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Attend My Best Digital Marketing Training for 2014

Just incase you have not heard, come December 6th, 2014, we’d be having our last edition of the CFA Digital Marketing Training for 2014.

This year has no doubt been a remarkable one of us and we grateful to the Almighty for the successes, failures and most importantly the lessons so far. Notwithstanding the fact that we have trained and coached thousands of people across various platforms, I still see my monthly training as another way to further impact my world and one key reason I believe this final session will be the best is because of Google’s Digital Business Management. For the next 3 days, I and a few other digitally minded fellas will be locked-in with some Googlers learning new digital skills – this is probably Google’s way of developing a new set of digital entrepreneurs that will be super skilled in using her tools.

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Frankly speaking, I am not sure of what to expect because I might probably know more than the facilitator(s) of the program but as always I intend to attend with an open mind because that is just my tradition. There is always something new to learn.

Now, imagine the impact this program will make, first to my life and the lives of the people who’d be strategic (wise) enough to attend the December Edition of CFA’s Digital Marketing Culture Workshop, it is just a day between the last day of the Google DBM workshop and CFA’s digital media training – it promises to be super impactful!!!

More Details about our December Digital Marketing Training

The Benefits

Past editions of the Digital Marketing Culture Workshop has successfully driven a number of businesses to success, profitability, client connection and retention through the application of the Digital Marketing Strategies that were taught. This month’s workshop will be of benefit to participants in:

  • Offering a comprehensive understanding of Low Cost Digital Strategies
  • Full optimization of all major Social Media Accounts
  • Teach on how to drive traffic using content marketing
  • Offering Interactive sessions that will build networks and help participants learn from other executives

Date and Time

The Workshop will come up on December 6, 2014 from 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue

The Workshop will take place at PPLD Training Centre, 67B, Gold Drive, Raji Rasaki Housing Estate, Off Apple Junction-Festac Link road, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

Who Should Attend?

This month’s workshop will be of utmost benefit to:

  • Business Owners
  • Business Development Managers
  • Sales and Marketing Executives
  • Customer Care Personnel
  • Fresh graduates, etc

Standard Registration

The Standard Registration is N25,000. Note that there are only 20 Executive Seats available. That said, you can pay N20,000 to attend because we are in the Christmas mood already. Fee covers attendance, Certificate of participation, tea break and lunch.

Do not miss the opportunity to keep your business ahead of your competition through effective use of Digital Marketing Strategies; Attend or sponsor participants to the Workshop. Register now!

For more details on this, please, call Wale on 08065153076. You can also send an email to training(@)ictwithcfa.com or visit the ICTwithCFA Training Website.

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Digital Media Culture Workshop by CFA & Co

4 Reasons to Attend CFA’s Digital Culture Workshop

I am indeed humbled that my life has been a blessing to thousands, if not millions. In the first half of 2014 alone, I must have stood in front of over 10,000 people at different podiums, events, programs, and workshops either discussing the Internet, digital media or discussing issues around business, entrepreneurship or personal development. This is not including my ICT Clinic Column in the Punch Newspaper or ICT Radio Show on Nigeria Info FM both of which would triple the number of people I reach out to in one way or the other.

So, why am I sharing this?

The primary reason is to encourage anyone out there aspiring to be public speaker not to give up easily but to keep working hard and improving because at some point back in the days I almost gave up, if I did all these may not have been possible today.

That said, the secondary reason is to assure anyone who decides to attend this month’s digital culture workshop after reading this, that it will be one of the best decisions they’ll be making this year because I am going put together all the useful experiences I have garnered over the years to facilitate the workshop.

Digital Media Culture Workshop by CFA4 Reasons to Keep a date with CFA’s Digital Culture Workshop

Below are some awesome reasons (amongst many others) why you should to do all within your power to attend this workshop

1. The need for a Digital Culture in your Organisation

As a sociologist, I understand the importance of culture which is simply defined as a way of life. So the question is what is the culture of your organisation? If I have the opportunity to visit your office today, I’d be able to quickly tell the sort of culture your organisation run. If you would like your business to stay relevant and properly positioned for the future, then you should do your best to instill a digital culture starting with this workshop.

