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Ikechukwu Kalu
Ikechukwu Kalu Principal Engineer Etisalat Nigeria Ikechukwu Kalu, is the Principal Engineer of Value Added Services Planning at Etisalat. He has a computer science background and career has spurred from software development,consulting, banking and telecommunications. He has worked for over 10 years in top telecommunication firms in Nigeria (Etisalat Nigeria and Globacom) and has being...
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Kenny Ewan is the founder and CEO of WeFarm, a multi-award winning technology startup that connects farmers to vital information – without internet!
Kenny Ewan
Kenny Ewan CEO WeFarm Kenny Ewan is the founder and CEO of WeFarm, a multi-award winning technology startup that connects farmers to vital information - without internet! After seven years of working with indigenous farming communities in South America as Regional Director of an international NGO, Kenny led the development of WeFarm before its launch...
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Jean-Stéphane Gourévitch
Jean-Stéphane Gourévitch Independent Consultant Jean-Stéphane Gourévitch is a senior expert and independent consultant of the strategic, public policy and market aspects of the digital/mobile payments, mobile money, digital/mobile banking, digital/mobile commerce, Fintech and innovation ecosystem and the data economy with over 25 years global experience at senior management levels. He is an independent conference director,...
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Antoine Maurel
Antoine Maurel Director of Digital Business Orange Digital Ventures (ODV) Antoine Maurel works in Orange Digital Ventures (ODV) team, in charge of strategic investments and acquisitions of internet companies in the fields relevant to Orange. Before joining Orange Digital Ventures, Antoine participated as a consultant to the implementation and success of mobile payment in Africa....
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David van Dijk
David van Dijk Co-founder ABAN  David van Dijk is co-founder and Director General of ABAN, the African Business Angel Network, a non profit association founded early 2015 to catalyse early stage investing in Africa. He is also Managing Director of Stichting IGNITE, a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs in conflict affected countries and he is part of the...
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Alison Merifield
Alison Merifield Head of Client Services at Mirum Ali has worked across PR, corporate comms, government relations, fundraising and digital marketing in the UK, US and Africa. As Director of africapractice, Southern Africa she ran pan-African PR and comms for Google, Blackberry, Diageo and CNN Africa. She ran Tech4Africa and the African Leadership Network for a...
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Neanda Salvaterra
Neanda Salvaterra The Wall Street Journal Neanda Salvaterra is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She joined the Journal in 2010 and has since covered European energy trends, a Nigerian national election and the U.S. pivot from aid to trade with Africa. Agenda Opening Remarks by Lanre Akinola 08:45 AM How to Scale a...
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Bosun Tijani
Bosun Tijani Founder and Chief Executive Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) Bosun Tijani is the founder and Chief Executive of Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB). He is an innovation expert who has invested the last 15 years evangelising an industry-wide shift to technology innovation, which has helped position start-ups as the anchor of the tech ecosystem in...
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Russ Shaw
Russ Shaw Founder Tech London Advocates Russ is the Founder of Tech London Advocates, a global advocacy group of 4,000 senior leaders in the tech community, created to champion and accelerate the growth of London’s technology sector.  He has also set up Global Tech Advocates and creating similar ecosystems globally. Russ is a non-executive director...
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Nadir Khamissa
Nadir Khamissa Founder and CEO of Bedlam Inc. and Hello Group Nadir Khamissa, founder and CEO of Bedlam Inc. and Hello Group, is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for startups and investing. All businesses he has started have been self-funded and bootstrapped, gaining success on minimal financial resources. Currently, he is angel investing and...
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