Here is the complete agenda for Techpoint Inspired 2019

May 24, 2019
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Techpoint Inspired 2019 -- West Africa's largest tech conference -- is scheduled to hold on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at the Pistis Conference Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. If you are yet to register, it's not too late to get on board.

Get an offline copy of this agenda here.

As we promised, we are doing things differently on this third edition of Techpoint Inspired. This year, we will kick-off things with highly engaging keynote sessions and then breakout into focused workshops.

The workshops will be centred around the Future of Work, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.



Keynote sessions  

[9:00 - 9:05 AM] Opening remarks  

Adewale Yusuf
Founder & CEO, Techpoint Africa

[9:05 - 9:20 AM] Building Infrastructure to enable tech development in Africa
Funke Opeke
Founder & CEO, MainOne

[9:20 - 9:35 AM] Leveraging the potential and opportunities for 5G in Africa
Prof. Maziar Nekovee
Professor, Engineering & Design, Sussex University, UK

[9:35 - 9:50 AM] The future of the Banking Experience
Rolayo Akhigbe
Divisional Head, Transaction Banking, FCMB

[9:50 - 10:05 AM] A model for educating Africa’s future
Seni Sulyman
Vice President, Global Operations, Andela

[10:05 - 10:15 AM] DEMO

[10:15 - 10:30 AM] Nigeria’s off-grid energy revolution: Challenges & opportunities
Dr. Wiebe Boer
CEO, All On

[10:30 - 10:40 AM] DEMO

[10:40 - 10:55 AM] The Future: Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property rights
Ngozi Aderibigbe
Sector Head, Technology, Media & Entertainment, Jackson, Etti & Edu

[10:55 - 11:10 AM] Combating Africa’s fake drug problem with Artificial Intelligence
Adebayo Alonge
Co-founder/CEO, RxAll Inc. USA

[11:10 - 11:25 AM] Design Thinking for Africa’s future
Bosun Tijani
Co-founder/CEO, Co-creation Hub

[11:25- 11:45 AM] BREAK (20 minutes)


Workshops are one of the most important components of Techpoint Inspired 2019. They are deep dives into some keynotes given at the main stage, involving mixed-format sessions i.e Q&A, fireside chats, presentations, debates.

The workshops at Techpoint Inspired are broken into 3 categories:

  • The Future of Work
  • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

All 3 workshops will take place simultaneously

Workshop (The Future of Work)


The Future of Work: Realities, misconceptions and doubts (11:45 - 12:00 PM)
Muyiwa Matuluko
Co-founder/Editor-in-Chief, Techpoint Africa.

What the future actually looks like (12:00 - 12:15 PM)
A compiled visual aggregation of futuristic jobs, new trends and shifts in current careers

Q&A (12:15 - 12:25 PM)

Panel Session: Technology and the 21st century work culture (12:25 - 1:05 PM)
Moderated by Lehlé Baldé, Editor, Business Day CEO magazine


  • Deremi Atanda, Executive Director, SystemSpecs
  • Francesca Uriri, Head of Communications for West Africa, Uber
  • Elizabeth Okonji, Chief People Officer, Renmoney
  • Juliet Oshagbemi, Head of Dangote Academy

DEMO (1:05 - 12:15 PM)

BREAK (20 minutes)


Skills and the jobs of the future: The blueprint for the inclusive growth of Africa's youth (1:35 - 1:55 PM)
Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji   
CEO, Rise Networks

How the educational system can prepare African students for the Future of Work (1:55 - 2:05 PM)
Annie Essienette
Executive Director of Marketing and Strategy, MCF

DEMO (2:05 - 12:15 PM)


“How I leveraged the future of work” (Live experiences) 2:15 - 3:10 PM

Confirmed speakers:

Roundtable discussion/Q&A (3:10)

Workshop (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics)


AI, Robotics and Machine Learning: A foundational understanding (11:45 - 12:10 PM)
Bayo Adekanmbi
Convener, Data Science Nigeria/CTO, MTN Nigeria

How AI and Machine Learning can help security and verification (12:10 - 12:30 PM)
Wale Akanbi
CTO, Aella Credit

Q&A (12:30 - 12:40 PM)

DEMO (12:40 - 12:50 PM)

BREAK (20 minutes)


Getting started with AI and ML: A beginner’s and career guide (1:10 - 1:45 PM)
Robert John
Data Science Officer, EnterFive/Google-certified Machine Learning expert

DEMO (1:45 - 2:05 PM)



Roundtable discussion/Q&A (2:15)

Workshop (Blockchain & Cryptocurrency)


Misconceptions about blockchain and cryptocurrency (11:45 - 12:00 PM)
Samuel Benedict Ogbonnaya
CEO, Satowallet/Lead blockchain developer, Blockchain Tech Hub

Understanding blockchain: Leveraging a future technology (12:00 - 12:15 PM)
Daniel Bloch
Co-founder and CEO, Seso Global

Smart contracts and the law (12:15 - 12:30 PM)
Senator Iyere Ihenyen
Lead Partner, Infusion Lawyers

Blockchain and good governance (12:30 - 12:45 PM)
Paul Ezeafulukwe
President, Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SIBAN

Q&A (12:45 - 1:10 PM)

BREAK(20 minutes)


Cryptocurrency 101 (1:30 - 1:45 PM)
Chris Ani
CEO, Digital Abundance

“My cryptocurrency story”  1:45 - 2:10 PM

Cryptocurrency Trading (2:10 - 2:25 PM)
Owenize Woghiren-Odia
Country Manager (Nigeria), Luno

Crowdfunding (ICOs, IEO, ITO etc): Leveraging crypto for fundraising (2:25 - 2:40 PM)
Tega Abikure
Managing Partner & CEO, Kurefund


Regulation of cryptocurrency in Africa (2:40 - 2:50 PM)
Lucky Uwakwe
Founder, SaBi/COO, Blockchain Solutions Limited

Roundtable discussion/Q&A (2:50 PM).

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