2. Social Media Management

Now this is certainly a big issue that is easily becoming a nightmare – how do you manage with multiple social media accounts in the midst of all the clutter and confusion. This is one issue that I would certainly do my best to demystify based on my over 5 years of raw, online marketing experience.

3. There is more to Tweeting

I have observed that organisations have become extremely obsessed with Twitter and they tend to assume that once they have a Twitter account and can tweet, then all is well. Unfortunately, that is far from being correct – infact the best strategy is to even find out based on research what social networking platforms you should channel your most energy to.

4. Practical Sessions

It is going to be a highly practical session and participants will do what they have never done before, in terms of really diving deep into the world of social media and Internet generally on their very own with guidance from our team. Therefore, an Internet ready device is compulsory for the practical sessions.

More Details about the Workshop

  • DATE: August 9th OR August 14th, 2014.
  • TIME: 8am-4pm
  • VENUE is the Exclusive & Serene, Adna Hotel, 28 Ladipo Bateye Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
  • INVESTMENT: N25,000 (Early bird is N20,000 ends August 4th) – includes Materials, CFA’s Book, Certificate of Participation, Tea Break + Lunch.

Visit https://techbuild.africa/nitda-ebonyi-south-youths-receive-training-on-ict/ or Call Wale on 08065153076 for more details.

This month’s Digital Culture Training promises to be super exciting as we have lined up an experienced faculty to make sure everyone who attends gets value for money.

ONLY 12 Seats to Go – so sign up today!!!

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Join CFA, Gbenga Sesan & Others at the DigitalSENSE Forum Series ’14

I have been invited to speak at this year’s DigitalSENSE forum series ’14 event organised by DigitalSENSE Africa Media Limited. I will be speaking on the topic “Stepping into Social Media, how and why in contemporary Nigeria.”

Below is an excerpt of a statement publsihed by the organisers;

“The innovative line of speakers for the two-day 2014 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable have continued to increase with the duo of Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr of the CFA fame and Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) Mr. Gbenga Sesan who both are well-rooted to thrill participating youth at this year’s forum holding June 5 and 6, 2014 at Welcome Center Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos.” Read the full details of statement here.

Digital Sense Forum Event

The event is free to attend.

RSVP: Ebuka Iloduba, Special Assistant to Lead Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa Media Limited, 08033592762, 08099400183, editor_ls@digitalsenseafrica.com.ng

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Join CFA, Prof. Pat Utomi & Others at the Optimum Performance Workshop

Do you believe in the power of attraction? I really don’t know about you but I honestly do believe and that is why God honours it and sends the right people and opportunities my way. I have always admired the man, Prof. Pat Utomi from his days as the anchor of Patito’s Gang and I did look forward to some day collaborating with him closely. Well that is history today,  which is why I can boldly and humbly invite you to another round of collaboration between Prof. (represented by CVL) and CFA.

The power of belief (in God) and positive confession has made this (and many others) a complete reality and for me this is just the beginning. Ok, I will stop here because this is a discussion for another day……………

I, CFA, most dearly invite you to the CVL Workshop on ‘Execution Skills for Optimum Performance’

Date: September 3rd, 2013
Time: 9am. – 5 pm.
Venue: CVL Building, 6 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Off Samuel Manuwa St. By 1004 Entrance, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Course fee: N20,000.00 per participant (group discount available)

Experienced Workshop Faculty

  1. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA) – Founder, CFA Leverage
  2. Prof Pat Utomi – Founder CVL and Founding Senior Faculty of LBS
  3. Dr. Austin Nweze – Lecturer, LBS
  4. Mrs. Chichi Chike-Cole – Senior HR Consultant
  5. Mr. Magnus Ekwunife – CEO Megastrat Consulting Ltd

Course Modules

  • Operational Excellence and Performance Enhancement
  • Time Management, Priority Setting and Planning
  • Personal Effectiveness and Delegation for Effective Execution
  • Strategic Innovative Thinking and Leveraging on the Internet

Who should attend?

Line Managers, Team Leaders, NGO Managers, Supervisors, Marketers, Business Owners, Aspiring Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Why this workshop? Is this just another show?

