The Fiji National University’s (FNU) National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) has confirmed eight information technology experts for this Friday’s inaugural National Conference on Information Technology at the Pearl South Pacific Resort.

Director NTPC, Dr Isimeli Tagicakiverata said this year’s line-up has a great mix of IT experts who will be sharing insights on the latest security trends, technical content and unique perspectives.

He said FNU’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Mohini Singh is one of the two female expert presenters at the IT conference, the other was Sue Bryant, South Pacific Regional Director, Huawei Technologies.

He said the focus of Prof Singh’s research has been on the application of Information Technology to real world problems underpinned by social science theories and innovative data collection methods.

“She (Prof Mohini) is recognised for her work in the areas of Information Technology Management, Digital Business, E-Government and Social Media. And she has held several leadership positions in her 30 years’ experience as an academic in Australian Universities and is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a member of a large number of professional associations,” said Dr Tagicakiverata.

He said the conference theme “Digital Transformation Towards a Smarter Fiji” is in line with the Fijian Government’s roadmap on digital transformation of its services.

Dr Tagicakiverata said Fiji was also shifting into the digital era or transformation.

“For FNU we are already making head ways in setting up the AARNET connection and providing high speed wifi throughout our campuses and centres. Digital technologies around the globe is dramatically reshaping industry after industry, many companies are pursuing large-scale changes in efforts to capture the benefits of these trends or simply to keep up with competitors,” he said.

“From investing in ICT to build an inclusive digital Fiji to cybercrime and data breach are just some of the excellent presentations you can expect to listen to on Friday. Our programme is sure to challenge attendees to think differently and change their perspectives, leaving them motivated and armed to make their mark on Fiji’s digital transformation locally and the region as well.

The event will be held on Friday March 8.

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