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Saturday 1, June 2019

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Technology is changing Africa and the world really fast. Work, jobs and careers as you know them now are changing drastically. And this in turn will affect startups, small businesses, innovations and people.

Skills, jobs and careers are fast becoming obsolete at an alarming rate. And one way or the other, you are caught in this trap.

Technology will definitely help Africa leapfrog to a position of global excellence, but the continent needs to be properly positioned before all that happens.

At Techpoint Inspired, whether young or old, you will sit through action-fueled conversations with experts and enthusiasts from around the world in Lagos, Nigeria figuring out what wavelength you are on this technological wave.

Discussions will be centred around issues like the Future of Work, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and more new technologies. And most importantly,what they all mean for you. After insightful keynotes, a series of focused workshops will dive deeper into

Over the last 2 years of its existence, Techpoint Inspired has been a choice destination for participants interested in the result-driven amalgamation of discovery, innovation, technology, Internet, startups for Africa’s development.

This year’s edition will be bigger, better, and filled with more speakers from Africa and around the world, insightful conversations, keynotes, exhibitions and experiences, and immense networking opportunities.
You cannot afford to miss all these things!


Pistis Conference Center: 1 Resurrection Drive, Lekki-Epe. Expr. way, Lagos Nigeria


Saturday 1, June 2019

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Keynote speakers

Prof Maziar Nekovee is a Professor of Telecoms and Mobile Technologies and Head of Department of Engineering and Product Design at the University of Sussex. He also heads Advanced Communication, Mobile Technology and IoT Research Centre at Sussex.

Maziar sits (as the only UK academic) at the EU's 5G Infrastructure Association, where he advises the EC on 5G and beyond-5G Strategic Research Agenda. He is also on the steering board of the EPSRC-funded ComNet2 consortium in mobile technologies and the US National Academy of Science (NSF) funded research coordination network on 5G communications and networks.

Prior to joining the University of Sussex, he was from 2013 to 2017 a Chief Engineer and Head of 5G research at Samsung R&D UK, where he established, led and greatly expanded Samsung’s European and UK research operations in 5G infrastructure, with a focus on advanced technology development and IP generation (10 5G patents), contributions to 5G standards in 3GPP and industry collaborations and consensus building, as well as working closely with Samsung's Network Business in 5G.

Professor Maziar Nekovee

Professor, Engineering & Design, Sussex University UK

Ms Funke Opeke is the founder and CEO of MainOne. She obtained a first degree in Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York.

Ms Opeke is an experienced telecommunications executive with years of successful career in the United States’ telecom industry working with the likes of Verizon Communications. She returned to the country as the CTO of MTN Nigeria in 2005.

Her idea of a connected country birthed MainOne Cable Company which proceeded to lay a 7,000km fiber optic cable across the bottom of the ocean, from Portugal to Nigeria, a $240m project.

Funke Opeke

CEO, MainOne

Adebayo Alonge is a multi-award winning and renowned global pioneer of in-situ drug checking using deepTech in pharma. He co-founded RxAll™ in 2016 after working with Sanofi, Roche, BASF, BCG in market development and strategy consulting.

Through, RxAll™, he aims to provide a means for patients in the developing world to authenticate their medicines. He has led RxAll™ to achieve a multi-million dollar valuation in 2 years and ramp up 7-figure sales orders in its first year.

He is a Director of StorsApp (a Canadian AI SaaS platform for microretailers) and also of Heads Discovery (a US AI distribution platform for indie artistes which he co-founded with Grammy award winning Wyclef Jean).

Adebayo Alonge

CoFounder/CEO RxAll Inc. USA

Bosun Tijani is the founder and Chief Executive of Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB). He is an innovation expert who has invested the last 15 years evangelising an industry-wide shift to technology innovation, which has helped position start-ups as the anchor of the tech ecosystem in Nigeria.

CcHUB led by ‘Bosun in partnership with leading technology giants is responsible for many social technology projects including the GoVOTE, SafeOnline, Lagos Innovation Hotspots and i-HQ (the umbrella initiative for Yaba – the fastest growing tech cluster in Africa). This leadership culminated in the visit of Mark Zuckerberg to the CcHUB on his first ever visit to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to CcHUB, he honed his depth of experience by designing and managing profitable business models for high-end enterprise solutions with International Trade Centre and Hewlett Packard on projects supporting African SMEs to leverage technology to grow their businesses.

