Dipo FaulknerCountry General Manager, IBM Nigeria

     

    Dipo Faulkner is the Country General Manager, IBM Nigeria.

    Dipo is responsible for IBM’s overall business in Nigeria with a focus on deploying IBM’s advanced technology capabilities in Cognitive, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile and Security to solve current and future needs of institutions in key economic sectors across the country. He will also provide leadership for IBM’s relationships and Corporate Social initiatives in the Civil Society, ICT and Academic communities.

    With over 25 years of work experience, he was previously IBM’s Global Business Services Lead for Central & West Africa, where he was responsible for driving IBM’s Consulting Services Business within the region since joining IBM in 2013. Prior to joining IBM, he was a Director at Accenture’s Nigeria Financial Services Operating Group.

    Dipo holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and an Advanced Management Program Certificate from Institute de Empressa (IE), Madrid Spain.

    Join Dipo Faulkner at the session titled:

    “Artificial Intelligence and the Business Decision: The New Thinking” (Masterclass)

    Objectives:

    Businesses of the 21st century have more than ever been impacted by the changing face of technology and its attendant effect on the way work is executed daily. Technology as a disruptor has meant that the skills and requirements of the workforce have slowly evolved over the years coalescing into the creation of new skill sets required to work in this age. From communication to research and data gathering, business leaders are now, more than ever, leveraging the capabilities of artificial intelligence in the provision of data-driven decisions that are seldom based on ‘gut feel’ but rather on measurable points of data.

    The speaker will demonstrate, using case studies and practical examples, the direction of business based artificial intelligence as well as provide a view into the future of the world of work and the impact of artificial intelligence with an emphasis on the skills required to tap into the blossoming sector.

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