Nigeria Innovation Summit 2017 Gathers Momentum, Speakers Unveiled as Innovations in Health, FinTech,EduTech,Open Innovation Take Centre Stage


The Nigeria Innovation Summit (NIS), an international annual event that promotes innovation in Nigeria is set to once again gather stakeholders across all sectors of Nigeria’s economy to share ideas, trends, and opportunities around technology, innovation and entrepreneurship development.

The Summit scheduled to hold on September 7, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, with the theme: Transforming Nigeria’s Economy Through Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has received confirmed participation from some states of the federation: Benue, Katsina, Anambra and Bayelsa states. They will have the opportunity to showcase and promote their innovations at the Summit.

Mr. Kenneth Omeruo, MD/CEO, Emerging Media and Organisers of the Summit said “All is set for this year’s summit as Innovations in Health, FinTech,EduTech,Open Innovation takes centre stage. We have assembled young Nigerian innovators across these sectors who are making the country proud through their innovative solutions as speakers. This year’s speakers are young, passionate and are already making the country proud through their innovative businesses and organisations”

Some of the 2017 speakers include: Prof Kingsley Moghalu, Professor of International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA;Davis Cook, CEO, Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability(RIIS) South Africa; Dr Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq, the 2016 World Economic Forum young global leader and the CEO, Private Sector Health Alliance;Chris Uwaje, Director,Delta State Innovation Hub;Prof Bongo Adi,senior lecturer at Lagos Business School;Gossy Ukanwoke,Founder BAU R&D;Kola Aina,CEO Ventures Platform;Kendall Ananyi,CEO Tiketi;Celestine Achi,CEO Cihan Group;Sam Bhattacharyya,CEO,Dot Learn,Temie Giwa-Tubosun,CEO,LifeBank;Shola Akinlade,CEO Paystack,Bankole Oloruntoba,Founder Enspire Incubator;Kaosiso Anaekwe,CEO EduBridge Consultants and Adenike Akinsemolu,Founder Green Institute.

Ahmadu Univeristy Zaria will lead delegates from institutions and other research centres who will be showcasing their innovations at the summit.

Also speaking about the summit, Mr. Tony Ajah, the Director of Nigeria Innovation Summit (, said “Expect quality presentations and workshops at this year’s summit. Mr.Davis Cook CEO RIIS South Africa will deliver the keynote that will focus on building open innovation ecosystem in Nigeria and connecting Nigerian innovators to South Africa innovation ecosystem,” he said.

“The expected delegates for the Summit are Government Representatives, International Organisations, Investors, Business leaders, CEOs of Companies and Organisations, Innovators, Academics, Start-ups and Entrepreneurs. The Summit Sessions will cover sub-topics as: How to transform the challenging economy in Nigeria through Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; How Nigeria can build a sustainable Innovation Ecosystem and become more Innovative; Exploring the Concept of Open Innovation; Innovation in Telecommunications, Infrastructure Development and the Mobile Ecosystem; Innovation through Emerging Technologies.

Top decision makers across the Nigerian economy and international participants are expected to attend this year’s Summit. And the Summit offers organizations and businesses great platform to showcase their product and services”

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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