In 2017, we hosted more than 1,200 tech enthusiasts at the maiden edition of Techpoint Inspired. This year, we are taking it to a whole new level; Techpoint Inspired will convene industry leaders, futurists, innovators and tech enthusiasts to explore the tech trends that will shape Nigeria’s future.
We have an interesting lineup of speakers at this year’s event and they will be discussing pragmatic issues and solutions to the future of technology in Nigeria.
Zuby Onwuta is a tech entrepreneur, disability advocate, UN Global speaker, and mentor. He is a member of the IBM Austin Toastmasters Club and has given many speeches and played multiple leadership roles. He has a patent to his name and has taken part in multiple parent team activities.
After losing three careers to visual impairment, he founded Think and Zoom. He is on a mission to provide affordable and innovative tech solutions to enable the visually impaired succeed at school and work, and in turn drive down the 70% unemployment rate in the community.
Richard Ikiebe, PhD
Richard Ikiebe is a faculty member, School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria, where he is Director of the Centre for Leadership in Journalism (CLeJ). A former Special Policy Advisor in Nigeria’s presidency, Ikiebe is Chairman of the Board of BusinessDay Newspaper and Techpoint.ng.
He is currently also a visiting research scholar at the University of Westminster, London, where he is researching the role of media narratives in national integration, elite media, and state capture.
Following the completion of her MBA in the United Kingdom, Rolayo Akhigbe was one of a handful of international candidates selected by Citibank to work in her home country as part of a keenly contested global Graduate Management Program. She currently works as the Divisional Head Transaction Banking, FCMB.
During her, career she has worked in different areas of banking including Corporate Bank, Institutional Banking and Transaction Banking which has given her the opportunity to interface directly with organizations across all industries.
Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative. Originally trained as an Electronic & Electrical Engineer at Obafemi Awolowo University, ‘Gbenga completed executive education programmes at Lagos Business School, New York Group for Technology Transfer, Oxford University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Santa Clara University and the University of the Pacific.
His consulting experience includes assignments for numerous institutions, including Microsoft, Harvard University, and United Nations’ agencies, among others, in over 30 countries. ‘Gbenga served as a member of the Presidential committees on Harmonisation of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Sectors (2006) and Roadmap for the Achievement of Accelerated Universal Broadband Infrastructure and Services Provision (2013).
Adédèjì is passionate about innovations and the limitless possibilities in payments. Over the years, Adédèjì has worked with experts across the banking and financial technology industries in and outside Nigeria to build the next generation of digital payment platforms and solutions that would immensely transform lives.
He is the Co-Founder, Open Banking and also has led numerous initiatives that have revamped products, processes and technology for top-notch customer experience and financial performance. His efforts have also contributed to boosting the revenues from transaction, retail and electronic banking of various industry leaders.
Olufunbi’s areas of expertise are enterprise support, startup incubation, acceleration, and investment. He co-founded and managed few technology hubs including Leadspace, Passion Incubator, iDEA Nigeria and Innovating Justice at Hague Institute for Internationalization of Law (HiiL) based in the Netherlands.
He has helped many startups grow from concept stage to market (post-revenue). He has also led several investment conversations in early stage start-ups operating in emerging markets.
Tunde Adegbola PhD
Tunde Adegbola is a research scientist, consulting engineer and culture activist. Prior to his present position as the Executive Director of African Languages Technology Initiative (Alt-I). He has contributed to the development of Cellular Automata Transform (CAT) as one of the most advanced compression technologies employed on the global information infrastructure today.
He has also made notable contributions in the design and installation of various audio and video production and post-production facilities as well as radio and TV stations in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.
Oluwatobi is an embedded systems Engineer with years of experience in extensive experience, involvement in embedded internetworking and development of software-driven hardware applications, using leading technology languages.
Recently, he has been working in the avionics sector with rLoop Incorporated, a company sharing the dream of realizing Hyperloop, Elon Musk’s fifth mode of transportation.
Prosper Otemuyiwa is an avid open source advocate, performance expert, trainer and a Google developer expert in web technologies. He is a full stack software engineer who has worked on biometric, health and developer tools.
Prosper enjoys working with developers and teams across the globe, improving web application performance and building developer communities across Africa. He is the Director of Evangelism at forLoop Africa.
Akosa is the Group Chief Information Officer, UBA Group. He is a hands-on technologist, experienced in solution architecture, enterprise collaboration, business integration as well as business process management and automation. If you see innovative tech solutions by UBA, Akosa has an input. He believes that technology can disrupt the financial sector for good.
Seun Onigbinde is the lead partner at BudgIT – a civic organisation simplifying the budget and helping people track public spending via different platforms.
Thanks to BudgIT, the national budget is now broken down into simplistic charts, and track contracts and projects the government is working on can now be tracked easily.
Nigerian startups raised a total funding of $9.2 million in Q1 2018. Download our report to find out more.
On May 29, 2018, Techpoint will be hosting 5000+ people at Techpoint Inspired, the biggest tech conference in Nigeria. Registration is FREE but you can also get VIP tickets to secure a front row seat and access other perks. For sponsorship opportunities, please send an email to email@example.com