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Monday, February 26


Creative Connect
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Every business needs a website, branding (and possibly an app ). For added credibility professional designers are necessary to make unique products which stand out. Creatives are everywhere but few actually have an online presence online and there is often a broken link between creatives and their target market.

Creative Connect is an intimate speakeasy conversation that speaks to creatives about their business process: getting and maintaining clients. What are they doing that is or isn’t working for them? How does the use of online tools vs traditional networking affect getting the next gig? Speakers will discuss and share new ideas for getting noticed, collaborating and taking advantage of digital tools more effectively.

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Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA,” FounderCFA is a renowned and multi-award winning tech media personality, visible in the print, broadcast and digital media.He co-produces and presents Tech Trends, a weekly Tech show on Channels Television, (www.CFA.ng/tv), as well as Tech on... Read More →
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Henry Oko

Efiko is an online marketplace for digital & professional services. We allow individuals and businesses across the continent looking to offset costs find, hire, work with and pay freelance professionals in an online work-space designed to support the freedom and security of working... Read More →
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Bankole Toba

Bankole Oloruntoba is the Founder of Network of Incubators and Innovators in Nigeria (NINe) www.nine.org.ng where he coordinates and advocates for a structured innovation ecosystem in Nigeria; he re-started and manages Enspire Business Incubator www.enspire.org.ng , a technology focused... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Floor 2


Photography & Social Media As A Resolution To End Conflict
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Photography & Social Media As A Resolution To End Conflict is a talk with documentary, and street photographers who have experienced and documented war and conflict. With advancements in technology and social media how we can art, especially photogrpahy to solve problems?

Monday February 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Floor 2


Valuation Of Early Stage Companies: What Is Your Startup Worth?
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It is a truism in the venture finance industry that valuing early-stage companies is more of an art than a science, especially when it comes to those at the very beginning of their journey. But, of course, for all the difficulty it involves, company valuation forms a crucial part of any startup’s or scale-up’s life, from the perspective of both the entrepreneur and the investor.

The session will cover the importance of portfolio strategies and the role of portfolio returns in the valuation process. Understanding a proper strategy will also help entrepreneurs to properly manage their expectations and gain insight as to why investors value deals the way they do.

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Tomi Davies

President, TomiDavies.com
I am an IT Systems Analyst that as held leadership roles with global brands like Ernst & Young, Marks & Spencer, Elf Aquitaine, Sapient and the One Laptop Per Child project. Over the last decade I have nurtured a growing portfolio of Africa-based tech-enabled early stage ventures... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Creating Opportunities To Earn Profitability Through Your Content
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Creating Opportunities to Earn Profitability Through Your Online Content is a speakeasy session that will show you how to create a strategic approach to escape the mill of creating online content for content’s sake.
This session will cover how to:
  • Create content that provides value to your online community.  
  • Build a cohesive personal or business brand online that advertisers will be attracted to.
  • Create content that is specific and aimed at your audience.
  • Create actionable engagement strategies.
  • Unlock the myriad of ways you can earn money through your content.
The session is aimed at content creators, bloggers, influencers, online entrepreneurs and anyone interested in leveraging on their online community to build a brand. It will be open to questions and discussion from attendees.

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Lateefah Adesanya

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Elizabeth Osho

Head Strategist, SoMe Solutions
Liz Osho is a writer, detailed strategist and a social media expert. As founder of So.Me Solutions, a communications agency that specializes in presenting small businesses to the world using social media and digital marketing she has been able to work with a broad range of clients... Read More →
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Dimma Umeh

Content Creator, Dimma Umeh
Dimma Umeh is an award winning blogger & vlogger living in Lagos Nigeria. She's the owner of the blog Dimmaumeh.com formerly known as Thatigbochick.com and the Youtube Channel "Dimma Umeh." She currently has over 300,000 subscribers on youtube and her videos have garnered over 19... Read More →

Monday February 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Social Media, Body Image & Confidence in Nigeria
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Has “Thin Privilege” Really Become A Thing In Nigeria? We will get the conversation going during this speakeasy session by exploring social media and it's effect on ideas of body image, beauty and confidence in Africa.

