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VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

Over 5000 Virtual Attendees

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DURATION

3 Days Starting 25th - 27th October

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Abuja - International Conference Center

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Over 20 Professional Speaker

Objectives Of Digital Nigeria

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Digital Transformation

Digital policies, human capital, infrastructure, and other relevant initiatives as prerequisites to building a Digital Nigeria.

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Digital Inclusion

Nigerian Digital Footprints for Digital Economic prosperity.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovative Exploration in creating Digital Enterprises; Nigerian start-up ecosystem.

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Emerging Technologies

Harnessing Emerging Technologies towards building a Digital Nigeria; Threats and Opportunities of Digital Currencies for the Nigerian Economy.

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Data Protection and National Security

Evolution and Evaluation of Data Security in Nigeria. Harnessing Data to solve insecurity problems.

Dignitaries

The President of Nigeria
The Minister of Information
DG of NITDA

Speakers

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Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega

Co-Founder, Domineum

Mohammed IbrahimJega is the Co-founder of Domineum Blockchain Solutions, a Distributed Ledger Technology Company providing Blockchain-as -a service solutions. He is a Director at Vogue Pay, an online payment processing company, and also a Director at Vpd.money, a challenger bank. He is the Chief Marketing Officer at mAcademy, an e-learning platform with the vision to get quality and affordable learning at the fingertips of every Nigerian, and the Founder of Startup Arewa, a platform designed to build a sustainable northern tech ecosystem and unlock the potential of the Region. Mohammed is an accomplished highly-organized Project Manager and Business Developer with 18+ years of experience, a Serial Tech Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor/Mentor, Fintech Expert, Blockchain Advocate, International Partner World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF), an Official member at Forbes Business Council, and Director at silicon Valley-based Founder Institute. He sits on the board of several tech companies and has received several awards both locally and internationally including Africa’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 by the Tech Times African Influencer Award, Future Awards Africa nominee for Service to Young People, and recognition as the most influential young Nigerian in 2017 by Avance Media and awarded Royal African Young Leadership Forum Award 2021 by Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi the Ooni of Ife. He has a Master's Degree in Information Systems from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, a Bachelor’s degree, and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from the same institution. In 2010 he added another Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Maiduguri.

Co-Founder, Domineum Blockchain Solutions Limited

Blockchain
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Ray Sharma

General Partner, Pacer Ventures

Ray is the founder and leader of Extreme Venture Partners, Canada's top seed stage venture fund. Ray and Extreme Venture Partners has lead-funded or founded 100+ startups with exits to Apple, Google, Electronic Arts, McKesson, Salesforce and many others. Community service is an integral part of Ray’s business philosophy. Ray has served 4 years on the Ontario Judicial Council, oversight body for the judicial system; another 6 years of service at the Royal Ontario Museum, as a member of the Board of Trustees; as an advisor to the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario on open data strategy. Ray authored a chapter with the CIO of the Government of Canada on the role of 5G on citizen services. Ray is the founder and leader of national hackathon competitions Great Canadian Appathon, Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE), as well as charitable organization Hackergal. Ray serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of Duality Accelerator, the first program in the US focused on quantum science and technology.

General Partner, Pacer Ventures

Blockchain
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Ahmed Yousif

Lead of BSV Blockchain

Ahmed Yousif has been working in the ICT industry for over 21 years, most of which has been on Digital Transformation products and services for the e-Government. After a decade working in the U.S. Government in a leadership role, he joined the Saudi Government in 2015 in Saudi Arabia as a Digital Transformation Leader and Strategic Head. Mr. Yousif is leading the Blockchain for Government Initiative Middle East. As a Digital Transformation Leader, he has led many blockchain and data driven projects in the area of BI, AI, and ML where he is able to deliver substantial strategic results. His strong operational focus based on data and customer digital experience is used to inform, plan, and enable the digital strategy. He is a proven cross-cultural, multi-national executive with exceptional influencing skills. He is an innovator with a deep grasp of G2C and G2G technologies, data, and services both in the U.S. and abroad.

Lead of BSV Blockchain for Government Initiative Middle East, BSV Blockchain.

