James Agada is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Plc. James Agadais a highly innovative and versatile technology expert. He holds both a First Class Degree and a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering, with specialization in Digital Systems, from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He also holds an MBA from the International Graduate School of Management (IESE), Navara, Spain.
James has vast experience in consulting, software development, implementation and support. He was pro term president, Lagos Chapter of the Nigeria Computer Society, and was conferred with the “Titans of Tech Merit Award” in 2013, by Technology Africa. Prior to his appointment as the Company’s MD/CEO, James Agada was the Chief Technology Officer of the Company and was also in charge of the Company’s Research and Development unit. He was also the Executive Director overseeing the Company’s former software division, ExpertEdge. He is an ardent reader of all forms of literature, always seeking for best methods of applying technology to enable growth.
Olayinka Oni joined Sterling Bank Plc as Chief Information Officer in February 2016, where he is spearheading the Technology Transformation to actualize its brand promise of becoming "the one-customer bank"
A journey to deliver the most personalized, customer-centric and everyday digital bank.
Before joining Sterling Bank, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Nigeria, the CIO/GM IT & Operations at Wema Bank Plc, the CIO/Vice-President Information Technology at First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Plc. where he provided executive leadership and strategic oversight for FCMB Group’s enterprise technology function. At FCMB he spear-headed the IT transformation of the bank including championing the technology integration of the 3banks (Cooperative Development Bank, Midas Bank and Nigerian American Bank) acquired by FCMB in 2005, the Core Banking migration and disaster recovery site deployment amongst others. He also managed the rapid growth of the Bank’s branches from just 26 in 2005 to over 150 by 2007.
As CIO of FCMB, Olayinka won the maiden Microsoft Enterprise Technology Adoption Award in 2008, whilst his team won the Microsoft Business Transformation Award for Cost Reduction through Technology in 2009. He an Experienced Manager with the Nigerian practice at Accenture- a global management consulting firm. Olayinka is a graduate of Agric Economics from the University of Ilorin, an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB), a Certified IT Business Manager, a Certified Disaster Recovery Professional, a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for IT (FBSC), and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).His domain expertise includes solutions engineering, Program Management, Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance.
Uche Val Obi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is the Managing Partner of Alliance Law Firm and the immediate past Chairman of the Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA). He is a non – executive board member of the Nigerian Investors Protection Fund (NIPF) of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
He is a notable litigator and arbitrator on Media law and has been on the Dispute Resolution Panel of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), a member of the SEC Committee on the Introduction of e-Dividend in Nigeria. He regularly advises a number of local and international ICT entities ranging from media claims and liabilities, cyber crimes, intellectual property, structured financing and capital raising, data protection, compliance, and Doing Business advisory. He has also successfully handled related civil claims including a N50 Billion class action instituted by users of ATMs against a number of Banks in Nigeria. His latest book Class Actions in Nigeria is the only Nigerian full size textbook on class action in Nigeria.
He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Lagos, a Master of Business Administration from ATBU, and is an alumnus of the Harvard Executive Business School Boston, USA, and is a Fullbright Fellow of the Rotary International.
A consummate Information System Security and Fraud expert with a sound background in all aspects of computing (Programming, Networking, Database and IS Audit) and experience with multinationals and indigenous companies. An avid reader with over 7 international certifications in Security, IS Audits and Fraud examination. Including but not limited to CISSP, CISA, CEH, CFE, PRINCE2.
Olufemi Fadairo is currently the Head, Information System Security & Fraud Management at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems PLC (NIBSS) and has a master in Master of Science (MSc), Computer Science (University of Illorin)
Chidi has over 16 years of active experience in the Telecom/IT services industry, and the Oil & Gas industry. He is a senior business executive with a clear understanding of technology and business objective alignment. He's had direct involvement in strategic business planning that has delivered cutting edge technology and business value in Nigeria and beyond.
His passion and commitment to excellence has led him to seek greater significance as a speaker/facilitator touching on issues such as mentorship, career development, and information security. His very practical style of delivery leaves his audiences greatly inspired. He is a member of the Alliance for Change Empowerment Speakers (ACES) and has an MBA from the prestigious Lagos Business School.
Adeyemi Ademiluyi is a certified information security consultant with strong technical experiences in Systems and network implementations, Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, Information security audit, incident response, forensic Investigations, control systems security and assessment, infrastructure revamping and Cyber security. Apart from technical competencies, he also has sound knowledge of international best practices for implementing and accessing management systems and payment card security standards such as ISO 27001, ISO 22301, PCIDSS to mention a few.
Adeyemi Ademiluyi has over 15 years of experience in the ICT industry and passion for Cyber security, holds certificates in managing Cyber Security from DeVry University, New York , CCNA, CEH, CCNSP, GPCSP, GPCSC, CCSP, C-WAST, CISC, CPH NxG, CPFA and ISO 22301 Lead Auditor. He is also author of My Computer & I and The Internet & YOU.
Adeyemi Ademiluyi is a graduate of University of Lagos and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology where he completed his MBA. Also an alumni student of Institute of Information Security, Mumbai India.
Over 14 years experience in the IT and information security arena, but have spent the better part of the last few years exploring the
security issues faced by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Financial Transaction Systems (FTS).
I have mostly presented the outcome of my research work at several conferences; including the office of the NSA, CBN, ISSAN, CCIBN, CIBN, EFCC, NSE, EPPAN as well as the executive council members and top management of most financial institutions in Nigeria. I serve in an advisory capacity to the Nigerian eFraud Forum (NeFF) an industry wide initiative of the CBN.
