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Monday, February 26

12:00pm WAT

Banking the Unbanked: Lessons from Informal Financial Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Many people continue to use informal financial services even as they increase use of formal services. What lessons do robust forms of informal services have for formal service providers?

According to the Central Bank of Nigeria, about 46.3% of the Nigerian adult population are excluded from financial services. This could be due to several reasons including low trust level, poor understanding of the banking system, low financial literacy level, poor financial power, inflexible bank policies, low financial technology penetration level, and a lack of tailored services to meet the needs of financially excluded adults. Due to the foregoing, financial services in developing countries like Nigeria are missing out on a big chunk of money in the economy. It is, therefore, expedient that financial services start thinking about methods, technology, and strategies for financial inclusion.

The global pursuit of financial inclusion as a vehicle for economic development had a positive effect in Nigeria as the exclusion rate reduced from 53.0 % in 2008 to 46.3 % in 2010. In 2012, the Central Bank of Nigeria launched the National Financial Inclusion Strategy with a target of reducing the exclusion rate to 20% by 2020. At the same time, adult population with access to payment services would increase to 70%.
Financial inclusion aims to grant individuals, households and businesses, irrespective of income level, access to appropriate and affordable financial services products. Financial inclusion is a key enabler to reducing poverty and boosting prosperity. Financial education is crucial to the future and stability of the financial system, to increase financial inclusion.

For this panel discussion; key questions to be discussed are:
  1. How can more opportunities be created for people to save and borrow in developing economies How can financial service providers increase the number of people using the bank? 
  2. Can banks provide financial services to people with low literacy level?
  3. How can financial service providers customise their products to overcome challenges faced in banking the previously unbanked adult population in Nigeria?
  4. What expertise and innovation can Microfinance banks, commercial banks, FinTech industries, and policy makers offer to reach the over 50 million unbanked Nigerians.
  5. How do we measure success in financial inclusion?

Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Floor 3

1:30pm WAT

Bringing Lagos 'Closer' Through Social Media Inspired Community Journalism
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Bringing Lagos 'Closer' Through Social Media Inspired Community Journalism presents an excellent opportunity to highlight the role of community journalism in fostering community cohesion, and improvements in overall governance, especially against the backdrop of the growth and capabilities of social and digital media in Nigeria.

Over the years, there has been a steady decline in community journalism with relatively little or no investment in the sector. Yet, today’s mainstream journalism can be traced to the launch of community newspapers, especially, the first newspaper to be published in Nigeria in 1859 titled ‘Iwe Iroyin Fun Awon Ara Egba Ati Yoruba’.

Interestingly, we are witnessing a reversal. We are now seeing individuals, groups and organisations showing keen interest in community journalism, and the sector is re-emerging. This has been further boosted by the Lagos State Government’s declaration of support for community media to provide access to information, resources persons and advertising. In recent years community journalism has made an impact by attracting government attention to important community issues.  The goal of this session is to create community connections with the tech ecosystem to better collaborate, educate, inform, and opens the minds of people to the power of media to create change.

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Adedayo Akintobi

Adedayo Akintobi studied Business Administration at the California State University, Los Angeles. A lifelong devotee of writing and language, he parlayed his passion into a career in journalism, focusing on community reporting.He established Today Community Newspapers in 2012, an... Read More →
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Odion Aleobua

CEO, Modion Communications
I am a communications strategist, passionate about creating change and breaking new grounds. Founder, Modion Communications (an integrated PR firm) and InsideMainland.com - an online community media platform, dedicated to reporting goings-on in Lagos Mainland - the city's host to... Read More →
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Kehinde Bamigbetan

Commissioner For Information & Strategy, LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT
Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan is a Principal Officer of the Lagos State Government and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy. He holds a Bachelor’s in History & Political Science from the Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master’s in Political Science from the University of Lagos.His... Read More →
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Tosyn Bucknor

Digital Editor, KWESE AFRICA
Tosyn Bucknor, also known as ‘The Voice of Lagos’, is a multi-talented Content Creator, Digital Editor, Podcaster, Radio Host, Singer-Songwriter, TV Host and Youtuber covering Fashion, Lifestyle, Music, Pop Culture, Sports and Travel, all with a Girl-Next-Door approach.This quality... Read More →
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Funke Treasure - Durodola