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Omotunde Adebowale David

Presenter, Wazobia FM
Award winning Radio & Tv host/ Comedienne/ Actor/ Mc
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Latasha Ngwube

We are a lifestyle website with an emphasis on body positivity, inclusivity and confidence building. All bodies are beautiful and reserve the right to exist in today’s world.
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Uche Uba

Fashion Designer, VCHE
I'm a Fashion Designer/illustrator, stylist, concept creator, model and all round fashion enthusiast. A lover of individuality, i celebrate difference and uniqueness.

Monday February 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Floor 2
Tuesday, February 27


Digital Disrupt: How Technology Is Changing The Insurance Industry
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Until recently, insurance has been a virtual island in a sea of technological change. While new players worked to disrupt banking and wealth management—after entirely transforming music, publishing, travel, taxis and booking—insurance seemed to be operating much as it had for decades. That era of relative stability has ended with the increasing deployment of advanced sensor technologies and related services. Insurance is now, like other major industries, grappling with the risks and opportunities of new technologies especially as they focus on targeting the youth market. 

Emerging technologies and innovations, if well applied, can propel the African insurance landscape enabling new ways to measure, control, and price risk, engage with customers, reduce cost, improve efficiency, and expand insurability. Technology can produce enormous opportunities for established insurers to modernize, create new insurance products and services, and shake up traditional business models. 

Digital Disrupt: How Technology Is Changing The Insurance Industry will explore how African Insurance companies can leverage on  emerging technologies to connect with millennialS and the youth market, which is the interest of today’s insurance industry.

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Moses Dickson

Managing Solicitor, TRIAX SOLICITORS
Moses is the Managing Solicitor of TRIAX Solictors. His experience span across different industries including the oil and gas sector, aviation, banking, taxation, maritime and dispute resolution.He is an alumni of the Niger-Delta University and have certifications from Harvard University... Read More →
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Seye Olurotimi

Seye is a Brand and Marketing Communications expert who is passionate about helping businesses to grow effective brands through well thought-out strategies and practice that cut across the traditional and digital media. He has been actively involved in crafting and executing strategies... Read More →
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Ayodeji Sunday

Chief Operations Officer, PUBLIC RELATIONS ACADEMY
Ayodeji is a media and public relations professional who has covered stories in business and particularly insurance. He is a Faculty member of the Public Relations Academy and is passionately interested in how technology can be used to transform business engagement with customers... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
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Artificial Intelligence & The Future of Work In Nigeria
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Technology is changing the way we work and experts have predicted a future where about 65% of jobs are susceptible to robots and AI  thereby making our present and future jobs outlook pretty bleak.

In this speakeasy session we will discuss how best to prepare for this phenomenon, how to prepare for our future workplace and  what skills will be needed. We will also advise on how business and government can keep on top of technological advances.

  • Why Artificial Intelligence revolution is important
  • Strategies governments and policy makers need to have to prepare for the revolution
  • How to take advantage of the phenomenon

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Emeka Okoye

Semantic Web Architect & Knowledge Scientist., Cymantiks
I am the founder of CYMANTIKS, a company that makes People, Business, Government and Machines smarter using Linked Data and Cognitive computing.From my 18 years experience, I have developed vast knowledge in Enterprise, Mobility, Semantic Web, Open Data, with my primary focus being... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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The Role Of Technology In Delivering Investment Solutions
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Business access to investments and capital have traditionally been the exclusive reserve of brokers / dealers / financial advisers who connect users of capital to suppliers of capital or business buyers to sellers. This traditional process has, however, had its limitations. Due to limited capacity of coverage and distribution, and concentration on its mostly high-end profit-making customer base, thousands of mainstreams to lower mainstream businesses seeking capital, business exits or connection to prospective investors and business buyers, are overlooked or excluded.

To this end, CompexAfrica will lead The Role Of Technology In Delivering Investment Solutions , a speaskeasy session focused on exploring strategies and challenges in deploying technology to connect wealth and capital suppliers with capital seekers and emerging business.