In addition to serving as adviser to organisations from diverse industries as finance, manufacturing, oil and gas, telecoms as well as State and Federal Government Agencies, I also regularly deliver topical cyber security expositions to representatives of the National Assembly, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) through the annual Hacker Counterintelligence Program (HACOP) where I was involved as a resident consultant for a couple of years.
Mr. Rex is the CEO of FPG Technologies & Solutions Ltd; A Systems Integrator Company into Private Cloud, IT Security, Mobile & Infrastructure Solutions and Services. He has also worked in Netapp for Nigeria & Ghana, IBM and Computer Warehouse Group. A trained Engineer, he is an ITIL, Project Management and Sales Professional with over 18 years experience in system engineering, solutions design & architecting, service management, IT Management and Leadership. He strongly believes that technology should aid the quality of live and good governance
Professor Ayo C. K. holds a B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D in Computer Science. He was the Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, between 2012 and 2016. He was the pioneer Head of Computer and Information Sciences Department as well as the pioneer Director, Academic Planning Unit of the University. His research interests include: Mobile computing, Internet programming, e-Business, e-Government and Software Engineering.
He is a member of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), and Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN). Similarly, he is professionally certified in CISCO and Microsoft products. Prof. Ayo is a member of a number of international research bodies such as the Centre for Business Information, Organization and Process Management (BIOPoM), University of Westminster, London; the Review Committee of the European Conference on E-Government (ECEG); the programme committee, IADIS Information Systems; the Editorial Board, Journal of Information and communication Technology for Human Development (IJICTHD), the Editorial Board, International Journal of Scientific Research in Education (IJSRE) and the Editorial Board, African Journal of Business Management amongst others. Furthermore, Prof.
Ayo was an External Examiner to a number of Nigerian universities at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levelsHe has supervised about 200 postgraduate projects at Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Ph.D levels, and he has several publications in scholarly journals and conferences. Professor Charles Ayo is a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in 2012 and an awardee of Ford Foundation Teaching Innovations Award in 2009.
Harrison Nnaji is a seasoned multiple award-winning network and security infrastructure practitioner, an avid reader with over a decade of exceptional mix of experience and skills in applications and network security, cloud computing, cyber security, regulatory compliance, Inter-networking, customer expectations management, IT Governance and processes, project and people management, presales and general IT operations.
He is currently the Head of IT Enterprise Security for United Bank for Africa Plc where he oversees the implementation of processes and technology driven solutions to monitor, prevent and respond to threats to data and information assets of the Bank. Prior to that, he had worked for IBM, Airtel, RedingtonGulf and iTECO Nigeria Ltd where he played operational and strategic roles.
He has a B.Engin Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri; Masters in Project Management from University of Lagos and over 20 industry-rated certifications including CISSP, CISM, CCSP, MoR, TOGAF9, CEH, ISO 20000 Implementer.
Lazarus Ikechukwu is a General Manager and currently a Regional Bank Head in charge of a team for Business and Products development at Fidelity Bank. He was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) / Divisional Head of Information Technology for Fidelity Bank Plc. He has managed several departments in the Information Technology Division of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. between 1999 and 2005, some of which are: Wide Area Network, Information Security, Data Centre and Enterprise Support Services, amongst others.
He is a Professional member of Nigerian Computing Society (NCS), Honorary Senior Member, Chattered Institute of Bankers (HCIB) of Nigeria, Member Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) and Member Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Lazarus Ikechukwu Okolie has a B. Engr. (Computer Sci. and Engineering), M.Sc. Comp. Sci., Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified ISO/IEC27001:2005 Lead Implementer (LI) and Lead Auditor (LA), EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), EC-Council’s Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
Ayo is a seasoned IT Security Analyst with extensive experience in using Technology to solve business problems. He has been an Information Technology practitioner, deploying, managing, securing and supporting IT infrastructure for over 15 years, and is comfortable working on LINUX, Windows as well as Mac Operating System platforms.
His vast hands-on experience is as a result of having worked on a lot of projects spanning Vulnerability Management & IT Security Assessment, network planning/deployment, servers hardware deployment, IT Security consulting, web servers deployment/administration, etc., as well as having served in roles such as mail server administrator, systems and network administrator, etc.
Ayo holds several certifications including CEH, EDRP, ECSA, Security+, CIW Security Analyst, CHFI, etc. He also holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria.
Adebayo Mofehintoluwa Deborah is an Information Security Trainer, Vulnerability Assessor, and Pen Test & Forensics Expert. Her work mainly focuses on conducting Security Training, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing. She is well‐versed with the OWASP, WASC, OSSTMM, ISO 27001:2005 and PCI Standards. She attended various security events such as Null (Mumbai Chapter), Cyberinfocts Security Community, Securex Nigeria, OWASP Lagos etc. Her technical abilities span a very wide range of technologies across networks, operating systems, databases, web servers, and applications; however her specialization is Applications security, Reverse Engineering, Malware Analysis, Wireless Security and more Research and Developments. She has a Process Oriented attitude towards her accomplishments, because security is not just about tools, it involves an in-depth understanding of the processes involved; not just technical, but personal as well as business related.
Adebayo Mofehintoluwa Deborah graduated from Chandra Mohan Jha CMJ University in 2012 with a Bachelor in Computer Science. She was Certified as an Information Security Consultant, Professional Hacker, Forensics Investigator from Institute of Information Security Mumbai in 2012. She was certified in Secure Software from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Usa in Nov 2014
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