This one day life transforming workshop will provide the participants the principles, tools and skill training necessary to execute their work flawlessly. Participants will create their own goals and measures relevant to the organization’s priorities and develop skills to identify and execute critical work goals. They will also create personal motivating scoreboards and apply personal accountability to produce results.

Today, more than ever, we are required to deliver value at all levels and in our organizations. A big part of value is getting things done. It is good to have strategy, it is fantastic to have a detailed plan. Even a great concept or set of ideas are truly appreciated. But all these are nothing if we cannot execute them. Execution is what really matters. Shareholders need it; stakeholders need it; executive management need it; EVERYBODY needs it. It is a strategy for both individuals and organizations to get results. You must not miss this one day life transforming workshop. Come and hear from experts on the best and smart way to effectively execute your work.

If you need principles, tools and skill training necessary to execute flawlessly for great result; if you want to create your own goals and measures relevant to your organization’s priorities and develop skills to identify and execute critical work goals; if you want to create personal motivating scoreboards and apply personal accountability to produce results. Then this training is for you.

Ideas + Execution = Power and in the words of Arnold Glasgow, “Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupy”

For Further Information

Please call, sms or e-mail us after payment for seat reservation. For more information contact: Uche – 08035832096, uachunine@cvlng.com, Modest – 08034746919, mnwaulu@cvlng.com

See you at the workshop and don’t forget to mentioning CFA may win you a discount.

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Attend Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa’s Nigerian Economic /Business Roundtable Conference 2013

Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa OFR. and the Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation for Economic Empowerment (SOFEE) invite you to the;Nigerian Economic/Business Roundtable Conference 2013 with the theme:

NIGERIAN BUDGET 2013; Translating Economic Growth Opportunities into Profitable Realities

Conference Objectives:

  • Review of 2013 Budget Projections with focus on Growth Opportunities& Profitability
  • Discuss How the 2013 Budget Implementation will affect Governance, Businesses & Citizens
  • Equip Participants with the knowledge for attaining Growth & Profitable Outcomes in 2013

Keynote Addresses:

Morning Session

Nigerian Budget 2013: Industrial Growth Opportunities through Expansive Infrastructural Investments – Dr. Olusegun Aganga, Hon. Minister of Trade & Investments, Nigeria

 Afternoon Session

Nigerian Budget 2013: Transformation & Value Creation in Agriculture for Economic Growth & Profitability Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Hon. Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development, Nigeria

Special Guests

  • Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Hon. Minister of Finance
  • Hon. Emeka Nkem Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives

Other Highlighted Topics for Discussion & Lead Discussants:

1. Nigerian Budget 2013: Balancing Fiscal Consolidation with Inclusive Growth  – Dr.Bright Okogu, Director, Federal Budget Office, Nigeria

2. Global Economic Uncertainties: Harnessing Local Economic Growth Potentials Dr. Ayo Teriba MD/CEO, Economic Associates

3. The Role of Banking Sector in facilitating All-Inclusive Economic Growth in 2013 Dr. Alex Otti, MD/CEO, Diamond Bank, Plc.

4. Achieving SME/Business Growth within the 2013 Budgetary Framework  – Dr. Kola Jamodu, President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

5. Realizing Growth Through the subsidy Reinvestment & Empowerment Programme – Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa OFR., Founder, SOFEE/Committee Member

Participating Audience: Ministers, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries,L.G. Chairman,Chairman & Directors of Boards of Public & Private Sector Based Organizations,Director Generals,Professional Agencies& their Deputies, company Secretaries, Business Development & Operation Members, Finance Managers,Policy Makers & Advisers;those Responsible for Transformation in Corporations, the Industries & Agriculture, SME owners& Members and the General Public Members.

[box type=”note” size=”large” style=”rounded”]Date: Tuesday,
12th February, 2013
Time: 08:00 am-05:00 pm Fee:
N25,000 per Participant / N17,500 per Participant. 
Venue: Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos.[/box]

REGISTRATION:

Payment of Conference Fees by Cheque or Bank Draft in favour of Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation for Economic Empowerment or Cash Deposit in Organisers’ ACCOUNT NO. 0006135237@ any branch of DIAMOND BANK or at the Event Venue.

