Emeka Okoye

Lagos

Over 17 years of progressive experience in Web, Enterprise & Mobile Software development and Project Management including management, strategic technical analysis, architecture design, planning and product development using object-oriented approach, agile methodology with best of breed technologies.

Co-founded Nigeria's earliest startup (ngex.com,1996), built Nigeria's first financial website (IBTC,1996), built Nigeria's first Internet Banking app (1997), project lead for Nigeria's first e-commerce website (xeroxnigeria.com, 2000), built Africa's first mobile app for crowdsourcing Election data (Revoda,2011) and Semantic Architect for Africa's first Semantic web portal on music (MusicInAfrica,2012) & developer Mobile app for Ghana Elections.

I founded OpenDataNG (@OpenDataNG), a citizen-led Linked Open Data initiative for Nigeria to make public data accessible to common folks, discovering insights for organizations and generating wealth from Government data.

I have explored, visualized the mobile and data landscape of Africa. I know how "Network of connected users", "Communities of trust" or Mobile Social will play out in Africa re. Linked Open Data, Payments, Commerce, Banking and Digital media consumption. I also understand the application of mobile technologies in each of the vertical markets, social behaviours across the spectrum, deep knowledge of the mobile ecosystems in Africa

I was listed among the Africa's Top 20 Technology Influencers (2013) by IT News Africa, Most Influential Technology People in Nigeria by Techloy.com (2010, 2011, 2012) and Top Global 20 Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Mobile Banking & Mobile Money influencers in Social Media by Obopay.com (2012).

  • Work
    • Vikantti Nigeria Limited
    • Next2.us
  • Education
    • University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria