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General News of Thursday, 19 May 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Meet Bosun Tijani, CEO of Africa's largest tech network

Bosun Tijani started running the largest tech network in Africa in 2019 Bosun Tijani started running the largest tech network in Africa in 2019

Bosun Tijani is a known entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Co-Creation Hub. He was born on July 20, 1977. Tijani has a diploma in Computer Science and (a B.Sc.) in Economics from the University of Jos.

Having joined the Lagos Business School, Accenture and Junior Achievement for an MBA Course, Venture in Management, Tijani also has an MSc in Information systems and Management from the Warwick Business School. He attended the Innovation for Economic Development executive program at the Harvard Kennedy School, and also recently added a Ph.D. in Innovation & Economic Development at the University of Leicester.

Prior to his successes, Bosun worked as a Business Development Manager with DeliveryKing in 2003.

He went on the work as a Deployment Lead with Hewlett Packard (HP) Global Micro-enterprises Acceleration Programme (GMEAP) for a year.

Bosun is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in African tech as he spent some time working at the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO) as the ICT Consultant and Project Manager with INNOTEX.

He also became an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, where he based his research on applied digital epidemiology.

In 2010, Tijani co-founded Co-creation HUB (CcHUB) with Femi Lounge. His establishment became Nigeria's first open living lab and pre-incubation space.

According to its website, CcHUB was designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place.

Patrons of CcHUB includes; technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos searching to provide new solution to the various social challenges in the country.

CcHUB has since grown to become a place for many tech companies to learn and evolve in Nigeria and they include; TechCabal, Fora, Andela, and TechPoint.

TechCabal quoted Tijani in one of his speeches about CcHUB, “We wanted a platform to support ordinary young Nigerians with ideas who believe that they can create a solution to a problem".

Bosun Tijani started running the largest tech network in Africa in 2019, after CcHUB acquired iHub, making him the CEO of both companies.

TechCrunch at the time reported that, “The CcHub/iHub nexus will also use its size to leverage more partnerships. Tijani and the team have already mastered gaining collaborations with big African and global tech names, such as MainOne and Facebook".

This article was originally published on Face2FaceAfrica

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