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Monday, February 4


Prototyping For Businesses: How To Build Customer-Friendly Products & Services
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Around the world, the Design Thinking concept has infiltrated most every and all industries, with businesses using design thinking to better meet customer needs while staying competitive.

Prototyping is a process within Design Thinking that businesses use to test, learn and gain customer feedback on a new product or service. The benefits are endless, reducing cost of production, product failure once launched in the market and even marketing costs as businesses produce solutions that are better aligned to customer needs.

Prototyping For Businesses: How To Build Customer-Friendly Products & Services is a hands on practical workshop designed to share the prototyping process and help you understand how prototyping can help you engage with customers like never before.

Attendees will work in groups on prototyping challenges while practicing the process of Build-Test-Learn-Iterate to answer specific questions. Contextual lessons will be embedded with the session to illustrate how prototyping can be adapted to the Nigerian market to test products, services and even marketing communications cost-effectively.

We will share next steps and how-tos for how to implementing the concepts learned in your respective lines of work.

Brand, marketing and product managers, and business owners will leave this session:

  • Armed with a knowledge of testing lo-fi, cost effective solutions ranging from products, services, spaces, and adverts
  • Able to understand their ideal customer needs and prepared to iterate customer friendly solutions.
  • Informed on strategies to reduce production cost, create better customer experiences, and ultimately drive increase in brand loyalty.

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Precious Agulefo

Project Manager, DODO Design Ltd
Presently the Project Manager for DODO Design Ltd. I excel in the fields of project coordination, design planning and strategy, personnel management and maintaining agency-client relationships. Highly computer literate and design oriented, I have attained a certain level of hands-on... Read More →
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Jude Biose

Web Developer/Design Strategist, DODO Design Agency
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Susan Onigbinde

CEO/ Founder, DODO Design Agency
Susan Onigbinde is passionate about building brands, products and experiences that people enjoy and find valuable. She has almost a decade experience in branding, design and advertising, with expertise in design strategy and business design. Susan believes in design's potency to not... Read More →
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Oluchi Orji

Design Strategist, DODO Design Agency
I love to help businesses maximize the online space to grow their business and I would love to hear your questions on how to prototype customer friendly services/ products.

Monday February 4, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Masterclass Suite
Tuesday, February 5


How To Scale Your Business With Instagram
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Its no longer news that Instagram is an incredible branding opportunity for businesses, especially business in the scaling phase. While you are scaling your business, you should be scaling your social media channels too and growing a big and engaged audience. We will be focusing on how to achieve this on Instagram, especially with various new features rolling out almost everyday.

How To Scale Your Business With Instagram is an interactive masterclass where we will share smart tips and tricks that will assist you in quickly building a winning Instagram account for your business and achieving a large, engaged and truly invested following.

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Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
A seasoned Information Technology professional with over 15 years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging economy with a deep purpose and focus on bridging the digital divide and transforming Africaby harnessing the benefits of digital.Currently CEO of Future Software... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NXT Workshop


Fame, Fortune & The Business Of Influence
Fame, Fortune & The Business Of Influence is a BBC Business panel gathering some of Africa's biggest names to learn how they've monetised their online fame. Panelist will provide practical tips for commercialising large audiences on social media and answer the question: which came first, fame or fortune?

Globally, the 'influencer economy' is estimated to be worth $1.6 billion. There is money to be made, and lost, on social media and this panel will feature some of the continent's most prominent personalities who have been there and done that by making a a viable living on social media.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Experience Stage
Wednesday, February 6


Corporate Social Responsibility In Action!
Corporate Social Responsibility In Action! is a panel discussion examining how an organizations participation and partnerships with Non Profit Agencies can be beneficial to the bottom-line and brand of the business.

Panelist will discuss:
* Building brand loyalty through CSR
* Participation and how it can mold Perception
* How CSR Tax exemptions can improve infrastructure and standard of living
* How partnerships speed up community development

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Bekeme Masade-Olowola

Chief Executive, CSR-in-Action
Bekeme Masade-Olowola is a well-respected sustainability and communications entrepreneur. A social entrepreneur, she is the Chief Executive of CSR-in-Action, a group made of a consulting firm, a think tank and a training institute dedicated to corporate social responsibility, policy... Read More →
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Dewunmi Alugbin

Partnerships Manager, Tony Elumelu Foundation
Dewunmi is a Sustainable Development Champ passionate about the Economic Development of Africa. Having worked as a Development Programme Manager and Sustainability Consultant with Governmental & Community Relations over the past 7 years, she has gained experience across several industries... Read More →
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ini abimbola

