Meet the Speakers at the 2019 GUIDE Business and Career Development Tools (Full Schedule Of Event Inside)

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EVENT DETAILS
Date
17th-18th October 2019
Venue
The Wings Complex, Ozumba Mbadiwe drive, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact
+234 809 066 0645
Email
admin@idanng.org

The 2019 GUIDE Business and Career Development Tools has an interesting line-up of speakers who will be discussing topics on law, finance, tax, health and wellness and the roles they play in obtaining “freedom to design”.

Taking place on the 17th and 18th of October, 2019 at the Wings Complex Lagos, Nigeria, the event presents a great opportunity for design professionals and service providers in the built environment to network and educate themselves on development and business tools, needed in preserving their design integrity and furthering their careers and businesses.

Meet the Speakers,

HAMZAT AYODELE SUBAIR

SPEAKING ON – TAX FREEDOM: “HOW TO DO IT RIGHT”

Hamzat Ayodele Subair obtained his first degree as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Metropolitan University of Manchester (formerly Manchester Polytechnic), England in 1982. He subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Lagos.

He started his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1982. His portfolio of clients cut across various sectors and industries including private, government, and non-government organizations. In 1987 he joined Hamzat Subair, Folami & Co (Chartered Accountants) as Manager and later became the managing partner. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

MRS. BISI LAMIKANRA

SPEAKING ON – THE VALUE GAME: “HOW TO WIN IT”

Bisi is a Partner and Head of Advisory Services of KPMG in Nigeria and doubles as the head of the financial services sector across Africa. Bisi has garnered over 35 years of professional experience that spans diverse industries and sectors of the economy including financial services.

She has provided business advisory services for various public and private sector clients within Nigeria, Africa and globally and has led several advisory projects in the financial services space, majorly in the banking sector and for other financial services entities on strategy advisory, corporate planning, enterprise-wide transformation, business integration, customer service delivery improvement and transformation, retail and wholesale banking repositioning, etc.

MR. BABASOLA ALOKOLARO

SPEAKING ON – LAW: “HOW IMPORTANT IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS”

Babasola Alokolaro is the Managing Partner at the New Practice (TNP). He stud­ied law at War­wick and grad­u­ated in 1997. Sub­se­quently, he got LLM in In­ter­na­tional Com­mer­cial & Busi­ness Law from the Univer­sity of East Anglia, Nor­wich in 1998.

Be­fore start­ing TNP with his part­ners, he worked at Chief Ro­timi Williams’ Cham­bers and Aluko & Oye­bode. He also had a stint in public service between 2007 and 2011, where he served as the first general counsel to the Governor of Lagos state

LAILA ST. MATTHEW-DANIEL

SPEAKING ON – HEALTH: “EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AND WORK LIFE BALANCE

Laila St. Matthew-Daniel (Dr.hc)  is an internationally recognized Personal Growth & Transformational Coach, Writer, TEDx Speaker, Emotions Coach, Executive’s Coach and Leadership Trainer with a passion to help connect people to their purpose and therefore perform optimal in their career and their personal lives.

As the CEO of Jacinta’s, a Re-Engineering Firm for productivity and optimal performance.  She uses her background in administration, psychology, behavioral science, NLP and Clarity Coaching to improve the performance of organizations to impact on their ROI.

Meet the panelists and moderators

MODERATOR – STEPHEN AKAI

TOPIC – COLOURING WITHIN THE LINES: IS THE SKY TRULY YOUR LIMIT?

Stephen Akai is the creative director and Co-Founder of Urban Kraft studios (global) with a passion for lifestyle and innovative designs.  An Electronics Engineering graduate from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. With 6 years work experience as a project manager for a facade company and later a degree in Product & Facade design from TUNATECH Research & Development center, Istanbul, Turkey.

As a product designer, he is inspired by his Environment (People, Culture and time).    Stephen is a strategic artist with an unrivaled enthusiasm and passion for designing. A designer who is changing the design ideology by offering the society stylish, timeless, innovative products and Spaces; Residential, Commercial or Hospitality. d Personal Growth & Transformational Coach, Writer, TEDx Speaker, Emotions Coach, Executive’s Coach and Leadership Trainer with a passion to help connect people to their purpose and therefore perform optimal in their career and their personal lives.

PANELIST – BOLAJI EDU

TOPIC – COLOURING WITHIN THE LINES: IS THE SKY TRULY YOUR LIMIT?

