International technology public lecture

Pursuit of exponential development

October 24th, 2019. Lagos

About The Biennial Lecture Series

The most Technological public lecture in Nigeria

The Biennial Lecture Series is an international technology public lecture attracting the best minds from Nigeria to discuss solutions for advancment.

Since 2006, The Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Alumni Association, has been organizing this public lecture with the theme: “Nigeria’s quest for development – the technological fast tracking”. This year’s lecture is the 6th in series. The first edition held in 2006 on the topic “Power and Development in Nigeria: seeking that workable solution” was delivered by Prof. Bart Nnaji under the distinguished Chairmanship of Prof. Dora Akunyili of blessed memory.

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The world has realized. There are many untapped opportunities digitally. e.g the use of data.



This event is designed to provide insights for effective technologically driven strategies.



Each entity's journey is unique and there is no set template on how to implement technologies into their development.



We are still building. And our pursuits need developmental strategies to ensure that we compete internationally.

The Public Lecture strategy

What’s happening?

As technology continue to evolve and processes become more sophisticated, organizations and nations are racing to improve approaches and models to real-time and information rich governance models. Nations, organizations and people are redesigning and upskilling their capabilities to take full advantage of digital opportunities for advancement and competitive advantage.

With these in mind, we continue to raise the bar of our conversation with every topic of "The Biennial Lecture Series". So, this 6th edition in 2019, we bring that international platform that would allow experts to share and discuss latest practices, ideas and technology that can transform Nigeria & Africa.

This year topic is

The Pursuit of Exponential Development

Who's speaking?

Speakers & Panelists

The brightest minds will be sharing their visions and positons on the quest for technological advancement. Our lineup features great names that will leave everyone inspired.

So Much Wow!

Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

CEO, Founder at Fasmicro group

Kingsley Fregene, Ph.D.

Researcher, Lockheed Martin

Kashim Ali

Partner, Impact Engineering Ltd
San Amadi

Sam Amadi

Chief ideas Officer, 6th Sense

John Ugbe

MD, MultiChoice Nigeria

Lynda Madu

Associate Director, Corporate Development and Services. Nestoil Group
  • 11:30

    Arrival of guests

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  • 12:00

    Opening and Anthems

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  • 12:15-12:25

    Opening speech by the National President – Engr. Ndubuisi Chijioke

    by Ndubuisi Chijioke

  • 12:25

    Opening speech by the Chairman of the Occasion

    by Amb. Henry O. Macauley

  • 12:45

    Welcome address by the Chief Host

    by Prof. Francis C. Eze

  • 13:00

    Keynote address

    by Kingsley Fregene, Ph.D.

  • 13:10

    Citation of the guest lecturer

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  • 13:15

    Main lecture topic presentation

    by Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

  • 14:25

    Panel Discussion – John Ugbe

    by John Ugbe

  • 14:25

    Panel Discussion – Kashim Ali

    by Kashim Ali

  • San Amadi

    Panel Discussion – Dr. Sam Amadi

    by Sam Amadi

  • 15:05

    Audience interactions

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  • 15:15

    Comments by special guests

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  • 15:20

    Presentation of plaques and souvenirs

    by Amb. Henry O. Macauley

  • 15:30

    Vote of thanks

    by Collins Opara

  • 15:35

    Closing remarks

    by Amb. Henry O. Macauley

  • 15:40

    Closing prayer and Anthems

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Programme strategy


The Biennial lecture Series is a key part of the ‘public face’ of the FUTO Alumni Association. The purpose is to position FUTO Alumni Association and the University at the center of debate in all areas of Technology.

This lectures aim to enhance the School’s reputation for intellectual, challenging ideas and discussion with a broader public audience.

The majority of events consist of a talk given by a main speaker (to be introduced by a chairperson), followed by a question and answer session involving questions from the audience. These interactions are integral to the events.

The Biennial lecture Series are open to all, including to the media whose attendance is important to the objective of raising the profile of the biennial lecture. Media representatives are not only welcomed at events but also allowed to take part in the Q&A. Press enquiries can be handled with members and the speakers.

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