Disruptive Africa Innovation Growth Workshop with Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

This is the link to register for this workshop.


Disruptive Africa is partnering with one of the world’s leading technology leaders, innovation enablers and knowledge thinkers, Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe of Fasmicro Group, to run an innovation workshop with specific focus on growth and execution, across industrial sectors, in 2018 Disruptive Africa. Through this workshop, participants will experience and master key nexus on innovation and growth from an entrepreneur, academic and advisor to leading global CEOs. Dr Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University and BEng EEE from FUTO (Owerri).

Prof Ekekwe writes regularly in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) where he focuses on technology, business, innovation and Africa. He is a TED Fellow, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and was one of the designers that engineered a generational accelerometer for the iPhone.

The ITNews Africa, a South African publisher, has called him a “doctor of innovation“.  The London-based Planet Earth Institute, a non-profit chaired by a former UK Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has recognized him as an “African science and technology pioneer”. In July 2018, CNBC nominated him for its highly respected “Innovator of he Year” award.

The entrepreneur has invented technologies and he has won awards. This September from 28th, Prof. Ekekwe will bring an innovation growth workshop to Nigeria in partnership with Disruptive Africa.

Workshop Structure

To innovate is to set a new basis of competition in an economy, business sector or market. Typically, it results to disruption. This workshop will focus on innovation and growth because growth is the reward of innovation. Otherwise, that innovation is actually an invention. Prof Ekekwe would be the lead instructor supported by his team. The table below provides the workshop structure.

Innovation Discovery & Exploration

Innovation Design and Applications

The State of Nigerian markets  Disruptive thinking
Mapping internal & external trends The Category-Kings Benchmarking
Digital Innovation frameworks Becoming a Digital Innovator
Ecosystems & Platforms Labs
Enablers and Creativity tools Teamwork Innovation
Emerging Technologies Takeoff Vision & Frontiers (see video)
Innovation Translation Innovation Execution

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is designed for entry to senior business teams. These include founders, business owners, CEOs, VPs, directors, technology, sales, marketing, strategy and finance leads in all business areas, across industrial sectors. The workshop is aimed at:

  • Companies looking for new growth areas and products
  • Companies with potential, ambition and capacity for high growth
  • New company owners, founders and entreprenuers who want to build robust businesses.
  • Existing companies who want to engineer innovation within existing enterprises
  • Startups and their leaders who need directions on roadmaps and strategies
  • Governments and policy makers working to stimulate innovations.

Workshop Cost / Venue

The cost per participant is  N120,000. This cost covers workshop, conference & awards attendance, workshop materials, tea and lunch but excludes accommodation and other personal logistics in Lagos. Early bird registration is N90,000 if you register on time. The venue is Lilygate Hotel, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Event Dates/How to Register

Workshop, Conference & Awards:  28th September 2018

Visit the link to register: Registration

Expected Outcome

Our goal is that after this workshop, you would have a clear roadmap to execute innovation at a company-wide or functional level. Our workshops are intense, practical and interactive with local cases flavored with international examples, making sure you are global-aware even as you plot a local strategy (see our Harvard piece on this]. We will focus on the growth of your business (or your functional role), and we expect you to return to work with clarity on how to make innovation happen at scale.

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe speaks during Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs Plenary

First Come, First Serve

We have limited space. Once we reach capacity, we would stop accepting participants. So, register immediately.

About Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, PhD

Please read more here on Tekedia where Dr Ekekwe blogs daily.

Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe Disruptive Africa Innovation Growth Workshop

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe speaking in European Commission