Impact of COVID-19 Contagion on Digital Transformation and Economy.

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Members of the Internet Society Nigeria Chapter was able to publish an article during the COVID-19 Period, under the supervision of an Executive ( Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo)and the leadership of a member selected as Chair (James Kunle Olorundare), the team was able to submit the paper that as gained recognition.


Extract of the Abstract.

he novel COVID-19 compelled an unannounced and indefinite holiday in the world with a ripple effect of the global economy downturn. As a result, businesses all over the world have been forced to devise business strategies with minimal negative impact from COVID-19. Since there is no timeline as to when the COVID-19 will end, this paper seeks to empirically examine the COVID-19 impact on the traditional economy vis-a-vis digital transformation paradigm shift in the economy ecosystem leveraging on digital channels. Digital transformation can only be implemented based on the availability of digital channels with developed countries having advantage of readily available infrastructures to accelerate the implementation of digital businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to growing economies…


The author’s are:

  1. James Kunle Olorundare, Next Generation Technologies and Standardisation Unit, Nigerian Communications Commission, Abuja, Nigeria
  2. Christian Ngozi Ahiauzu, Information and Communication Technology Center, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  3. Aderonke Favour-Bethy Thompson, Cybersecurity Department, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
  4. Adebimpe Olubunmi Olorundare, Information Technology Department, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
  5. Fem Ekanoye, Office of Government Contracting and Services, Southern University and A&M College, Louisiana, USA
  6. Adebunmi Akinbo, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter, Abuja, Nigeria
  7. Abiodun Ayorinde, Blockchain Research Department, Blockchain Republic, Lagos, Nigeria

Although the paper was published in 2020, it has 777 views and 239 downloads.


In a recent development, another feat was led by now Vice-President of the Internet Society Nigeria Chapter, Engr. James Kunle Olorundare on Economic Prospect of Cryptocurrency: Nigeria as a case study. More details soon.


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