By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu, Senior Correspondent, Lagos
A certified global ICT company with over two million online subscribers, CommunicationsWeek Media Limited has announced chief technology officer (CTO), Digital Encode Dr.Oluseyi Akindeinde as the keynote speaker for this year’s Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Distinguished Lecture series.
Akindeinde, will be speaking on the theme “Impact of Blockchain Technology in a Digitalized Nigeria”and will examine the potentials of Blockchain technology to disrupt digital interaction in our economy and society. And how the technology’s rapid and dynamic technical development is driven by startups and incumbents alike, creating a myriad of applications across economic and societal domains.
This year’s Beacon of ICT Distinguished Lecture/Awards Series is slated for Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
According to CEO, Communication Week Media Ltd, organisers of the BoICT Distinguished Lecture/Awards Series, Ken Nwogbo “the choice of Akindeinde, CTO Digital Encodeis deliberate because of his exceptional career in exploring the security issues faced by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Financial Transaction Systems (FTS).”
Dr.Akindeinde, is a speaker on matters bordering on information security and fraud detection, and has presented technical papers on a wide range of IT security and risk management topics for a number of high-profile financial service providers at different retreats and forums.
Furthermore, he has delivered several information security and ethical hacking training courses to delegates from diverse industries including finance, manufacturing, oil and gas, telecoms as well as State and Federal Government Agencies.
He has administered security analysis and penetration testing courses to representatives of the National Assembly, Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) through the annual Hacker Counterintelligence Programme (HACOP) where he’s been involved as a resident trainer and technical consultant for the last couple of years. He also delivers monthly presentations to industry stakeholders at the CBN’s Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NEFF).
Past BoICT speakers include: former Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer(EVC/CEO), Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Dr. Ernest Ndukwe; former Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa; Managing Director/CEO, VDT Communications Biodun Omoniyi; Managing Director, Rack Centre Limited Ayotunde Coker; and managing director and chief executive officer, Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited, Peter Adedayo Arogundade among others.
The events drew top politicians and government functionaries as well captains in the ICT industry as well financial institutions.