[box type=”alert”]I have been able to pull of a N10,000 per Participant Deal for all Small Businesses who are connected to me one way or the other. Don’t MISS this event!!![/box]
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Lessons from the IT Leaders West Africa Summit Produced by Kinetic Events

Awkaaba Ghana was the very first words I heard when I got into Accra, Ghana. In my usual style, I immediately started asking many questions about Ghana, her people, the opportunities etc. It was fun. Almost immediately I wanted to grab some food and I chose the local food over the fast food, so I stopped by the road side to buy a pack of cooked rice for gh5 (about $2.5 or N450) – I did this to have a feel of down town Accra and I did 🙂

The following day, the IT Leaders West Africa summit produced by Kinetic Events kicked off at the prestigious Movenpick Ambassador Hotel (where I also stayed). Guests started arriving at 8.00 GMT, I was among the very first that appeared at the summit venue because I love taking the lead. Getting a chance to speak at the IT Leaders West Africa Summit left me truly happy 🙂 – Click here for more photos.

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Some of the Naija Team Members 🙂

Also, I got the chance to meet and learn from great minds who are committed to the growth and success of the ICT industry across West Africa. As a professional networker, I exchanged cards with between 70-80% of the participants and I did not stop at that, I focused on creating partnerships and synergies which I firmly believe, is a sure way of succeeding as an entrepreneur.

Key Lessons from the IT Leaders West Africa Summit produced by Kinetic Events SA

Before I state some of the lessons, let me re-publish the welcome letter to give you an idea of the producers set out to accomplish;

Dear IT Leader,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 1st annual IT Leaders West Africa Summit.

The IT Leaders Summit has brought West Africa’s leading IT and business professionals together to interact and focus on the most noteworthy IT challenges facing the business industry today – this will be tackled through interactive panel discussions, CIO led workshops, strategic keynotes and networking sessions.

Information technology is continuously transforming itself, creating a catalyst for new challenges facing IT leaders. To cope with the rapid rate of growth in Africa, IT leaders are upgrading systems, implementing new technologies and restructuring their organisations to meet the ever-increasing demands of their business all while trying to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

We wish you a successful event.

Regards,

Kinetic Events

Here are some lessons and takeaways from the summit:

  1. For West Africa to move to the next level, the cost of broadband must be brought down. – Dassey
  2. We need political will to create a broadband revolution across the region. – CFA
  3. The African continent is particularly vulnerable to cyber security threats. There is little understanding,knowledge and expertise in the Cyber Security space and a huge lack of awareness in general. The various governments should demonstrate leadership by collaborating with the private sector and the academia to fund and develop academic programs in Information Assurance / Cyber Security in some selected institutions. The media is central to awareness creation. Dr Peter Okenyi; CEO – AISEC Group
  4. Governments has a huge role to play, unfortunately, they are playing lip service to the ICT needs of the region. – Emeka Okoye
  5. All IT leaders gathered here owe this region a duty to bring about the change quickly because Africa is indeed the last frontiers. – Fatumata Soukouna
  6. Proper education and enlightenment are necessary to bridge the digital divide across the West African region. – Dr. Mohammed Sani-Abdulahi

  7. Place the right technology in the right place. – Mario Paes

  8. CIOs must understand how to collect and analyze data to the benefit of the entire organization. – Seyram Akotey

  9. Social Media has changed the way live and communicate on every aspect. – Chidi and Chika Nwaogu

  10. First bank Plc is at the forefront of the ICT revolution, that is why we have issued over 5 million debit cards to date. – Chuma Ezirim

  11. Multinationals have a huge role to play towards helping the region attain her ICT goals. – Saidu Abdullahi

  12. Analytics are an essential tool for increasing speed, improving the understanding of customer behaviour and shaping the future of your company. – Fayo Williams

  13. and many others…..

