Impact investors in Nigeria have focused on financial services, agriculture, health, housing, ICT, energy, and services, as the sectors of importance to them. Other sectors that attract their attention include manufacturing, infrastructure, education, tourism, water and sanitation, construction, and real estate. However, these investors have paid little or no attention to the areas of rule of law, universal right to justice, and fairness. There has been a long-held but erroneous view that justice issues should be addressed only by international bodies or the government. Hence, most impact investors are concerned with social and environmental benefits as the pivots of sustainability in such areas as natural resource protection, good health and well-being, and poverty alleviation. Source: Global Impact Investing Network, BRIU Analysts have the consensus opinion that there is high need for impact investors to support innovations that can improve efficiency and transparency in … [Read more...] about Impact investing, information, technology and Nigeria’s justice system
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IRVINE, CA, Sept. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, is pleased to announce the Company has appointed Dr. Joe Wilson, an information technology (IT) and risk management expert, to its International Government Affairs Board (IGAB). For over 20 years, Dr. Wilson has successfully promoted the adoption and use of IT security standards and measurements inside public and private organizations. He has been an active participant with the development of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, and will advise CBIS in a number of areas, including IT security, risk management, blockchain applications, international collaborations, and public/private partnerships. As a military veteran, Dr. Wilson provides volunteer services to the American Red Cross to assist veterans’ with transitioning into cybersecurity work … [Read more...] about Cannabis Science, Inc. Appoints Dr. Joe Wilson, an Information Technology and Risk Management Expert, to Its International Government Affairs Board
If you are in the Information Technology space, you are likely knowledgeable on what artificial intelligence holds. In fact, considering AI, the future of Information Technology appears bleak to some experts but promising to others. If a tech worker is worried about their job — they really don’t understand the magic of AI. Some workers are concerned with the future of their jobs. Yes, research reveals that automation and artificial intelligence could be coming for these jobs. In fact, there is a possibility of a replacement of over 22 million jobs within the next decade – in the United States alone. If not eliminating these jobs, there will be reassigning. These are alarming threats if you are in a couple of these white-collar jobs. Your gatekeeper roles could be at stake — BUT is there something to smile about these changes? The recent trends in information technology (and secrets of high-performing teams) reveal mastering technology as one of the … [Read more...] about Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Become the Future of Information Technology?
Participants from Việt Nam and Japan exchanged information on demands and capacity in IT training and adoption. — Photo baodautu.vnViet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — A conference to promote cooperation in the field of information technology between Đà Nẵng and Japan was organised in the central city on Thursday. The event was co-held by the municipal People’s Committee, the Việt Nam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA), and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Việt Nam (JCCI). It was part of activities to attract more investment into the city this year, especially in the IT sector. At the conference, participants exchanged information on demands and capacity in IT training and adoption. High on the agenda was smart city-building in Đà Nẵng, incentives and support for information and communications technology (ICT) investment in the city, and the activities of the Đà … [Read more...] about Đà Nẵng, Japan foster co-operation in information technology
Dinesh C Sharma The very mention of India’s success in information technology throws back familiar names of leading IT companies with billions of dollars of turnover. Forgotten are scores of scientists, academics, bureaucrats and entrepreneurs who did pioneering work decades ago to make India a formidable name in the technology business. A new book by technology writers Anand Parthasarathy and S Sadagopan is an attempt to fill this gap in understanding of the Indian IT industry. The book “Icons of Indian IT”, as the name indicates, profiles 25 of India’s technology pioneers from academics, government and industry. Few today would know about the early work in computer education and programming done at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur by H N Mahabala and V Rajaraman in the 1960s and the 1970s, under the guidance of H K Kesavan, or the pioneering work done by R Narasimhan at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). After initiating computer … [Read more...] about Book Review: Forgotten Icons of the Information Technology Revolution