Blockchain
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Ray Youssef

Founder and CEO Paxful

Ray is a founder and the CEO of Paxful, the global peer-to-peer platform with over ten million users. The company was recently named a TIME100 Most Influential Company for 2022. A proud African immigrant, Ray grew up in the middle of Hell’s Kitchen during the 80s and 90s while working at his parents' newsstand. Prior to launching Paxful, he started out as an entrepreneur, founding a series of start-ups including a successful digital ringtone business. He realized that the fundamentals of our financial system were broken, but that Bitcoin offered a way for anyone, anywhere to access the global market. Paxful was born from that idea. In 2021, Ray was named one of Coindesk’s 40 Most Influential people. He is also a contributor for Bitcoin Magazine. As part of Paxful’s mission to support emerging markets, Ray founded the Built With Bitcoin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to creating equitable opportunity by providing clean water, access to quality education, sustainable farming, and humanitarian support—all powered by Bitcoin. To date, the Foundation has built and repaired ten schools, seven solar projects, and over a dozen water and farming systems across the globe.

Founder and CEO, Paxful

Blockchain
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Lorien Gamaroff

CEO, Centbee

Lorien Gamaroff is the founder/CEO of Bankymoon, a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultancy and co-founder/CEO of Centbee, a cryptocurrency payments and remittance company. He also serves as a Bitcoin Association ambassador. As one of the world's foremost blockchain experts, Lorien has been invited internationally to speak on digital/cryptocurrencies and decentralized/distributed ledgers and their benefits for emerging economies. He has addressed and advised the United Nations, IMF, World Bank, FBI and Commonwealth Secretariat, the South African Reserve Bank, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, TEDx and a host of professionals in multiple industries and attorneys general throughout the world. He offers insight and guidance to universities, business executives and advises governments on blockchain technologies and their implications. He pioneered blockchain payments for utility smart metering and was the co-founder of the Blockchain Academy which educates professionals on all aspects of blockchains from regulations to software development.

CEO, Centbee

Blockchain
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James L. Sisneros

Founder & CEO, The Possibility Company

James Sisneros is the founder and CEO of the Possibility Company, a safe and positive social app & digital wallet to promote, track, and reward participation in meaningful, real-life activities impacting student achievement, and globally supporting financial literacy and inclusion. James is a passionate entrepreneur and a member of 5 startups, with 12 years of Executive search experience. He developed Zaahah, as a free platform to track, manage and promote student participation; launching the aHa token - a global cryptocurrency to reward schools, educators, students, and parents for participation in school-related activities and behaviors that are proven to improve graduation rates and student achievement. Having run a recruitment agency for over 20 years, James is an expert recruiter and has a very detail oriented consultant - supporting innovative technologies that redefine education with real world scalable solutions.

Founder & CEO, The Possibility Company

Blockchain
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Simit Naik

Director, Commercial & Strategy, nChain

Simit leads the nChain commercial & strategy team, where he is responsible for shaping and delivering complex strategic campaigns across some of nChain’s key industry verticals and driving the commercial strategy for the organization. He is a leading figure within blockchain, speaking at conferences around the world on the topic of blockchain, and more recently, central bank digital currencies (CBDC) and digital payments.

Director, Commercial & Strategy, nChain

Blockchain
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Faith C. Titus

Founder/CEO, Sonergy Data Technologies

Faith Titus OkaforMbah is a career multi-disciplined Tech seasonality mastermind professional, also a converner of Tech conferences and has spoken in numerous blockchain Tech conferences both home and abroad. Her passion cuts across building capacity, and has impacted over 1000 blockchain technology and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts through her education center via a periodic hosting of knowledge and product based conferences, both at state and national level including “Regional blockchain and Digital Assets Summit, 2018”; Abuja Blockchain and AI conference, and other blockchain in house trainings, meetups and seminars across major cities within and outside Africa since 2016. A trainer and business entrepreneur with a demonstrated job career history of over 15 years both in the government and private sector ICT/Finance/Business development driven departments as management executives. Furthermore, deploying Sonergy protocol-A blockchain-based data integrity protocol that connects businesses, researchers, and data providers to access quality and trustless data that will inform their strategic business decisions.

