Dr. Collins Agu is the Director of IT Infrastructure Solutions (ITIS) Department of the Agency. He holds a top level PhD in Engineering Sciences from National Technical University at Kharkov City, Ukraine where he invented a hydrocarbon based solid substance for combined processing of materials using electro-conductive abrasive tools(Ukraine Patent № 58078, 25th March 2011).
He is a design consultant with many years’ hands-on real-industry experience in upstream ICT product development, specializing in Advanced Embedded System Design and Programming; PCB Design and Manufacture; R&D and Innovation Management. He also researches in Cyber Physical Systems and Applications.
He has been nominated for several national assignments such as a member of the Technical Working Group for National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan, a member of ad-hoc Committee of National Economic Council on Crude oil Theft Prevention and Control etc.
In his current role as Director of IT Infrastructure Solutions (ITIS) Department, he identifies with cutting-edge technologies; possesses an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies and their commercial applications; oversees the overall running of the Agency’s infrastructure, with development of cutting-edge programs for ICT penetration, day-to-day administration, team management and interaction.
He is a member of several professional bodies including: Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers (NIME), Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) etc.