Tani Fafunwa, Managing Director Resourcery Plc presenting an award to the key note speaker Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman ALTON and the Country Chair BICSI Nigeria, Boye Oyerinde at the2015 BICSI Nigeria Conference & Exhibition in Lagos.
Boye Oyerinde, Country Chair BICSI Nigeria, Tani Fafunwa, Managing Director, Resourcery Plc , Stefan Naude, Technical Manager for Africa, Siemon, Tim Percival, Sales Director, EXFO Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Bisike Uba, Business Solutions Manager, Resourcery Plc at the2015 BICSI Nigeria Conference & Exhibition in Lagos.
The maiden edition of the BICSI Nigeria conference and exhibition witnessed an impressive turnout of industry stakeholders and professionals alike. The one day event with the theme “IT/TELECOMS FOR NATIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT” held on Thursday 20th of August 2015 at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Building Industry Consulting Service International, BICSI, a global professional, non-profit association with credible support from both indigenous and international ICT solutions companies hosted a mixed audience of architects, telecom engineers, data cabling design & installation experts, M&E Consultants, professionals across the Nigerian ICT sub-sector.
The BICSI Nigeria Country Chair, Boye Oyerinde, in his opening remarks stated that “It is quite timely for the Nigeria ICT sector to join their counterparts in other climes in the standardization of practice hence the rationale for BICSI Nigeria to create an enabling platform for all stakeholders in bringing to bare their varying knowledge and experience.”
Adebiyi Mabadeje, Former Commissioner Science & Technology Lagos State and the Country Chair BICSI Nigeria, Boye Oyerinde
Whilst Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, the Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) in his keynote address added that “the Nigeria ICT sector has been pivotal to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy; a practical example is the banking sector, therefore, BICSI’s quest is indeed laudable and germane to Nation building in every sphere”.
Delegates at the 2015 BICSI Nigeria Conference and Exhibition were afforded the opportunity to come together and share knowledge on how best to improve the industry standards. Awards, prizes, and gift items were given out to distinguish personalities and individuals much to the delight of all attendees.
The former Commissioner for Science & Technology, Lagos State, Adebiyi Mabadeje, also lent a voice in urging all stakeholders to embrace the BICSI Nigeria’s quest for a re-awakened business culture and practice saying “ICT is no longer the future but the very essence of our today therefore it is pertinent for all to assist in capacity building of the industry”.
2015 BICSI Nigeria Steering Committee members
The subsequent edition of the BICSI Nigeria conference and exhibition is slated for the 2nd quarter of 2016 in Lagos.
BICSI is a professional association supporting the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.
BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. BISCI serves nearly 23,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI's staff and volunteers assist ICT professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.
BICSI is Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA.