Emeka Okoye has 17+ years of progressive experience in Web, Semantic, Enterprise & Mobile Software development and Project Management including strategic technical analysis, architecture design, planning and product development using object-oriented approach, agile methodology with best of breed technologies. Emeka Co-founded Nigeria’s earliest startup (ngex.com,1996), built Nigeria’s first financial website (IBTC,1996), built Nigeria’s first Internet Banking app (1997), project lead for Nigeria’s first e-commerce website (xeroxnigeria.com, 2000), built Africa’s first Mobile app for crowdsourcing Election data (Revoda,2011) among others.
He founded OpenDataNG (@OpenDataNG), a citizen-led Linked Open Data initiative for Nigeria to make public data accessible to common folks and generating wealth from Government data. He also co-founded Next2, a geo-based topic driven social classified network & Mobile Agriculture platform for emerging markets. He was listed among the 20 Most Influential Technology People in Africa by itnewsafrica.com (2013) and Top Global 20 Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Mobile Banking and Mobile Money influencers in Social Media by Obopay.com (2012).