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Oluseye Soyode-Johnson

Regional Partner
African Tech Foundation
Lagos

Oluseye Soyode-Johnson

  • Innovation and Business Development Expert, Ericsson
  • Regional Partner, African Technology Foundation

As ecosystem-builder and award-winning entrepreneur, Oluseye seeks to create strong platforms that help identify, nurture and accelerate nascent talent and solutions, with a view on commercial viability and unique global-visibility outcomes. Oluseye conceptualizes, executes and launches marquee ecosystem developer engagements and programs, which help to build capacity and provide access to global networks and mentorship.

As Innovation and Business Development Expert, at the Ericsson Innovation Hub, Oluseye is tasked with creating and driving bold, innovative products that accelerate the potential of some of the largest TMT players across Africa; while utilizing the industry’s unrivaled reach and technology, to delight and empower Africans.

Oluseye is also Regional Partner at the Africa Technology Foundation, an organization focused on providing global resources and visibility, to technology and media ecosystems across Africa. Oluseye provides a platform for business engagements, utilizing wide knowledge of constituent perspectives as well as access to, local, and international networks. Oluseye contributed to many ecosystem-entry engagements including Evernote EMEA, DEMO Africa and Relativity School ‘Nollywood Meets Hollywood’ program.

 

Oluseye is keen on assembling local and global innovation stakeholders around high-impact STEM initiatives that accelerate local application of cutting-edge technology in Nigeria, while ensuring visible, viable outcomes. He successfully launched the first NASA Space Apps Challenge in Nigeria – an annual 4-day multi-city initiative that leverages community-led innovation to develop locally applicable technology solutions for space and earth-use. The program has run for four years consecutively, and has become a year-long platform to foster Nigerian Space and STEM innovation, as well as develop strong gender and youth project inclusion. With Space Apps Nigeria, Oluseye is focused on inspiring a new generation to solve local, in ways that can intrinsically scale global.
Oluseye has also been a serial entrepreneur in the past, co-founding several consumer-facing startups, including the award-winning Maliyo Games, before moving into the corporate arena. He was selected as one of 5 Demo-god Award winners, out of 40 to

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