Kenneth Ndukaku Omeruo is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media, the co-coordinator of Nigeria Innovation Summit and the Executive Director of African Innovation Academy.He is a member of ISPIM – International Society for Professional Innovation Management,European Alliance for Innovation 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 Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth.
His articles are well published online and offline.Kenneth has been 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 also 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.
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.”
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.He is a Director at African Innovation and Entrepreneurship Academy.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.
Arlene Marom is the Founder of Israel Startup Network and Tech River – a consultancy firm that provides services for Israeli high tech companies.Prior to moving to Israel, Arlene was the Managing Editor of two publications in the field of construction – The Florida Contractor & Builder and The Pan American Trader. Since 1995, she has been involved with high tech startups in Israel’s Silicon Wadi. As Director of Tech River, Arlene creates sophisticated marketing and business content and works with clientson business development projects. In 2008, she established and became the volunteer organizer of IsraelStartupNetwork, a group on Meetup.com with around 5000 members. She organizes events, provides updates about various local and global opportunities, and tweets and blogs about Israeli startups. Arlene 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.
Janet Sernack ‘s area of expertise is in developing innovation enterprise cultures, leader’s coaches and teams.She partners with clients to co-create innovation agility through aligning strategy people systems and technology.Focusing on igniting and harnessing people’s collective genius by enabling them to be different, think and act differently to make the difference they want to make in the world in ways that people value and cherish.Janet has 28 years of experience consulting and leading culture development, change management, leadership and top team education interventions to some of Australasia’s and Israel’s top 100 companies.She is an innovator, entrepreneur, ICF accredited ACC executive coach and corporate educator She brings to her work a depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, experience as well as deep inner wisdom. This includes a fresh, pragmatic, lean and agile perspective towards individual and corporate learning in ways that embrace emergence processes, improve consciousness, and are systemic. Her previous roles included being a senior consultant at Corporate Vision, Australia’s first culture change and leadership consultancy, and ultimately became the CEO of her Australian based learning and development company, Compass Learning Pty Ltd http://www.compasslearning.com.au/In 2010 she relocated to the Middle East and joined the Start-Up Revolution and founded ImagineNation ™ http://www.imaginenation.com.au- a generative and provocative global enterprise innovation education company that provides innovation e-learning programs,experiential and agile learning events and culture transformation projects to enable people,teams and corporations to strategically and systemically develop an internal capability to solve problems and create innovation agility.
Professor Michael Adeyeye Oshin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sheridan College, Australia. He served as a software engineer for The Serval Project at Flinders University, before joining Sheridan College. He worked as a Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa and a Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he earned his second Master and Ph.D. degrees, before moving to Australia. He also carries out his other academic (professorial/fellowship) duties at the University of Namibia and the University of Zululand.
He has published extensively in the academia, supervised a number of postgraduate students/projects and delivered speeches on various topics across the globe. He served as the Lead Developer and Project Coordinator for new IT systems at the US Embassy in Nigeria and has also been a software consultant for the Mozilla Corporation since 2008.
His research interests include business informatics, telephony/sensor technology and Next Generation Network (NGN) services. He is a Member of the IEEE and a sustaining member of the Internet Society, to mention a few. He now works on an European Union smart city research project at the University of Montpellier, France.