The President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Simon Adesina Sodiya would on June 8, chair the 2023 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa forum series on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), holding at the prestigious Welcome Centre Hotel, MM International Airport Road, Lagos.
Confirming this, the Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa and Group Executive Editor, ITREALMS Media group, Mr. Remmy Nweke, said that Sodiya, professor of Computer Science and Information Security at University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state, is a seasoned professional to chair the 14th edition of Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa forum (NDSF) series on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D).
The 2023 NDSF, Nweke said would be anchored on the theme “5G: Data Governance, Safety and Security” with a lineup of experts to explore the benefits with teeming participants, with a grand support by the likes of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) among others.
NDSF series on IG4D, he noted, is organised by DigitalSENSE Africa, an At-Large Structure (ALS) certified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and a hosted by ITREALMS Media group; in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) together with top industry stakeholders like the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), among others, as part of efforts for shaping the future of the Internet.
Nweke recalled that Prof. Sodiya who holds PhD in Computer Science 2004 with a focus on Cybersecurity and Digital Forensic, has taught courses in many areas of computing and cybersecurity at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Sodiya, a pioneer researcher in the field of Information Security in Nigeria, he has over 25 years’ experience in conducting high impact research in cyber security, attack/intrusion detection, authentication systems, cryptography, systems’ security, privacy protection, and security of distributed systems.
Nweke revealed that Sodiya has supervised over six Ph.D. and 20 Masters students in different areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and computer science.
Currently, Sodiya serves as Postgraduate External Examiner/Assessor in about five universities locally and internationally with over 80 scholarly articles in local and international journals, as well as having presented papers at both local and international conferences, resulting in about thirty papers in referred conference proceedings, to name a few.
In 2010, Sodiya won TWAS-AAS-MICROSFT Award for outstanding Computer Science researcher living and working in Africa. He has also won several leadership, excellence in research and professional awards.
Prof Sodiya, a fellow of Nigeria Computer Society and served as Vice-President/Vice Chairman of Computer Professional (Registration council) of Nigeria – CPN between 2015 and 2017 and is the immediate past President of Information Technology Systems and Security Professionals (ITSSP).
He is a proud member of International Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). Apart from representing Nigeria in International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), he is also a member of two technical committees of IFIP – ICT and Education TC-3 and Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems (TC-11).
He is a member of the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace. Just as he served on various Presidential Committees including on e-Government and Digital Economy, even as he chairs the Board of Diplomates of Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Investigators of Nigeria, among others.