Assistant Director Programmes, RADIO NIGERIA (FRCN)
Funke-Treasure Durodola is a broadcast journalist, trainer, speech and leadership coach. Since her appointment as General Manager of Radio One 103. 5FM in 2014, she has restructured and introduced interesting programmes that have transformed and accelerated Radio One as one of the... Read More →
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Taiwo Obe

Taiwo Obe, a veteran journalist and author, is the founder and director of The Journalism Clinic, an initiative targeted at raising and nurturing a new generation of first-rate journalists in Nigeria.He is also the Chief Ideas Officer of TaijoWonuKabe, a brand at the cutting edge... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Floor 3

4:30pm WAT

Digital Reputation: How To Build And Protect Your Reputation And Brand
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We live in a search-happy world. If you’ve spoken to a client recently, networked, or went in for an interview, you should absolutely assume you’re being Googled. Somewhere, someone is typing your name into that search box and making a judgment based on what they find.

Your reputation and identity in the online marketplace can make or break your personal brand or business. Whether the information is true or false, who you are in the online community has become reality in the business world. Digital Reputation: How To Build And Protect Your Reputation And Brand is a panel designed for entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior level professionals interested in building their personal brand while protecting their online reputation.

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Idagu David

Lead Strategist, DISRUPT
Idagu, David Goldfinger is a media entrepreneur and communication consultant, helping brands and individuals clarify their message and get it out through the right channels and strategies. He has expertise in corporate communication, brand strategy, marketing and digital strategyHe... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Floor 3

6:00pm WAT

The Future Of Work
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As digital disruption continues to change business operating models, the workplace and work itself continues to evolve. With a changing business landscape, new challenges emerge, and as a result, many organisations are rewriting the rules. With new rules, organizations and employeer require new capabilities to forge ahead; a paradigm shift that embraces and empowers new competencies. The Future Of Work is a panel discussion aimed at preparing business leaders and employees to better understand the oportunities that abound with digitisation and be better prepared to embrace the future of work.

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Funmi Bucknor

Managing Consultant, HRMADAM CONSULTING
I am an HR expert with over 15yrs experience. I founded and run the company called HRmadam Consulting which caters to the people needs of SMEs in Nigeria.
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Lola Esan

Director, Ernst & Young West Africa
’Lola is an Organisation Design and Transformation 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.Today, Lola practices... Read More →
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Adora Ikwuemesi

Current focus on Reinventing People Management practices in Nigeria. Talk to me about providing opportunities that develop people and organisations. Founder of Kendor Consulting and HR Nigeria. Speaker, Writer, Creative, Wife, Mum, Technology Lover
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Emmanuel Michael

Head of Human Capital, Letshego MFB
Emmanuel Michael who tweets @enmichael is a multiple global award winner, Head of Human Capital at Letshego MFB, and the Founder & Host of #HRwithEM, a weekly #TwitterSession. He is also a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).For a detailed profile, please... Read More →
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'Tominiyi Oni

Senior business and hr professional with 20+ years experience in the field of human resources, change management and process improvement as a line and project manager and as an external consultant. Experience cuts across government, oil & gas, consulting, FMCG, manufacturing and non-profit... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm WAT
Floor 3
Tuesday, February 27

12:00pm WAT

What Are Our Children Doing Online?
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Mindguard leads us on an engaging exploration of what children experience while they surf the internet and spend time on social media platforms. Panelist will discuss how children are first exposed to social media, why they go on it and why they enjoy it. There will be focus on the dangers and pitfalls which will lead to a talk on what positive social media behavior is about and how parents can impact this into their children.
Mindguard is a part of the UnoTelos Group. Its focus is specifically on how to protect the experience of children on social media as well as foster positive relationships between parents and children. #SMWMindguard - Enhancing parent-children relationship and educating children on safe online habits.

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Nigeria's very own UN WFP ambassador, Amnesty International activist, Founder Oyep, philanthropist,and Time1000 most influential people in the world, Omotola Ekeinde will be speaking on chilren with Mindguard.
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Charles Odii

Is the founder of SME100 Nigeria
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Lanre Olusola

Lanre Olusola, founder of the Olusola Coaching Academy (OLCA) has worked widely across Africa, offering a range of motivation and performance improvement management.
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Adesuwa Onyenokwe

Adesuwa Onyenokwe is the editor at TW Woman, Founder and host of "Today's Woman with Adesuwa, and top celebrated newscaster wityh the Nigerian Television Authority
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Idris Bello Osagie

Pastor Idris Belo-Osagie is the resident pastor of The LifePointe Church. He is passionate about developing young people for generational impact.
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Olayinka Somoye

The Head of School at Salvation International School. She will be moderating the panel.