As European Innovation Manager at PERA; he led the networking and coordination of leading innovation agencies across Europe with the aim of standardising the varying methodologies for commercialising research results.

Bosun Tijani

Co-founder / CEO, Co Creation Hub

Dr Wiebe Boer is the CEO of All On and joined the team from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was one of the founders of the strategy firm's Lagos office. Prior to BCG, Dr. Boer spent five years with the Heirs Holdings Group in Lagos, playing roles including Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Director of Strategy, and CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Dr. Boer has also worked in the Rockefeller Foundation's Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, McKinsey & Company, and with World Vision Mauritania where he managed a USAID funded development project.

While conducting his doctoral research in Nigeria for his Yale PhD thesis, Wiebe co-founded AfriOne, the first ISP in North Central Nigeria. He is a widely published author and speaker. His most recent book, A story of Heroes + Epics: The History of Football in Nigeria, published by Bookcraft in 2018.

Dr. Wiebe Boer

CEO, All On

Ngozi Aderibigbe is a technology enthusiasts, intellectual property and data protection expert with over a decade of experience.

She is the Sector Head, Technology, Media & Entertainment sector at Jackson, Etti & Edu, a leading full-service law firm in Nigeria. Her legal expertise combined with her passion for, and knowledge of the technology sector sets her apart as a thought leader in the field of Technology Law.

Ngozi has extensive experience in advising on intellectual property issues in technology transactions. She has been involved in providing strategic intellectual property advice in a number of high profile commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisition, equity financing, IP securitisation etc.

She also provides legal services to large technology companies, including a global top-tier social media company and a leading ride-hailing company.

Ngozi Aderibigbe

Sector Head, Technology, Media & Entertainment, Jackson, Etti & Edu

Seni Sulyman is the Vice President of Global Operations at Andela, a company that builds high-performing engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Seni is responsible for Andela’s developer recruitment and growth, service delivery, and Africa operations across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Egypt.

Seni was previously Country Director of Nigeria. Before Andela, he built and operated a new business jet airline at Bristow Group. His prior career spans across roles at Bain & Company, Hewlett-Packard, CardinalStone Partners, and Konga.

Seni is very passionate about building an ecosystem of exemplary African businesses and leaders. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Seni Sulyman

Vice President, Global Operations, Andela

Rolayo is a senior executive in a financial institution with substantial experience in managing cross-functional teams across the nation as well as the development, sale and implementation of solutions for SMEs, Corporates and Public Sector institutions.

She is a graduate of the University of Hull with a B.Sc. in Economics and an MBA. Following the completion of her MBA in the United Kingdom, she 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. During her career she has worked in different areas in banking, giving her the opportunity to interface directly with organisations across all industries.

She has also successfully concluded Sub-Saharan Africa assignments in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa. She joined FCMB as part of the team of experts responsible for creating the Transaction Banking business.

As the founder of the High Impact Program, she acts as a mentor to several young female professionals seeking to enhance their business, financial and personal skills to equip them to become major players in their respective fields.

Rolayo Akhigbe

Divisional Head Transaction Banking, FCMB

Workshop speakers

A team player, a software engineer and loves to build stuff.

Wale Akanbi

Co-founder / CTO, Aella Credit

Will be speaking on AI and Robotics

Robert John is a Professional Data Engineer, Machine Learning Google Developer Expert who has worked with databases and developed enterprise software for over a decade. He recently transitioned to the field of Machine Learning and Data Science.

He is Coursera mentor, and is a co-organizer of Google Cloud Developer Community, Kaduna. Robert currently serves as the Data Science Officer for Enterfive Ltd, a company building products to provide consumer insights on the African continent.

Robert is the founder of Viento Consulting, a company registered to build solutions for corporate clients. He also co-founded Compose Solutions, a company registered to explore various solutions leveraging data science.

