The ITNews Africa, a South African publisher, has called me a “doctor of innovation“. As they were creating a new product – the “African Innovator Magazine” – they knocked at my door. The London-based Planet Earth Institute, a non-profit chaired by a former UK Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has recognized me as an “African science and technology pioneer”. From TED fellowship to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader, through my doctoral degrees and master’s degrees, to my works on iPhone sensors, innovation has been my only strategy. I teach innovation, from South Africa to Vietnam, from Kenya to United States, and beyond. And on the pages of Harvard Business Review, I have been writing on innovation for years. And I live innovation in my businesses and we have won awards because we delight customers.
This September, I will bring an innovation workshop to Nigeria. I always come to Nigeria to lead programs for banks, insurers, technology companies, governments and more. The cost is above industry pricing, making it very hard for some firms to afford to host me solely.
To solve that, I am going to run an open [anyone can pay and attend] workshop for three days in September. The cost is N800,000 ($2,300) per participant. The venue would be Lagos.
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. I will be the lead instructor with my supporting crew. The table below provides the workshop structure.
|Day 1 – Innovation Discovery||Day 2- Innovation Exploration||Day 3- Innovation Design and Applications|
|The State of Nigerian markets||State of the Tech Nation address||Becoming a Digital Innovator|
|Mapping internal & external trends||Innovation Translation||Filtering & modelling [Business & Functional Vision]|
|Digital Innovation frameworks||Emerging Technologies||Labs with Innovation Roadmap Brief|
|Business Challenges||Teamwork / Disruptive thinking||Takeoff Vision & Frontiers (see video)|
|Enablers and Creativity tools||The Category-Kings Benchmarking [Local & International]||Innovation Execution|
Who should attend?
The workshop is designed for mid and senior leadership teams. These include CEOs, VPs, directors, technology, sales, marketing, strategy and finance leads in all business 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
How to Register
There are two ways to register – either method works for us.
- Make a payment of N800,000 to any of our bank accounts here [you can also use Interswicth and GTPay, though you can just make the transfer to our bank directly]. Once you make payment, email the contact below.
- Make payment via Paypal using our FASMICRO U.S.A. merchant account for $2,300. Once you do, contact the email below. Use this link here to process the payment via Paypal.
Before the Program [Your Innovation Roadmap Brief]
Once you make payment, my team would reach out. We would need at least a two-page document frOm you, explaining your business (or function) and the challenges you are having or what you expect. Using the insight, we would develop an Innovation Roadmap Brief which will be sent to you before the program starts. That document would form a part of your Lab during the workshop. Our workshop ensures we look into your business (or functional role) and you leave our program with clarity on execution.
This event will take place in Lagos (Nigeria), September 2018, in a leading hotel. We would share with registered participants.
My goal is that after this workshop, you would have a clear roadmap to execute innovation at a company-wide or functional level. My workshops are intense, practical and interactive with local cases flavored with international examples, making sure you are global-aware even as you plot a gloCal strategy (see my Harvard piece on this]. I will focus on the growth of your business (or your functional role), and I expect you to return to work with clarity on how to make innovation happen at scale.
First Come, First Serve
We have limited space. Once we reach capacity, we would stop accepting participants. So, register immediately. You can also inform my team via email to reserve space immediately while you seek approval for payment [they typically give a time frame for that].
About Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, PhD
Please read about me here.
We would refund you 100% of your payment up to 24 hours before the program starts.
We offer discounts for multiple registrations. Please contact team via email below.
Please email email@example.com. My team would follow up. We hope to meet you in Lagos.
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