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#SMWLagos 2014: Day 4 is Loaded With Over 30 Compelling Events You Shouldn’t Miss!



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We are excited to share with you a few of the major day four events from the on-going Social Media Week Lagos highlighted below. Kindly share on your prestigious platforms.
The full #SMWLAGOS schedule is available here:
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Afritickets & invite you to discuss Digital Media and its impact on events, movies, sports and travel at the Social Media Week Lagos 2014 event.

Through a panel discussion, they aim to explore the potential for growth and development of events and travel in Nigeria and the role the internet and social media plays positively.

Moderating will be Yinka Adegoke (Deputy Editor, Billboard) with panel members Olaotan Towry-Coker (Founder, Opeyemi Awoyemi (Co-founder,  Toyin Odutayo (Chief Technology Officer,, Ope Adeoye (Head Business Development, Payment & VAS , Interswitch) and Olufemi Nwaosa (Internet Solutions, E-Payment Service, GTBank Plc.).

Date: Thursday 20th February 2014
Time: 12Noon – 1PM
Venue: SMWHQ, Volkswagen Center, Akin Adesola, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Join the conversation. See you there! How Nigerian Secondary School Students Are Moving to Digital
Venue: #SMWmace Hub @ Terra Kulture Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 4:30PM-5:30PM
Twitter Conversation Hash Tag: #SMWEdutechNg

All over the world in recent times, teaching and learning have overly gone beyond the orthodox classroom settings. Tech-savvy teachers and students are taking full advantage of technology both within and outside the school.

Panelists: Ms. Modupe Olateju, Ph.D Founder/C.E.O The Education Partnership Centre; Mrs. Roseline Ilori, Country Manager, Mtech. Communications; Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, School Director Corona Secondary Schools

Social Media Will re-shape Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Space in the Future: Fact or Myth
Venue: #SMWhq @ Volkswagen 179 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 4:30PM-5:30PM
Twitter Conversation Hash Tag: #smwBigData2B

Social Media signals can and is actually beginning to tell us how Nigeria’s unique commerce and business landscape is spoiling for an outburst. No where is communication and commerce so intricately linked than in Africa’s most populous country. We value relationships and community above all else – and as such social media is teaching us in real-time, about who we are as consumers, how we can be approached and, even engaged in business. The traffic, demography and connection rate over the years only indicate an imminent explosion. Nigeria being Africa’s most populous country where values such as relationships and community has pride of place is also where social media has become a platform, like we’ve never seen in Africa, giving us fresh insight into Africa’s next economic,political, business and, needless to say, social tipping points.

Panelists: Moses Ida-Michaels, CEO Availsys Limited, Ifeoma Williams, Principal Partner Fruition, Mark Ihimoyan, Consumer Channels Group Director at Microsoft, Oluseye Soyode-Johnson, Co-Founder NuConti, Temi Kolawole, Owner Antigravity Inc.

Skills, Training and Entrepreneurship in (Social) Media
Venue: #SMWhq @ Volkswagen 179 Akin Adesola Street Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 9:00AM-10AM
Twitter Conversation Hash Tag: #smwSTEM

This event will explore the opportunities social media affords young people to acquire skills, unleash their talent and get a job/freelance role or start a business – particularly in media and social media.
The event is being organised in partnership with Enterprise Creative and the Anzisha Prize Fund.
It will comprise the following strands:
1. Gbamm! Intern Search:
Start-up football social network Gbamm! is looking for staff in Nigeria. We are searching for enthusiastic, capable, curious and hard-working staff who are football fans and regular users of social media. If you want to work in the fast-paced, intense and high-pressure environment of a tech start-up, then this is the opportunity for you. We offer paid internships and full training to the right applicants.
We are currently looking for Content Editors / Moderators to drive content and moderate forums on Gbamm!
We are also look for Social Media Marketing Managers to drive Gbamm!’s social media presence
To apply for these internships, please email your CV with a cover letter of 300 words maximum to [email protected]
2. Enterprise Creative Internship Scheme
Nkiru Asika of Enterprise Creative will speak about grooming the next generation of creative practitioner and entrepreneurs through the Enterprise Creative Internship Scheme (ECIS) that is being launched this Summer, and its social media component.
She will introduce ECIS to interested partner companies and perspective candidates – as well as its advantages and how to get involved.
For more information please email: [email protected]
3. Anzisha Prize – an introduction
The Anzisha Prize is the premier award for African entrepreneurs aged 15-22 who have developed and implemented innovative business or community projects. The Anzashi Prize offers up to $85,000 in funding to qualifying projecys/entrepreneurs.
They will introduce the prize and explain how to apply for it…

Panelist: Nkiru Asika, Founder/CEO, Enterprise Creative

Forbes Africa Presents: The Business of Entertainment, Now Social
Venue: #SMWexperience Hub @ Four Points Oniru Chieftaincy Estate Plot 9/10, Block 2, Lekki, Lagos
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Twitter Conversation Hashtag: #smwNaijaMediaBiz

In this exciting panel sponsored by Forbes Africa leading experts in the Nigerian media industries will examine and challenge perceptions and practices of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry and how Social Media has changed the way they do business.

Panelists: Forbes Africa correspondent Abisola Owolawi, television impresario Obi Asika, Biola Alabi, Managing Director of M-Net Africa, mega producer Don Jazzy, award-winning rapper and fashion designer Sasha P and film industry maven Kene Mparu

Doing Business the Social Way: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Use Social Media to Build a Business
Venue: #SMWhq @ Volkswagen 179 Akin Adesola Street Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM
Twitter Conversation Hashtag: #smwSocialWomen

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is organising a panel discussion, which brings together a group of successful women entrepreneurs who are using social media in innovative and interesting ways to grow and promote their enterprises. They will share key experiences of using social media tools and, through a facilitated discussion, will explore the benefits and challenges they encountered. Social media (and more generally, information technology) holds a lot of potential for showcasing a brand, identifying prospects and converting them to customers, growing a loyal community of customers and supporters, increase digital exposure, enhancing company trustworthiness, cut marketing costs and increasing sales. However, social media needs to be applied within a strategically thought-out plan, with an understanding of how it fits in within each company’s unique circumstances. The knowledge that participants will get from our panel will empower them to go forth and use social media appropriately. Social media has rapidly become a vital part of many Nigerian businesses’ marketing and branding toolkit. This is not surprising when one considers that the number of online Nigerians is estimated to be 48 million (about 28% of the entire population), which represents significant business opportunities. As SMW 2014’s theme states: a connected Africa is the future. This is true for both individuals and organisations, who can explore, identify and benefit from the networks and platforms that social media enables.

The event will be moderated by Oreoluwa Somolu, the founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC)

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