Real estate professional with experience in U.K. and Africa. Skilled in Real Estate Asset and Fund Management as well as Real Estate Valuations and Appraisal. Strong business development skills. Graduated from The University of Hull with a Degree in Economics and Business Economics.

As Broll Nigeria CEO, Bolaji is Responsible for leading the Broll business in Nigeria. He leads a profitable full service real estate business with revenues of over $2m. Responsible for the Businesses strategy, transformation and development.

PANELIST – SANDRA OYEWOLE

TOPIC – COLOURING WITHIN THE LINES: IS THE SKY TRULY YOUR LIMIT?

Sandra Oyewole is a Partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP and leads the Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Sandra provides legal services on a multitude of issues in various sectors and industries. She has guided the growth of the Firm’s practices in advertising, brand protection, employment and global mobility, entertainment, estate planning, hospitality, information technology, intellectual property, media and sports.

With her intellectual property background, Sandra has helped to establish the firm’s technology practice. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in Nigeria’s creative and innovative industries, regularly structuring deals and providing legal, business and regulatory advice. She is often invited to speak at seminars and workshops in and outside Nigeria on matters pertaining to chain of title, intellectual property, Nigeria’s creative industry and digital technology. Sandra is committed to the creation of structure within the creative and innovative industries and this includes the strengthening of Nigeria’s anti-piracy and intellectual property laws and policies.

PANELIST – SULAIMAN BALOGUN

TOPIC – COLOURING WITHIN THE LINES: IS THE SKY TRULY YOUR LIMIT?

Sulaiman Balogun is the Chief Business Officer and Co-founder of PropertyPro.ng, formerly ToLet.com.ng. An online property classified space that was established in 2012 and since then, it has remained Nigeria’s No 1 property listing market leader with remarkable achievement. The company acquired Jumia House in 2017 to secure the apex of the market.

Sulaiman is a graduate of Law from the reputable Obafemi Awolowo University and having been called to bar at the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, he went further to obtain Master of Laws (LLM) in International Commercial Law from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. He worked briefly in reputable law firms before he co-founded PropertyPro.ng. His career benefited from a wide range of exposure and international best practice with a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion for excellence.

MODERATOR – OMON ANENIH-MORDI

TOPIC – LIVING YOUR BEST CREATIVE LIFE

Omon Anenih Mordi (OAM) is the founder and creative vision behind the award-winning Blue Mahogany interior design. She serves as the current President of IDAN (the Interior Designers Association of Nigeria), Associate of BIID (the British Institute of Interior Design) and IIDA (the International Interior Design Association). 

Omon has collected significant inspiration from across the globe throughout her education and travels. Designer by day, Omon’s pleasure pursuits include food, travel, writing and experiencing beautiful things and places. She has run a design business for 14 years and sometimes describes herself simply as an awesome unicorn guru.

PANELIST – SOLANKE OYEDIRAN

TOPIC – LIVING YOUR BEST CREATIVE LIFE

Mr. Solanke Oyediran is the Executive Director (Operations) of Scib Nigeria & Co. Ltd. one of the leading insurance and reinsurance brokerage companies. Mr. Ogunlana holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and History from University College, London, University of London and Master of Science Degree in Insurance and Risk Management from City University Business School, London. 

He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK. Solanke has over 20 years experience both in the International and the Nigerian Insurance Market with a focus on Oil & Gas/Power Energy and Reinsurance. He is married with children.

PANELIST – DR. TOKE OKE

TOPIC – LIVING YOUR BEST CREATIVE LIFE

Dr. Toke Oke is a Consultant Family Physician, and the Medical Director at Brookside Medical Practice, private family clinic. She attained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in 2000 and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom. She has additional qualifications in women’s health and family planning. 

Dr. Toke Oke is passionate about changing the face of healthcare in Nigeria and is also involved in the training and mentoring of junior doctors. She works closely with Cocoon Healthcare Concierge providing bespoke primary care services for our clients.

PANELIST – DR. GBONJUBOLA BABALOLA-ABIRI

TOPIC– LIVING YOUR BEST CREATIVE LIFE

Dr. Gbonjubola Babalola is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Managerial Psychologist, and the C.E.O of Redi-Med Consulting Services (a Medical Consultancy firm). She is a co-author of the book Mental Health in the Workplace. She has received trainings from the King’s College London, the University of Washington and the prestigious Harvard University, Boston USA. Passionate about research in child and adolescent forensic, women’s mental health, and occupational mental health, Gbonjubola is a Mental Health advocate and influencer who is driven by the holistic view to health, and as such is a regular voice on various print, electronic media and public programs.

