Meet Expert Speakers of Digital Nigeria International Conference

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has released the profile of the global and national expert speakers expected next week at the Digital Nigeria International Conference, in the Nigeria capital city.


Among them is James L. Sisneros, Founder/CEO, The Possibility Company who will be speaking on ‘Blockchain for Opportunities: Social and Financial Inclusion for Nigerian Youths’.

James is a passionate entrepreneur and a member of 5 startups, with 12 years of Executive search experience.
His company provides safe and positive social app & digital wallet to promote, track, and reward participation in meaningful, real-life activities impacting student achievement, and globally supporting financial literacy and inclusion.

He developed Zaahah, a free platform to track, manage and promote student participation; aHa token – a global cryptocurrency to reward schools, educators, students, and parents for participation in school-related activities and behaviors that are proven to improve graduation rates and student achievement.

Having run a recruitment agency for over 20 years, James is an expert recruiter and has a very detail oriented consultant – supporting innovative technologies that redefine education with real world scalable solutions.

Also speaking Mohammed Bello, founder of will also join Panel Session to discuss ‘Blockchain for the Fintech Revolution: A Case Study of e-Naira’ at #DigitalNigeria2022.

Bello is a serial entrepreneur who actively contributed a lot in the Nigerian tech ecosystem and founded – a licensed NIMC KYC platform, Dansahu, Keke ride hailing app, Health pay HMO, bellmonie POS agency (decentralized banking), BellBank MICROFINANCE (DIGITAL BANK) and many more.

Ajuma Ataguba, Director Founder Institute, will be speaking on the topic you shouldn’t miss, ‘Unlocking Innovation Potentials for Economic Growth and Prosperity’ at #DigitalNigeria2022

Ataguba is an experienced business development consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the sectors of agriculture, education, technology, and international trade. Skilled in project management/turnkey projects, business planning, coaching, and entrepreneurship;

Ataguba is a Cochran Fellow, Mashav Scholar, and Swedish Institute, Alumna. She possessed Social Entrepreneurship Certifications from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, Copenhagen Business School.

She is a Startup Ecosystem builder, Venture partner in Private equity experience.

Jeffrey Williams-Edem, an accomplished business and technology leader with over 11 years of experience in the FinTech industry, is also joining us to discuss ‘Blockchain for the Fintech Revolution: A Case Study of e-Naira’ at #DigitalNigeria2022.

Recognised for deploying innovative and novel business models in multiple African business sectors through strategic partnerships at the local and global levels, Edem worked with brands such as Interswitch, NCR and Nomba, taking on high-impact sales growth in the African market.

He is known for his deep understanding of the regulatory landscape of the payment industry. He built the popular Quickteller Business and introduced two well-known business models – the Acquirer-as-a-service and the Terminal-as-a-service.

He has a track record of building practical digital business tools integrated with digital payment solutions that facilitate micro and enterprise-type transactions, enabling investments for fintech start-ups to support industry growth. He is an alumnus of Lagos and Columbia Business Schools, trained in Melian Heiman and Value Selling Methodology.

We are thrilled to announce that Franklin Peters, Founder of BoundlessPay, a cryptocurrency wallet that solves the problem of global remittance, will join us on Panel Session to discuss ‘Blockchain for the Fintech Revolution: A Case Study of e-Naira’ at #DigitalNigeria2022

Peters is a computer scientist, business mentor, blockchain enthusiast, entrepreneur, VC partnerships and investment in Stake Holders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria (SIBAN), and the founder Blockchain Vibes (a recurring event that is centered on educating crypto and tech enthusiasts about Blockchain technology.

He has been featured in Tekedia Mini-MBA, Fintech Nigeria, and other intelligence series and regularly shares insights on blockchain and its impact in both finance and tech. His accuracy in projecting blockchain trends and evolutions is the reason why he is popularly known as the Blockchain Oracle.

Mr Basil Udotai is joining us at #DigitalNigeria2022 to speak on “Driving Digita Growth and Unlocking Innovation Through Regulations for a Sustainable Digital Economy”.

Udotai is the Managing Partner, Technology Advisors of LLP, a leading technology law firm.

As Director of Cybersecurity (DfC) at the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), and Coordinator of the Nigerian Cybercrime Working Group (NCWG), Mr. Udotai’s pioneering work resulted in the legal and institutional frameworks established for cybercrime and cybersecurity in the country.

Basil was privileged to serve in various capacities across the public sector and played significant roles in the legal and regulatory reforms that liberalized the IT, Telecoms and Broadcasting sectors in Nigeria.

Commonly referred to as Nigeria’s Father of Technology Law, Basil currently works with local and international clients to position businesses to succeed in the digital economy.

He obtained his law degrees, LL.B and LL.M from the University of Lagos, Akoka as well as LL.M in EU Trade Law & Policy, and Anti-trust Law from the University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), Belgium and the University of Georgia, USA, respectively.

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