mentor-deremi‘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.

The name, Deremi Atanda has become a well-respected name in the IT industry.

 Deremi did not study IT in the university he is a graduate of physics but 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.

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 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.

‘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 is happily married with children, he’s a member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), he 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).