The 1st Annual ELOY Conference is a part of the initiative of the ELOY
Awards Foundation. The ELOY Conference is being used as a platform to
educate and empower thousands of women. The ELOY Awards Foundation is
about empowering and challenging thousands of women to be more and do
more by providing access to resources, business skills and tools for
them to be able to grow, transform and sustain their businesses, which
will, in turn, benefit their families and the community at large.
50 women will also be chosen to be part of the ELOY Awards Foundation
Sustainable Empowerment Program (SEP). This gives them access to Six
months mentorship, training, and affordable finance. The ELOY Awards
Foundation is about empowering and challenging thousands of women to be
more and do more by providing access to resources, business skills and
tools for them to be able to grow, transform and sustain their
businesses, which will, in turn, benefit their families and the community at large.
This year’s edition is themed; “Empower her to Sustain her”.
The ELOY Conference will take place on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at
The Muson Center, Lagos.
Meet our panelists who would be speaking on the topic; “USING
TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL MEDIA TO YOUR ADVANTAGE”.
Ommo Clark is the Founder / CEO of iBez, a software development and
a training company that builds technology platforms to solve local and
business problems and seeks to close the digital/software development
skills gaps in under-served communities. She designed the online
platforms Handy-Jacks, www.handy-jacks.com that connects skilled trade
workers in the informal sector to clients and new markets and
Lets-Share, www.lets-share.com.ng (due to be launched Q4 2019) for
accommodation seekers to find spare bedrooms to rent in a home/flat
Before iBez, Ommo worked with an International Trade firm in Lagos as
Chief Operating Officer, Soft Solutions Ltd (Enterpriseware), Lagos as
Head of Projects Delivery & Support, the Icelandic Investment Bank,
Kaupthing, Singer & Friedlander, London, the UK as Project Manager, the
Investment Bank Lehman Brothers UK as a Team Leader in the Mortgage
Capital Division and Real Asset Management UK (a software house) as
Application Support Consultant.
She was nominated by the Institute of Attitudinal Change Managers for
its Role Model Award known as Honorary Fellow in August 2019, listed by
Lionesses of Africa in 2018 as one of 21 female Technology / Digital
game-changers on the African Continent, by Naij.com in 2017 as one of 21
most inspiring women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, by the Lionesses of
Africa in 2016 as one of 41 Nigerian Female Entrepreneurs putting
Nigeria on the global map and by Ynaija as the 48th most innovative
person in Technology in Nigeria – Class of 2015.
NKEMDILIM UWAJE BEGHO
Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho is a seasoned Information Technology professional
with over 15years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging
economy. Her love for technology is ignited by a deep purpose-bridging
the digital divide and transforming Nigeria and Africa by harnessing the
benefits of digital.
She serves as the CEO of FutureSoftware Resources Ltd.
(Futuresoft), a full-service digital & technology solutions company,
providing a broad range of business solutions for the scaling African
enterprise, to consistently attract and retain its target audience.
Futuresoft has over 10 years of experience in designing and managing
digital properties and online activities of businesses across various
Futuresoft has serviced over 150 clients across 20 industries and has
trained over 750 CEOs and executives in Digital Marketing & Social Media
Marketing through a series of training, as Nkemdilim believes that
Digital is the key to unlocking Africa’s potential. Under her
leadership, the company has been positioned as one of Nigeria’s
leading IT &Digital Solution Providers.
Jones Bassey has over 13 year’s brand and communications management
experience working at Insight Publicis with Client’s from different
sectors in and out of Nigeria. His background spans across various
brands including; PepsiCo, Nokia, Emirates, Visa, Porsche, Emzor,
Swipha, Jagal, Heineken, Seven-Up Bottling Company, AXA and Palton
Morgan. In the last 3 years, he has been supporting local bottling giants
Seven-Up, in sustaining double-digit volume growth YoY to drive business
growth across its key beverage portfolio. Jones Bassey has led
award-winning campaigns for brand Pepsi in Nigeria, the most notable
being the WARC prize for effective social media strategy and most
innovative brand on twitter
for “Long throat Campaign” both in 2017.
Jones believes very much that brands exist to solve social problems. The
ability of any brand to grow its market share is a function of how much
trust the community places on that brand. This has been his approach to
developing integrated campaigns for clients in Nigeria.
