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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Nigeria Innovation Summit: NCC, Swiss Embassy, RIIS top C-level speakers

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Garba Danbatta; Yves Nicolet, Consul General Switzerland in Lagos, Nigeria; Davis Cook, CEO, Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability(RIIS), South Africa, Dr. Daniel Folukoya, CEO & Founder of OneDokita Healthcare Limited, Dr Tunde Adekola, Senior Education Specialist at World Bank , Prof Charles Uwadia, Head of Computer Sciences Department, University of Lagos are part of the high-powered delegations headlining this year’s Nigeria Innovation Summit, reports ITRealms.

The Summit positions itself as a leading annual event in Nigeria that focuses on the need for country, businesses, organisations, entrepreneurs to become more innovative and apply innovation to drive economic growth and sustainable development will hold on November 3-4, 2016 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos on the theme: ‘Innovation: A-key Driver of Economic Growth and Sustainable Development.’

According to Mr. Kenneth Omeruo, Founder/CEO, Emerging Media, the organisers of the summit, revealed that the event is proudly sponsored and supported by NCC, OneDokita Healthcare Limited and Society for Family Health and geared towards helping Nigeria embrace innovation like never before through the use of Emerging Technologies and Trends, Research, Development, Entrepreneurship and Investments as key drivers of an innovation ecosystem.
“It is a platform that creates awareness on the need for Open Innovation in Nigeria,” he said.

Omeruo also challenged Nigeria to leverage innovation and become competitive as well as join other countries that are using innovation to drive their economies, stressing that through the Nigeria innovation awards promotes leading innovations from Nigeria and recognizes innovators who are pacesetters.

Confirmed other speakers, he said include, Prof. Wellington Oyibo, Director Innovation and Research Centre, University of Lagos; Lexi Novitske, Principal Investment Officer Singularity Investments; Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa, Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Lagos; Dr
Oyedokun Oyewole, President / Chairman Governing Council, Institute of Information Management (IIM) – Africa; Dr. Mohammed Ndaliman Abubakar, Researcher, Entrepreneur and Lecturer at The Federal Polytechnic, Bida,Niger State; Dr. Bongo Adi, Senior Lecturer, Lagos Business School; Hemant Nitturkar; Project Coordinator, CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) at IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria; Dr.Bayero Agabi, President Transatlantic Media Company, publishers/producers of AIT Infotech Network and host of others.

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