Under The Patronage of The President of the Africa Development Bank
Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina
Akinwumi Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank. He was Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. He was named as Forbes African Man of the Year for his reform of Nigerian agriculture.
Opening Keynote Speaker
Google's Country Manager in West Africa
Juliet Ehimuan is a Nigerian technology expert and entrepreneur who currently serve as Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria. In August 2011, she was listed in Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa.
Closing Keynote Speaker
His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II CON
Muhammadu Sanusi II is the 14th Emir of Kano, who was crowned on 8 June 2014. He was a banker and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Time magazine listed him on its list of the 100 most influential people of 2011.
Ola Brown is a British-Nigerian medical doctor and managing director of Flying Doctors Nigeria; a charity based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a member of both the American Academy of Aesthetic Surgeons and the British Medical Association. She was listed among Young Global leaders by World Economic Forum in 2013.
Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder at Piggybank and also the Chief Operating Officer at Sharp Hire Global Limited, the organization behind Push CV, Piggybank and a new product in the pipelines.
Gbenga Omolokun is an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of VFD Group Plc. He previously worked with KPMG Advisory Services as a manager in the Technology division where he oversaw numerous projects notably of which were the ERP implementations for a large manufacturing company across 11 locations and 9 countries.
Nze Meekam K. Mgbenwelu
Meekam K. Mgbenwelu is a Public Sector Policy & Information Communications Technology (ICT) Expert. He currently sits as on the Imo State Executive Council as the Honourable Commissioner for Technology Development.
Dr. Olatunde Adekola
Olatunde Adekola is a Nigerian statistician and education specialist working in the Africa Region at the World Bank and based in the Nigeria.
Toyosi Akerele Ogunsiji, a Nigerian social entrepreneur and human development expert is the founder and chief executive officer of Rise Networks, a Nigeria-based private and public sector funded Youth Interest social enterprise focused on using tech innovation to create advocacy and learning opportunities for the inclusive growth of youths with the core objective of preparing them for leadership and social change.
Adetayo Bamiduro is the co-founder of MAX (Metro Africa Xpress), a Nigeria-based mobility platform that connects users to vetted professional motorcycle-taxi drivers via a mobile app.
Foluso Gbadamosi is the Director, Business Process & Technology, Prime Atlantic Group, Co-Founder at 8191 Solutions and Serving with Love Foundation.
Emeka Okoye, CEO/ Chief Architect, Cymantiks limited, Founder/Consultant, OpenDataNG is a tech veteran focused on the semantic Web and data and he has over 15 years industry experience behind him.
Nkemdilim Begho is founder and Managing Director of Future Software Resources Limited, an IT solutions provider focused on online solutions, e-learning and IT security.
Toyin Adeniji, Executive Director Micro Enterprises of the Bank of Industry has functioned as the Managing Director of Susu Microfinance Bank Limited, an institution licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide a broad range of financial services to micro entrepreneurs and unbanked market.
Godman Akinlabi Founder/Lead Pastor of the Elevation Church started his pastoral ministry at Daystar Christian Centre, where he served in different capacities. On 10 October 2010, the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Church, Sam Adeyemi, commissioned The Elevation Church of which Godman has since been its lead pastor.
Joel Kachi-Benson, is the founder and Creative Director of JB Multimedia Studios, he is also the first Nigerian filmmaker to produce a Virtual Reality documentary film, a film that takes viewers on a virtual journey into one of the most densely populated IDP Camps in Nigeria, showing the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria.
Festus Keyamo, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment is a Nigerian lawyer, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), critic, columnist and human rights activist. He was appointed Minister of State for Niger Delta ministry and later Minister of State for Labor and Employment, the position he presently occupies.
Segun Adaju, CEO of BlueOcean Nigeria and a renewable energy Consultant/ Financial Advisor has provided expert services as a consultant on renewable energy to various organizations.
Yinka David-West, Fintech Advisor, Professor of Information Systems & Academic Director at Lagos Business School and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University is a digital financial services expert who consults regularly for the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Hilda Kragha is the Chief Executive Officer of Jobberman. She was previously as previously an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, advising blue chip clients on strategy, human capital, and organizational transformation projects.
Chioma Nwachuku, PhD
Dr. Nwachuku is a multi-skilled professional with over 25 years extensive experience leading teams to deploy Corporate / Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Human Resource Management and Corporate Social Responsibility strategies to achieve business objectives.
Lola is an Organisation Design specialist, whose professional background spans, media and advocacy, strategic human resources management and management consulting from different sectors in Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Nigeria.
She holds a Master’s degree in International Management from Queen Mary, University, London, a first degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan as the MCIPM, PRINCE2 and GPHR Certifications.
Manager, Information Management & Analytics, Chevron Nigeria Limited.
Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa
Acting Director, Centre for Information Technology & Systems University of Lagos.
Professor Kayode Alese
Professor of Information and Cyber Security, Federal University of Technology, Akure.
Business Development Manager AFEX.
Urban Mobility Expert & Chief Operating Officer, Lagos Bus Limited.
Founder, Business Lab Africa.
Strategy Expert & Convener, Lagos SME Bootcamp.
Head Offer Marketing and Business Development, Schneider Electric.
Ex-KPMG Data Analyst & Founder, Resagratia.
Deji Balogun, (Developer Extraordinaire) is the Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Terragon Group. He is a self-taught programmer who has a rich wealth of product development experience and competence in various web and mobile technologies.
With over a decade of programming experience, he has worked on a myriad of projects and has led critical initiatives and development of proprietary platforms across various sides of the Terragon Group business.
Akeem Lawal – Member of the founding Interswitch management team in 2002. Lead the technology and operations for the company and was responsible for building, operating and managing the Interswitch Super Switch infrastructure. Currently Divisional CEO of one of the business divisions at Interswitch.
Priya is a member of the founding team and the Business Development Head at Omnibiz. Prior to this, she was the head of Enterprise sales at Vconnect. Omnibiz is a SAAS platform simplifying growth for growing businesses in developing countries, Omnibiz helps businesses offer a great customer experience with increased team productivity and online presence. Vconnect is Nigeria’s largest search engine helping millions connect with the best professionals to get things done.
Lehle Baldé holds a BA in communication from the University of Waterloo in Canada and a master’s degree in International Marketing Strategy from the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom. She is a senior associate in the department of strategy innovation and partnerships at West Africa’s most authoritative daily and content producer, Business Day Media
Timi Olagunju is a professional in the intersection of policy, law, technology, and innovation. He is a researcher, lawyer, and policy expert with keen passion for leveraging technology and innovation to accelerate human advancement and prosperity within Africa and globally. He is a recipient of several awards for his distinction in open development and leadership, including an award from President Barack Obama and the Lead City University.
Tope Ajao has over 10 years of quality work experience in Information Technology, Financial Services and Telecommunications sectors. A trained Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence, Project Manager, Business Analyst, E-Payments Manager, Strategist and Trainer with outstanding interpersonal, communication, presentation, negotiation and problem solving skills. Tope oversees at Bluechip Technologies Limited’s BI Program for its clients.
Onyinye Ikenna- Emeka
General Manager, Enterprise Marketing & Head of SMEs, MTN Nigeria
Cool FM Anchor & Creative/Music Entrepreneur
Award Winning Tech Video Producer & Visual Storyteller