Tuesday February 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Floor 3
  Panel, Studio

1:30pm WAT

Exponential Technologies For Our Collective Future
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Virtual Reality has been heralded as the next computing platform and is already providing unprecedented scope for scale, inclusion and access. During this panel discussion we explore how the exponential technologies of Virtual and Augmented Reality offer possibilities for disruption in numerous industries, and how this will transform life in Nigeria and beyond. Panelists will discuss the use of emerging technologies for the Arts, Real Estate, Education and Mental Healthcare sectors- highlighting their impact in Nigeria.

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Toks Bakare

Toks Bakare is an international behaviour analyst who has over a decade of experience in the field of developmental psychology. In early 2014 she founded asktoks.com, a start-up organization for families in need of professional behavioural advice, treatment and support. At asktoks.com... Read More →
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Uchechukwu Okolie

Principal Partner, CLEEC DESIGNS
Okolie Uchechukwu is an Archviz expert with an exceptional eye for details and Realism. He is an architect, animator, 3d artist and programmer. He finished his 1st degree from University of Nigeria and his 2nd degree from the University of Lagos.He is the Principal Partner at CLEEC... Read More →
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Jumoke Sanwo

Creative Director, Revolving Art Incubator
Jumoke is a storyteller, cultural interlocutor and the founder/creative director of Revolving Art Incubator [RAI], a trans-disciplinary incubator space focused on localising knowledge and ideas for artistic and social development.RAI was listed in a New-York Times article in February... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Floor 3
  Panel, Studio

4:30pm WAT

Digital Design & Business Success
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Good design is good for business. In a complex and highly connected world, people expect meaningful products and services from brands. In an increasingly competitive business landscape, design is the new battleground and the success of your business depends on it. By analysing brands such as Apple and Google, we will be addressing three core areas of design that affect customer acquisition and retention

- User Interface & Experience Design

- Product Design

- Branding & Identity Design

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Evans Akanno

CEO, Cregital Design Agency
Evans is the Founder of Cregital - A Digital Design & Development Agencythat collaborates with brands to increase their value and impact through branding and digital experiences. He is also Founder of Zegist.com a social network for everyday people.
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Ogeh Ezeonu

Front-End Developer, CREGITAL
Ogeh Ezeonu is a Front-End developer and UI/UX designer at Cregital, with a passion for product development. She loves creating awareness for the growth of technology in Nigeria, as well as helping to facilitate its advancement by providing solutions to everyday problems through the... Read More →
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Habeeb Sanni

Senior Designer, CREGITAL
Habeeb is a brand designer at Cregital. He has over three years experience spanning across strategic branding, graphic design and digital marketing. An advocate of a modern, clean and user-friendly design, Habeeb is passionate about helping businesses solve communication problems... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Floor 3
Wednesday, February 28

12:00pm WAT

Merge - The Closing Gap Between Technology And Humanity
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We will be doing a more detailed review of our topic Merge: The closing gap between technology & humanity. Attendees will have more time to ask questions and be able to interact more with the speaker

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Wayne Bishop

Managing Director, PHD Media, Johannesburg
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Dozie Okafor

Managing Director, PHD Nigeria Limited

Wednesday February 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Floor 3
  Panel, Studio

1:30pm WAT

How Podcasts Close The Gap Between Individuals & Businesses
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At the centre of every industry you will find an inner circle of people who are the most well-known and highly valued people. These people are in demand; they don’t chase opportunities, they curate them. And one central thing with them is that they have learned to bridge the divide between them and those who direly need their services and offerings.

How Podcasts Close The Gap Between Individuals & Businesses will help you connect, engage and inspire your tribe in the most intimate way possible - through the power of your authentic voice. This panel session is an engaging conversations around podcasting where you will become more aware of the fact that this digital revolution has changed everything, and is connecting more people in unusual ways.

