‘Deremi Atanda

Although he has become a well-respected name in the IT industry, Deremi did not study IT in the university! A graduate of physics, by sheer inquisitiveness, probing and persistence, Deremi has cut a niche for himself not only in SystemSpecs but also in the Nigerian IT terrain. Very much at home and current on IT trends and issues, he is a strategic player in the SystemSpecs team.

‘DeRemi is a leading IT business & marketing strategist with extensive experience leading major national IT and e-payment initiatives. Leading a team of local and foreign organizations and consultants, he was the pioneer project delivery director of the very successful World Bank assisted Federal Government Integrated Payroll & Personnel Information System (IPPIS) that started in November 2006 and went live in a record 6 months. He also led the vibrant team that successfully delivered one of the earliest and very challenging end-to-end e-payment initiatives of the Federal Government within 2 months following the Presidential directive of January 2009. This has gone on to become a model for other Federal and State MDAs.

‘DeRemi has operated in different roles and at different levels which has cut across print production, sales & marketing, large scale enterprise solution delivery, project management, quality assurance and strategy in over his almost 20 years’ professional career.

With a first degree in Physics from the University of Ibadan and an MBA from the Pan-Atlantic University (formerly Pan-African University), ‘DeRemi is also a year 2000 alumnus of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Lagos Business School.

‘DeRemi features prominently on the local and international circuits as a speaker on national development, business ethics and youth development among other subject areas. Happily married with children, he’s a member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), loves travelling and is an avid technology enthusiast.

‘DeRemi is currently the chairman of the NPSV 2020 Joint Working Group on e-payment of Salaries, Pensions, Suppliers and Taxes (JWG-SPS&T).