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Ifeayin Amah

Public Sector Director, MICROSOFT
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Nicholas Okoye


Tuesday February 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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How Can We Leverage On The Diaspora To Create More Tech Jobs In Nigeria?
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In an interconnected world, it has become difficult to ignore there are Africans abroad willing to contribute to development but not knowing how. How Can We Leverage On The Diaspora To Create More Tech Jobs In Nigeria? will discuss the future of tech in Africa and the issues faced by Nigerian tech companies and startups who do not have access to international funds.  
The session will explore:
  • How Nigerian tech startups can benefit from alternative funding.
  • Where and how to find a skilled taskforce
We will talk about the good, bad and ugly when it comes to finding funding and skilled labor. Participants will exchange tips on what matters to global investors and alternatives offered by the diaspora to finance your tech business .

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Uriel Ngozi Oputa

Media Personality, Uriel Ngozi Oputa
Uriel Ngozi Oputa is a Nigerian-British Business Women, brand ambassador and TV presenter very enthusiastic about youths' empowerment. Uriel has helped many young people start up their businesses.Through her social media channels, Uriel shares her thoughts on life, personal issues... Read More →
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Omololu Shomuyiwa

Media Personality & Producer, Chronicles of Lolu
Omololu Shomuyiwa is a media personality, producer and presenter of Chronicle of Lolu, an online show addressing social issues and youth-related topics. With this show, Lolu aims at raising consciousness amongst the youth through educative entertainment. 
His journey with radio... Read More →
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Gossy Ukanwoke

Gossy is a Higher Education Investor, supporting access to Learning and Education for young people in under-served communities. He has worked with African governments on the development of policies to assist in creating better access, quality and relevance of learning in higher education... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Wednesday, February 28


Digitalk: Fire Your Shots
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DigiTalks is a brutal Q&A session on insightful digital marketing practices. With a moderator who has had a decade of experience, we will answer your burning questions around digital marketing hacks, tips, insights and optimization practices. DigiTalks: Fire Your Shots promises to be a hands-on insightful session on all things digital marketing, data and analytics. 

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Gladys Nwachukwu

Digital Strategist, MARKOVA CREATIVE
Gladys is a Certified Digital marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry and is skilled in Negotiation, Digital Marketing and Analytics. She currently works as a Digital Strategist with Markova Creative - a leading Digital... Read More →
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Michael Nwayemike

Markova Creative in the business of helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to build and manage effective digital media marketing systems across a large variety of platforms, to enable them reach their marketing goals.

Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
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Financial Inclusion Leveraging On Social Reputation
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Over 50% of Adult Africans lack access to formal credit. Partly because they do not have the typical collateral required by the banks (commercial & Microfinance) and as such are excluded. Financial institutions have no way of trusting people in this demography because they have no financial history and the process of ascertaining their ability to pay using traditional methods can be nearly impossible. 

But what If we think in a different direction?  No matter how "impoverished" or "asset-lacking" an individual might be, we find every person at least has an origin, a descent and a community. This community is definitely an asset. Can the community that an individual has built over time constitute a collateral or a basis of trust for the individual?

Social reputation is bringing back an ancient technology to solve a modern problem. During this session we will explore how social connections can provide a digital fingerprint and data that can be accessed into some sort of collateral and asset to build more trust with financial institutions.

By leveraging on online, mobile, social media & other external data sources, can we harness the vast information available and provide a Social Reputation Score against which financial institutions can lend, invariably leading to financial inclusion?