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Samuel VII Adeoye

Co-Founder, PODLOBE
Samuel VII Adeoye is a budding Civil Engineer and Online Entrepreneur. As a podcaster, he is deeply passionate about helping people and business find their voice through podcasting. & as a Civil Engineer, he concerned with solving the common yet unique problem of traffic congestions... Read More →
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Segun Akiode

Lead Hr Consultant, CRESCITA CONSULT
Segun Akiode is a Chemical Engineer turned Strategic HR Professional and Author. He is a man of many parts in his quest to be a thought leader in the field of Human Resources in Sub-Sahara Africa, with Lagos, Nigeria as his current base. Segun is a veteran panelist at Social Media... Read More →
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Mercy Frank

Lead Strategist, FRAMES MEDIA
Mercy Frank is a radio/TV presenter in Lagos, Nigeria.She birthed and is the host of 'The Coach Speaks Podcast', a mentorship platform aimed at connecting the dots between the successful and the starter and has interviewed veterans from diverse industries.She is a storyteller equipped... Read More →
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John Obidi

John Obidi is an Online Business Consultant who helps thought leaders to communicate and monetize their knowledge, using the Internet.In 2013, he was nominated for The Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media for his contributions to the industry.He's the founder of SmartBcamp, an... Read More →
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Dayo Samuel

The Community for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Interested In Using Podcasts and Online Presentations to Connect, Engage and Inspire Their Tribe, and Market Their Businesses. The Nigeria Podcast Network (NPN) was founded to allow for the participation of community and collaboration... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Floor 3

4:30pm WAT

Making Money From Creativity
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Very often creatives are caught up in the excitement of their creative bubbles without giving sufficient thoughts to extracting commercial value from their creativity. Many times, it is not apparent to creatives that their creative output have real commercial value beyond the expression as it is.

Making Money From Creativity will engage participants on how creative activities translate to intellectual property rights, and how these intellectual property rights can generate revenue. We will point participants to the legal framework that enables the commercialization of creative works . The discussion will also shed light on how to avoid common pitfalls  of such commercialization.

Panelist are drawn from diverse creative sectors and will share their experiences with the purpose of showcasing how they have succeeded in converting their creativity to revenue.

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Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Iyinoluwa is CEO and Co-founder of Flutterwave, a global payments technology company connecting Africa to the global digital economy with payments infrastructure that helps financial institutions and businesses build more seamless and secure payments experiences for their customers... Read More →
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Niyi Akinmolayan

Niyi Akinmolayan is an acclaimed film director and media consultant. He is the creative director of Anthill Productions, one of the biggest growing motion picture and animation production and postproduction studios in Nigeria.Niyi Akinmolayan is the director of the most successful... Read More →
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Addy Awofisayo

YouTube Content Partnerships, SSA, YouTube
I currently manage YouTube Content Partnerships, Sub-Saharan Africa. I am responsible for building and managing strategic relationships across Creators, Broadcasters, Publishers and Artists in the market. Prior to this, I worked with CBS in Content strategy and business development... Read More →
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Isaac Emokpae

Business Development, Jackson, Etti & Edu
Isaac Erhabor Emokpae, is a multi-faceted Visual Artist whose approach to Art is based broadly on the principle of duality. He studied Visual Arts under the tutelage of Professor Abayomi Barber at the University of Lagos. During this time, Isaac honed his skills as a painter churning... Read More →
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Bizzle Osikoya

Co-Founder/Principal Consultant,The Plug, THE PLUG NG
Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, Social Media Influencer and Promoter

Wednesday February 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Floor 3
Thursday, March 1

10:30am WAT

Stanbic IBTC - Financial servicing in the social age
Limited Capacity seats available

The session is designed to explore our role as a full-fledged universal financial services organization in the new media age; how we have journeyed on the path of innovation through digitization and how we make progress real beyond just delivering products and services for our clients and prospects, but also advisory services to take our clients from financial stability to security; wealth management to creation and ultimately make progress real for them, whatever stage in life they are.

