Jack,Peter Olu | International Conference on Universal Village 2014(UV2014)

Jack,Peter Olu

Peter Olu Jack is the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), an organ of the Federal Government with the mandate of regulation and development of information technology in Nigeria. He is a Development Consultant in the areas of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSPs), Entrepreneurship, Information Technology for National Transformation, Job Creation and Poverty Alleviation.

Mr. Jack was until January 2007 a Technical Assistant to the Director General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria (a position he held for seven years). He represented the DG/CEO on several key national committees including the National Committee on Outsourcing, and the Public Service Reform Committee and led the team that wrote Strategic Plan for Economic Sectors of Nigeria, sponsored by United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa (UNECA). He was also a member of the United Nations Development program (UNDP) consulting team that wrote the Country’s Strategy Plan (2007-2011) for Nigeria, representing the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). He set up the National Cisco Networking Academy Program in Nigeria. Mr. Jack designed and implemented the Niger Delta Youth Computer training Program for Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in 2003. 

He is a Government Research Fellow of the United Nations University at Macau, China and a Research Fellow of the Columbia University Centre for International Conflict Resolution. He is currently a PhD Candidate at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

He has written and presented papers in diversed areas of information technology and development at various fora within and outside Nigeria. He is keen on new developments in Information Technology, Nanotechnology, Bio-Technology, Banking, Entrepreneurship, Education and Oil and Gas Technology.