Robert John Thas

Google Machine Learning Expert

Will be speaking on AI and Robotics

Mayowa Adeoti is the IBM Skills Leader, managing IBM Skills Academy and Digital-National Africa Initiative for Central & West Africa.

He is a Mathematics and Statistics graduate from the University of Lagos and has a masters degree from HULT International Business School where he specialized in International Business.

He is an expert in the implementation of IBM’s Skills programs as a tool in breaching the technology gaps amongst young Africans whereby increase a pool of skilled individuals into Africa’s workforce. He is a coach with a design thinking practitioner badge and trained on various leadership and emerging technologies through his years of experience.

Mayowa Adeoti

IBM Skills Leader

Will be speaking on The Future of Work

From the USA Daniel has spent the last seven years building Blockchain solutions. Daniel studied at the University of Michigan where he worked at Bitbox, one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges in the USA. Daniel subsequently cofounded the College Cryptocurrency Network (now Blockchain Education Network) a nonprofit that provided Blockchain educational initiatives at Universities in over 10 countries.

Daniel Bloch

Co-founder and CEO, Seso Global

Will be speaking on Blockchain

Senator Iyere Ihenyen is the Lead Partner at Infusion Lawyers, Nigeria’s first virtual law firm. At Infusion Lawyers, he combines intellectual property and information technology law to help entrepreneurs and companies succeed in the knowledge economy and the digital age. He specializes in intellectual property, data protection and privacy, and blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Senator is knowledgeable in blockchain and cryptocurrency and has experience providing legal advisory services to blockchain-based businesses, including Kurecoin, Paxful, and SUREBANQA.

Promoter of Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SiBAN) where he presently leads as Vice Chairman (Policy & Regulations), Senator was recently appointed into the Board of Trustees, African ICT Foundation.

Senator Iheyen

Lead Partner, Infusion Lawyers

Will be speaking on Blockchain

Owenize Odia is the Country Manager for Luno Nigeria. She embodies Luno’s vision to upgrade people to a better financial system. Odia was the Mobile Financial Services Lead at Zenith Bank. She also worked as a senior Electronic Business Analyst.

Owenize Odia

Country Manager, Luno Nigeria

Will be speaking on Blockchain

Chris Ani is an insightful teacher, author, entrepreneur, startup advisor, cryptocurrency trader and investor. He is the CEO, Digital Abundance Ltd, a budding consortium that passionately uses the internet and emerging technologies to drive global economic revolution and social change.

Chris is also the founder of Cryptohub, a blockchain and cryptocurrency education platform in Nigeria that currently has membership in over six nations and unique monthly web visitors from over forty countries.

Chris Ani

CEO, Digital Abundance Ltd

Will be speaking on Blockchain

Ms. Baldé holds a BA in communication from the University of Waterloo in Canada and a master’s degree in International Marketing Strategy from the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom. She is a senior associate in the department of strategy innovation and partnerships at West Africa’s most authoritative daily and content producer, Business Day Media.

Ms. Baldé is the anchor of Financial Inclusion Today a radio show program on Rhythm 93.7. The radio show is the first of its kind in the world and started as an effort to foster conversation and raise awareness on financial inclusion issues in Nigeria.

Ms. Baldé is also the editor of the Business Day CEO magazine a digital magazine that tells the stories of African millennial entrepreneurs. She is also the co-producer of The Bridge Talk Show season 2 and 3 which is a television program aimed to bridge the financial knowledge and information gap for millennials. She has lived in 11 countries, 8 of them African countries and has work experience in both the private and public sector in Canada, Mozambique, the U.K, and Cameroun.

Lehlé Baldé

Strategy, Innovation and Partnerships at BusinessDay Media.

Will be speaking on The Future of Work

Lucky Uwakwe is the founder of SaBi Exchange, a blockchain and digital currency exchange. He is also the Co-founder and COO of Blockchain Solutions Limited. He also co-founded Cheetah Africa.

Lucky is currently doing his Post Graduate Degree at the University of Nicosia Cyprus on Digital currency and Blockchain Technology.

