Den Sullivan is the head, Architectures and Enterprise, Emerging Market, Cisco. He joined Cisco and the IT Architecture Group in year 2000. Prior to joining Cisco, Sullivan held a number of management positions in utilities, public sector and consulting.
He has played major role as CIO for a sales region that spanned Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe and was
Marc was previously an Executive in Residence at Softbank Capital in Boston; and a Partner at Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa.
Prior to that Marc was with SONY BMG and Bertelsmann AG in New York and Munich as Senior Vice President of Strategy and New Ventures. Marc began his career as a corporate lawyer at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs in Johannesburg. He holds a BA, LLB and a MBA
Olufunlayo Ajayi is the country manager of Oracle Corporation in Nigeria, part of the an American multinational computer technology corporation.
In the last three years of her stewardship, Ajayi’s leadership prowess has rubbed off on Oracle’s presence in Nigeria as the Company’s presence permeates into both private and public corporations.
With the present
Sony Mathew John is a senior research analyst with International Data Corporation (IDC) Middle East, Turkey, and Africa and is responsible for conducting research on IT services and contributing to services and software consulting projects across the region.
Before joining IDC, John worked for Capgemini Consulting as a senior consultant. He also worked as a research analyst at Corporate
Sule Bichi is the managing director, Red Star Express Plc, a licensee of Federal Express Corporation (FEDEX). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD).
He had a stint with Aminu Ibrahim & Co. before moving to the Board of Internal Revenue in Kano.
Bichi later joined UAC
Dr. Mike Umo is the General Manager, Bulk-Post Venture, the bulk mail handling component of the Nigerian Postal Service (Nipost). Before joining in 1987 as a postal controller11, he had a stint with the Bank of India.
Umo, in his 26 years of stewardship at Nipost has worked as district postal manager, Murtala Mohammed International Airpport, Ikeja and FESTAC Lagos,
Tunji Balogun is the managing director of Brian Integrated Systems, manufacturers of world class desktops and laptops as well as other computer accessories.
He is also, president, Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria, (CAPDAN) and the brain behind Balog Technology, distributors of computer products. Balogun is a member of many ICT associations; Balogun
Akinwale Goodluck, corporate services executive at MTN Nigeria has oversight for Regulatory/Government Relations, Commercial/Legal, Company Secretariat, Corporate Communications and the Corporate Social Responsibility function.
He is an acknowledged resource on issues pertaining to the legal and regulatory framework of the oil and gas, telecommunications and banking
Tom Pegrume ,vice president, Oracle Hardware Sales, Middle East and Africa was in Nigeria on a working visit and he spoke next generation data index; R&D and host other issues.
He also spoke of excited some innovations in Nigeria and other countries in Middle East and Africa in this interview with peter ugwu
Next Generation Data
Uche Onwudiwe, chief operating officer, Interconnect ClearingHouse Nigeria Limited, a Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) licenced company to implement Mobile Number Portability (MNP).
His experience in the industry dates back to 1994 when he ran a company called Technologies Incorporated in the US before his return to Nigeria.
Onwudiwe, spoke to miebi
Peter Asolo is chief executive officer, PetVini Global Concept Limited, a mobile payment solution provider - cross-border remittances and m-commerce.
Asolo was an assistant general manager, GistMe Communications limited, a sister company of Sage Metrix Company of USA where he was in charge of the Mobile Payment and e-Solution deployments to banks.
Gbenga Adebayo is the chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (Alton) and chief executive officer of Communications Network Support Services (CNSS), a leading outsourcing company in the sector.
He spoke to chike 0nwuegbuchi on issues around poor quality of service in the industry among other issues in the telecommunications
Akin Oni is managing director, Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria), a company that has operated in West Africa for more than 50 years, primarily providing crew transport services to offshore drilling rigs and production platforms in the Niger Delta area.
Oni has been in the industry for nearly three decades; having started as an aircraft engineer and then went into the flight line
Agboola Toheeb is the chief technology officer, ITRDN Technologies. He is an Information Technology Expert, a Solution Developer and Partner at ITRDN Technologies.
He has focused on supporting small business over the years, helping them to succeed.
Toheeb has a degree in computer science and a diploma in information technology.
He has been
Tunji Eleso is director of Strategy and Business Advisory at Co-Creation (CC-HUB) Nigeria.