She also uses her knowledge in Psychiatry and Psychology to influence and maximize effectiveness and productivity in the workplace via the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Dr. Babalola regularly attends both local and international conferences where she presents findings from local research in her field on a global scale. She volunteers with the Adorable Foundation International (an NGO against drug abuse), the Pastor Bimbo Odukoya (PBO) Foundation and the Live-well Initiative. She also functions on the Global Advisory Council of Joy,Inc! She is a Fellow of the West Africa College of Physicians (FWACP), a member of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN), the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA). She consults at Synapse Psychological Services, a health and wellness center dealing with psychological, behavioural, and mental health related issues.

MODERATOR –  OBIDA OBIOHA

TOPIC – OUTSOURCE YOUR BUSINESS

Obida Obioha was trained in Italy, has a Masters in Interior Design and a Diploma in Product Design. He has a sharp eye for design that works. Inspired by both European modernity and African character, he mixes clean and contemporary lines with a warm African touch.

The firm’s objective is not only to deliver beautiful design, but also seek to deliver a project that is centered upon Wellness, spaces that don’t only just look good, but also make you feel good too.

Photo by: Kelechi Amadi-Obi (www.kelechiamadiobi.com)

PANELIST –  UZOMA DOZIE

TOPIC – TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVITY

Uzoma Dozie is one of Nigeria’s leaders in the financial sector and the last Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Nigeria.  An experienced Financial Advisor, Economist, Technologist and Entrepreneur, Dozie has led the way in implementing large-scale technology solutions to drive sustainable economic reform in Africa’s financial services sector, for over twenty years. 

In June 2019, Uzoma launched Sparkle, a mobile-first platform for Nigeria’s retail sector; combining his vision for using technology to power financial inclusion, at scale, with his extensive background in retail and financial services. During his tenure at Diamond Bank, Uzoma was responsible for overseeing the Corporate and Commercial arms of the bank, grew the Retail Banking arm to 18m customers and oversaw the successful merger with Access Bank in April 2019, resulting in the new institution becoming Africa’s largest bank with 29m customers. Prior to leading Diamond Bank, Uzoma was a Financial Controller and spearheaded different strategic business units within the organisation. He holds a BSc in Chemistry [University of Reading], an MSc in Chemical Research [UCL] and an MBA from Imperial College London. 

Uzoma also runs the Lagos-based angel investment and mentorship platform, Black-Knights and has been at the heart of Nigeria’s tech start-up ecosystem, founding the Tech Fest event in 2018, connecting industry giants to new markets and providing access-to-market opportunities for small businesses. He also curated and hosts tech-focussed TV show TechTurks, where he interviews Nigeria’s leading entrepreneurs and digital pioneers. 

Uzoma currently serves on the board of Women’s World Banking and is an advocate for financial inclusion, focussing on providing best-of-breed financial and non financial solutions to the millions of un-banked across Africa.

PANELIST – NKEMDILIM UWAJE BEGHO

TOPIC – TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVITY

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho is a seasoned Information Technology professional with over 15years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging economy. At home in technology from childhood, Nkemdilim is walking in her fathers’ footsteps as a second-generation Nigerian Information Technology expert. Her love for technology is ignited by a deep purpose – bridging the digital divide and transforming Nigeria and Africa by harnessing the benefits of digital. 

Nkemdilim serves as the CEO of Future Software Resources Ltd. (Futuresoft), a full service digital & technology solutions company, providing a broad range of business solutions for the scaling African enterprise, to consistently attract and retain its target audience. Futuresoft has over 10 years of experience in designing and managing digital properties and online activities of businesses across various industries. Futuresoft has serviced over 150 clients across 20 industries and has trained over 750 CEOs and executives in Digital Marketing & Social Media Marketing through a series of trainings, as Nkemdilim believes that Digital is the key to unlocking Africa’s potential. Under her leadership the company has been positioned as one of Nigeria’s leading IT and Digital Solution providers.