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Bade Adesemowo

Co Founder, Social Lender
A graduate of Electrical Engineering, Adesemowo Oyebade has over 17 years experience in Software Design and Application Development.He is an ICT Consultant and has been involved in Software, Mobile and Web Application Development in various capacities including Lead Developer, Quality... Read More →
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Daphne Akatugba

Communication Professional, STERLING BANK
Daphne Akatugba is a Communication Professional at Sterling Bank Nigeria Plc with a demonstrated history of working in the PR and Communication industry.Skilled in Public Relation, Media Relations, Management, Digital Marketing and Event Management, Daphne has created online & offline... Read More →
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Mudiaga Ogboru

COO, Social Lender
Mudiaga is the current Product Owner at Social Lender. Mudi as he is fondly called has passion for innovation, Social entrepreneurship, using data analytics and strategic communication to achieve defined business goals.His experience spans across Tech companies including Bincom ICT... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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Technology & Agribusiness: Why The Future Of Farming Is Not Farming
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The real future of farming isn’t growing plants or animals; it’s growing businesses. When we talk of farming or agriculture, what comes to mind of is the actual process of cultivating the soil to plant a crop. But for Africa to maximize the potential of agriculture and tap into the immense profit that comes from it, the focus has to shift from agriculture to agribusiness – exploring the entire agro value chain- and this is where technology comes in.
From driverless tractors and robotic pickers to technologies that preserve fresh produce 5x longer, we are obsessed with using technology to solve the challenges in our food system. As much as technology is important in agriculture, it is really just a small part of the solution needed to make the best of it. Farmers who invest beyond the crop create benefits that all of us get to enjoy.  Technology & Agribusiness: Why The Future Of Farming Is Not Farming will explore how African  farmers should think beyond cultivating crops and look into the entire agribusiness chain.

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Usman Ali Lawan

Usman Ali Lawan is the founder and CEO of USAIFA International Limited, a sustainable farming venture that practice zero waste agriculture through vertical integration while providing job and training opportunities for the rural community.The farm helps to train and mentor rural farmers... Read More →
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Africanfarmer Mogaji

Widely described by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a ‘Champion for Change’ in the Nigerian agriculture sector, Africanfarmer Mogaji is the CEO of X-Ray Farms Consulting, Founder of Agribusiness Empowerment Initiative (NGO) and Co-Founder / former... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Kitchen Wars: Battle of the Sexes
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Two leading chefs, (one male, one female) compete in a challenge to make a dish using the same local ingredients. Our #chopnchat chefs will prepare a dish live, talking through their individual cooking techniques whilst answering questions about their experiences as a male and as a female chef in Nigeria and beyond. Once the dish is finished attendees will be invited to taste the food and judge whose creation they like the most.

Wednesday February 28, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm


Building Lasting Customer Relationships Within Communities
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Building Lasting Customer Relationships Within Communities focuses on how brands can leverage online communities to gain a better understanding of their audience, maximise feedback, reward loyalty and spur advocacy with the overall aim of helping brands make informed marketing decisions and driving sales.

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Tola Obi

A seasoned Advertising Practitioner, Tola started her career in mainstream advertising while she was on the board of DraftFCB Interactive Limited as a director. She took over the management, turning around its fortune within the first year. Tola is passionate about social media and... Read More →
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Lilian Williams

Strategist, Interactive CT
A BSc Psychology graduate with an Integrated Brand Experience training, Lilian is passionate about bridging the gap between brands and their consumers. Her vision is to see every brand she works on becoming a culture reference for consumers.

Wednesday February 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Floor 2


Now That We Have Your Attention: Maximising Local & Global Interest In African Food
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Social & digital media have given Nigerian food a platform to propel forward and compete on the local and international food market. In this discussion local experts will be asked their views on the following;
  • Now that the world is looking, what are the next steps to make in order for Nigeria to take full advantage of this opportunity?
  • What are the future trends?
  • Is Nigeria ready to take on the ever growing food demand in Lagos, Nigeria and beyond?
  • How can Nigeria use new technologies as well as new business models to adapt and change to survive this ever growing demand?