My Verdict on the IT leaders west Africa summit

In fairness to the Kinetic events team, I think they produced a world-class, richly rewarding IT leaders west Africa summit, that will always bring good memories to all attendees especially yours truly 🙂

Let me express my happiness over the fact that I got a chance to meet and interact with most of the Kinetic events team;

  1. Laura
  2. Shannon
  3. Jamie
  4. Eugene

Finally, I kind of like agree with the choice of Accra, Ghana as the first place for the summit in our region. However, I made it clear to the organisers to bring the next summit to Lagos, Nigeria. Personally, I am open and committed to working with them to achieve a hitch free and highly successful 2nd IT Leaders West African summit.

About Kinetic Events

Kinetics Event is am International business to business company based in South Africa – a key provider of timely information for the ICT industry. Follow @KinecticEventsSA

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CFA alongside other Participants
IT Leaders West Africa Summit

CFA will be Speaking at the IT Leaders West Africa Summit, Accra, Ghana.

By the grace of God, I would be in Ghana later in November to speak at IT Leaders West Africa Summit. The summit has been put together by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events; key strategic information providers to the IT and telecoms sector within Africa.

I don’t think there is any person, business or Government still doubt of the power of information and communication technology (ICT) towards accelerating economic growth and development. What I believe remains the greatest challenge is how to go about implementing various ICT related policies to the benefit of our growing economies. Therefore, a summit that seeks to gather leading IT leaders from the West African region for 2 days is a welcome development.

The IT Leaders West Africa Summit is designed to review the level of ICT deployment and exploitations within the public and private sector in West Africa, targeting Governments as well as a number of public and private sector organizations, in efforts to identity, understand and strategise ICT for the industry.

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A similar summit organized for another region.

 IT Leaders West Africa Summit Details

Movenpick Ambassador Hotel

28 – 29 November, 2012

Time 8:00 – 18:00 daily.

Delegate registration fee: $695 USD

Invited to speak at IT Leaders West Africa Summit;

  • Chukuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., CEO – CFA Leverage
  • Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, Founders, LAGBook
  • Hon. Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology
  • Professor Clement Dzidonu, President – AIT University of the Future
  • Dr. Peter Okenyi, Ph.D.,CISSP,CISM, CEO, AISEC Group, USA
  • CK Bruce, President – International Systems Audit & Control Association (ICASA), Ghana Chapter
  • Kwadwo Ntim, CIO – Ghana Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS)
  • Saidu Abdullahi, Head of IT – Cadbury Nigeria Plc
  • Samuel Quarshie, CIO – Ghana Health Service
  • Tunde Coker, Group CIO – Access Bank Plc., Nigeria
  • Abel Daitey, Manager Electronic Channels – Merchant Bank, Ghana
  • Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, Ghana
  • Dr Nii Quaynor, Chairman – NITA Ghana
  • Professor Cleopas Angaye, Director General – National Information Technology Development Agency, Nigeria (NITDA)
  • Kofi Totobi Quakyi, Chairman – Ghana National Communications Authority
  • Julius Ativie, Director ICT – Nigerian Breweries
  • Lucas Chigabatia, Group CIO – Anglogold Ashanti
  • Dr William Tevi, Director General, NITA, Ghana
  • Alhassan Umar, CEO, ITES Ghana
  • Kofi Totobi Quakyi, Chairman, National Communications Authority

Don’t you agree it is gonna be a loaded house?

The IT Leaders West Africa Summit is bringing together the greatest players, both local and international, across the IT industry in West Africa to network and discuss business with this year’s theme of driving the business forward through innovation. The summit provides a unique and exclusive business-to-business platform for IT executives and industry leaders to share experiences, network among peers and engage in interactive discussions with fellow senior executives, government officials, senior decision makers and international industry guest speakers.

Summit producer Kinetic Events urges governments, ICT industry executives and senior decision makers to attend this year’s event. According to the summit organiser, governments must move forward in encouraging the intense use of technology to promote development and economic growth within the region.

Follow @ITLeadersAfrica and @KineticEventsSA on Twitter for daily updates and news feeds.

West Africa particularly Nigeria is one country to look out for when it comes to ICT, her telecommunication success story has proven this. I urge ICT leaders in organizations and Government agencies to work towards attending this event that I so believe will positively affect the region and continent at large.

Would you love to attend this event or have any questions whatsoever? Please feel free to contact me.

Don’t MISS the IT Leaders West Africa Summit!