NCC, NITDA, Union Bank, Microsoft, Omnibiz, Nexford University and others throw weight behind Nigeria Innovation Summit 2022


The Nigeria Innovation Summit (NIS) 2022, the hybrid edition, scheduled to run from Tuesday, October 4 to Saturday, October 8, 2022, has received support from critical industry players.

The Nigeria Innovation Summit, in its 7th year, is an annual event that brings together stakeholders from different sectors of the Nigerian economy, governments, investors, policy makers and players in the technology and business ecosystem. innovation to discuss innovative ideas, trends and opportunities to innovate solutions that solve unique challenges in Nigeria and the African continent as a whole.

In previous editions over the past seven years, the Nigeria Innovation Summit (NIS) has attracted over 7,000 delegates, 140 speakers and panelists, 60 research institutions and centers, 950 companies and organizations, 50 higher education institutions and centers research, 25 government departments and agencies. , delegates from 30 states of the federation, more than 100 sponsors and partners, 30 countries present, more than 70 winners of innovation awards and numerous media coverage and mentions.

According to the organisers, participating partner organizations include Microsoft, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Union Bank, Omnibiz, Nexford University, AFEX, IdentityPass, PwC and others.

The Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, and the CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, are tasked to deliver keynote speeches.

Attendees should expect introductions from actor and content creator, Debo Adedayo, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni; Deepankar Rustagi, Founder, OmniBiz Africa; Ayodeji Balogun, CEO of AFEX; Ruth Iselema, Founder and CEO of Bitmama Inc.; Kenneth Okolie, CEO of SYNLAB Nigeria; Chibuike Goodnews, CEO of Dochase Adx; Favor Chisimdi, Founder of the Empress’ Language Services.

Other keynote speakers are Greene Apaokagi Maryam (Taaooma), a comedian and content creator; Lanre Ogungbe, CEO of IdentityPass; Folake Owodunni, CEO and Co-Founder, Emergency Response Africa; Rémi Dada, CEO of Spacefinish; Abimbola Adebakin, Founder/CEO, Advantage Health Africa; Mark Slade, co-founder of LCNL & Jara Beach Resort; Frances Aborigho, founder of Sh’Emerge; Uzor Ugoala, an award-winning creative artist and photographer; Oluchi Enebeli, Blockchain Engineer; Akoh Ochai, Head of Channels, Digital and Innovation at Union Bank Nigeria; Peter Oluka, founder of, Wole Ayodele, CEO of Fincra, and others.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Grace Akinosun, Director of Partners and Events at Nigeria Innovation Summit said “Nigeria Innovation Week 2022 sets a different tone compared to previous years. The award ceremony and the gala evening, for example, will be unique and memorable.

We will recognize companies, organizations, institutions and individuals who have embraced innovation to move Nigeria forward through their work.

And for the first time, we would pay tribute to people who present creative and innovative works in the fields of technology, art and entertainment.

In his commentary, NIS Program Director Mr. Tony Ajah said “This year’s Summit will be unique. Apart from being a week-long program with the introduction of Nigeria Innovations Experience Talks (NiX Talks) featuring innovators in different areas and subsets of the Nigerian economy who would showcase their innovations, there is the novel Innovation Tour to highly innovative organizations and experience centers to deepen the conversation and relationship with those who bring true innovation and disruption to the Nigerian innovation ecosystem. We would also have expert opinions on emerging technologies and the unveiling of new technologies”.

Participation is free; however, you must register here. This year’s event will see over 2,000 delegates participate offline and online across the globe. The big event takes place on Saturday October 8 at the Oriental Hotel Lagos.

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