Founder/CEO, Sonergy Data Technologies & Cofounder Blockchain Nigeria User Group

Blockchain
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Saminu Salisu

Founder and CTO, Bilic.io

Saminu Salisu is a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator, and a PhD candidate at TU Wien with a research focus in Data Analytics and masters degree in Electronic Security and Digital Forensics. He has extensive commercial experience in blockchain development where he co founded a successful blockchain startup bird.money which was incubated by binance for the season 3 programme. As part of a research, we built TimeSet https://vis4sense.github.io/, an intelligence visualization tool with Middlesex University in collaboration with https://mass.co.uk/ for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) UK.

Founder and CTO, Bilic.io

Blockchain
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Chimezie Chuta

Founder, Blockchain Nigeria User Group

Chimezie Chuta is Founder/Co-ordinator, Blockchain Nigeria User Group. He is the protem Chairman for Organization of Blockchain Technology Users (OBTU) and the Africa Lead, Technology & Innovation at Blockspace Africa Technologies ltd. Chimezie Chuta was previously Regional Director for Africa at Paxful Inc and is an Advisory Board Member at Kinesis Money for West Africa. As a Certified Technology Innovation Expert, he plays a key role in organizing Nigeria’s biggest Blockchain and Cryptocurrency events in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt for three consecutive years. With his involvement as a community lead organizer, he is involved in a number of industry- government projects working towards technology innovation. This includes being a member of Fintech Roadmap Committee of The Nigeria Capital Market, set up by SEC Nigeria, Blockchain, Virtual Financial Assets Regulations Working Group also set up by SEC Nigeria, and NITDA National Blockchain Strategy Team.

Founder, Blockchain Nigeria User Group

Blockchain
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Jennifer Chizua

CEO Startprenuers

Jennifer Chizua is a Serial Entrepreneur and the Founder of StartPreneurs. Startpreneurs is a Full Service Technology Company Transforming Government Through Digitization. Jennifer Chizua also is the first Female to Head a Smart Project in the Federal Capital Territory Administration as a Model City on the deployment of Telecommunications Antennas and Base Transceiver Stations on Street Infrastructure. StartPreneurs also is Abuja’s first African Parallel Entrepreneurship Ecosystem which operates a Venture Builder Model to speed up our start-up’s development through a combination of financial support and hands on guidance. In 2014 she invented the world's first automated cleaning machine in the Cosmetic industry. It uses innovative technology to clean, dry and disinfect Make-up brushes for professional make-up artists and for every Make-up user.

CEO Startprenuers

Blockchain
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Dr Salisu Uba

Founder/Managing Partner, NatQuest Limited

Dr Salisu Uba is a Blockchain researcher, procurement and supply chain leader, and consultant, Evolve Commercial U.K, and the Founder of NatQuest. He is a procurement, and supply chain leader who has delivered complex procurement and supply chain transformation, digital innovation, and operational excellence projects and programmes. He has enjoyed combining his deep interest and research expertise in emerging technologies with his procurement and supply chain expertise to implement transformation in Africa, the Middle East, and the Uk with a track record of completed industry-spanning projects (public sector, defense, oil and gas, and manufacturing). Salisu has used his academic and consulting experience to develop new business streams for adopting emerging technologies (Blockchain, AI, Cloud computing, etc.) to procurement, contract management, and supply chain. Salisu has presented at international conferences, webinars, and workshops and published in academic journals in Blockchain adoption, digital transformation and supply chain. He’s a consultant with Evolve Commercial in the U.K. and the Founder NatQuest.

Founder/Managing Partner, NatQuest Limited

Blockchain
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Saeed Mohammed Ali Alhebs

Advisor AI & Snr Project Mngr

Saeed Mohammed Alhebsi
AI Advisory for the UAE Government,
Project Manager at MOHRE,
Blockchain Advisory for multinational companies, and
Public Speaker
He is a serial entrepreneur in Dubai and aso:
Graduate of the first batch of artificial intelligence program from Oxford University - Ministry of Artificial Intelligence
Graduate of the first batch of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Program - Prime Minister's Office
Graduate of the first batch of the Emirates Program for Creative Government Leaders - Prime Minister's Office

Advisor AI & Snr Project Mngr, UAE Ministry of HR & Emiratisation

Blockchain
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Calistus Igwilo

Country CTO, Domineum.io

Mr Calistus is an enthusiastic Blockchain, Python and DevOps engineer with over 7 years of experience in the information technology industry.
He is the Country CTO of Domineum Blockchain Solutions, and Tech Lead of the Blockchain Center at Baze University, and Cloud Mentor at Andela.

