Development for Nigeria by Nigerians will be presented with the hope that it will be discussed beyond the interaction”, the statement reads in part.

Meet the Facilitator 

Adekunle Ajiboye

Adekunle Ajiboye

Adekunle Ajiboye is a Software Architect whose educational and professional background gives him a broad range of domain expertise in the entire eHealthsphere, ICT Tools & Applications for Commerce, IoT + Big Data and Entrepreneurial Consulting. Aside from his leadership roles at AAJIMATICS and other firms, he serves as a SME at the GEIAamong other institutions.

He is honored with the Nation Builder Award on behalf of the Parliament of Canada by David Sweet who is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Flamborough-Glanbrook and Chair of the Conservative caucus in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial.

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He is a celebrated alumnus of McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario Canada with graduate degrees in Engineering and eHealth and also recognized as one of McMaster University’s 150 outstanding Engineering graduates.

He is a HIMSS-EP and member of IsFTEH, COACH and AMIA and also featured in Canada’s Who’s Who.

Adekunle continues to be heavily involved on the Entrepreneurship landscape in North America and Nigeria with experiential success and was nominated for the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year-2016 Award in Canada.

Adekunle makes time to serve as an occasional professor at 2 of North America’s leading universities as part of his commitment to impacting the next generation and is also a frequent speaker on eTechnologies to academic and international conference audiences.

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