Lucky Uwakwe is a certified cryptocurrency specialist form Nexxus University Texas USA. He has a B.Tech in Petrochemical Technology. And he’s also a graduate of University of Nicosia Cyprus MOOC

Lucky Uwakwe

Founder, SaBi Exchange

Will be speaking on Blockchain

Elizebeth Okonji has practiced HR for 13 years (and counting) across several industries. She has honed her experience to be able to strategically contribute towards optimizing the ‘people aspect’ of corporate Nigeria. She strongly believes that when people feel valued, they bring value, and everybody wins.

Before joining Renmoney, she has been privileged to master and practice, at different leadership levels, some of her quirky approaches to “people optimization” in companies like Resourcery, MTN, Interswitch and GMT.

On a professional note, Elizabeth holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She is also a Chartered Member of the CIPD, UK (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK).

Elizabeth Okonji

Chief People Officer, Renmoney

Will be speaking on The Future of Work

Dr. Samuel Benedict Ogbonnaya is a Tech Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Blockchain Tech Hub with SatoWallet as its most popular product. SatoWallet, is currently Valued at $50 Million which became the first African indigenous cryptocurrency wallet company to process over 1 Billion Naira worth of Crypto transactions in a month and have been rated to be the largest Blockchain company in Africa by Entrepreneur Platform in 2018.

Samuel currently heads the Blockchain team at Sumobank savings and investment platform. He also heads the management team of seasoned experts at Wealthy Educate.

He has to his credit, an impressive performance in one of the world’s fastest-growing industry and have partnered with top Asian Blockchain companies like Tron, Changelly and host of others to build a great Blockchain solution and a global cryptocurrency trading exchange currently available in over 120 countries.

Dr. Samuel Benedict Ogbonnaya

CEO, SatoWallet

Will be speaking on Blockchain

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, named by Forbes as one of the 20 most Powerful Young Women in Africa is a Social Entrepreneur whose work is at the Intersection of Entrepreneurship, Youth Education/Human Development and Public Sector Leadership.

She is the Founder/CEO of RISE NETWORKS, Nigeria’s leading Social Enterprise whose mandate focuses on using Tech Innovation to create advocacy, skills empowerment and learning opportunities for the inclusive growth of the youth.

Toyosi is an Edward Mason Fellow and Master in Public Administration from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government where she also served as Vice President for International Student Affairs and Chair of the International Student Affairs Committee.

She studied Digital Marketing Strategy at the UK Institute of Digital Marketing and received a 2nd Class UPPER Bachelors’ degree in Civil Law from the University of Jos.

A recipient of numerous awards including This Day Awards for Nigeria’s Women of Distinction, Young Entrepreneur of the Year of Success Digest Entrepreneurial Awards, the Excellence Awards of the School of Media and Communication, Pan African University, The Future Africa Awards for Best Use of Advocacy and the Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards jointly organized by Leap Africa, International Youth Foundation and NOKIA.

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Founder/CEO, Rise Networks

Will be speaking on The Future of Work

Juliet Adetokunbo Oshagbemi is a Seasoned HR professional with over 17 years of experience in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She is a self-motivated individual who loves developing people and plays the role of “Coach” and Mentor on a regular basis.

Juliet worked with the Metropolitan Police Service for 8 years, she moved to Dangote Industries limited afterwards as the Head of Learning and Development in 2009.

She is currently the Head of the Dangote Academy and is responsible for leading the Dangote Academy’s work in relation to education, training and professional development. In addition, she is responsible for executing the Learning Strategy of the Dangote Group, and career development plan for the organization at the Dangote Group Corporate Centre in Lagos.

Juliet obtained a Post Graduate Diploma from Middlesex University in Human Resources Management and a Master of Arts in Employment Studies and Human Resources Management from London Metropolitan University. Juliet is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development , Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel management Nigeria and a member off the British Psychological Society.

Juliet Adetokunbo Oshagbemi

Head, Dangote Academy

Will be speaking on The Future of Work

Virtual speakers

Lynda Chiwetelu

Backend Software Developer, About You GmbH (Germany)

Babatunde Fashola

Software Engineer, TwitterHQ (USA)

Emiola Banwo

Product Designer, TwitterHQ (USA)

Oyewale Oyediran

Senior Software Engineer, N26 (Germany)

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