Kenneth Omeruo Nigeria

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.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

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Chris Uwaje

Chris Uwaje: Known as the Oracle of the Nigerian IT Industry, Pioneered the conceptualization Framework and content drafting strategy for the establishment of the National Information Technology Development Policy for Nigeria. He is the former Regional Director for D-link International – West Africa. In 2008 he was crowned the IT Personality of the year. He has presented many IT conference papers at home and abroad. He is a speaker of international repute. Uwaje, who is very passionate about youth empowerment through ICT, before now, was the Principal Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Connect Technologies Limited, (Developers of E-Government Solutions, Enterprise Banker Enterprise, Enterprise Knowledge Intelligence Groupware & Enterprise Cooperative Financials Application).

He is an expert in Software Design and Engineering Solutions; Research, Design and Development (RD&D). His special professional focus: National & Regional IT Strategy and Policy; Coordinating Chairman, Council for West Africa Information Technology Professionals (CWAITP).

President Cybersecurity NGO Global Network for Cybersolution, Past President of Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN) and 1st Vice President of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON).

Member, National Inter-Ministerial Committee on Software Development, Council Member, Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria. (CPN). Foundation Member, National Software Development Initiative (NSDI), Member, National Outsourcing Initiative by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

He is a distinguished Fellow of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Fellow: Institute of Analysts and Programmers. U.K. Fellow: Institute of Certified Professional of UK; Former Council Member: Nigeria Computer Society (NCS). Pioneer Past President Global Network for Cyber Solution (NGO on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Chris Uwaje is reputed for his numerous articles concerning national and International issues on ICT.He contributes articles for

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titi omo

Titi Omo-Ettu has more than three decades of active participation in the Nigerian telecommunication development. He is a telecommunications consultant and trainer with focus on developmental processes. He has been Consultant to the Nigerian Communications Commission from its inception in 1993 to date serving the Commission in the areas of industry studies and research, universal service plans and internet applications.He offers similar services to private sector clients.He is Managing Partner of Telecom Answers Associates, and founder of The Cyberschuul, a Lagos based telecommunications training Institute.

Mr. Omo-Ettu is Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers; Fellow Telecom Executive Management Institute, Canada; Member, Association of Consulting Engineers, Nigeria; and Member, Nigerian Institute of Management.

He is a Council Member and vice-President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigerian, COREN,
He lives in Lagos.Contact Titi through his


Dr Jimson Olufuye is a graduate of Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos in 1988 where he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize and the College/Faculty prize for the best all round performance. He was also awarded FULL COLOURS for outstanding performance in Chess. He obtained a Master of Technology degree in Computing from the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 2000. In 2007, he was awarded a Ph.D. Business Administration (Strategic Management) by the Irish University Business School, London.

Dr Olufuye worked with private IT firms between 1990 and 1994 after which he started Kontemporary Komputers Ltd in 1995. Dr Olufuye was elected Chairman of the Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria (ITAN) Abuja Chapter in 1995 and he was at the helm till 2001 when he was elected Deputy President. In March 2007, he was elected the President of the Association. On December 1, 2008, he actualized for Nigeria a place of honour with the admission of ITAN into the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). A body of more than 70 countries controlling more than 90% of the World IT market.

A Council member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and the Computer Professionals’ (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN), Dr Olufuye is a leading voice on Information Technology Policy Issues in Nigeria. He has authored many software on process control and automation. He also has three books to his credit – Sincere but Sincerely Wrong, Mohammed My Brother and the acclaimed Information Technology Applications.

He ran unsuccessfully to represent AMAC/BWARI Federal Constituency (Abuja) at the National Assembly in 1999 & 2003. He however in the process was awarded four Chieftaincy titles by the Fulani, Shere, Tiv & Yoruba communities in Abuja. Dr Olufuye is a recipient of United Nations Youth Ambassador Award for Peace in 2007. He was awarded the Fellowships of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) in 2003 and the Institute of Chartered Management Auditor in 2004.

Dr Olufuye has attended Advanced Leadership & Professional training courses in Sun-City, South Africa (2000); Silicon Valley (2003/2008), Hawaii (2007) in USA & United Kingdom Telecom Academy (2008).  He has also attended professional conferences in London, Malaysia, Dubai, India, Germany and in Nigeria.

