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MWWA2012-logoAll Amber, the organiser of premier mobile-related events in Africa, today announced that Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry® solution, is sponsoring an application developer day on April 24 as part of the Mobile Web West Africa 2012 conference taking place on April 25 and 26, 2012 at the 5 star Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

The BlackBerry Application Developer Day will help promote the development and monetisation of local applications in the region. Up to 20 developers will have their attendance at the three day conference covered and an opportunity to participate in a developer competition with prizes ranging from BlackBerry® smartphones to a trip to the next BlackBerry® Developer Conference in Europe in February 2013.

Full details of the competition can be found at: http://www.mobilewestafrica.com/wp/app-competition. For more information about the BlackBerry Application Developer Day please visit http://www.mobilewestafrica.com/wp/app-developer-day.

The Mobile Web Africa series of conferences aims to support the growth of the mobile sector across sub-Saharan Africa, a shared objective of RIM and All Amber.  Mobile Web West Africa returns to Lagos after its sell-out event in 2011. RIM’s sponsorship of the highly regarded Mobile Web Africa series conference is an illustration of the company’s commitment to the mobile industry in the region.

Waldi Wepener, Regional Director, East, Central and West Africa, RIM

Waldi Wepener, Regional Director, East, Central and West Africa, RIM

Waldi Wepener, Regional Director, East, Central and West Africa, RIM, commented: “RIM is pleased to partner with Mobile Web West Africa to support the evolution of the mobile ecosystem in this region. As the leading provider of smartphones in Nigeria, this event provides a great opportunity to network with West Africa’s most talented mobile developers and support them with new ideas and information about developing for the BlackBerry platform.”

Matthew Dawes, Managing Director of All Amber added: “To have the support of an organisation like RIM is an illustration of how important this conference is and the opportunity available to developers in this region. Across the continent, mobile web and applications help to create new opportunities for developers, and provide entertainment or tools for people to be productive, efficient and connected. RIM has really put a stake in the ground in terms of their commitment to Nigeria.”

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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