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Olamide Bada

Managing Director, JUMIA FOOD NIGERIA
Olamide Bada is the Managing Director of Jumia Food Nigeria, the #1 food delivery platform across Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt - ensuring the food you love, delivered fast! Since its launch in November 2012, Jumia Food has expanded to 11 African countries and has attracted hundreds... Read More →
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Lola Emeruwa

Lola Emeruwa is the founder of WISH Africa; a social enterprise focused on culture, commerce and its development in Africa.Their mission is to promote a more positive image of Africa and Africans on the continent and in the diaspora. We believe that this will lead to greater cross... Read More →
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Imoteda HITK

Imoteda is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef working out of LAgos, Nigeria. She’s the Head Chef at “Heels in the Kitchen” a food service company dedicated to creating unforgettable culinary experiences with a focus on quality ingredients accessible locally. She is also the Creator... Read More →
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Ada Osakwe

Award-Winning Food Entrepreneur & Investor, NULI JUICE / AGROLAY VENTURES
I'm an award-winning food entrepreneur, investor and passionate agribusiness advocate for Africa. As the Chief Executive of Agrolay Ventures, an investment firm that seeks early-stage companies, I seek to redefine the food production and retail opportunity across Africa's large consumer... Read More →
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Ozoz Sokoh

Founder, Kitchen Butterfly
Ozoz Sokoh, an exploration geologist and food explorer is passionate about food – cooking, eating, dreaming, writing and photographing it, especially on her blog, Kitchen Butterfly. A ‘Traveller by plate’,she uses foodways – the social, cultural and economic practices relating... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm


Digital Marketing Analytics, Media Planning & Buying
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Digital Marketing Analytics, Media Planning & Buying will discuss digital marketing analytics & media buying, review the concept, application, process and best practices involved when purchasing digital media inventory and measuring the impact of digital campaigns.

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Princewill Ejirika

Lead, Digital marketing., Heineken
Princewill is an experienced digital markerter with experience across social media marketing, media buying, planning and digital analytics, he has managed digital campaigns for some top local & international brands, He is currently the head of digital marketer at Vconnect & also the... Read More →
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Henry Igwe

Media Planner & Buyer
Henry is a Google certified online advertising and marketing professional with a track record of creating and implementing successful media campaigns and strategies. He has 4 years active experience and sterling exposure in online advertising, marketing and community management.He... Read More →

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


Unlocking Health Communication Gateways With Digital Tools
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Nigeria's Ebola response was a strategic timestamp in the country's Public Health development milestone and we can not deny the indispensability of digital tools to contain the outbreak.

Nigeria currently utilizes the Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response Framework. The framework allows the detection and response activities to diseases of public health importance to be tightly linked but this system is faulty. There is need for a system that would empower as many people as possible to contribute to disease detection. Unlocking Health Communication Gateways With Digital Tools explores how Nigeria can create a system that would allow the surveillance framework gather information directly from members of the community.

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Lawal Bakare


Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
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SMWLagos Techaholics 2018: Policy Activists & Technology Growth
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#SMWTechaholics — a tech talk meet-up event to get young, creative and savvy techpreneurs mentored by gurus in the evolving digital space. Techaholics event, hosted by @OnlineHubNG, follow a ‘fireside chat’ format where industry influencers are asked questions revolving around the tech community in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World.

At the Social Media Week Lagos 2018 Edition; the conversation will revolve around “Policy Activists & Technology Growth” as it relates to the Nigeria's Tech Ecosystem to facilitate Innovation, Collaboration and Explore potential frontier for digital transformation.

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Ishola Adebayo

Creative Director, OnlineHubNG
Ishola Adebayo is the Creative Director of Online Hub Educational Services (aka -- @OnlineHubNG –www.onlinehubng.com); Nigeria’s foremost Digital Content Platform. And also the Project Lead for RockSpace Nigeria (the 1st Co-Working Space & Ideation Lab in Abeokuta, Ogun State... Read More →
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Oluwamayowa Oshidero

Founder, Equilbrium Zone
I'm a digital and business transformation strategist. I help businesses analyze their current state, craft out strategies to drive growth while ensuring the best leverage of technology and digital platforms to ensure efficiency.I am the founder of Equilibrium Zone, a company committed... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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What I've Learned From Posting Photos Of My Girlfriend On Social Media
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How best can we tell our stories? How human can we make them? Who is listening? What does Target Audience even mean? How do we create resonating and thumb stopping content in a world where the average attention span is quickly depleting? 

