Mobile West Africa 2014 brings world’s most influential mobile expert to Nigeria next month

Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile, will speak and give a full-day workshop at Mobile West Africa 2014 next month. VC4Africa members get a 15% discount to the event (see below).

Read the exclusive interview we had with Tomi Ahonen at Mobile East Africa two months ago. Also other key figures from Nigeria and other countries across Africa and the world will speak and attend Mobile West Africa, taking place in Lagos on 13-16 May at the Four Points by Sheraton on Victoria Island.

Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, considered as the key figure in bringing about the mobile data revolution in Nigeria, will be presenting his perspective during the keynote session. Mr. Ahonen and Dr. Ndukwe will be joined by senior industry pundits including the CEO & MD of Airtel Nigeria, the Founder of SPARK and iROKO Partners, and representatives from Nokia, DSTV Digital Media, Nigerian Breweries, PZ Cussons and Praekelt.

Organisations such as Eskimi, VConnect, Co-Creation Hub, MTech, ConnectNigeria, SureGifts, and TomTom Africa have pledged their early commitment to the conference, which is regarded as the leading technology event in West Africa, and delegate tickets are selling quickly.

Event founder Matthew Dawes commented “When we first debuted Mobile West Africa way back in February 2011 it was a different era. West Africa’s smartphone penetration was low, Nigeria’s first incubation space (CcHUB) was yet to be launched, the eCommerce boom was still years away, and mobile money was far from reality. It has been a remarkable few years and I would hope that in some way the event has contributed to that growth.”

“I want MWA2014 to be a joyride – celebrating past successes, critically analysing the industry’s future direction and opportunities, and to again be the conference to come and do business at. Having the likes of Tomi Ahonen and Dr. Ndukwe confirmed signifies our intent to further cement the event’s position as the best in the region.”

See the Mobile West Africa 2014 website for full details. VC4Africa members are entitled to a 15% discount on attendance; to get this discount use code 1MWAVC4A.