Country CTO, Domineum.io

Blockchain
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Nwabishop Tony Emeka

Founder, Crypto Tvplus

Tony Emeka is a media practitioner, Blockchain consultant, business man with more than 15 years in the media sector and more than 6 years experience in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.
He is a crypto evangelist, cofounder and CEO of two innovative companies in the blockchain industry; CryptoTvplus, a blockchain and crypto focused media company, and Earnathon, a free to learn about blockchain , Web3 and NFT'S , and earn cryptocurrency.
Tony Emeka has become a household name in the African industry as he continues to pioneer innovative programs, aimed at driving education, information, and adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency. He has also through his companies worked with various firms across the globe. Tony Emeka believes in giving the platform for people to grow, building them to achieve their potentials and this is reflected in his the popular BCAT (blockchain and cryptocurrency awareness tour) program which saw tens of thousands of young Nigerians get exposure to blockchain and cryptocurrency for the first time.

Founder, Crypto Tvplus

Blockchain
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Musa Ali Baba

FSDH Merchant Bank

Musa Ali Baba, an Independent Consultant, is a technology and finance strategist with over 25 years of varied experiences. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Wales, an MBA from the London Business School; and did the IMP at the Stern School of Business, NYU. He also is an alumnus the African Angel Academy and is setting up an Angel Fund, based in Abuja. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consulting. He has worked at Pfizer, Microsoft and Oracle Corporations, as well as in government. Until recently he was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Teasy International (TeasyPay). He engages himself in activities aimed at growing Nigeria’s IDE ecosystem and serves on the board of FSDH Merchant Bank, Nigeria, as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is in the Second Cohort of students at the SPPG.

serves on the board of FSDH Merchant Bank

Blockchain
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Franklin Peters

Executive Director, Boundless Nexus Limited

Franklin Peters is a computer scientist, business mentor, blockchain enthusiast, entrepreneur as well as founder of boundlesspay, a cryptocurrency wallet that solves the problem of global remittance. He is also the VC partnerships and investment in Stake Holders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria (SIBAN), and the founder Blockchain Vibes (a recurring event that is centered on educating crypto and tech enthusiasts about Blockchain technology.
He has been featured in Tekedia Mini-MBA, Fintech Nigeria, and other intelligence series and regularly shares insights on blockchain and its impact in both finance and tech. His accuracy in projecting blockchain trends and evolutions is the reason why he is popularly known as the Blockchain Oracle.

Executive Director, Boundless Nexus Limited

Blockchain
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Jeffrey Williams-Edem

Fintech Business Growth Expert

Jeffrey Williams-Edem is an accomplished business and technology leader with over 11 years of experience in the fintech industry, Jeffrey worked with brands such as Interswitch, NCR and Nomba, taking on high-impact sales growth in the African market. Recognized for deploying innovative and novel business models in multiple African business sectors through strategic partnerships at the local and global levels.
Jeffrey Williams-edem Is known for his deep understanding of the regulatory landscape of the payment industry. He built the popular Quickteller Business and introduced 2 well-known business models- the Acquirer-as-a-service and the Terminal-as-a-service. He has a track record of building practical digital business tools integrated with digital payment solutions that facilitate micro and enterprise-type transactions, enabling investments for fintech start-ups to support industry growth. He is an alumnus of Lagos and Columbia Business Schools, trained in Melian Heiman and Value Selling Methodology.

Fintech Business Growth Expert

Blockchain
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Bello Kano

Founder, BelloKano

Mohammed Bello popularly known as BELLOKANO is a serial entrepreneur in the northern part of Nigerian who actively contributed a lot in the Nigerian tech ecosystem and founded idcheck.ng - a licensed NIMC KYC platform, Dansahu Keke ride hailing app, Health pay HMO, bellmonie POS agency (decentralized banking) BellBank BellBank MICROFINANCE (DIGITAL BANK) and many more. With an ultimate goal of making life more simpler leveraging on innovative technology.