Jones is an MBA holder and an alumnus of the famous Obafemi Awolowo
University, Osun-Nigeria. He is also a full member of the Project
Lola is currently the Head of the Digital Innovation Labs at FirstBank
Nigeria, and is at the forefront of the Bank’s Digital transformation
journey through innovation and technology. She is transforming the bank
through accelerating the digital journey, a Fintech start-up
collaborations and innovating on solutions to real-life industry
Lola is a first-class graduate of Business Information Systems at
Middlesex University with scholarship for outstanding academic
performance and an alumnus of Imperial College Business School. She
started her career as a software developer over 13 years ago in the
financial services sector and worked in the Corporate sector across
Europe and Africa with various companies including Investec, BNP
Paribas, and Commerzbank. In 2010, she received a Portfolio
Restructuring Unit Excellence award at Commerzbank for her contribution
towards the largest ever CDS auction.
Lola has founded two startups, including Transthat.com, a peer to peer
logistics platform and serves on the Tech Committee of WimBiz, the
Digital Transformation Committee of JA Nigeria. She is also involved in
initiatives to boost tech entrepreneurship and develop the STEM agenda
across the continent. Lola has traveled to over 30 countries and is
very passionate about the value of efficient utilisation of innovative
technologies across different sectors and the world at large.
Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s
Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a Nigerian non-profit
organisation committed to building a more inclusive technology
ecosystem, with the next generation of women as technology creators,
entrepreneurs and leaders. Over recent years, our work has expanded to
explore how technology can improve learning outcomes and better
integrate students with developmental disabilities and special needs,
such as Autism and Down’s syndrome.
Through her work at W.TEC, she has designed high-quality programming for
27,000 girls and
Women – including camps, after school clubs and workshops. Through
these programmes, they have learned to create technology – including
applications, games, websites, short films and other digital content and
use technology safely and productively.
Her Network Technology Woman of the Year 2018, Leading Ladies Africa’s
2018 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria, SME100’s 100 Most Innovative
Female-Owned Businesses in Nigeria for 2017, one of YNaija!’s Top 100
Young People in Technology of 2016 and 2014, one of New African Woman
Magazine’s Top African Women in Technology in 2014 and a 2014
‘Chosen Youth’ Leadership Award from LaRoche Foundation.
Layole Oyatogun is a Media Personality, Actress and a seasoned compere,
A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, she
started her career co-presenting an entertainment show called ‘Star
Dust’ with her younger sister on MITV. She moved on to Silverbird
Television where she worked for seven years. While at Silverbird TV, she
conceptualized, anchored and produced the Cadbury Breakfast TV show,
Page 3, MBGN Diary, and numerous documentaries, promos, and fillers.
Layole is also loved for adding value with her go- to pronunciation
tutorial videos titled ‘Learn With Layole’ on Instagram
Layole has featured in the following movies 30 Days by Ego Boyo and
Mildred Okwo, Damage, Unconditional by Uche Jombo, Mrs and Mrs Johnson,
U-Turn by Grace Oboba, Trapped, The Inn, Along Bothering Lines and many
Layole is also a seasoned Red-carpet host, with stints at the red carpet
of various Fashion weeks both home and abroad, including; Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week in Joburg, Pretoria, and New York. Arise Fashion Week
Nigeria, Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Africa Movie Academy Awards
AMAA, She was the only red carpet host at the inaugural ball of
President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice-President Namani Sambo in Aso-rock.
She has also hosted events such as Africa International Fashion Week,
Nigeria’s Next Super Model, Denizz Fashion Show, City People Awards for
Excellence, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, Luxury Beauty Brunch, Ethan and
Harriet Product Launch, ELOY Awards, Green October Event, Advertisers
Association of Nigeria Awards (ADVAN) Weddings and many more.
Layole was nominated at the 2012 Nigerian Broadcasters Award in the
category Most promising and young presenter of the year also at the 2013
Eloy awards in the Female Tv presenter of the year category and the
Most stylish female celebrity at Lamode Green October Event 2019
Layole has now established her Production company, Layole Oyatogun
Productions for fashion-related Tv shows and Movies, she’s set to take
over the world with interesting and captivating content.