SystemSpecs, Africa’s leading financial and human capital technology giant, unveiled the notable individuals who will serve as judges in its upcoming Children’s Day Essay Competition. Here are some of the judges selected to preside over the contest.
The Chief Transformation Officer at MTN Nigeria, Bayo Adekanmbi also serves as the chairman of Data Science Nigeria, a non-profit that seeks to build a local AI-led ecosystem that will position Nigeria as a global outsourcing center for Big Data projects.
Currently, he leads the team that proactively introduces specific measures to help accelerate the company’s business performance and innovations. Before then, he was the company’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer.
A lawyer and a techpreneur by profession, Jumoke Lawoyin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lucy.ng, Nigeria’s leading online gift store.
Having graduated from the University of Ibadan and the University of London, she’s in charge of procurement, research, business development, management, and critical thinking to drive day-to-day operations at Lucy.ng.
Emeka Okoye is the Chief Semantic Architect and Knowledge Engineer at Cymantiks Nigeria.
He helps governments, private organizations and cities become smarter by using semantic technology to harness their data and information assets through contextual data modeling, knowledge representation, and ontology engineering to exploit the opportunities possessed by data, AI, and analytics for digital transformation.
In 2012, he was listed among the top Global 20 Mobile Commerce, Payments, Banking and Money influencers in Social Media; and 20 Most Influential Technology People in Africa in 2013.
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr.
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. is a technology entrepreneur, Co-founder, GoDoHub.org, and Director, Founder Institute, Lagos. He is also a multi-award-winning media professional visible in some of Nigeria’s most respected broadcast, print, and digital platforms.
CFA is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and professionals connect the dots using digital technology to either grow their businesses and advance their careers. Being an active player in Africa’s tech space, he volunteers for several not-for-profit organizations as a way of giving back to society.
Funmi Oyatogun is the founder of TVP Adventures, a travel company where she designs travel packages, tourism master plans, games, and animated videos to help people travel better! Dubbed ‘Africa’s Most Adventurous Woman’, she is redefining experiences that not only improve the way people travel but satisfy their curiosity about the world.
A consummate storyteller, she creates digital content, games, and micro-documentaries to help deepen world exploration for travelers. In addition to providing services to over 3,000 clients, Funmi has also designed functional and profitable tourism strategies for various African countries including Nigeria, Rwanda, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
Abubakar Idris is an analytical and data-driven journalist with an adept understanding of the Nigerian digital economy and sustainable development. He’s committed to researching, reporting, and analyzing technology companies and tech-enabled businesses, potential target markets, and the role of innovation for the African environment.
Wale Fatade is a seasoned journalist and editor at The Conversation. He was formerly a reporter and editor with three newspapers in Nigeria for 22 years and has briefly ventured into the development sector with some international agencies.
A graduate of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Ford Foundation International Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, Wale is a recipient of the Nigeria Media Merit Award.
Other judges include Jide Ayegbusi, a social entrepreneur and founder of the edtech platform, Edusko; Ayodele Arowosegbe, media consultant and author; Abubakar Idris, financial and tech journalist; Dr. Hafis Bello, co-founder of LeedsNG; Dewale Otolorin, UK-based IT Governance, risk and control advisor; Adedoyin Jaiyesinmi, Chief Communications Consultant at The Comms Avenue; Olo Egbokhare, health law and bioethics enthusiast; and Ifeoluwa Ogunfuwa, tech content provider of repute and returning judge of the competition.
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