Nkemdilim  has spoken at over 100 expert conferences worldwide in the last 10 years, including the Annual African Development Bank Meetings, the European Commission, The Nigerian Economic Summit, The Harvard Africa Business Conference, The World Summit Awards, Social Media Week Lagos, Digital Africa Conference and YouthConnekt UN Conference to name a few. Whether as a panellist, moderator or keynote speaker Her areas of expertise are the 4th Industrial Revolution, Digitalisation, The use of Emerging Technologies in Africa, Technology as a key economic driver in Africa, Smart Infrastructure, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Education in the 21st century.  Nkemdilim also has 2 TEDx talks focused on using Social Media for Change as well as the Future of Education.

IFEANYI OPUTA

TOPIC – TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVITY

Ifeanyi Oputa is the founding CEO, COLVI LTD, a serial entrepreneur who started off as a wholesale “fashion trader” in his secondary school/University days(BSc Hons.Chemical Engr UniLag). Capital raised from this fashion business was ploughed into the establishment of COLVI LTD and a range of “start-ups” in Kaduna where he served (NYSC). With further investment came the rapid explosive expansion of his photography business, STUDIO 24. Over the years, STUDIO 24 has led every major innovation in the Nigerian photographic industry and this led to our ‘accidental’ establishment of a brand which we have nurtured ever since. Ifeanyi Oputa led the company through its expansion from a little corner-shop in Kaduna, GRA to a multi-faceted business organization employing over Three Hundred & fifty full time team members.

Over this period, well over TWO THOUSAND young people have been trained some of whom have gone on to establish businesses of their own nationwide.

Colvi Ltd has signed up technical partnerships & exclusive dealerships with several multi-national organizations including; Kodak, Canon, Arqadia, Elinchrom, DNP, Noritsu, Dream Booths, Colourbyte Europe, WEX photographic(UK) Studio 24 runs a CSR project training and equipping women in the photographic industry and this is ongoing. Mr Oputa has attended DOZENS of industry-related professional trainings, seminars and exhibitions around the world. Ifeanyi Oputa has won Dozens of awards for his work over the years and is a happy father to Maria Ndaliaku Oputa.

PANELIST – OBY UGBOMA 

TOPIC – YOU DON’T HAVE TO DIE PENNILESS

Oby Ugboma is a Risk manager, Personal financial Advisor, Investor and Entrepreneur.  She is the pioneer Chief Risk officer of Chapel Hill Denham, a leading Africa focussed Investment bank, and a Director of NASD plc, the first registered OTC securities market in Nigeria. She writes and educates in the field of personal finance and risk and actively champions financial knowledge and participation.

Oby holds a BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology from Imperial College London and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

PANELIST – NNEKA OKEKEARU

TOPIC – YOU DON’T HAVE TO DIE PENNILESS

Nneka Okekearu is the Deputy Director of Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan Atlantic University; a University connected Entrepreneurship Centre focused on developing the competencies and creativity of entrepreneurs in Nigeria. EDC has created a network of over 50,000 entrepreneurial leaders through process improvement, capacity building, access to market and funding platforms as well as a suite of other business development services. Having been brought up from a creative background and her mom being an artist, her creativity was shaped in her early days. Nneka doubles as Creative Team Lead and Head of Gender at Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan-Atlantic University. She sits on several boards including the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art and The Assembly Hub – a creative platform. She has implemented, supported and managed creative and gender focused programs in Nigeria such as the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women; World Bank Women X Project; Cherie Blaire Foundation for Women “Road to Growth” Program. She has also implemented global programs such as the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with focus given to enterprising women in business.With over 20 years’ experience in Oil & Gas, Banking and Enterprise Development she has devel-oped skills sets in Business development, Business Strategy, Marketing, Succession Planning, Coaching, Mentoring, Training and Small business development. 

Why Attend?

  • Networking with Design professionals and Service providers
  • One on one consultation with design and service experts
  • Seminars and Workshops on effective tools to achieve freedom of mind and place in a creative environment
  • Opportunity for Professionals to showcase their services and promote the visibility of their businesses
  • Opportunity to collaborate and forge new partnerships
  • Learn new ways of achieving a healthy work-life balance

Fees

Visitor Fees for 1 Day

  • IDAN Members – N 15 000
  • Non-IDAN Members – N 20 000
  • Students – N 10 000

Visitor Fees for 2 Days

  • IDAN Members – N 25 000
  • Non-IDAN Members – N 35 000
  • Students – N 15 000

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