x = independently organized TED event
Theme: Creating meaning
April 20th, 2013
About this event
TEDxUniversityofIbadan is an independently organized TED event which provides a platform for spreading innovative ideas and stimulating dialogues for national development.
KELECHI AMADI-OBI Kelechi Amadi-Obi, after obtaining a law degree and his call to bar in 1993, settled to full-time studio art. He has earned international renown for both his photography and paintings. His unique style and mastery of aesthetics and creative lighting in his paintings have been reinvented in his photography to create understanding, dynamic and result oriented photography for his clients. Some of his works have been featured in exhibitions within and outside Nigeria. These include: 2003 “Transferts” Africalia, Brussels, Belgium. The 2004 “Lagos” Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany. In 2004, he won the St.Moritz Style Award for Photography. In 2005, he was at “Depth of Field” South London Gallery, UK and in 2006, the “Snap Judgement” - New Position in Contemporary African Photography, International Centre of Photography, New York, USA. Some of his clients include Guinness Nigeria Plc, MTN Nigeria Plc, PZ Nigeria Plc, British American Tobacco, The Ford Foundation, PrimaGarnet Ogilvy, SO&U, InsightGrey, Nigerian Flour Mills and Orange Drugs Nigeria Ltd.
Dr. Tony Marinho is a practicing Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He is a gold medal winning/ Distinction medical graduate of the University of Ibadan in Anatomy and O&G. As a student he was regularly on stage at the Arts Theatre. He is an author and he has also abridged Wole Soyinka’s Childhood Memoires ‘Ake’ for children. He is a frequent social commentator. He is now in private practice where his team at St Gregory’s Specialist Clinic has carved a niche for itself in the wide field of ultrasound. He founded, with others, Educare Trust, an education NGO which has impacted positively on the educational experience of millions of youth and young adults
REMI OKUNLOLA is co-founder and director of Africa's first indigenous offshore drilling Company, Seawolf Oilfields, which is today contracted to the most regarded International Oil Companies - ExxonMobil, Total Exploration, Addax Petroleum and Conoil Producing. Prior to co-founding this first of its kind enterprise, Remi was partner of a top Lagos Commercial law firm, Perchstone & Graeys, which he also co-founded in 1997. Remi holds an LLB in Law and an MBA. He is a New York Attorney, a Nigerian legal practitioner and an English Barrister. Remi's true renown lies in his commitment to not-for-profit causes. A keen supporter and promoter of the arts and is the founder of the Kufremi Trust, a rescue and rehabilitation centre for child victims of witchcraft practises
Dayo Israel (LLB (Hons), MA International Relations) is an astute motivational speaker and advisor to many world leaders, business executive, politicians, and young entrepreneur and sports professionals. He is an internationally recognized personality and has appeared on countless television interviews, commercials, talk shows, radio programs, and was even selected by the United Nations to represent all the young delegates to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children on a special CNN Live Interview. Recently, He was specially invited by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to a private reception at Buckingham palace. He has served in various capacities globally including in the Nigerian Government and the United Nations.
Emeka Ossai (Social Entrepreneur). Emeka is the lead entrepreneur of Inceptum services; an organization with a focus on applying sustainable models in creating young entrepreneurs on campuses. He led a team to conceptualize and implement The Nigerian Campus Enterprise challenge in partnership with Nescafe with winners starting a business of their own on campus, this model which his team is in the process of replicating on other campuses in Africa. He pioneered an annual event while in school tagged ''Wake Up and Smell the Coffee'' which is a problem solving and interaction that prepares participants for life after school. He is a theatre arts graduate of the University of Ibadan and is in love with Entrepreneurship.
Ifeoluwa Tryphena Olatayo was born 1989. She has an OND in Public Administration and is a fresh graduate from the Department of English, U.I and was one of the students fronting entrepreneurship at the University of Ibadan. She is the owner of a registered business named Soupah Kitchen; a campus-based business that relieves the students the burden of visiting the market and gives them the convenience of getting all their partly cooked soup ingredients. As an individual with entrepreneurial instinct who is in chase of passion, she always looks out for opportunities to proffer solutions to problems and seek out new experiences for ideas
Dr. LONGE Olumide holds a PhD degree in Computer Science (Information Security Specialization) He is an accomplished academic and is Seasoned in conceiving management information systems theories (evidenced by scholastic publications),and initiatives in ICT diffusion and uptake. Longe has been named by Microsoft research as one of the leading experts on privacy and security in Africa and was a MacArthur Scholar. His current research focuses on Management Information Systems Security, social and enterprise informatics (using ubiquitous computing and social theories to aid management decision making processes). He is also involved in Cyber criminality profiling for identifying causation, assisting apprehension and providing treatments for cybercrime cases
Mrs Funmi Roberts, Recognised and respected both within and outside the legal profession for her administrative and organisational skills, Funmi Roberts has the profound ability to utilise her excellent analytical skills to achieve defined impactful objectives and develop novel strategically defined solutions to challenges. All these, coupled with tenacity and refusal to be defined or limited by her environment, have enabled her to build one of the leading value-driven legal and ADR law firms (Funmi Roberts & Co.) in Nigeria, with offices in Ibadan, Oyo State and Lagos State, and focal point at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. She was Vice Chairman, Arbitration and ADR Committee of NBA Section on Business Law; she is also a Fellow and tutor, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K.
Saheed is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Encipher Limited. Based in Nigeria, they were the first to introduce an Android-based tablet into the Nigerian tech industry named INYE. The mission of the company is to express and preserve cultures using technology. He is passionate about using Google technologies and how they can be adapted into the Nigerian ecosystem. He was nominated for The Future Awards Nigeria 2011 under the category of “Best Use of Technology" for their innovative work. Encipher was chosen at the Google Day Nigeria 2011 to showcase their work on Android and also speak on their future strategies. Saheed Adepoju will be joining other other African leaders and thinkers at this year’s Africa Business Expo to be held in Houston, Texas on May 5