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Monday, February 26

3:00pm WAT

Inspired for Future Generations: How Music & Edutainment Can Unlock Africa’s Potential
Limited Capacity seats available

We have a passion to drive education through music and edutainment with our brands. Viacom International Media Networks Africa through its brand diversity and pop culture works to equally drive the proponent of education. Across the youth spectrum we are focused on developing an increase in local talent and education while creating a love for music, culture, creativity and authenticity.

Join us for Inspired for Future Generations a panel of enlightening discussions on How Music & Edutainment Can Unlock Africa’s Potential.

Panelist will explore:
  • How the digital era can empower the youth to learn. VIMN Africa speaker Bada Akintunde Johnson will share examples  of how we have achieved this from Nickelodeon and MTV SHUGA.
  • Shifting the stereotypes of the African continent to how we are creating opportunities. Statistics on continent and education/technology. 50% of total population growth between 2017 – 2050 is expected to come from Africa. This population is very young with 41% under the age of 15. Music and edutainment offer an important platform for social engagement.
  • Impact of technology: Almost a billion mobile phones in operation in Africa currently. Media plays an active role in edutainment, filling the gap of education.

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Folu Storms

Actor & Producer
Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye is the actor, voice-over artist, Producer, radio & television host and explorer also known as Folu Storms. I am passionate about travel, telling & sharing stories and finding better ways for people and brands to connect.

Monday February 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Innovation Stage
Tuesday, February 27

1:30pm WAT

Edtech: The Revolution Of Learning In Africa
Limited Capacity seats available

You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.

Statistics reveal that EdTech Startups are still so few compared to their counterparts in other industries and that those existing few struggle to survive.   In light of the tremendous challenge education poses across Africa, we have put together a seasoned panel representing the value chain in the industry to share their insights and chart the way forward.  #SMWEdTech: The Revolution Of Learning In Africa panelist will discuss what everyone ought to know about the challenges and trends affecting education technology and online learning in Nigeria and across Africa. 

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Adetunji Adegbesan

I live at the intersection of people, technology, and strategy. My goal is to use strategy & technology to battle the world's social development demons at scale.In this line, Gidi Mobile's mission is to deliver at massive scale, the learning & opportunity required to "fit" the developing... Read More →
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Joseph Agunbiade

Joseph is the Chancellor of Univelcity a training school for software developers and designers. In September 2011 he co-founded BudgIT. Before starting BudgIT, he worked at Silicon Harbour Investment Company, where he headed Product Development and Management.He has also worked at... Read More →
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Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, Entrepreneur, Author and Thought Leader in the best practice of Public Sector Leadership named by Forbes as one of the 20 most Powerful Young Women in Africa, she is the Founder / CEO of RISE NETWORKS, Africa’s leading Social Enterprise whose mandate focuses... Read More →
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Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
A seasoned Information Technology professional with over 15 years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging economy with a deep purpose and focus on bridging the digital divide and transforming Africaby harnessing the benefits of digital.Currently CEO of Future Software... Read More →
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Folawe Omikunle

Folawe is a Social Entrepreneur who is passionate about education and social development. Folawe is the Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Nigeria, a social enterprise focused on developing leaders who will drive the movement towards educational equity and excellence in Nigeria... Read More →
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Dele Tejuoso

Dele Tejuoso a pioneer in education technology, is a computer science and engineering graduate and would be rounding up her MBA at the Warwick University. She has worked as a strategic planner in a leading advertising company and worked as digital brand consultant for over 10 years... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Innovation Stage

3:00pm WAT

A PPP Model That Works: The CodeLagos Case Study
Limited Capacity seats available

CodeLagos is bringing the Public and Private Sectors CLOSER as collaborators to attain our mutual goal of equipping a workforce competent to meet current technology demands in Lagos State, and even across the globe!

It's been said that the role of education is to prepare a society for the quantity and quality of manpower required for the prevailing needs. As Lagos advances into a tech-driven future, the State has over the past two years, been deliberate about innovative Education initiatives with the FUTURE in view.

CodeLagos is an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, aimed at preparing the workforce of the future by teaching coding skills to 1 million Lagos residents.

After a successful pilot in May 2017, the first CodeLagos “in-school” cohort commenced classes in September 2017; this was followed shortly by the kick-off of the “out-of-school” cohort in November 2017.

Now approaching the 20,000 mark for number of participants, we invite you to reflect with us on lessons learned and the successes achieved through strategic private sector partnerships. 
Join the Special Adviser on Education to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, and top executives from partner organizations - PricewaterhouseCoopers, SystemSpecs, ARM, 9Mobile and Oracle - for an engaging panel discussion on the topic: A PPP Model That Works: The CodeLagos Case StudyThe session will be moderated by Education Development Expert and PPP Advocate, Mo Adefeso-Olateju.