He holds a B.Sc, in Estate Management (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria), M.sc. Development Finance (University of Manchester, UK) also functions in Lead, Pre-Incubation and Research channel at the social innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social
George Uriesi is managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (Faan), a service organization statutorily charged to manage all Commercial Airports in Nigeria and provide service to both passenger and airlines
Uriesi is one of Nigeria’s best brains in the aviation sector with a career spanning more than 20 years both at home and abroad.
He spoke to
Andrew Humber-Osofisan is the president and chief executive of Humber Group, a boutique firm that specializes in a diverse range of business disciplines.
Through its technology partner, Humber Technologies, the company recently developed a unique Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) based lottery gaming that promises to transform lives of ordinary Nigerians and
Demola Eleso, CEO designate, Starcomms Plc is a seasoned telecoms professional of more than 20 years.
Eleso was formally chief executive officer of Multi-Links Telecommunications Limited and has also held same position at MTS First Wireless.
His life revolves around telecommunications because he was also chairman of Contact Solutions , the premiere contact
Yemisi Grace Oyebo (Mrs) is head, Document Management, First Bank of Nigeria Plc.
She is also a member of various Associations in the records and information management profession, within and outside Nigeria and has held such positions as senior librarian, records, archives and information management, analyst/consultant.
With 20 years experience in
Ken Spann is MD/CEO, WaveTek Nigeria limited, a company that aims at leveraging on its enterprise solutions to add value to the many enterprises, public sector and educational institutions among others in Nigeria and West Africa.
Spann bring his wealth of experience to bear on WaveTek Nigeria having garnered 11 years experience at the Microsoft Corporation at Microsoft
Bolade Oyekanmi is the digital and content analyst, Samsung West Africa who believes Nigerian local (application) developers can perform better with the availability of friendly ecosystem.
He also talks about the initiative by Samsung Mobile in collaboration with Co-Creation Hub (CC-Hub) Nigeria tagged Idea Challenge- a platform to meet, brain-storm, share ideas and
Folarin Fambegbe, director, Golden Scepter, a company dedicated to become a one-stop shop in records and archives management, is a civil engineer turned banker.
He worked in the defunct City Bank for 17 years.
Fambegbe believes that ICT is a critical force that can help meet the records management demand anchored on providing market-leading levels of trust
Olubunmi Ekundare, is Intel Nigeria country manager since mid-2011 with over 20 years of experience working in the Nigeria’s technology sector.
He joined Intel in 2008 as Corporate Affairs Manager, West Africa. Ekundare holds a B. Sc in Social Administration and has considerable experience in both the public and private sectors including senior consulting assignments for LM
Rafiu Bolaji Uthman , director general, Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB) is a distinguished information officer, career journalist and Civil Servant par excellence.
Uthman was part of the State Information and Economic Teams researching, documenting and preserving enduring records of the processes and impacts of plans, policies and programmes on the State
Nicholas Qin is the chief operating officer, Tecno Mobile Limited and he believes that it is not good to try to stop knowledge from going forward.
He spoke to Samson enato.
Overview of TECNO and Nigerian Footprint
In the year 2008, TECNO
Sinari Daranijo, Chief Executive Officer, Elcomserve Nigeria Limited - a conglomerate of Security, Telecom and IT professionals.
He is a highly successful unique individual with immeasurable business acumen and has accumulated diverse business portfolios ranging from International Business, Oil & Gas, Business Development, Commerce & Industry, Training &
Edwin Okafor is managing director of Adimo Electronics Limited - suppliers of telecommunication equipment.
A consummate entrepreneur with skills in electrical and telecom installations and networking engineering, Okafor decried low-patronage of indigenous firms in the thriving telecom business in Nigeria. He spoke to funmi ilesanmi.
What is Adimo?
Rita Amuchienwa is the channels programme and infrastructure manager (English Speaking Africa), Hewlett-Packard (HP). She has over 11 years of professional channel sales and development experience in the IT Industry in Africa.
Amuchienwa knows the nitty-gritty of
Eunice Eze, is Lagos State coordinator of National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (Nesrea).
She spoke about her agency’s activities, the fight against sub-standard products, counterfeiting and the dumping of electrical/electronics equipment known as e-waste.
Eze clarified issues on erection of masts and towers and why the agency
Akeem Aponmade, a legal practitioner and intellectual property consultant and expert in IP law enforcement. He is very passionate about intellectual property rights and an avid anti-piracy campaigner as well. An intellectual property consultant of note, he is the lead consultant at A.O Aponmade & Co. Aponmade has worked in IP firms. He is a member of the National Anti-piracy Committee