He has served on many Federal Government Committees (Y2K (1999), IT Think Tank (1999), IT Policy (2000 & 2008/2009), IT Harmonization (2004)); and on the board of many companies.

Dr Olufuye an IT Specialist/Consultant with about 20years experience is a member of the world renowned Evalueserve Circle of Consultants.He contributes articles for

Dr Olufuye speaks excellent English and Yoruba with some German, Hausa, French & Arabic. He likes meditation, playing Chess, jogging and politicking at his spare times. He is married to Dns Oki Olufuye, a Pharmacist, and are both blessed with three children.


Prior to moving to Israel, Ms. Arlene Marom was the Managing Editor of two publications in Florida in the field of construction – The Florida Contractor & Builder and The Pan American Trader. Ms. Marom also worked as Medical Librarian at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute. Since 1995, she has been involved with high tech startups in Israel’s Silicon Wadi, beginning with PowerDsine, which became Microsemi Israel. She works with clients on business development projects – identifying and approaching potential customers and partners – as well as creating sophisticated original marketing and business materials. She was selected as the Israel representative of DEMO Germany, introducing DEMO (the launchpad for global startups) to the Israeli high tech community, and bringing to Munich 9 of the 20 companies chosen from across Europe and Israel to present at the event.

In 2008, she established the IsraelStartupNetwork, assisting startups by organizing events and providing ongoing updates about opportunities, including matchmaking between startups and requests from investors, distributors, etc. Ms. Marom represents Sramana Mitra’s 1M/1M program in Israel, organizing pitchfests for ISN members, with sponsors providing winners with scholarships to the program. Ms. Marom has a BA Cum Laude in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Miami, MS in Library and Information Science from FSU, and Certification as a
Medical Librarian from Emory University.


Philip Emeagwali has been called “a father of the Internet” by CNN and TIME, and extolled as a “Digital Giant” by BBC and as “one of the great minds of the Information Age” by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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Charles Mok;is a Hong Kong based Internet entrepreneur and IT advocate. He was the co-founder of HKNet in 1994, it is believed that he contributed the company’s expansion as an IP telecommunications operator in Hong Kong. He was a founding chairman of Internet Society, Hong Kong Chapter, and the ex-officio member and ex-president of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation. He was also a past chairman and a co-founder of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association.

He has been actively promoting the industry’s development and digital comprehension in the region since the early 1990s. He has been actively participating in the community to promote fair competition, media freedom, personal privacy, consumer protection, healthcare, transport, human rights and democracy development in Hong Kong. In 1999, he was awarded as one of Hong Kong’s ” Ten Outstanding Young Digi Persons”.

He is currently a regular columnist in the Hong Kong Economic Journal (since 2000) , The Sun Daily (since 2003) , and CUP magazine (since 2005).

In Hong Kong’s 2008 Legislative Council Election, Charles Mok lost to Samson Tam for the seat of the Information Technology Functional Constituency. He lost at 1982 versus 2017 votes, or 35 votes behind. Charles Mok had commenced a legal action in the High Court of Hong Kong against Samson Tam in relation to the alleged misconduct of Samson Tam during the period leading up to Hong Kong’s 2008 Legislative Council Election.

Mok attended Wah Yan College, Hong Kong (Class of 1981), which was (and still is) a prestigious Roman Catholic single-gender secondary school in Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor and Master Degrees, in 1985 and 1987 respectively, in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, United States. Mok is currently a Ph. D candidate in Enterprise Management at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, People’s Republic of China.

His Public services
Professional Commons, Vice-Chairman (2008- )
Internet Society Hong Kong Chairman
Hong Kong Information Technology Federation Ex-officio Member; Past President (2001-05)
Hong Kong Computer Society Chair, Health Information Technology Special Interest Division
Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association Past Chairman (1998-00)
Web-based Services and Computer Network Working Group, Vice Chairman, Chairman.
Supporting Services Development Committee, Vice Chairman.
Radio Television Hong Kong Member, Television Programme Advisory Committee
HK Human Rights Monitor Founding Member
Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, Director

His Publication
“Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support Policy by Government: HKSAR as Example”, “Waiguo Jingji Yu Guanli” (“Foreign Economics and Management”) Journal Vol. 28, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, August 2006

His blog is


Jide Awe is the Founder/CEO of Jidaw Systems Limited, a provider of IT education, consulting, and Internet content services. He has significant experience, broad knowledge and vision in the technical and management areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT); building up competences and expertise through his contributions as a staff of organizations such as LM Ericsson, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Ecobank PLC.

