Meet The Keynote Speakers For 2017 Nigeria Innovation Summit


The Nigeria Innovation Summit is an annual event that focuses on the need for the country,businesses,organisations,entrepreneurs in Nigeria to become more innovative and apply innovation to drive sustainable development as we work together to bridge the digital divide.This summit helps Nigeria embrace innovation and move in the direction of digital transformation through the use of Emerging Technologies and Trends,Research,Development,Commercialization,Entrepreneurship and Investments as the key drivers of an innovation ecosystem.This is a platform that creates awareness on the need for Open Innovation in Nigeria.It challenges Nigeria to leverage Innovation and become more competitive in the global economy.

This is an initiative led by Emerging Media And Advertising Services,New York and Emerging Media Nigeria.We partner with the world’s leading innovation providers from academia,government and industry to connect Nigerian businesses and Innovators to global innovation ecosystems.The key features of the Nigeria Innovation Summit are the Keynote presentations and Panel discussions from Industry Leaders, Government, Investors, leading companies,international organisations,Top Entrepreneurs,CEOs,Business leaders,Innovation Managers across the world and decision makers across the focus sectors.The Nigeria Innovation Awards is another feature of the summit which recognize and promote companies, organisations, institutions, innovators that have embraced innovation across different sectors of Nigeria economy.

Event Date:Thursday,7 September,2017


Venue:Sheraton Hotels,Ikeja,Lagos Nigeria


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Meet our Keynote Speakers:

Professor Kingsley Moghalu  is a global leader who has made contributions to the stability, progress and wealth of nations, societies and individuals across such domains as academia, economic policy, banking and finance, entrepreneurship, law, and diplomacy. As Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009-2014 he led the execution of extensive reforms in the Nigerian banking system after the global financial crisis. He was a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee that brought inflation down into single digits.

As Professor of International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA he has taught, trained and inspired graduate students from more than 40 countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, men and women who will go on to leadership roles in their countries in careers from business to government service, from non-profits to military intelligence.

Kingsley served as the Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Nigerian-Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) and the Financial Institutions Training Center. He was also a Member of the Boards of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, and the global Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).

He is the Founder & CEO of Sogato Strategies LLC, a global strategy, risk and macroeconomic advisory firm that has helped multinational corporations, global banks, private equity and asset management corporations make successful investments in emerging market countries.

Kingsley previously worked for the United Nations for 17 years, leading successful work in national reconciliation and nation-building in fractured societies, risk management and management reform in the UN, and raising billions of dollars for social investments in developing countries by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Geneva.

A visionary thinker and thought leader, he is the author of several books, an international keynote speaker at industry conferences, and a frequent commentator in the global media including CNN, BBC World TV, Bloomberg, and the Financial Times.

A philanthropist, Kingsley founded the Isaac Moghalu Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support for literacy, educational institutions, and access to education for underprivileged children in rural communities in Nigeria.

Kingsley was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D., M.Phil.), The Fletcher School at Tufts University (M.A.), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (LL.B.), and the Institute of Risk Management in London, UK. He has completed executive leadership programs in economic transformation, macroeconomic management, global leadership, corporate governance, and strategy at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, Wharton, Chicago Booth School of Business, and the International Monetary Fund Institute.


Davis Cook,is the CEO Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability(RIIS),South Africa.Davis has a standard life history on LinkedIn, but that doesn’t say who he is. So instead, this is what matters to him – making choices (and sometimes mistakes) about how to create a better world through innovation,through solving problems that face people, humans, across his home and beyond.What is important is whether or not we choose – every day – to act in away that makes the future just a little better; better for ourselves, our families, our planet. Science is one way to do this; listening to people and understanding what is important to them is just as important.Being part of a group of people that helps to bring a new world to life is what drives Davis every day. Through his colleagues, clients and networks,he has been privileged to work across the world and learn about how dozens of industries work and impact on society – great and small. Africa remains home, however, and although he has lived internationally, he has never, in his heart, emigrated.A passion for life-long learning makes running RIIS easy – in fact, the best part about his job is the ability to interact with different people,and learn about the challenges they are going through. RIIS has grown to an international open innovation firm under his leadership, and through this, helps support the growth and resurgence of Africa into the modern world.”


Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq MD,MPhil Currently the MD/CEO and founding board member of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN); a public private institution that mobilizes Nigeria’s private sector to complement government’s efforts in accelerating improvement in health outcomes by focusing on innovation, impact investments, advocacy and public- private partnerships to save at least one million lives
of women and children in Nigeria. The Private Sector Health Alliance was founded alongside private sector leaders in Nigeria including; Alhaji. Aliko Dangote (President, Dangote group), Mr. Jim Ovia(founder, Zenith bank, Visafone), Mr. Aigboje Aig Imoukhuede (founder, Access bank), Mrs. Sola David Borha (former CEO, Stanbic IBTC), Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate (former Minister of State for Health,Nigeria), Dr. Kelechi Ohiri and others – and promoted and launched by Mr. Bill Gates.
Prior to his appointment at the Alliance, Muntaqa was the Senior Technical Advisor to the former Minister of State for Health in Nigeria. In this position, he oversaw critical policy formulation/reviews and performance management projects in a number of parastatals and
departments in the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), National Health Insurance Scheme, etc.He co-authored the 2012 Drug Distribution Guidelines for the FMOH and led the Ministry’s efforts to streamline supply chain, logistics and drug distribution in Nigeria. He was part of the
team involved in creating an enabling environment for the private health sector and strengthening the regulatory role of government.
Muntaqa commenced his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he focused on the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical sector – and advised healthcare clients on a wide range of transactions. He is a graduate from the University of Cambridge, England, where he did an
M.Phil. in Bioscience Enterprise. He earned his medical degree at Imperial College School of Medicine, London, and holds a BSc in Management (Finance & Health Economics) from the Tanaka Business School, London.He was also the founder of AfyaZima Africa Limited (Elpida Cambridge Health), a healthcare consulting and medical device company. He is a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) Charter holder and was named the 2016 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Prof Bongo Adi,a Senior Lecturer at Lagos Business School.Prior to his faculty appointment, Bongo Adi was CIPRA MTN Research Fellow at Lagos Business School where he facilitated classes in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), project finance and development. He led various collaborations on research, case studies and stakeholder engagement with various government agencies including ICRC, NERC and several ministries involved in PPPs.
He has over 15 years experience in teaching, policy research, and consulting. As an assistant professor, he has lectured at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, where he was a JSPS fellow, and at the American University of Nigeria. He has received several international awards including the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) award. He is a UNU Fellow and a World Bank scholar. Adi has consulted for the World Bank, UNCTAD, JIRCAS, JICA and UNU. He is widely published and his current research interests include electricity market design, private public partnerships, and political economy of mega projects. He holds an MA and a PhD in development economics from the prestigious University of Tsukuba, Japan. He undertook post doctoral training at the Data Mining Team of the National Agricultural Research Centre, Tsukuba, Japan where he developed routines for forecasting rice yields from paddies using remote sensing data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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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) On Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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