In June, I decided to let the Twitter community know of my amazing girlfriend by wishing her a happy birthday. Thousands of retweets and comments later  I earned the title of 'Twitter Lover Boy' among my peers in the Digital Marketing Community.

But what I have learned from my spontaneous acts of love is a crucial lesson for brands; in how they tell their stories, how they demand attention in an attention deficit world and how they craft the perceptions of their target audience. 

This session will explore how brands can recreate themselves as human rather than a logo on social media platforms. 'WILFPPOMGOSM 'will draw insights from the successes as well as the failures of  campaigns in the past year and uncover how brands can draw inspiration for the future of digital and marketing communications in Nigeria.

The meetup will be a chance for the active digital and connected audience to share their own experiences and at the end of it, be able to model  new lessons to craft a future where marketing and marketing communications is not just blasted out for whoever cares to listen but is crafted in such a way that is deserving of reciprocity in the social conversations.

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Charles Isidi

Head of Growth, Thrive Agric
I am a digital storyteller and a curious conceptual thinker passionate about brand communications and digital strategy development. The best stories always win and crafting brand stories that resonates, sparks meaningful conversations, tickles the audience in the right spots and drive... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Closer To The North East
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This relaxed discussion style session will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders from north eastern Nigeria.

Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Blush-Free Conversations On Love, Sex, And Relationships In The Digital World
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It is difficult for young people in Africa to get reliable and high-quality information about sex, love and relationships, and our aim is to provide this information in an open, honest, non-judgmental way. It’s actually a fundamental human right to have sexual pleasure and have safe, satisfying and happy relationships.  So if we know people are looking for this info offline and online, why aren’t we providing them with the info they’re looking for? We believe this is possible, with the right strategy.

Love Matters  uses “pleasure” as a hook to engage our online communities to talk about sexuality and gender rights and to help them making better choices in their lives. Our online approach means young people can access reliable information via their mobile phones or personal computers. Their anonymity is guaranteed and they can look into topics without being judged.

We at Love Matters put this information online because we want 3 things:
  • We are able to bypass traditional gatekeepers who could censor this information.
  • With the growing explosion of Internet access specifically mobile Internet, we can reach even more young people than ever before.
  • Because young people want to know about sex. and besides the bad things, they want to know about the GOOD things. The do’s and don’ts. how to have orgasms! Also they want to read stories of people who know how to have them!

Blush-Free Conversations On Love, Sex, And Relationships In The Digital World will highlight factual stuff – like all about women’s and men’s bodies, birth control, and sexually transmitted infections. But we also have the pleasure and emotional side – like how to make love and how to have safe and satisfying relationships. This session share ideas of using social media to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in a fun way especially for our young audience.

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Fiona Nzingo

Social Media Manager Love Matters Africa, RNW LOVE MATTERS AFRICA PROJECT
Love Matters is a non-profit that provides easy-to-access information and news about sexuality and sexual health. we use a sex positive approach to engage our online communities to talk about sexuality and gender rights. to help them making more informed choices in their lives.ht... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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Building Networks Online
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Building Networks Online is an informal meetup for digital marketing professionals  to discuss how to gain an online community with the aim of furthering not only their own business but also the business of the people they reach. This session is designed to encourage people to feel more comfortable becoming entrepreneurs by helping to build networking skills. Experts will be on hand to share marketing tips and information on how to move your business from a physical structure to a more online presence.

We will explore: 
  • How your marketing reach can go further online
  • How to reach the right target audience online
  • The power of social media in growing your business

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Yets Asika

Founder, YBA Global
Yets Asika is originally from a legal back ground of 14 years, working in London, England and for the United Nation & International Criminal Tribunals Rwanda (ICTR) under the ICJ. She later moved to Lagos to continue with the Law. She has become an expert network marketer and is dedicated... Read More →
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Yemisi Ilo

Original Media is an Award-Winning, full service production company. Our clients include major corporations, SMEs, NGO’s and government agencies. Original Media also creates original videos for its own online news & entertainment platform, called Battabox.com. This platform has... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday, March 2


How Mothers (& Every Woman) Can Leverage Community To Disrupt Any Industry
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How Mothers (& Every Woman) Can Leverage The Power Of Community To Disrupt Any Industry is a speakeasy session highlighting ways in which women -especially mothers can actively participate in the business of innovation. Panelist will discuss the challenges of the 21st century business woman and how to succeed in spite of it all...especially in fast paced digital industries.

