Our Judges

Eileen Brewer

Eileen Brewer - Director, Enterprise Security at Symantec Corporations, Mt View USA

Eileen Brewer is a Director at Symantec in Silicon Valley, USA and a Professional Mentor in the US State Department TechWomen program. She has a Bachelors in Information Technology and 20 years' experience in the tech industry specializing in building synergies between software and hardware teams to build excellent products.

As a Professional Mentor in the TechWomen program Eileen has traveled to many countries in the Middle East and Africa to help communities cross the digital divide, pursue STEM careers and become entrepreneurs. Her most recent trip was to Cameroon last July where she was interviewed on the Hello! TV morning show. She also met with the Minister of Youth, AIMS and some university students and staff. Eileen has participated in panels and lead workshops in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Jordan, Tunisia, Gaza and Kazakhstan. She plans to be in Nigeria in 2017.

Eileen is an excellent connector and a great resource for engaging a community to move forward in the technology sector. To learn more about Eileen you can visit her LinkedIn profile here or visit her website here

Engr Adejare Amoo - Managing Director at Corporate Minds Associates, Lagos Nigeria

Adejare Amoo is the MD, Corporatemind Associates. Fellow, Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers, Member, Nigeria Computer Society, Immediate Past Chairman, ICT Group, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), Member, Science & Technology Committee, LCCI. United Nations University (Bonn) Expert Certficate in e-Learning, Ambassador Certificate to e-Connect (EU sponsored NGO on e-learning), Certificate on MOOC, Member e-Merge Africa. He is also a mentor, a coach, a blogger, e-book author, and a presenter, Programme Committee member of the e-Learning Africa Conference and Exhibition (www.elearning-africa.com) and has been a chairman of a session each in 2014 - 2016.

I am delighted to serve on the board of this laudable NGO Project, initiated by Abiola.
Adejare Amoo

Chioma Chima - Managing Director at Olivet Cloud Solutions, Lagos Nigeria

Chima Chioma Hope is an Enterprise Solutions Engineer. She has over 10 years’ experience in Software Development, Digital Marketing with vast experience in Cloud Computing and ERP Implementation. She holds numerous technical credentials from Google,Microsoft and SAP and specializes in consulting, training entrepreneurs on growing hot technologies. She is a mentor in the 2016 Tony Elumelu enterpreneurship Programme (TEEP) Chioma has assisted over 3000 small and large businesses, educational institutions and government agencies to implement innovative solutions. Chioma is very entrepreneurial and has successfully built a company after over 10 years experience in software development and enterprise Integration. She sits on several boards and heads many organisations. She has presented several ICT related papers and participated in several ICT and Engineering forums Like APWEN, IEEE, WITIN, SWE both in the country and at international levels.

Olufunbi Falayi - Co-Founder of Passion Incubator, Lagos Nigeria

Olufunbi is a Computer Science & Economics graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and also studied Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Executive) at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Co-Founder of Passion Incubator; an early stage technology incubator. He is also a Partner at Fastforward Student Innovation Fund. He was the Centre Manager at the Nigerian government-funded incubator IDEA NIGERIA (Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator) which supports 40+ startups developing solutions in different industry verticals.

He previously worked as the Project Lead in the CSR department of Mit-Glauben Engineering Ltd (IT section). Olufunbi, has since helped launch a privately owned and managed Entrepreneurship training institution, Southern Business Academy Lagos. Olufunbi is a co-founder of Project 4 (an education non-profit organization). He earned a scholarship to undertake a program in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in India.

He is a Future Award Africa Nominee in Education (2013) and a Future Award Winner in Enterprise Support category (2015). He is a recipient of the LEAP Africa Social Innovators Award (2014). He is also an Associate Fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI). He is a recipient of the Islamic Development Bank Group (ISDB) Business Plan Competition Prize 2014 (Growth Track).

He was an advisor to startups at the Harvard Business School - African Business Conference 2015 in Boston and a Yahoo! Panelist on Innovation at the South by SouthWest (SXSW) Conference 2015 in Austin, Texas. He is presently a mentor at the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP).

Erica Nwankwo - Design Education Evangelist at Autodesk, USA

As a Design Education Evangelist, Erica inspires students and educators to embrace design and making as a way of learning. She helps to create meaningful ways of using and incorporating Autodesk digital tools and learning resources into secondary and post-secondary institutions, focused in design and engineering education. She has initiated and participated on collaborative projects that use Autodesk's cloud CAD solutions to innovate, collaborate and make an impact in the community. She's particularly interested in empowering students and educators in underserved communities, locally and globally, to use design to address real-world challenges and improve their lives.

Her recent accomplishments include empowering young girls to design and fabricate an energy-generating scooter that encourages kids to play and make and learn, serving as a research mentor on prosthetics design for the developing world, and hosting problem-solving challenges/ workshops that allow multi-disciplined students to collaborate and co-create solutions for a better world.

She comes from a background in electrical engineering and industrial design from Morgan State University and Rochester Institute of Technology. Her passions include tinkering, cooking, traveling and solving everyday problems.