The Institute of Information Management (IIM) Africa is set to celebrate and honour outstanding individuals in Nigeria’s data and information management industry, as well as leaders across various sectors of the economy.

Those to be honored include HRM Oba Alayeluwa Saheed Ademola, The Elegushi of Ikateland, Tony O. Elumelu, Funke Opeke, Femi Otedola, Audrey Joe-Ezigbo, Funsho Doherty, Idowu Johnson, Adetola Akinola, and several other MDs and CEOs of major institutions, information management and technology firms, are among the dignitaries expected at the event.

The event is expected to hold at its 40th Induction & Investiture Ceremony and annual conference on May 13, 2023, at the University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos State.

The event is themed “Data Management Best Practices for Small and Medium-sized Businesses.”

According to Amb. (Dr) Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole, the President/Chairman, Executive Council of the Institute, “The Institute of Information Management has come to stay, and we would not relent in our resolve to ensure that the data and information management industry in Nigeria and Africa is fully developed, and professionals are adequately recognized and compensated appropriately. We hope to achieve this by developing standards, specifications, procedures, processes and certification programs. The Institute has over the years continued to identify and work with key stakeholders in society because Information Management is everybody’s responsibility and a key factor in the development of any Nation.”

Amb. Oyewole reiterated that the development of the information management profession cannot be over-emphasized. He noted that successful nations and organizations in the future would depend on how well they enable information to be appropriately managed by professionals, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, completeness, and preservation of information for better decision-making and use.

The ceremony will feature the conferment of the Institute of Information Management Fellowship on members who have made a substantial contribution to the development of the Information Management and Technology profession, its practices, or the Institute of Information Management itself. Honorary Fellows will also be recognized from other professionals with backgrounds outside of Information Management but identified as having made significant contributions that impact the profession or the Institute of Information Management.

Graduate, Associate, Professional, Senior Professional, and Corporate members will also be inducted during the ceremony.

In addition, the event will see the conferment of the Chief Data Officer Ambassador designation by the Country’s Chief Data Officer Ambassador, Amb. (Dr) Oyedokun Oyewole, on individual identified to have demonstrated exemplary leadership, achievements, and contribution to the development of the data and Information Management industry in Nigeria over the years. Rita Ndidi Amuchienwa, Charles Tamunopubo Iyo, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Orumbie, and others will receive the award.

Finally, a newly constituted advisory board will be inaugurated at the event.

Established to serve the growing community of Data, Information, Records, Document, Knowledge, Content, and Archives Management professionals tasked with managing the dynamic information life cycle within the enterprise, the Institute of Information Management (IIM) is a professional education and membership-driven institute. The institute’s goal is to provide individuals and organizations across all sectors with objective insights and guidance in Data and Information Management and technology options.

The Institute of Information Management is an Independent Non-profit Professional Institution Approved by the Federal Ministry of Education (FME), Nigeria, with the consent of the Attorney General of the Federation. The IIM is registered with CAC (RC 1125723), incorporated under the COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990, and it is Limited by Guarantee. The Institute International headquarters is in Denver, Colorado, USA (Certificate Number: 11263045), and Chapters in Ghana (Company Number: CG114192019), Nigeria CAC (RC 1125723), South Africa (Company Number: 2018/555410/08), United Kingdom (Company Number: 14081639), Canada (Corporation Number: 1430969-3), Switzerland, Australia, India.


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