What to expect:
  • Learn about how we are achieving our objectives through strategic collaboration with the private sector
  • Find out about upcoming initiatives and opportunities for small business owners in the education and technical/vocational training spaces, who may wish to collaborate with Lagos State to move Education forward.
  • Highlight your innovative ideas for preparing Lagos State for a tech-driven future through Education
  • We'd love to hear about private sector education programs and initiatives in line with our strategic objectives that the government may be able to support.
  • Bring your ideas. Bring your well-thought-out questions. Bring your profound suggestions for revamping Education in Lagos State as we charge full-throttle into a tech-driven future

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DeRemi Atanda

ED, SysemSpecs
‘DeRemi Atanda features regularly on the Nigerian and African Tech trail and is currently the Executive Director that leads the strategy functions of SystemSpecs, Nigeria’s FinTech giant and owners of Remita.Over the past 25 years, ‘DeRemi has played different roles in the conceptualisation... Read More →
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Obafela Bank-Olemoh

Special Adviser To The Governor On Education, LAGOS STATE
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Sadiq Mohammed

Sadiq Mohammed is currently a Deputy Group CEO of ARM and prior to that was the Managing Director of ARM Pension Managers (PFA) Limited between 2011 and 2014. Previously, at different points he served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ARM Group and the Managing Director in... Read More →
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Modupe Adefeso Olateju

Modupe (Mo) Adefeso-Olateju is Managing Director of The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and a policy expert specialising in public-private partnerships in education. She leads workstreams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded or assisted by international... Read More →
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Pedro Omontuemhen

Partner, PwC Nigeria
Pedro has over 24 years of professional experience with PwC. His experience covers a wide spectrum of business advisory services. These include audit, tax, accounting, business consultancy services for companies in the energy industry among others.He has led the audits of major companies... Read More →
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Adebayo Sanni

Managing Director, Oracle Corporation
Adebayo Sanni is the Managing Director for Oracle Nigeria where he joined about 4years ago. In his role, he provides leadership role for Oracle Nigeria’s operations, growth and profitability. Having spent over 2 decades in the ICT industry, he has developed robust experience in... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Innovation Stage
Thursday, March 1

11:00am WAT

Revaluating Mentorship In The Digital Age: Blueprint & Prospects For Mentees & Mentors
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.

Networking is considered as an essential professional competency for entrepreneurs and career professionals at all levels. Beyond networking, there is need to deepen conversations that create, cultivate and capitalize on the cross-functional relationships that get things done, affect the bottom line and transform their individual perspectives.

Mentorship is a personal enhancement strategy whereby an experienced person facilitates personal development in an inexperienced individual by sharing knowledge, resources, guidance, wisdom and insight in order for the recipient to minimize risks and mistakes in their career or enterprise endeavors.

In a world where we are connected by the power of technology, mentoring conversations and relationships can be fostered across any distance. This can be achieved real time or asynchronously. However, there is a huge challenge amongst career professionals and entrepreneurs in the best possible way to reach out to their role models via the internet and convert them into mentors. There is also a common challenge in prospective mentors knowing the best practice and tools available in facilitating personal development via social media and technology platforms.

Revaluating Mentorship In The Digital Age: Blueprint & Prospects For Mentees & Mentors Master Class will birth an awareness and possibility of engaging in quality mentoring relationships online and help the participants to foster mentoring practices offline and online. Participants will learn how to differentiate developmental relationships: Knowing the roles Trainers, Coaches, Counselors, Role Models and Mentors play in their career path. Participants will learn how the available technology and social tools that can be optimised for telementoring.

Participants will learn how to transform their reality by attracting quality mentors and leveraging on those relationships. Mentoring participants will learn how to identify suitable candidates for mentoring and how to nurture and deliver quality relationships. Participants will also be engaged in real time interactive sessions where they will experience role play peer mentoring.

This off-campus event is free and open to the public. 

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Onaivi Dania

Team Lead/ Founder, PRECEPTS & MENTORS
Onaivi Dania is recognised as Africa's leading mentor-mentee matchmaker. As a mentoring strategist, he helps career professionals and entrepreneurs connect with suitable mentors to enable them fast track their personal and professional development. He also acts as a mentoring... Read More →
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Remi Owadokun

Remi Owadokun is a Certified Health Coach, Life Coach & Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingHer unique passion for personal development and transformation positioned her to becoming the Founder of the Total Makeover Program Academy, (an initiative of Total Makeover... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm WAT
Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel