Social media, specifically Twitter, has gained grip when it comes to shaping societies opinions on matters. Twitter is a platform where business leaders can utilize 140 characters in order to inform their followers on what they are working on as well share their skills and expertise.
Leaders now make use of social media platforms to share their thoughts and opinions as well as business advices. ICT top personalities are not left out, they have sought out these channels to communicate ideas, plans as well as justify their actions and decisions. Some leaders use social media to announce a new move, which in most cases spreads the word quickly.
To ensure that you don’t miss out on the latest announcements or trends from this Top ICT Personalities, MobileWorld has gathered Top 5 ICT leaders to follow on Twitter.
1. Isa Ali Pantami, PhD
Position: Director General, NITDA Nigeria
Twitter Handle: @DrIsaPantami
Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency was born on 20th October 1972 and hails from Pantami District of Gombe State. He registered with Cisco in 2004 and passed the CCNA examination. He also enrolled in Capacity Building Programmes on System Design and Networking. He lectured at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria for over a decade where he taught courses: such as Multimedia; Software engineering; hardware Technology; Software Technology; Fundamentals of Software Engineering; Advance Programming languages; Management Information Systems; Geographic Information Systems; among others.
Dr. Isa has authored more than a dozen books on many areas ranging from Technology, Religion and Peaceful coexistence and over 12 publications in International Journals. He is a member of many professional bodies such as NCS, CPN, ABET and CISCO Alumni. Dr. Isa is happily married with children.
2. Jason Njoku
Position: Founder, Iroko
Twitter Handle: @JasonNjoku
Jason Chukwuma Njoku) is a British-born Nigerian entrepreneur, film magnate and African start-up investor. He was born 11 December 1980. He is the co-founder and CEO of iROKOtv, one of the early video-on-demand movie platforms for Nigerian movies (also known as Nollywood).
He attended school in London, and then moved to a village in Nigeria from the age of 12 – 15. After he returned from Nigeria, he attended college to complete his A Levels, before securing a place at The University of Manchester where he read Chemistry. He graduated in 2004 with a 2:1 and launched Brash Magazine, a student publication which ran for two years, before it closed in 2005.
Jason Njoku married Nollywood film star and producer Mary Remmy Njoku in Festac. They are blessed with 2 kids.
3. Sim Shagaya
Position: Founder/C.E.O, Konga
Twitter Handle: @SimShagaya
Sim Shagaya is a Nigerian entrepreneur and business mogul. He is the founder and C.E.O of one of West Africa’s largest electronic commerce website Konga.com and he is also the Executive Chairman of DealDey, a daily deal website. In 2014, he was named in Forbes’ list of “10 Most Powerful Men in Africa”. He also holds an M.B.A. certificate after graduating from Harvard Business School in the early 2000s.
Prior to the establishment of DealDey and Konga.com, Sim Shagaya worked as a banker in South Africa under Rand Merchant Bank.
4. Tony Ojobo
Position: Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission
Twitter Handle: @TonyOjobo1
Tony Ojobo is the Director Public Affairs at Nigerian Communications Commission. Ojobo is an experienced Director of Public Affairs with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. He is skilled in Negotiation, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Strategy, and Public Speaking. He also has a strong media and communication professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Marketing from ESUT Business School.
5. Austin Okere
Position: Founder, CWG Africa
Twitter Handle: @austin_okere
Austin Okere is the Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, CWG Plc and Entrepreneur in Residence, Columbia Business School, New York. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Business Council on Innovation and Intrapreneurship.
Austin Okere is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria, as well as a Fellow of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), and serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). Austin Okere was named ICT Personality of the year 2014 by the Nigerian Computer Society, ICT Man of the Decade by ICT Watch Africa Digital Network in 2012; ICT Personality of the year by Technology Africa in 2010; and most outstanding ICT Personality of the Decade by ICT Watch Africa in 2010.
Follow them now on their Twitter Handles to get their updates and get inspired.
By Temitope Kayode Ajayi