Founder, BelloKano

Blockchain
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Michael Simeon

CEO, Vpd.money

Michael Femi Simeon is the CEO and Co-Founder at VPD Money - A start-up Pan African border-less digital financial service, targeted at millennial Africans in the continent and diaspora, with the aim of providing an emerging fit-for-purpose financial service technology that meets the needs of Africans’ financial institutions disintegrated operations, unavailability of border-less proficiency and legacy administration hitch. As an erudite FINTECH enthusiast, Michael leads VPD with about three decades of business experience, mainly in the property investment sector, and online projects.
Prior to VPD Money, Michael fore-fronted VoguePay- a payment processing company that facilitates seamless online payments thereby enabling global business growth while providing exceptional customer experience, where he led the firm from zero to a multi million dollar firm, thereby taking the firm to be full blown both locally and globally. Under his leadership, VoguePay has won prestigious industry award including “African Online Payment of the year” at the African Achievers Award in 2016, an award rated by FORBES magazine as one of the most prestigious award ceremonies that represents the entire African continent, and also the “Best FINTECH start-up” at Cashless Africa Award in 2017, amongst several others.
Additionally, Michael is a strategic and relentless thinker, who holds a B.A (Hon) in politics & Economics from the Northumbria University UK, he also acquired a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom.

CEO, Vpd.money

Blockchain
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Dr. Usman Gambo Abdullahi

Director, IT Infrastructure Solutions, NITDA

Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi is the Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Prior to joining NITDA, Dr Abdullahi served for six years as the pioneer Director, Accreditation, Curriculum and Quality, Centre for Management Development (CMD), Nigeria’s foremost Human Capital Development Agency. He has also served as a member of a number of Governing Boards including Maybury School, Surrey Governors’ Association and Ashford & St Peters’ NHS Trust, all in the United Kingdom. Dr Abdulahi holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi – Nigeria, and PhD in Human Computer Interaction from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. He is also a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner, Agile Project Management Practitioner, a holder of Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a number of other professional qualifications. He is also a Member, Association of Computing Machinery (MACM) and British Computer Society (MBCS).

Director, IT Infrastructure Solutions, NITDA

Blockchain
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Dr Rislan A Kanya

DVC IT Research & Innovation, Baze University

Dr Risla Abdulazeez Kanya is a resourceful and focused ICT specialist with considerable exposure in Enterprise Architecture, Project/Programme management, ICT4D, Higher Education Innovation, Data Impact, Visibility & Funding Analytics, Design & Implementation of Campus and Large Networks, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and many more. Prior to his role as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of IT, Research & Innovation, Dr Rislan had earlier worked as an instructor for CTech USA certification programs at Informatics Institute, before joining Baze University as a pioneer staff and Head/Director of IT service in 2011, during which he was instrumental in driving the University’s digital transformation agenda, including the implementation of digital literacy and competency programs. Dr Rislan has a PhD in Computing (ICT for Development - ICT4D) from the University of Portsmouth, a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Wales, and a BSc. (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems. He has diversified experience in Information Systems, Digital Transformation, Change Management, and Business Process Re-engineering.

DVC IT Research & Innovation, Baze University

Blockchain
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Dr Ibrahim Dauda

President PVG Consult

Dr Ibrahim is a seasoned professional, a versatile strategist, policy analyst, a project & risk manager. He is a highly motivated and passionate professional and has conceived several ideas and made some of them worthwhile projects that have affected the lives of people. As an accountant and an administrator, Dr Ibrahim specializes in public and corporate administration, management accounting and financial management, risk management, project management and business development. His years of experience have sharpened his awareness as well as adherence to standards and quality in project delivery. This he applies to personal, professional and business relationships which have served to produce established, stable, productive relationships with colleagues, employees and even other professionals. He has a PHD in Business Administration, he is also a Fellow CF.PRMP, a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), FCMAN, FCAI, and a Master Project Manager, to mention a few.

