TheNerve Africa Holds Emergent Continent Innovation Conference in Lagos


By Dipo Olowookere

All is now set for the Nigeria edition of Africa’s flagship innovation conference, The Emergent Continent, organized by TheNerve Africa, a global growth information company focused on continental Africa.

The host city for the heroic occasion in Lagos and it will hold on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Organizers of the conference said the theme, ‘Make Innovation Happen’, was carefully chosen to draw the attention of the global media to undocumented innovative projects currently happening on the African continent.

Already, The Nerve Africa has partnered with the Lagos Business School as its knowledge partners to embark on an editorial journey that will see the media company document and provide coverage of enterprise innovation within Africa.

This process will kick off officially with The Emergent Continent Conference in November 2016.

Senior Executives, investors, venture capitalists and Innovators from the World’s leading tech, media and finance organizations will be participating and showcasing at the conference. They include GE, SAP, Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, Google Nigeria, Olam, African Development Bank (AfDB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Federal Ministry of Agriculture, AXA Mansard, to name a few.

Speakers confirmed for the event include Dr Ousmane Dore, Country Director AfDB; Kola Masha, CEO of Doreo Partners; Tanya Spencer, MD Digital Solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa, GE; Lexi Novitske, Principal Investment Officer, Singularity Investments; Wale Ayeni, International Finance Corporation; Wiebe Boer, Boston Consulting Group; Oloruntoye Aderinola, Solutions manger, business analytics at SAP.

Also confirmed to speak are Ada Osakwe, CEO Agrolay Ventures; Chris Shultz, Launchpad USA; Anne Driscoll, Christopher Okeke, and others.

The conference, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, GE and SAP, will enjoy premium media coverage from Bloomberg, Quartz and other reputable media organizations from around the continent.

According to the organisers, “This conference is open to anyone interested in the future of the African continent and how we can all strategically position ourselves for the century of innovation, or what renowned Economist and Founder of the World Economic Forum, Prof Klaus Schwab, has described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Interested companies can get more details on attendance from or call 08066595597.

The Nerve Africa is an Africa focused growth information and digital news service that provides multi-perspective, broad, smart, engaging and mobile-friendly business content for the affluent and C-Suite executives, investors, decision makers, high net-worth individuals, business owners and the global community with interest in Africa.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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