Professor Charles .O. Uwadia

Professor Charles O. Uwadia is a Professor of Computer Science, University of Lagos and a Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society. He is the immediate past President, Nigeria Computer Society. He is also the current Director, Center for Information Technology and Systems, (CITS), University of Lagos. Notably, he was the Chairman, Education and Manpower Development Committee of the Nigeria Computer Society. He has held many key positions in the Information Technology arena and even outside Information Technology.
Professor Charles O. Uwadia is been honoured with Information Technology Pioneer Award in building the Future Information Technology Workforce for the following reasons:
1. As the immediate Past President of Nigeria Computer Society, one of his vision was Children and Youth Empowerment in ICT which he followed up.
2. One Day Collaborative Seminar between NCS and London Metropolitan University on First Career Development Talk On Information  Technology, and Network Enterprise - 2008
3. National Information Technology Whizkids Competition for Secondary Schools in Nigeria and Olatunji Odegbami National Information Technology Competition for Tertiary Institutions.

4. Building the Future Information Technology Workforce through Schools Computer Club Initiative, SCCI


 

Mr. Jide Awe

Mr. Jide Awe is the MD/CEO Jidaw Systems Ltd. He is the President, African Information Security Association (AISA), an African organ of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He is also the President African Children Cyber Safety Initiative (ACCSI). He is the Publicity Secretary, Nigeria Computer Society. He has pioneered many Information Technology Projects notably, Information and Communication Technology for development project (ICT4D).

Mr Jide Awe is been honoured with Information Technology Pioneer Award in building the Future Information Technology Workforce for the following reasons:

1. One Day Collaborative Seminar between NCS and London Metropolitan University on First Career Development Talk On Information Technology, and Network Enterprise ,2008. Mr. Jide Awe was one of the vibrant and prominent Information Technology Professionals who gave a career talk on this topic amidst Students from various Schools in Nigeria.

2. Protecting Children and Young People Online Forum. Mr. Jide Awe on the Platform of African Children Cyber Safety Initiative presided at this forum which mobilized and sensitized the Government, NGOs, Information Technology Professionals, Internet Service Providers, Schools (Primary and Secondary Schools), and the general public on the need to protect Children and Young People online. Mr Jide Awe is very passionate about this project and invites all stakeholders to support this great initiative. - 2009

3. National Information Technology Whizkids Competition for Secondary Schools in Nigeria and Olatunji Odegbami National Information Technology Competition for Tertiary Institutions. Served as member, Education and Manpower Development Committee and Quiz Master

4. IT Entrepreneur Programmes for students in various Secondary Schools.

5. Building the Future Information Technology Workforce through Schools Computer Club Initiative, SCCI