He is experienced in capacity development organization and highly skilled in IT Career Mentoring and Development. He established Jidaw Systems Limited (Jidaw) which has become an industry leader in ICT Education.

He is a recognized Authority on Career Development, ICT policy formulation, human capital development and Web Content Provision. He developed and runs, a globally acknowledged web based initiative focused on ICT for development (ICT4D).

His articles and viewpoints have been expressed in a wide range of online, print and electronic media in Nigeria and internationally such as CIPSacrossCanada, Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), Zenith Bank Economic Quarterly, NESG Economic Indicators, Online Websites and major Nigerian Newspapers such as Business Times, Guardian, Punch, etc. He has been Contributing Editor of, monthly Nigerian ICT Newsmagazine for several years.

He is the author of several books and VCDs on Learning Computers, Professional Ethics, Internet Presence, IT Career, Job search, IT Entrepreneurship, and e-Business.

He was the Private Sector Resource Person for Nigeria’s ICT For Development (ICT4D) Strategic Action Plan (2008 -2011) Committee. He is a Member, Science & Technology Policy Commission, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). He is one of the founding promoters of the African Information Security Association (AISA) and the African Children Cyber Safety Initiative (ACCSI).

An alumnus of Loughborough University, he is a Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society (FNCS) and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Computer Professionals Registration Council (CPN). He has received several awards for his contributions in empowerment and the field of ICT.

He is widely published and speaking regularly on a range of ICT policy development, and human capital issues. His passion is to ensure the use of ICT as a platform for development and empowerment with a focus on youth, career counseling, poverty eradication, education, job creation and entrepreneurship. He seeks to demystify and promote the field of ICT in all areas of life.
He has been Resource person / Guest speaker at Nigeria Computer Society and National Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS) workshops held in different parts of the country. He engages at educational institutions, youth clubs, social and faith based organizations, and has been speaker and member of discussion panels at several national and international ICT, human capital and education events.

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Tony Ajah is a Business Growth Strategist, and the Principal Strategist, TA Strategic Solutions, a Lagos-based firm that provides strategic business development services for budding entrepreneurs.

His ideas are highly sought after by leading Nigerian print media such as Punch Newspaper, Daily Sun, Effective Managers Series- Daily Independent, Financial Standard, Business Day, M2 weekly, BrandWork Nigeria, BrandCrunch, ReguLetter (an international journal), amongst others. Tony has written hundreds of business articles that have been shared on several media platforms around the world both online and off-line.
He is also a seasoned idea strategist, trainer and professional speaker and his voice has been heard in numerous establishments across Nigeria and beyond.

Tony has worked closely with some of the brightest minds in the industry. He is a member of several professional organisations within and outside the country, and also an alumnus on Federal University of Technology Owerri.

Franklin Akinsuyi is the Founding Partner of DataLaws, where he specialises in Information Technology Contract Negotiations, Information Security Law, Data Protection, Electronic Commerce and Identity Theft.

A law graduate, Franklin has a master’s degree in Business Information Technology from Middlesex University where he specialised in secure electronic transactions over the Internet. He also has a masters in Computers and Communications Law from the Centre of Commercial Law Studies (Queen Mary University) UK, specialising in Privacy and Security Laws. Over the past 13 years, he has advised numerous global organisations on how to map their environments information security strategies and practices to meet legislative requirements. He has been a Data Protection consultant for one of the UK’s largest utility companies advising on Data Protection issues. Franklin has also been a Sarbanes-Oxley consultant where he has advised six multinational organisations in different industries on implementing effective internal controls to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. He has considerable experience of Information Technology, business processes and has been involved in the implementation of Global IT projects.

