Mr Tomi Davies began his professional career began in the 1980s and has largely been in technology systems management for FTSE 100 level companies. These include Elf Aquitaine (now TOTAL), where he cut his teeth as an IT professional, Marks & Spencer, Ernst & Young, where he caught the startup incubation bug during the dot-com bubble and Sapient where he discovered the real power of software.
Today he is a board director and advisor to a broad range of organisations and maintain a significant network of connections globally including on most major social media platforms.
He is a volunteer to a number of non-profit organisations and guest lecturer at the Pan Atlantic University's Enterprise Development Centre. As an angel investor, he supports a growing portfolio of tech-enabled businesses that originate from Africa. He is the founder of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN).
Iyinoluwa is a Nigerian serial entrepreneur with several years of experience running social ventures in education technology and publishing. At age 18, he interned for the World Youth Alliance in the United Nations Headquarters. He went on to run one of Canada’s largest student-owned publishing houses, Imprint Publications as President of the Board. Iyinoluwa helped found and run Bookneto Inc, a social e-learning platform. Bookneto Inc. was acquired in 2013. In 2014, Iyinoluwa co-founded Andela to find the brightest young people in Africa, train them to be world-class developers, and connect them with employers around the world looking for top technical talent. In 2014, Andela was named by CNN as one of top 10 African startups of 2014.
Iyinoluwa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Iyinoluwa is a recipient of several awards and honors including the John C Holland Award for Youth Leadership (awarded by JC Holland Foundation in 2010), Nigeria’s top 20 under 20 (awarded by Ynaija! in 2011), World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012, and Forbes 30 under 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2015.
Bunmi (an Accenture alumni) has rich experiences in both private and public sectors. He has 19 years’ experience in the design and implementation of ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs, E-Government Solutions, Government Enterprise Solutions.
He was previously a Special Adviser on Information Technology to the former Minister for Communication Technology. Bunmi has a vast experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, government operations and relations, including shaping key Federal Government ICT initiatives, policy and execution.
During his role as the Special Adviser, he developed and program managed implementation of key ICT initiatives such as Government Service Portal, ICT Incubation Program called iDEA, Techlaunchpad Accelerator Program and Open Data Program. He developed the Concept Note and Business Plan for the establishment of Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE).
He is a current National Coordinator for Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE). He is a certified Accenture Systems Integration Solution Architect and IT Delivery Manager; a Specialist of Business Continuity Institute (SBCI), certified ITIL, COBIT and Business Continuity Management.
Co-founder & CEO of the Co-Creation Hub Nigeria. Fueled by my quest for a more competitive Nigeria through knowledge application.
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Dr Olayinka David-West
Dr David-West is an information systems (IS) professional with over two decades experience in the Nigerian IT industry. With a passion for the effective use of IT in business, Dr David-West not only makes IT understandable, but assists organisations seeking business value from information and related technologies through systematic decision making and managerial processes. She is currently a senior fellow in the Operations, Information Systems and Marketing Division of Lagos Business School. She is also academic director at Lagos Business School and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University respectively.
She holds a doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Manchester Business School; an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, London; and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Lagos.
Dr David-West is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), an academic advocate to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and a qualified practitioner of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).
Robin A. Miller
Robin Miller is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s Johannesburg office where her work focuses on ICT strategy, access to finance, global health, and institutional strategy. Robin has recently worked with the World Bank, the South African National Planning Commission, one of the largest telecommunications operators in South Africa, and a large African based international investment holding company on issues including ICT investment strategy, design and development of new mobile technology ventures, organizational reform, and performance evaluation.
Robin is currently leading a Dalberg team tasked with supporting South Africa’s ICT Investment Working Group to develop a 2020 vision and investment strategy for ICT that will facilitate economic growth and drive job creation.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Robin co-founded the Praekelt Foundation, an African mobile technology incubator that designs and deploys innovative solutions focused on health, economic development, and education.