CEO, Thistle Praxis Consulting
Ini Abimbola is the Lead Consultant of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC), a management consultancy, strategy and advisory firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. She also serves as Country & Regional Lead (Sub Saharan Africa) for The CSR Company, a global CSR Network of organisations spanning... Read More →
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Adeshola Bello

Coordinating Manager, Freedom Foundation

Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Experience Stage


Minimalism: Creating A Happy, Healthy Workstation
Limited Capacity seats available

When you spend hours at your desk every day, even the smallest features of your workstation can greatly affect your productivity (and even your health). Your workstation shouldn't wear you down, but that's what uncomfortable chairs, messy desks, and poor lighting do even though you might not notice these things day after day. With a few adjustments, however, you can improve your working environment and keep your scattered desk from getting you down! Learn how to tidy and declutter your workstation with a minimalism mindset.

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Hammed Okunade

Visual Designer, De GoodMan Studios
Hello, my name is Okunade Hammed. You can call me GoodMan.I have a knack for clean, smart and functional designs, with a focus on Branding and Editorial Design. When I’m not designing or eating Shawarma, I’m roaming streets, taking photos of architecture and everyday life.Other... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
OFFLINE Wellness Studio


TalkOverFood 3.0 - The Future Of Food In Africa
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TalkOverFood is a premier knowledge exchange platform where foodprenuers, food enthusiast and players across the food value chain spark deep conversations on the business, culture and future of food.

Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive panel session followed by Food Pitch Springboard, an opportunity for food startups to share there food business idea for feedback and funding support.

TalkOverFood 3.0 - The Future Of Food In Africa
will explore:
  • Funding for foodpreneurs by examining opportunities, challenges and solutions for Africa.
  • Food tech and innovation
At the end of event , we look forward to equipping participants with new knowledge and empowered with support that will not only change the way they think about food business, but inspire them to create more impact because the future of food is now.

TalkOverFood was created by The Kitchen Space to fill the knowledge gap in the food space, create opportunities for collaboration and spur institutional support for food businesses.

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Tobi Ricketts

Founder, The Kitchen Space
Tobi is a strategist focused on business, marketing, social impact and innovation. She is the founder of The Kitchen Space an innovative food hub empowering foodpreneurs by providing co-working space, developmental support and access to new market opportunities.Having started her... Read More →

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Ozoz Sokoh

Founder, Kitchen Butterfly
Ozoz Sokoh, an exploration geologist and food explorer is passionate about food – cooking, eating, dreaming, writing and photographing it, especially on her blog, Kitchen Butterfly. A ‘Traveller by plate’,she uses foodways – the social, cultural and economic practices relating... Read More →
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Ifedayo Durosinmi - Etti

Founder, Parliamo Bambini
Ifedayo Durosinmi – Etti is a sales and marketing expert with over 10 years of management and leadership experience working in the fashion, marketing and manufacturing Industries. She holds a first degree in Biochemistry and an MBA in Global Business.Prior to moving back to Nigeria... Read More →
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Adewale Yusuf

CEO, Techpoint
Adewale Yusuf is a visual storyteller with a strong interest in Technology and humanity ecosystem. He has followed closely the happenings in the African tech sector for more than 7 years. He is the Founder and CEO of an African leading technology media platform Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng... Read More →
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Sola Oyawale

VP Corporate Development & Partnerships, FarmCrowdy
Olusola is a Business Process and Organizational Development professional, he holds a B.Eng.(Civil Engineering) from the Federal University of Technology Akure, MBA from EdinburghBusiness School Herriot Watt University, Scotland.With a significant part of his career in Business Consulting... Read More →
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Renee Chuks

Director, Umami Centre for Culinary Arts
Renee Oluwaseun Chukwuemeka (Renee Chuks) was born in Lagos. She grew up as the only child of her mum and was introduced to cooking from age 8, when she was the last in the assembly line for Saturday moin-moin breakfast alongside her Grandma and her Mum.A career in television led... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AfricaNXT Stage


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With agriculture being promoted as the new oil in Nigeria, and fin-tech companies gaining increasing recognition as a key source of crowd funding, there is need for a concerted effort aimed at creating synergy among these key sectors, which are poised to be the backbone of the nation's economy.

Code-Cash-Crop is aimed at promoting the convergence of technology and finance in boosting agricultural development in Nigeria.

