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Tuesday, September 26 • 14:00 - 16:00
The Future of Innovation in Lagos: Exponential Trends & Institutional Disruption|

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Join the SingularityU Lagos Chapter at Exponential trends & the impact of technology in Nigeria.

This salon kicks off interactive discussions within the local community in Lagos. With the massive disruption caused in institutions and societal structures by exponential technologies globally, how do we manage the transition and apply these technologies locally? How are we taking advantage of the trends in Solar Power & Energy Storage, Fintech & Digital Currency, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, Intelligent Agents, Cognitive Computing & Artificial Intelligence, Space Exploration and more. How can big organizations with several years of linear growth and approach transition to thinking and implementing and growing exponentially?

Join us as we address these issues in 2 panel sessions with panelist from the local community who are leading the exponential trends in Lagos.

Speakers
avatar for Idris Ayodeji Bello

Idris Ayodeji Bello

Steering Committee Member, Nigeria Health Innovation Marketplace (NHIM)
The 'Afropreneur' (entrepreneur with an African focus), as he self-describes, Idris Ayodeji Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited and co-founder of The Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of over a dozen start-ups . | | A first class honors graduate of Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, he has an M.Sc in Computer Science... Read More →
avatar for Oluseye Soyode- Johnson

Oluseye Soyode- Johnson

Oluseye is keen on assembling local and global innovation stakeholders around high-impact STEM initiatives that accelerate local application of cutting-edge technology in Africa, while ensuring visible, viable outcomes. He successfully launched NASA Space Apps Challenge in Nigeria, which has become an annual 4-day multi-city initiative that leverages community-led innovation to explore and develop locally applicable technology solutions for space and earth-use. The program has run for four years consecutively, and has become a year-long platform to foster Nigerian space innovation, as well as develop strong gender and youth project inclusion. With Space Apps Nigeria, Oluseye is focused on inspiring a new generation to solve local, in ways that can intrinsically scale global. | | As Innovation and Business Development Expert, at the Ericsson Innovation Hub, Oluseye is driving bold, innovative products that accelerate the potential of some of the largest TMT players across Africa; while utilizing the... Read More →
avatar for Olu Ogunlela

Olu Ogunlela

Co-Founder & Chief Curator, Gridless Africa
Olu Ogunlela is the Co-Founder & Curator of Gridless Africa, a clean energy think tank on a mission to accelerate the deployment of sustainable energy in Africa. Gridless Africa is known for hosting clean energy stakeholders around the world during its weekly Tweetchat series, discussing industry trends and fostering value-added connections amongst industry players. | | Olu is an Appropriate Technologist (renewable energy engineer and sustainable development expert) with 7 years hands-on experience which cuts across the value chain of renewable energy sector (Technical Sales... Read More →
avatar for Judith Okonkwo

Judith Okonkwo

Founder, Imisi 3D
Judith Okonkwo was born in London and grew up in Austria, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Indonesia and Japan. She is a Technology Evangelist and Business Psychologist. In 2014, she moved to Lagos, Nigeria and spent a year helping Chan Zuckerberg Initiative investee Andela set up. She sit... Read More →
avatar for Victor Olorunfemi

Victor Olorunfemi

Tax Technology & Innovation Lead, PWC - Price waterhouse Coopers
Victor is an artsy technology enthusiast with a strong interest in emerging technologies. As a solutions designer, he has been involved in the design, development and deployment of IT solutions for a top multinational business consulting firm where he has won multiple awards for... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos