GE, AfDB, Others for Innovation Conference


Nume Ekeghe
GE, SAP, IFC, Microsoft, AfDB, Others are set to participate in the maiden conference of TheNerve Africa conference slated for the 16th of November.

Organisers of the conference said the theme, “Make Innovation Happen”, was carefully chosen to draw the attention of the global media to undocumented innovative projects currently happening on the African continent.

The Nerve Africa is partnering with the Lagos Business School as its knowledge partners to embark on an editorial journey expected to see the media company document and provide coverage of enterprise innovation within Africa.

This process would kick off officially with The Emergent Continent Conference in November 2016.

According to a statement, senior executives, investors, venture capitalists and Innovators from the World’s leading tech, media and finance organisations will be participating and showcasing at the conference. They include GE, SAP, Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, Google Nigeria, Olam, African Development Bank (AfDB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Federal Ministry of Agriculture, AXA Mansard, to name a few.

“Speakers confirmed for the event include Dr Ousmane Dore, Country Director AfDB; Kola Masha, CEO of Doreo Partners; Tanya Spencer, MD Digital Solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa, GE; Lexi Novitske, Principal Investment Officer, Singularity Investments; Wale Ayeni, International Finance Corporation; Wiebe Boer, Boston Consulting Group; Oloruntoye Aderinola, Solutions manger, business analytics at SAP.

“Also confirmed to speak are Ada Osakwe, CEO Agrolay Ventures; Chris Shultz, Launchpad USA; Anne Driscoll, Christopher Okeke, and others. This conference is open to anyone interested in the future of the African continent and how we can all strategically position ourselves for the century of innovation, or what renowned Economist and Founder of the World Economic Forum, Prof Klaus Schwab, has described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” it added.