  • Personal Finance tips in the social age.
  • An open-invitation to collaborate with us and create the future of digital technology.
  • Our journey to being the leading universal financial services organization in Nigeria through innovative products to bank, invest and serve the customer instantly (Instant Account for Bank and Mutual Funds, USSD banking et al)

Thursday March 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am WAT
Floor 3
  Panel, Studio

3:00pm WAT

Youth & Battling Violent Extremism Via Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Youth & Battling Violent Extremism Via Social Media will feature youth from north eastern Nigeria who have used social media as a tool to battle violent extremism. Featured will be youth from the North East Intellectual Entrepreneurship Fellowship (NEIEF) who have successfully used the #NotAnotherNigerian on social media to battle violent extremism and young photographers from the #UntoldStoriesOfTheNorthEast photo Campaign

Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Floor 3
  Panel, Studio

4:30pm WAT

Training The Next Generation Of Creatives & Digital Specialists - Creating High Skilled Jobs
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Due to the high unemployment rate in Nigeria, retraining our young graduates, jobseekers, and undergraduates with globally recognised and relevant skills is a critical task.  Workes need skills that will not just be in demand in Nigeria but also allow them to compete for jobs from anywhere in the world.

This panel session will discuss why and how we can best train our youth, jobseekers and entry level professionals in relevant 21st century skills including ICT Literacy, critical thinking, technical analytics, problem solving, business communications, relationship building and strategic thinking.

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Banke Alawaye

Digital Transformation Specialist, BAV
Banke Alawaye is a digital transformation specialist and business analyst based in Lagos Nigeria. With over 20 years of work experience with many businesses, she has been helping personal brands and organisations make the best of digital tools for years.Banke is a Chartered Management... Read More →
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Gbenga Bada

Entertainment Editor, Pulse Nigeria
Ringier entered the African market in 2011 with a clear focus on capitalizing on the massive digital potential of the market. Few years later, Ringier Africa is operating the leading classifieds and media groups on the continent - ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) and RADP (Ringier... Read More →
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Florence Olumodimu

Founder/Principal Consultant, LIFE DEVELOPERS NETWORK
Life Developers Network is a social enterprise founded to help organisation actualise the maximum potential in business processes, branding, marketing, sales and operations.The Founder Florence Olumodimu is a Marketing Communications Consultant and thus a major focus is on Marketing... Read More →
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Funke Osae-Brown

Funke Osae-Brown is a senior journalist and founder, The Luxury Reporter, a luxury lifestyle magazine focused on reporting the luxury sector for the discerning man or woman with taste for rare quality.She is a former deputy editor, BusinessDay on Sunday/former Editor BusinessLife... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Floor 3

6:00pm WAT

Enhancing Home Grown Food Potential: The Agric-Tech Fusion Need
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Over the years the Nigerian agricultural landscape has relied on archaic methodologies and mostly manual inputs. This has limited our potential for locally grown food in terms of production, processing, data collection and analysis for research, disease control, preservation and ultimately sales.

Enhancing Home Grown Food Potential: The Agric-Tech Fusion Need  is a meaningful panel conversations that aims to address agricultural challenges and ultimately proffer tech-based solutions to that can improve all aspects of the agricultural value chain.

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Onyeka Akumah

Onyeka Akumah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy - a start-up he founded in September 2016 and is currently referred to as Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform. Impacting on the lives of over 1,500 small-scale farmers already over the last 10 months... Read More →
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Ayodeji Balogun

Ayodeji Balogun currently serves as the Country Manager for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX Nigeria) and the Regional Director for Africa Exchange Holdings Limited in West Africa, where he is pioneering the development of a private sector led commodities exchange and warehouse... Read More →
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Deola Kayode

Digital Strategy Manager, INSIGHT PUBLICIS
Deola Kayode is a Digital Strategy Manager at Nigeria's leading Advertising Agency, Insight Publicis. He is also an editor of Marketing Lab Africa and the Author of Digital Epidemic, a Strategic eMarketing Guide for growing your business in the age of Conneted Customers... Read More →
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Abolaji Osilowo

Lead Strategic Person, PATRIARCHS
We are dynamic Agricultural enterprise that focuses on providing access to locally grown food using technology as a key tool to achieve this.

Thursday March 1, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm WAT
Floor 3
  Panel, Studio
Friday, March 2

9:00am WAT

Improving Service Delivery In Rural Communities Through Technology
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Can technology intersect civic engagement and institutional reform to enhance service delivery? Like every other country, Nigerian government and agencies have public data and information that can help citizens make informed decisions. Today's citizens should know how government revenues are expended in the delivery of public infrastructure and funding of the budget.

Technology is a broad sphere, which is key to good governance. It is imperative that  citizens exploit innovation to establish transparent and accountable systems in our society. Budeshi and Tracka are digital tools designed to enhance transparency and accountable government in Nigeria.

This panel session will highlight how Budeshi.ng and Tracka have been used in enhanced implementation, tracking and red flagging of contractors and projects in over 20 states and 1,200 projects.

