Foremost technology entrepreneur and billionaire, Leo Stan Ekeh will be making inspiring remarks (‘Techspirations’) at the West Africa Convergence Conference – WACC 2016 holding 30th November inside Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.
Ekeh will be addressing an audience that also include an army of young Nigerian technology entrepreneurs navigating the country’s economic space in search of that much needed break-through even as Africa’s economic powerhouse goes through a biting recession.
Founder and Chairperson of Zinox Technologies Limited; in addition to Zinox, Ekeh holds forth at Task Systems, Technology Distributions Limited, ICT Brokers, TD Plus, ICT Connect and Buyright AFRICA Dotcom. A serial investor across sectors, Ekeh ‘has a record of incisive entrepreneurship and his vision to Computerize Nigeria has rewritten the history of Information Technology in Africa’s most populous country of 180 million people.
WACC 2016 theme: “Engage, Regulate, Leverage, Live Convergence.’ The event is organised annually by Knowhow Media and Market Intelligence International – KMMIIL. WACC 2016 starts 8AM and you can register online: http://waconvergenceconference.net/
Ekeh’s ‘techspiration’ will be made at the Session on ‘Fostering the Ecosystem for New Drivers of Convergence/Disruptive Technologies’ where angel investor, Collins Onuegbu, will be making a key presentation on ‘Funding & Sustaining Nigeria’s Startups Ecosystem’. Onuegbu is founder/CEO of Signal Alliance Ltd; Sasware Ltd & a director at Lagos Angel Network (LAN).
This year, WACC starts 8AM with keynotes from umbrella industry organisations including the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) led by Professor Ganiyu Adesola Aderounmu; Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), led by Mr. Olusola Teniola as president; and Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN), led by Mr. Tayo Adeniyi. The event is organised annually by Knowhow Media and Market Intelligence International – KMMIIL. You can register online: http://waconvergenceconference.net/
The Startup Session is being anchored by Qitech Technologies Limited and Jos based Nhub, which has fostered the growth of a community of startups in the north and central regions of Nigeria. The session is a converging point for mentoring and investment’; and is drawing participation from hubs and startups across Nigeria. “This is design to be an inspiring session to offer mentoring with funding impetus to innovators across Nigeria, said CEO of nHub, Mr. David Daser.