More recently Franklin has been involved in advising how to reduce risks to key e-government systems located in onshore and offshore environments.Franklin has also written Technology Law related articles for the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

Franklin is a member of the Society for Computers and Law; he is also a member of the British Computer Society and course Director at DataLaws.He can be contacted by email at


Gbenga Sesan, an Ashoka Fellow, is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and he serves on the board of Africa Mentor Foundation, African Youth ICT4D Network, Alliance of Change Empowerment Speakers, Digital Divide Network, Global Network for Cybersolution, HiiT Limited, International Young Professionals Foundation, Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre and the World Summit Youth Awards, among others.

Originally trained as an Electronic & Electrical Engineer at Obafemi Awolowo University, ‘Gbenga has completed Executive Education Management Training Programs at Lagos Business School, New York Group for Technology Transfer, Oxford University, Harvard University and Stanford University.

His consulting experience includes assignments completed for numerous institutions, including Microsoft, Harvard University, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Res Publica, Computer Aid International, Heinrich Boll Foundation and the International Telecommunications Union.

Beyond Nigeria, ‘Gbenga has consulted and made presentations in various countries, including Austria, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom and United States. He is a member of the United Nations Committee of eLeaders on Youth and ICT and Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow; and he was Nigeria’s first Information Technology Youth Ambassador. He was the Vice Chair of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s African Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC), voluntary adviser to numerous youth-led nonprofits and pioneer Program Manager of Lagos Digital Village.

In 2006, he was appointed as the youngest member of the Nigerian Presidential Task Force on the Restructuring of the Nigerian Information Technology and Telecommunications Sectors. ‘Gbenga is also an author and regular feature on some of Nigeria’s popular television shows.His new book, In My Own Words, was released on September 9, 2009 (09-09-09) and is available through Amazon,, and Imprimata Publishers.In recognition of his dynamic efforts, ‘Gbenga has been honoured with the 2008 OAU Ife EEESS Distinguished Alumni award, 2008 FGC Idoani Alumni award, 2007 Nigerian Youth Leadership award, 2007 The Future Youth Advocacy award, 2006 International Telecommunications Union YES Scholarship award, 2006 Ondo State Sunshine award, 2006 The Future Best Use of Technology award, 2005 Stockholm Challenge Champion honour, 2004 NiPRO Excellence in Information Technology award, 2003 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) in Nigeria award, 2002 JCI Ten Outstanding Great Ife Alumni (TOGA) award, 2002 Journalists’ Frontier of Technology in Nigeria award, and the 2001 International Telecommunications Union’s African Youth Fellowship award. ‘Gbenga Sesan has been profiled as one of the 35 Icons of ICT in Nigeria and he keeps a personal website at is married to Temilade, a PhD scholar with research interests in Renewable Energy Policy and Implementation for developing economies (especially Nigeria and Kenya).Gbenga is a contributor for,Contact Gbenga on his


Mrs Hadiza Umar hails from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
She holds a bachelors degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Since graduation in 1996, she has worked as a journalist with Today Communications limited, Publishers of TODAY Newspapers as the Woman Editor from1998-2001, (Late Abidina Coomassie); Public Relations Officer of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria from March 2001- September 2002 then moved to National Broadcasting Commission in September 2002- September 2009 when she assumed with National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), to head the Corporate Affairs Unit of the Agency.

She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations -Chartered (NIPR) and Nigerian Institute of Management – Chartered (NIM).Contact: or



Kenneth U.Okereafor. (MSc. Computer Security, BSc. Computer Information Systems, HND Electronic/Telecoms Engineering, IEEE) is a well-experienced Computer Information Systems Security Professional. Chartered through the Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN), he has facilitated numerous computer technology deployments and capacity building initiatives on data security, biometric authentication systems, digital forensics, green computing, access control technologies, cyber terrorism control, application vulnerability analysis, IT risk analysis and mitigation, and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) management.

In addition to being a valedictorian, Kenneth has received national and international awards of IT excellence and enjoys membership of and recognition by, reputable professional bodies and research institutes including:
•    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
•    Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)
•    Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN)
•    Global Network for CyberSolutions (GNC)
•    Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN)
•    Digital Bridge Institute (DBI)
•    United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN-GAID)
•    World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)
•    International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT)
•    Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM)

Kenneth may be reached on NITELKEN@YAHOO.COM


Femi Malomo is a Computer Scientist and Software Developer with over 10 years experience spanning Java, .NET, Embedded as well as Web Technologies.
An avid reader, researcher and astute investor, he is the CEO of TekXtreme Solutions a Lagos based Technology Solutions company. His hobbies include meeting new people, Reading, Video games and Traveling.


