The Bayero University, Kano (BUK) state has organized an international conference and doctor colloquium, which brought together academics and practitioners in the field of management sciences, digital technology and beyond.
Prof. Kabir Tahir-Hamid, the Dean faculty of Management Sciences, BUK, who spoke at the event on Tuesday in Kano said the conference was organized to strategically address issues pertaining to transformation of public, corporate management in digital age.
He said that the conference will chart a course on how to use emerging Perspectives, paradigms to improve performance, efficiency and effectiveness.
The conference as has it theme: “sustainable transformation of public and corporate management in the digital age: perspectives, challenges and prospects” was held at the Dangote Business School.
According to him, “it is worthy to mention that the theme has stirred high interest among both academics and practitioners, resulting in receive of about 399 papers both for technical sessions and doctoral colloquium.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sagir Adamu-Abbas, presented an address of welcome at the conference.
He said the present era of fourth industrial revolution had brought about digital transformation through “digitalization” of processes, tasks, activities, leading to faster processing in enhancing easy access to data for greater analysis and fast information sharing.
Adamu-Abbas said that digital transformation of public and corporate management is crucial in achieving sustainable development.
“This is in view of its enormous potentials for achieving sustainable economic development, particularly in the areas of poverty reduction, employment generation, wealth creation, pollution control, mitigating climate change, enhanced performance to improve welfare and general standard of living”, he said.
The vice chancellor further explained that combining innovative digital technologies with human understanding can enable public sector organizations to transform and streamline their services.
He added that the faculty has received close to 300 submission for technical paper sessions and doctoral colloquium from both within and outside the country.
In his keynote address, the Executive Secretary, Financial reporting council of Nigeria, Amb. Shu’aibu Adamu-Ahmed said the fourth revolution is about connected machines, technological innovations and artificial intelligence.
He charged participants to conduct more research on digitalization sustainability as well as how to use digital technology to solve problems bedeviling the country.