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Emeka Okoye
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Attended University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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Excellent post on the future of brands communication. Read on how emerging technological trends can enhance communication. You can equally see how the web of data or semantic web can be used for brand communications. #branding #communication #SemanticWeb #SemanticSEO #Web30 
Consumers are becoming immune to persuasive messages and are patronised by suggestions that a hunk of plastic/metal/electrics will make them more beautiful/confident/virile. They are seeking authentic and useful interaction with their brands and shifting the question from ‘how can you help me impress others?’ to ‘how can you help make my life better, easier or more meaningful?’
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Good post. We just need a WebID+TLS protected Read Write Web to solve this quagmire. #WebID #TLS #rww #web #Security #PersonalData 
This article is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference Europe. Brewster Kahle is the founder of the Internet Archive, one ...
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Excellent post. With the amount of data we are producing, our human capacity cannot be able to handle the sifting of information. We definitely need the help of machines (or bots, smart agents, digital assistants, etc) and Artificial Intelligence. #ai #pda #notification #ArtificialIntelligence #data #SemanticWeb 
We’ve gone from portals to feeds to little bulletins on your lock screen. Smart watches will move us to crisis mode. But…
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Excellent report on Graph Databases by Bloor. #rdf #graph #SemanticWeb #LinkedData #SPARQL #NoSQL #NewSQL #database 
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The presence of Bitcoin exchanges in Africa has just made Bitcoin usage for remittance attractive as this will cut out banks and the high fees. This is P2P remittance. #money30 #Bitcoin #Africa #remittance #money #banking #p2p 
A host of local companies are looking to disrupt the remittance market in Africa by undercutting traditional money transfer operators while also offering businesses new ways of accepting ...
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Data is the New Electricity conducted via URIs. #SemanticWeb #LinkedData #SPARQL 
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Shaping content with semantic search and SEO in mind. #SemanticWeb #SemanticSEO #content #SEO 
As SEO evolves, Don Broekelmann of Influence & Co. writes that content marketers need to understand and practice semantic search.
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Excellent read on why ecommerce sites need to embrace Semantic SEO to boost sales from mobile searchers that use smartphones. #SemanticWeb #SemanticSEO #SemanticSearch #LinkedData #ecommerce #search #seo
PITTSBURGH, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Search Accounts for Nearly Half of all Smartphone Traffic.
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DIY build your own mobile phone with raspberry-pi. #raspberry-pi #diy #mobile #innovation 
Teenaged developer Tyler Spadgenske posted the instructions on Instructables.
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Houston We have a problem. We need to get control of our Personal Data and security because, in case you haven't figured it out, we are prisoners to those gigantic behemoths. This is where we need a security framework built on top of semantic web technology like WebID-TLS. #PersonalData #WebID-TLS #Security #SemanticWeb 
What we lose by giving the social media giants the keys to our mobile, social lives.
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Mobile and Semantic Web Developer, Technologist and Evangelist
J2me, Android, RDF, Visual Basic, ASP, SQL, JS, PHP, Perl, OWL, REST, Big Data, Open Data, Linked Data, Business Intelligence, NoSQL, Ontology, Mobile Agric, Mobile Health, NLP, SPARQL, RIM, SDLC, Agile, SOA, BPM, OOP, HTML, Mobile Money, Mobile Banking, Mobile Payment
  • OpenDataNG
    Founder/Consultant, 2013 - present
    - Crafting and implementing Open Data policy, capacity building strategy and Open Data application development for public and private organizations - Help organizations to open, model and publish their data - Provide Open Data advisory service from a technical, administrative and organizational perspective to organizations - Smart City application development - Plan and deploy integrated, end-to-end mobile solutions and services for Governments - Implementing mobile governance for a country, state or local government
  • International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
    Consultant, 2014 - present
    - Digital Strategist and Technology Consultant for the Hala Nigeria Story Challenge and CodeforNigeria (CfNigeria) program - Recruitment of technology mentors to help teams - Co-management of mentors and their interaction with Hala finalist teams, to develop data-driven stories into interactive media packages - Help package / preview team pitches prior to the jury evaluations - Recruitment of embed technologists and the core CfNigeria support lab team
    Co-Founder & CTO, 2010 - present
    To assure the successful execution of Next2's business mission through development and deployment of Next2's technology infrastructure via envisioning the service offerings as a social network based business, leading implementation of mobile applications, and planning for risk and growth globally.
  • Vikantti Nigeria Limited
    CEO, 2006 - present
    -Chief Operating officer -Head Software Development -Provide strategic technical consulting for clients. -Software Architect (Technical Analysis and design) -Translate user/business requirements into design specs and documentation -Technology Evangelist on Mobile, Social Media and the Semantic Web
  • Music In Africa
    Semantic Web Architect, 2012 - 2014
    -Responsible for architecture of a semantic based music search and discovery product. Researches, analyzes, and recommends technologies to develop new and enhance existing systems to support the semantic application. -Perform semantic data modeling using Resource Description Framework (RDF) Schema (RDFS) and OWL based technologies. -Create and maintain semantic data models using OpenLink Virtuoso and RDFS tools. -Provide search and user experience support for semantic information infrastructure that will allow content analysis and data modeling, information curation, governance, and quality control services
    Mobile Product Manager, 2011 - 2014
  • OpenLink Software
    Country Manager West Africa, 2001 - 2005
    Co-Founder & CTO, 1996 - 2001
  • Soft Solutions Limited Nigeria
    Software Architect/Analyst/Programmer, 1994 - 1996
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Accra, Ghana - Liverpool - Pretoria
A creative, visionary technologist and evangelist that is passionate about Mobile Tech, Semantic Web and Open Data and how they could be use to bring more progress to Africa.
I am the CEO of Vikantti Software and co-founder/CTO of Next2Us geo-based topic driven social classified network for emerging markets. 

I am a Software Engineer with over 17 years of progressive experience in Web, Enterprise & Mobile Software development and Project Management.

I am innovative, visionary and a creative technologist with deep understanding of the full spectrum of data, ebusiness, Enterprise Architecture, Social media, Mobility, and Semantic Web related technologies.

I graduated as a Geologist in 1990 but passionate about software engineering, I built Nigeria’s first banking website (IBTC, 1996) and Internet Banking app (IBTC, 1997), co-founded one of Nigeria’s earliest startup and built the biggest Nigerian Portal (, 1997), was the Project Manager/Lead Architect of Nigeria’s first E-commerce Project in 2000 (FSB Bank, Valucard, UPS & Xerox, 2000).

I was listed in Africa's top 20 Technology Influencers by IT News Africa in 2013, named among the 2011 Ten Most Influential Technology People in Nigeria by,  listed among the 20 most influential people in technology in 2012 . and Top 20 Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Mobile Banking and Mobile Money influencers in Social Media by (2012).

I also love music, support Liverpool FC and love video games.
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My knowledge and understanding of Mobile technology, Linked Open Data and the Semantic Web is very deep. I know how "Network of connected users", "Communities of trust" or Mobile Social will play out in Africa re. Linked Open Data, Payments, Commerce, Banking and Digital media consumption. I also understand the application of mobile technologies in each of the vertical markets, social behaviours across the spectrum, deep knowledge of the mobile ecosystems in Africa.
  • University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
    Geology, 1986 - 1990
  • Federal Government College Ido-Ani Ondo State Nigeria
    WASC, 1981 - 1986
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