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Dr Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group, delivered the keynote ‘Innovation 4.0’, during the opening session of the STEM and Creativity Fest. in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Dr Salma emphasized that there are huge diverse opportunities for youth from the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’, which are embedded in the innovations that are fusing and integrating the physical, digital and biological spheres. She also stressed the need for Governments, Educational and Financial Institutions to update their policies and practices to ensure that holistic enabling environments are created for ‘start-ups and entrepreneurs’ to evolve and flourish across all sectors, particularly across the Agriculture value chain in Africa.


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eWorldwide Group has successfully organized and delivered 4 innovative workshops during the STEM and Creativity Fest. on 26th - 27th June, 2019 in Kaduna State, Nigeria in collaboration with the ICT Hub

1. Introduction to Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Block Chain, What does it mean to you?

2. Innova ...

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Organized a dynamic and interactive thematic workshop on the growing global challenges of internet addiction – impact to the youth and a nation. A great debate with regulators from around the world on how regulations, policies and AI can be competently used to ensure balanced and safe engagement in digital space ...

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Executive Team

Dr. Salma Abbasi

Dr. Salma Abbasi is a technologist, philanthropist and social activist, with a proven track record as a visionary leader with dynamic drive and positive energy, she motivates both, professionals and the civil society. She is the CEO, eWorldwide Group, an international company focusing in development and security. A former Senior Vice President, Lucent Technologies, she has over 35 years’ experience in the field of technology, innovation for sustainable development and policy development for economic empowerment. Dr. Abbasi is a graduate of Civil Engineering (BSc), Electrical Engineering (MSc) and has her PhD in Information Communication Technologies (ICT). This diverse engineering background has given Dr. Abbasi a unique foundation to innovatively resolve complex problems at both the strategic and tactical levels, in the Public and Private Sectors around the World. [Read More]

Dr. Amanat Hussain

Dr. Amanat Hussain has over twenty years of experience in providing management consultancy services to a wide range of public and private sector organisations. He has extensive experience of providing business change consultancy, Programme and project management support, business analysis, and system selection and implementation expertise. Dr. Hussain has managed Complex Change Programmes in diverse market sectors including defence, financial markets and the public safety environment. He has successfully delivered the Command, Control, Communication and Information (C3i) Programme for the United Kingdom Metropolitan Police Service. [Read More]

Dr. Pierre Rossel

Dr. Pierre Rossel is a PhD graduate in anthropology (1990) from the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland). His key qualifications are core competence reassignment and reengineering, change management, innovation for regional development, early detection of technological of innovation potential, foresight intelligence and roadmapping, e-Government and e-Governance, m-Government, digital cities, bridging of the digital divide, information and communication technologies for sustainable development. He has worked as a Program coordinator in ICSC World Laboratory technology transfer operations (Lausanne based, but with transfers and competence park building taking place in Argentina) and served as Director of the Tissot Economic Foundation (1988-1993). [Read More]

Mr. John Seddon

Mr. Seddon specializes in technology and operational risk management for commercial, retail, and trade finance banks. Mr. Seddon has a vast experience of operational assessments of bank and payment products, information technology, data protection and anti-money laundering practices, and related implementation services for bank operations, core banking systems, e-banking systems, and payment systems. Mr. Seddon is a member of the Risk Management Association, the Association for Financial Professionals, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He holds a BA with Honors and a Master of Science in Information Technology, from University of Essex, England.

Mr. Sam Jiwani

For over 25 years, Sam Jiwani has provided technology based business solutions and created global alliances. In addition to IT projects, he is involved with creating alliances in the areas of Solar Energy, Wind Power, Aerospace, Rapid Transit and Education. Industry expertise include Commercial Banks (Retail, Wholesale and International), Real Estate (Mortgage Banks and Title Insurance), Entertainment (Television and Motion Pictures), Telephone & Communications, Media (Newspapers), Petroleum, Electronics, Heavy Constructions, Manufacturing and Distribution. Several magazines including Information Week, American Banker, The Military Engineer, Engineering News Record and India Journal have published articles about his innovative solutions.

Dr. Kevin W. Cushing

Dr. Kevin W. Cushing has worked in the Middle East since 1981. During that time Mr. Cushing, worked for McDonald Douglas on the F-15 Aircraft Sale (Royal Saudi Air Force Peace Sun Program), General Electric FPS-117 radar sale, and site installation (Royal Saudi Air Force Peace Shield Program), and ACS Defense on the Long-Haul Communication Network, Satellite Earth Station, and Rapid Action Deployment Units contract (Royal Saudi Air Force Peace Shield Program). During his tenure with ACS Defense, Mr. Cushing worked as the Vice President Business Operations and General Manager – Middle East. In the spring of 2004, Mr. Cushing was a cofounder of Dalma Tech², which provides military and commercial clients with systems engineering and development services throughout a system life cycle. [Read More]

Mr. Robert Neil Cooke

Robert Neil Cooke is President of Neil Cooke & Associate , he was Former Business Development Manager, BSI GM Vice President ,BSI Inc USA. Robert Neil Cooke was also a Business Manager, Trainer and Lead Auditor for a variety of business systems and Standards. Robert Neil Cooke is an experienced UK & overseas Lead Auditor, Trainer & Management Systems Consultant. He is a qualified trainer for ISO9001 2000 Lead Auditor, ISO9001 2000 Internal Auditor, ISO9001 2000 System Transition, ISO9001 2000 Auditor Transition, ISO 17799: 2000 Lead Auditor, BS 7799 Awareness, ISO 14001.1994 EMS Awareness, Process Mapping Tools, Social Accountability (SA 8000),Social Accountability Awareness. He has worked as a Business Development Manager, Director of Operations, GM Vice President; Area Manager- Operations. He has also worked as Senior Building Surveyor / Control Officer in planning department of local government.

Mr. Hassan Mohammad Al-Sharif

Hassan Mohammad Al-Sharif has held the position of Regional Information Officer/Executive Director, Information Technology, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA , Director, Governance, Risk and Compliance, IT Compliance, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, EXTENDENT, INC. San Francisco, CA , 2003 ,Senior Director, Strategic Applications, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA , 2000 Independent Healthcare Technology Consulting Director, San Francisco, CA , 1999 Senior Director, Advanced Technologies, Health Systems Design Inc. , Oakland, CA , 1996. He has 25 years of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley in multi-disciplinary functions in Fortune 500 companies Over 12 years of experience in health information technology. He has expertise in planning, implementation, deployment, security and compliance of Electronic Medical and Health Record systems (EMR/EHR) enterprise implementations.