IEEE appoints Uwaje Africa Chair for World Forum on IoTs 2016



Pursuant to the deliberation and resolutions at the last meeting of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE)-WFIoT 2016 Organising Committee held on March 9, in the USA, Nigeria’s Chris Uwaje, has been appointed the Co-Chair for Publicity and Communications for Africa.

His mandate includes but not limited to promoting, propagating and advancing the aims and objective of the IEEE-World Forum on Internet of Things, but above all, to establish innovative programs of ensuring the participation and contribution of the ICT Industry leadership, government policy makers, IT Professionals and stakeholders in Africa, to accelerate the diffusion, application and domestication of the promise and opportunities of IoTs.

In order to achieve the quantum benefits from the emerging digital opportunity, Uwaje’s vision is to take charge of promoting and establishing the “Africa IoTs Pavilion” as strategic imperative for success at the WF-IoTs 2016 in the USA. The 2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) – IoT: Smart Innovation for Vibrant Ecosystems is a unique event for industry leaders, academics and decision making government officials. IEEE WF-IOT 2016 will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia USA between December 12 to14.

This event, with the theme: “Internet of Things: Smart Innovation for Vibrant Ecosystem”,
is designed to examine key critical innovations across technologies which will alter the research and application space of the future. The Internet of Things envisions a highly networked future, where every object is integrated to interact with each other, allowing for communications between objects, as well as between humans and objects, which enables the control of intelligent systems in our daily lives.

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