President PVG Consult

Blockchain
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Senator Ihenyen

President, Stakeholders in SiBAN

Senator Ihenyen is the Lead Partner at Infusion Lawyers where he heads the FinTech, Blockchain & Virtual Assets Practice of the law firm. A tech lawyer with interest in policy and regulations, Senator is the current President of Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SiBAN). He served as Vice Chairman, Policy & Regulations. Senator is also the current General Secretary of the Blockchain Industry Coordinating Committee of Nigeria (BICCoN), the coordinating body in Nigeria's emerging blockchain industry. He is also the current General Secretary of the FinTech Alliance Coordinating Team (FACT). Senator is the exclusive contributor (Nigeria chapter) to the International Guide to Blockchain 2020 and Lead Trainer, Blockchain for Lawyers 101. He is currently the 1st Vice Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee and member of the Information Technology Committee of the Nigeria Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL).

President, Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SiBAN)

Blockchain
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Mr. Smith I. Osemeke

MD/CEO Unitellas International Limited

MD/CEO Unitellas International Limited

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Engr. C.itp Nasir A. Shinkafi

Ph.D. M.Eng, MNSE, MNCS, R.Eng (COREN®), MCPN, PMP®, EPM, CSI-Expd​

Chartered IT Professional and Telecoms Consultant, ICT and Project Director, Community Leader, Volunteer Mentor, Philanthropist and Administrator par excellence with Ph.D. in Wireless Communications having research interest in Underwater Wireless Communications (UWC) and Cellular-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications who had published in several journals and IEEE conference articles. Nasir is an Ericsson Certified Customer Project Manager and Experienced Consulting and System Integrator with a track record of handing complex projects. He has vast experience working with private and public sectors as well as multinationals while at NITEL, MTN Nigeria & Uganda, Airtel, Ericsson Nigeria & KSA, NHIS and University Community at Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU, Katsina) & Usman Dan-Fodio University, Sokoto (UDUS). Prior to his appointment as GBB CISBCO, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Backbone Connectivity Networks (BCN) where he championed the company’s digital economy transformation and broadband expansion initiatives in Nigeria and Sub-saharan Africa. Nasir is married with children and plays Chess and Golf cheerfully during his free moments.​

Galaxy Backbone Limited

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Dr Amina Sambo Magaji

Director, Digital Skills and Capacity Development at NITDA

Dr Sambo-Magaji is an experienced computer scientist and academic with diverse skills in data analytics, technology policy, innovation strategy and project management. She served at the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for 14 years before moving to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). For 5 years, she was responsible for coordinating the activities of the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship ecosystems in Nigeria. She restructured the office to serve as an agile Government facilitator which created an enabling environment for the ecosystem to thrive. In 2021 she was part of the team that pioneered DIgital Economy at NITDA. This role kick started the Nigerian outsourcing and e-commerce policies among others. Dr Amina is recently appointed the pioneer Ag Director, Digital Skills and Capacity Development at NITDA.
Academically, Dr Sambo-Magaji has an all distinction academic record. She holds a first class degree in Computer Science from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi (ATBU) and a Masters with Distinction in Information Engineering with Network Management and PhD (Artificial Intelligence) at Robert Gordon University, Scotland. Her research work has been published in reputable platforms with several outstanding awards.
Dr Sambo- Magaji is an active member of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) and British Computer Society (BCS). She led the team that draft the first AI policy preliminary report and has represented Nigeria globally in several high level meetings in AI, technology, innovation and women empowerment. She is from Kaduna State and married with children.

Director, Digital Skills and Capacity Development at NITDA

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DR. YELE OKEREMI

Precise Financial Systems Ltd

Yele Okeremi is the founding and incumbent Chief Executive Officer of Precise Financial Systems Ltd. A company he co-founded with a capital of less than $60 in 1994. He is an Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy at the Nobel International Business School Accra, Ghana.
Okeremi holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the Swiss Business School, Zurich, Switzerland having previously obtained a Master of Applied Business Research from the same institution. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (With Economics) from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He is an alumnus of the Wits Business School, Johannesburg South Africa and Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA where he completed the Owner President Management Program. He is also an alumnus of INSEAD Fontainebleau, France where he completed the International Directors Program and obtained the Certificate in Corporate Governance.
Prior to PFS, he had a successful professional career at Inlaks Computers before he proceeded to Industrial Bank Limited (Merchant Bankers) as a Programmer/Analyst. He was the Chief Information Officer of Industrial Bank as at the time he left for Ventura Savings and Loans Limited as the Head, Systems and Logistics department. He held this position until 1994 when he co-founded PFS with Philip Ayeni, a Chartered Accountant.
As a leading icon in software development in Nigeria, Okeremi is a member of the Presidential Initiative for developing the software industry in Nigeria and has previously served on the board of the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). He is a past President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) having previously served as Second and First Vice President and Chairman Legal and Legislative Committee of the Institute.
As a technology startup advocate supporting the promotion and funding of indigenous entrepreneurs, twice, he served as the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee [LOC] for Demo Africa in 2014 and 2015. Demo Africa is an initiative of the United States Department of State and Lions@frica to promote innovation in the technology field globally and connecting startup companies with investors.
Dr. Okeremi has a passion for the development of intellectual capital of the black race and continues to advocate his position that irrespective of the conditions of the black man, the black man is by no means inferior in intelligence to anyone else in the world.