We will discuss tools, tips and resources available for women to thrive as innovators. This session will detail how a community can help mothers (and all women) succeed using case studies from across Africa. Attendees will learn how to find a supportive community of women innovators or how to start a community of their own.

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Sonia Irabor

Sonia Irabor is the Editor of Nigeria's foremost lifestyle monthly, Genevieve Magazine. A role she formally began in July, 2017. Sonia has worked in various capacities at the magazine for 15 years, starting off as a teen columnist, becoming Assistant Editor, UK Correspondent and columnist... Read More →
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Buki Osunkeye

Head, Strategy & Digital Media, ALGORITHM MEDIA
A successful strategist and innovative thinker with demonstrated effectiveness in running marketing campaigns for Top 100 brands at budgets of over $1million. With more than 14 years experience in advertising, media & communications, Buki is skilled in PPC, SEO, BTL activations, sponsorships... Read More →
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Yetty Williams

Yetty WIlliams is the founder of LagosMums, a resource for mothers, parents and caregivers on raising children in the 21st Century. LagosMums is the first Nigerian parenting website dedicated to offering a one- stop destination for parents in Lagos, Nigeria and the diaspora.LagosMums... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Floor 2


Making Climate Finance Work For Women & Non State Actors
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Women and girls are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. In many developing contexts, women’s livelihoods are dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as subsistence agriculture, forestry and water. Women and girls also typically have less capacity and resources than men and boys to prepare for and adapt to climate change. For example, restrictions on women’s land ownership mean that many women do not have access to productive land to farm, while a lack of financial capital and access to technologies means they cannot easily diversify their livelihoods.

At the same time, women and girls who experience the consequences of climate change are often leaders in developing effective coping strategies and building resilience. Women  have important insights to contribute to designing and implementing effective climate responses and should be fully included in decision-making relating to climate change at all levels.

Making Climate Finance Work For Women & Non State Actors is a talk inspired by the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) recommendations for the development and inclusion of gender. We will provide an overview of how the Nigerian government is contributing towards climate financing. Speakers will explore the recent green bond launched by the Federal Ministry of Environment and how integrating gender equality into NDC implementation can effect climate change.

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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 →

Friday March 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Floor 2


Narcissus & The Business Of Beauty Influencing
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Narcicuss was not in love with himself, he was in love with his reflection... this is why he fell for the bull and drowned! #DontBeLikeNarcicuss

Your potential followers are intelligent and can see through a facade. People want to see a true personality, they want the person behind the handle, they want you! Narcissus & The Business Of Beauty Influencing is an interactive session for established beauty influencers and up and coming beauty mavens to chat about challenges and opportunities in the digital beauty industry.

More than just an image, people care about the person, the individuality, the uniqueness of the brand, and what you're bringing to the table! Don't be like Narcicuss and fall for the bull! Find your voice in the online beauty space, learn how to work with brands and build an image that attracts major brands to you as an influencer.

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Alaezi Akpuru

Head Of Social Media, JUMIA
Alaezi currently occupies the Head Of Social Media position at e-commerce giant, Jumia Nigeria.She has experience in Fashion Content Creation, Influencer marketing management and PR. She has previously worked at Fashpa.com and Toju Foyeh. She owns a contemporary womens-wear brand... Read More →
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Mercy Familusi

Business Development Lead, BEAUTY REVOLUTION STUDIO
Mercy is a beauty influencer who is passionate about the pursuit of healthy hair and great skin. She currently works as the business development lead at Beauty Revolution Studio and contributes occasionally to genevievemagazine.com.
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Afua Osei

Afua Osei is a co-founder of She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women. She is an expert in creating digital content and live experiences that impact and connect with a new generation of smart, ambitious African women.Afua has been all over the world with her... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Floor 2