James Agada receiving the award from Chris Uwaje, President, ISPON

James Agada, the Chief Technology Officer of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), has received the Titans of Tech Merit Award at the eighth edition.

CWG also picked up an award as the best Financial Sector Technology Solutions Provider of the Year from Technology Africa, organisers of the Titans of Tech Award.

The annual Titans of Tech Award is a forum designed to acknowledge those individuals and corporate organisations who have directly or indirectly contributed enormously to the growth and development of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

According to the organisers, James Agada has contributed immensely to the advancement of ICT in Nigeria, especially in the area of software solutions (banking applications), and it was for this that Technology Africa bestowed the accolade on him.

The organisers also noted that CWG?s innovative technology solutions for the financial sector have altered for good Nigeria?s entire financial landscape, with a higher inclusion of banks than any other solutions provider in the ICT sector.

The award was presented to James Agada by Chris Uwaje, the President of the Institute of Software Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON).

On receiving the award, Agada highlighted the need to cover more ground in terms of ICT development in the country: ?Sometimes I wonder why we do receive these awards, because we still have so much to achieve in the industry.?

James Agada holds a first class degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master?s degree in Electronic Engineering with specialisation in Digital Systems from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

He also holds an MBA from The International Graduate School of Management from Navarra, Spain, after a preparatory period at the Lagos Business School.  As Chief Technology Officer at Computer Warehouse Group, he oversees the Group?s software division, ExpertEdge Software, and coordinates all research and development for the Group.

He is also a member of the Institute of Directors and a former president of the Nigeria Computer Society, Lagos State chapter.

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