About Budeshi.ng Budeshi “open it” in the Hausa language) is an initiative of Public and Private Development Centre that aims to make government contracting information more transparent. It is doing this by linking budget and procurement data to the provision of public services and structuring the data, using the Open Contracting Data Standard, so that it can be visualized, searched, compared, and used. Budeshi’s work responds to the need for open, coherent, and usable data to enable better tracking and monitoring of public finance projects. 

About Tracka.ng Tracka was established by BudgIT to address critical issues surrounding social and economic development in Nigeria, precisely the lack of citizens inclusion in developmental projects, an ever-increasing number of abandoned projects and poor execution of the few projects implemented. Over the years, Nigerians in rural communities have little or no ideas about government projects in their communities, Tracka then enables citizens to collaborate, track and give feedback on public projects in their community. Tracka uses both online and offline engagement channels to keep residents informed about government projects. 

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Ayodeji Balogun

Ayodeji Balogun currently serves as the Country Manager for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX Nigeria) and the Regional Director for Africa Exchange Holdings Limited in West Africa, where he is pioneering the development of a private sector led commodities exchange and warehouse... Read More →
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Uadamen Ilevbaoje

Tracka Lead, BUDGIT
Uadamen is a Program manager with Nigerian-based BudgIT, an NGO.His work spans several projects funded by the UN Development Fund, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, Making All Voices Count and Omidyar Networks, to improve... Read More →
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Juliet Ibekaku - Nwagwu, LL.M

Barrister Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu has twenty-four (24) years postgraduate experience as an international criminal law attorney and development expert. She was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1993. She has a Masters degree in International Human Rights, Humanitarian... Read More →
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Gift Omoidedia

Budeshi Program Director, PPDC
Gift Omoidedia currently serves as the Budeshi Program Director with the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC). She is very passionate about using Open Data advocacy to drive improved transparency, accountability and citizen's participation in governance. An avid supporter... Read More →
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Ayodeji Rotinwa

Freelance Journalist
Ayodeji Rotinwa is a Lagos-based freelance journalist who covers culture, development and social innovation across Nigeria and elsewhere on the African continent. He can be found online on Twitter - @ayodejirotinwa. Talk to me about LAGOS, things to know and places to go in the city... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am WAT
Floor 3

4:30pm WAT

de:Brief - A Meetup For Digital Experts
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de:brief is a platform where industry experts discuss topics relating to the digital and creative advertising industry. de:Brief - A Meetup For Digital Experts is a panel discussion that aims to create and foster an ecosystem for people in the digital industry to share their experiences, views, ideas and suggestions about the development of the industry.

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Evans Akanno

CEO, Cregital Design Agency
Evans is the Founder of Cregital - A Digital Design & Development Agencythat collaborates with brands to increase their value and impact through branding and digital experiences. He is also Founder of Zegist.com a social network for everyday people.
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Oluwaseyi Bank-Oni

Senior Account Manager, WEBCOUPERS
A combination of her experience in Digital Marketing working with major brands, along with an MBA in Marketing & Brand Management quickly earned this bubbly young woman the nickname “Branding Powerhouse”.With a solid understanding of the digital world, Seyi develops and executes... Read More →
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Olufunbi Falayi

Olufunbi is a Computer Science & Economics graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Also, studied Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Executive) at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB).He is a Partner at Passion Incubator; an early stage technology incubator and accelerator... Read More →
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Neo Ighodaro

Neo is currently the Chief Technical Officer at hotels.ng (the biggest online booking platform in Nigeria) and the Founder of CreativityKills, a software development agency. He has over 12 years of experience building and designing software.Neo is an active tech community builder... Read More →
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Jeti Olaf

UI/UX Consultant, Jeti Olafimihan
Jeti is a creative consultant offering a wide range of solutions to Organisations, SMEs and Start-Ups. She specializes in Ideation, Branding and User Interface/Experience Design. Her academic & professional experience in technology, business, and design along with her keen interests... Read More →
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Abiola Seriki

Client Service Manager, Webcoupers Consulting
I’m passionate about the growth and management of sustainable businesses across the world through digital transformation. I have over 4 years of experience strategizing and curating digital experiences for startups, SMEs and large businesses in Nigeria & UK. In my current role at... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Floor 3
  Panel, Studio