Emmanuel Alli (MBA, MMP, BSc, ACIB) was originally a trained and professional banker who later changed his career to become an e-Commerce/Business expert when he travelled to United Kingdom for further career development. His areas of expertise are Affiliate Marketing & Management, Digital Media Buying, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Lead Generation, Video/Email Marketing, e-Marketing Management and Product Development & Management.

Currently, a Director with (Web Hosting Firm), Co-Founder of and as well a Co-Founder/CEO of e-Business Synergy Group, an online media and technology company based in UK and with office in Nigeria that helps SME companies to increase brand awareness, increase sales, promote their services/products via  Internet Marketing Technologies. He is also responsible for the overall management of the segmented business properties listed below that are under e-Business Synergy Group;
• (Nigeria Shopping Comparison)
• (UK Shopping Comparison Site)
• (Voucher Discount Website)
• (Online eBook Search Engine)

Emmanuel is a member of Chartered Institute of Bankers and an alumnus of University of Gloucestershire (United Kingdom); University of Ibadan (Nigeria) and Ago Iwoye University (Nigeria).He is married to Mercy Alli, a successful Independent Distributor with Emmanuel Alli through his email:


Bemgba Nyakuma is currently a Masters Degree student at Technische Universiteit Delft, the Netherlands, where he is studying Sustainable Energy & Technology. He holds a B.Tech (Hons.) degree from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Univeristy, Bauchi. He is a published writer, essayist, blogger, who regularly contributes articles to;,,, and many more. He can be reached on the email;


Ahmed Ahmed Aliyu At the tail end of the nineteenth century my grand parents met and my father was born.My father who I didn’t know passed away through a brief fever in a confluence town (Lokoja) in the middle belt part of Nigeria. My upbringing was a bit above middle class and I was lucky to come in terms with mathematics very early in life.

When I couldn’t study chemical engineering, I opted for computer science in which I got a diploma from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. In the same institution I under studied in a Cisco facility and also got a B .Sc in Economics. I got my MCP, MCDST, and LINUX CERT from a Kolkatan (India) software training facility jointly sponsored by a New York based consultancy firm (Hudson Consultancy), Tathya in India and NEPC in Nigeria, and some few other IT certifications. I am also an occasional columnist in Guardian Newspaper, CommunicationsWeek and some other IT magazines.

I have worked with Aptech World Wide/STPL-Software Technology Park Limited (Nigeria) as a networking instructor/security admin, working on Cisco equipments, and up to this moment I am working as a network security advisor in Sphinx Interactive Solutions coupled with some five years field experience in network support.Contact email address is



Charles Smith is associated with the IT industry for over a decade now. He is a senior consultant with a California based company that offers cloud computing consultation to companies across industries. Charles has vast experience in implementing cloud computing projects and offering consultation to companies in mapping their ways in cloud environment. He has worked long in designing cloud based application development.



Janet  L.Sernack gained her consulting, education, facilitation, training and executive coaching skills, from over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing and retailing and learning and development businesses to Australia’s top 100 companies as Compass Learning Pty Ltd.

She now resides on the Mediterranean Coast, in Israel where she founded an Israeli Start-Up, ImagineNation, which is an imaginative, generative & provocative global learning & development company that allows coaches, managers, leaders and organisations to develop their innovative and entrepreneurial leadership capability through enterprise gamification (The Start-Up Game) innovation labs and online learning programs (The Coach for Innovators ICF CCE Certified Program).

Her websites

Monty Munford is the founder of agency Mob76 that helps companies grow their businesses and to exit; he has 15 years’ experience in the mobile, web and digital sectors.

He writes regularly on mobile, tech, and social for The Economist,Mashable, TechCrunch, the Huffington Post, Wired UK and has a weekly column for UK broadsheet-The Telegraph.

He talks regularly on the BBC World Service and at global events covering Mobile and Digital, and he was previously a Bollywood actor in India. At his previous company commercial role at mobile game publisher Player X,they failed the game-Angry Birds,but that’s another story..

Connect with Monty on LinkedIn ,follow @montymunford on twitter.His website is