About the viability of technology in the development of the agricultural sector
How to Promote youth participation in agriculture financing
Ways of leveraging on commodities as an alternative investment class to equities and fixed income

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Titi Odunfa Adeoye

Founder/CEO, Sankore Global Investments
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Wole Famurewa

Anchor, CNBC Africa
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Ade Bajomo

ED, Information Technology and Operations, Access Bank
Globally focused Financial Services Executive with over 25 years of experience and achievements in Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets. Specializes in management of large, diverse global teams driving innovative technologies, product development, business and market transformation... Read More →
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Akinyinka Akintunde

Business Development Manager, AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited
Akinyinka Akintunde is the Business Development Manager (BDM) for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited. As the BDM, he ensures that the company meets its global objectives through frequent monitoring and evaluation of the different business processes. Under his purview are also big data... Read More →
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Nneka Eze

Partner & co-Lead, Global Agriculture & Food Security Practice, Dalberg
Nneka Eze leads Dalberg’s work in Nigeria, where she is a Partner and the Lagos Office Director. She has worked with private corporations, state governments, and foundations on strategic planning, market analysis, investment planning, and performance transformation. She has focused... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite


Bring Your Own Mug: An Invitation To Share Your Story
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This event is part of #SMWEXPLORE, a series of cool, independently produced SMW events happening off-campus and around town. Get out and explore Lagos! 

We are on a mission to transform culture and society.
We are professionals, entrepreneurs, doers, and one-(wo)man revolutions.
We gather around causes - health, education, poverty, equality.

Whatever your brew of choice, Bring Your Own Mug and connect with other "ordinary" people with extraordinary ambition.

Listen to stories of individuals who are quietly making waves and impacting millions - or thousands, or tens. Meet the unsung changemakers who are transforming culture from an office desk, in front of a whiteboard, or over a kitchen stove. Discover opportunities to plug into innovative, impactful programs.

Share your ideas and connect with a community of enablers.

And of course - what's a BYOM gathering without coffee, tea and dessert? - enjoy a mug on the house!

XO Boutique Bakery
48 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Lagos
Gate Fee: Free
Limited Seating Available. Pre-Registration Required to Attend
Contact The Organizers For More Info: www.goodlifestylist.com

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Simi Lawoyin

Learning Design Expert
I am passionate about human capacity development and education. Having managed a portfolio of capacity development projects, including ReadySetWork and CodeLagos, and as Founder of JASS Academy (a bootcamp developing young people for jobs of the new economy), I am convinced that we... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
SMW Explore
Thursday, February 7


Monetising Membership: How To Make Recurring Revenue Models Work For Your Community
Monetising Membership: How to Make Recurring Revenue Models Work for your Community is a panel discussion with representatives from companies with membership-based business models who will share how they ve grown revenue through subscriptions. Panelist will speak to how they get customers to sign up for subscriptions, how to prevent revenue loss through churn, and more.

Paystack is one of Nigeria s largest payments company, processing over 25% of all online transactions for over 20,000 businesses of all sizes. We also pioneered automated recurring billing in Nigeria, so we know a lot about how best to structure recurring revenue models for success.

We ve seen that automated recurrent subscriptions are helping scale revenue generation for existing companies, while also creating entirely new types of businesses. Come learn how to introduce membership benefits to your community.

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Joshua Chibueze

Co-founder/CMO, Piggy Bank
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Linda Ochugbua

Digital Subscriptions Lead, BusinessDay
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Ebun Okubanjo

CEO & Co-Founder, Fitness Central

Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Experience Stage
Friday, February 8


Monetizing A Hobby
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Monetizing A Hobby will cover how to build a small audience from your circle and how to start generating income from your hobbies and interests. Attendees will explore several ways to crystallize hazy ideas and turn them into viable concepts.

This session will use real case studies and practical group discussion and exercises to help refine attendees' ideas and possibly launch them into a new phase of development.

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Tamara Eteimo

Actor & Movie Producer, Tamara Eteimo Productions
I take life as it comes and also make the most of it.
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Promise O'nali

Artist, Promium
The art of O'nali Promise has gone through various stages of incubation; these periods of his creative synthesis have been necessary catalysts for the wide audience and acceptance his works have came to receive. During the formative years of his life, Promise was always driven by... Read More →
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Ugochukwu Onukwubiri

Fashion Designer, 1407

Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
NXT Workshop

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