Precise Financial Systems Ltd

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AYODEJI REX ABITOGUN

Lead Consultant/Chief Executive officer of Management Edge Limited

Ayodeji Rex Abitogun is a recognized leader and advocate of technology entrepreneurship and sustainable digital transformation. He is the Lead Consultant/Chief Executive officer of Management Edge Limited, an information technology consulting firm assisting individuals, governments, and organizations in achieving sustainable digital transformation.
With two decades of experience in the information technology industry, Rex has distinguished himself in leading diverse teams delivering major IT projects for governments and private organizations within and outside Nigeria. He has adequate experience in IT service delivery, Project Management, New Product development, and business sustainability strategy.
Mr. Abitogun is a chartered IT professional with many industry certifications. He is a fellow and a member of the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Computer Society, where he currently serves as the Chairman Conferences Committee (CCC). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM), and the Association of Change Management Professionals. He enjoys playing football, swimming, and traveling.

Management Edge Limited

ABOUT US

The Digital Nigeria International Conference and Exhibition formerly known as eNigeria International Conference and Exhibitions is the flagship awareness programme in the Digital Economy sector. The annual event was re-branded as Digital Nigeria to further expand the scope in line with the core objectives of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS). The aim is to brainstorm on contemporary issues of relevance across the globe to address Nigerian challenges for sustainable socioeconomic development. It is a veritable platform for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) awareness creation, development of the appropriate framework, and setting goals for best practices.

The 2022 edition will however include a one-day summit on blockchain technology amongst other activities like the digital Nigeria day and masterclasses. Discussions will focus on the following sub-themes like Digital Transformation, Data Protection, National Security, Emerging Technologies, Digital Inclusion, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

The conference will also provide a platform for networking opportunities, cocreation and collaboration, sharing experiences, mentorship and knowledge circulation, stimulate conversation on emerging technology and incentives and export for tech startup

There would be provision for both physical exhibition space for ICT service providers to exhibit their products and services at the venue. In addition, sponsors and other partners in the oil and gas, energy, and banking sectors will be encouraged to exhibit their products and services. About 25-30 exhibitors are expected to participate in the conference.

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AGENDA

08:30AM - 09:00AM

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS

09:00AM - 09:55AM

ARRIVAL OF VIPS, REGISTRATION OF VIPS, SPECIAL GUESTS

09:55AM - 10:00AM

ARRIVAL OF MR. PRESIDENT, GCFR & HIS ENTOURAGE

10:00AM - 10:15AM

NATIONAL ANTHEM

10:15AM - 10:30AM

OPENING SPEECH AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

Kashifu Inuwa Adbullahi

Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency

10:30AM - 10:50AM

WELCOME ADDRESS

Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, MCPN

Hon. Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

10:50AM - 11:20AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

"An overview of Digital Transformation: A Path to Sustainable Digital Economy"

11:20AM - 12:00PM

OFFICIAL OPENING ADDRESS BY SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR

President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR Commander in Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria

12:00PM - 12:10PM

VOTE OF THANKS

12:10PM - 12:25PM

EXHIBITION/MINI TOUR OF EXHIBITION BOOTHS

12:25PM - 12:30PM

GROUP PHOTOGRAPH

12:30PM - 12:35PM

DEPARTURE OF MR. PRESIDENT AND ENTOURAGE

12:35PM

TEA BREAK

Partners/Sponsors

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