Ayodeji Adewunmi joins technology industry discussion in Boston

By Busayo Olude

Ayodeji Adewunmi, a familiar name in online recruitment in Africa, will speak at the 4th annual MIT: Africa Innovate Conference to be held on the 11th and 12th April 2014 at the MIT Media Lab.

Adewunmi is the President & CEO of Jobberman.com, launched in August 2009, Jobberman is the biggest job site in Sub-Saharan Africa with strategic partnerships with key media companies and in strong financial position with backing from SEEK (most profitable job site in the world) and New York Hedge Fund, Tiger Global. Over 1 million professionals and circa 25,000 companies make use of the job portal.

At 2014 MIT Africa Innovate Conference, Adewunmi will join a panel discussion focusing on how Technology is disrupting industries in Africa and touching fundamental aspects of our lives on the continent. Fellow panelists include Joost Bonsen(Moderator) Lecturer, MIT Media Lab; Dr. Bitange Ndemo,Former Permanent Secretary, Government of Kenya; Anne Githuku-Shongwe, Founder/CEO, AFROES Interactive and Consulting; and Sangu Delle, CEO, Golden Palm Investments.

To view more information about 2014 MIT Africa Innovate Conference, visit the conference website at http://sloanafrica.scripts.mit.edu/africainnovate/

To register for 2014 MIT Africa Innovate conference, visit the registration page at http://sloanafrica.scripts.mit.edu/africainnovate/registration/

Africa Innovate is an intimate showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, energy and education.

Other speakers slated for the Boston event in April include Folorunso Alakija, Entrepreneur/Philanthropist; Bola Ahmed Tinubi, Leader, All Progressive Congress; Ashish Thakkar, CEO, Mara Group; Alex Cummings, Chief Administrative Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Tonye Cole, Co-Founder/Group Executive Director, Sahara Energy; and dozens more industry leaders and innovators shaping the future of Africa