- Information Technology
Areas of Expertise
- Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
- Educational Technology and E-Learning
- Information Systems Management
- Emerging technologies
- Blockchain and smart contracts
The Top Three Things I Would Like to Learn or Experience During my Mentorship
- Learn more about how to go from policy advocacy and activism to more of policy influencing that creates a favourable business environment for frontier technologies.
- Learn more about how to create more awareness of space for everyone. At the moment, most people do not realize space belongs to humankind and not certain billionaires.
- Learn more about how to get more women, especially those without a tech background, into frontier technologies.
Ideal Company Type
An organization into policy analysis, development and implementation that affects businesses using innovative technologies. It could be a LegalTech, RegTech, GovTech or space focused organization.
- Law (Nigerian Law School, August 2014)
Additional Technical Skills
Solidity, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Smart contracts, OpenLaw
What are three adjectives that best describe you in the work place?
What impact will your mentorship have on your career and professional path?
Embolden me to amplify tech policy advocacy and policy influencing in Nigeria. Government policies can negatively or positively affect tech businesses. A recent example is how the Nigerian government made things tough for crypto Exchanges and wallets in Nigeria by prohibiting banks from offering their services to these crypto companies. But now, with an October 1 launch date, the Central Bank of Nigeria would be launching the e-Naira. I hope to build a network that makes it easier to engage policymakers, so Nigeria is not vulnerable to practices that undermine her digital sovereignty.
After participating in the TechWomen program, how will you leverage your mentorship experience to make an impact in your home country?
Launch a tech policy organization (E4E) that would focus on tech policy advocacy on emerging technologies for emerging markets. In law, pro bono is generally associated with litigation and human rights. There can also be pro bono for transactional legal needs. In my experience dealing with tech businesses, most male founders reach out for legal services early, while most female founders only reach out when there is a problem because they did not seek legal protection early. Partner with female tech associations to offer these pro bono legal services.
Years of Full-time Work Experience5
Current/Most Recent Job
- Title and Company: Head of Strategy, Future-Proof Intelligence (FINT)
- Direct Reports: 4
- Type: Full-time
- Location: Lagos, Nigeria
- Dates: January 4, 2019 –
Co-ordinate prospecting activities for client acquisition; drafting and reviewing of transactional legal documents; prepare a periodic content calendar for implementation; and oversee service delivery by different departments; training on issues relating to legal compliance; regulatory and policy monitoring, tracking and analysis.
- Title and Company: Tech Policy Fellow, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
- Type: Part-time
- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Dates: April 1, 2021 –
Research on the use of blockchain and cryptocurrency in space. Developing policy recommendations for the use of blockchain and crypto in space.
- Title and Company: Legal Counsel, Bantu Blockchain Foundation
- Type: Part-time
- Location: Maye, Nigeria
- Dates: June 1, 2020 –
Drafting of legal documents and policies for the foundation's products and activities; reviewing of legal documents signed with partners and business associates; monitoring legal compliance of foundation's activities.
Highest Level of Education CompletedBachelor's
- Institution: University of Benin
- Degree Awarded: Bachelor's
- Major: Law
- Location: Nigeria
- Completion Date: August 1, 2012