‘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 and marketing strategist with extensive experience leading major national IT and e-payment initiatives. Leading a team of local and foreign organisations 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 cutting across print production, sales and marketing, large scale enterprise solution delivery, project management, public sector relationship management, quality assurance and strategy in his professional career spanning more than two decades.

With a first degree 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 and a participant in Stanford University’s SEED Programme.

‘DeRemi features prominently on the local and international circuits as a speaker on national development, business ethics and youth development among other subject areas. He enjoys working with self-confident and intelligent young people to become rounded business professionals able to assume multi-dimensional responsibilities.

Happily married with children, ‘ DeRemi is currently the chairman of the NPSV 2020 Joint Working Group on e-payment of Salaries, Pensions, Suppliers and Taxes (JWG-SPS&T). He is a member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), loves travelling, and is an avid technology enthusiast.