The Abuja Blockchain and AI Round Table Conference will be held on October 19 and 20, 2018 at Ladi Kwali Hall, of Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, Nigeria.

This is a hybrid conference of value and innovation, the first of its kind, which will feature a melding of the AI and blockchain communities in Nigeria and across the world, exploring the possibilities at the intersection of these two technologies, with featured talks and panels encompassing some of the world’s top experts moving these technologies forward. The Conference will bring together business leaders, government and regulatory agencies, data practitioners, AI and blockchain tech pioneers who are applying artificial intelligence to solve today’s problems and creating tomorrow’s opportunities, while leveraging available tools, to create entirely new values.

Keynote Address

The event keynote address will be delivered by Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Tech Innovator/ Inventor, and Co-Founder/ Director of Atlantic Americas.


Our goal at Abuja Blockchain and AI Round Table is to provide a common framework for thinking about what the convergence of blockchain and AI means to Nigeria’s economic prosperity agenda. We aim to bridge the knowledge gap by providing government functionaries, decision-makers, professionals and practitioners with the resources they need to make key business-shaping decisions in a rapidly changing world. Blockchain and AI are the two extreme sides of modern technology spectrum: one fostering centralised intelligence on close data platforms, the other promoting decentralised applications in an open-data environment.

How can we leverage these innovative technologies to foster decentralisation and democratisation of value among our people?

Artificial intelligence has the ability to leverage a variety of datasets including images, text, audio, video, structured data, unstructured data, and more. Blockchain has at its core, the security and distribution of database in an uncensorable environment. The extent to which these two technologies can be applied to solve common African problems are only limited by our imaginations. This is a new kind of conference, built to fit the business-minded individual. Practical, use case-driven, with insights that can be applied almost immediately.

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Special Guests, Keynotes, and Conference Speakers include:

  1. Prof Kingsley Mughalu 2019 Presidential Aspirant, Former Deputy Governor CBN.
  2. Chike Ukaegbu, 2019 Presidential Aspirant, Lead Executive, StartUp52
  3. Mary Uduk, Director General of SEC Nigeria
  4. Dr. Aliyu Abdulhameed MD/ CEO (NIRSAL)
  5. Mr. Adebisi Shonubi Managing Director, NIBSS
  6. Dr. David Isiavwe -ISSAN President
  7. Dr. Amina Sambo Magaji -National Coordinator, OIIE, NITDA
  8. Musa Itopa Jimoh – Deputy Director, Payment Systems, CBN
  9. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega – Board Member FG Technology and Creativity Advisory Group, Founder Startup Arewa
  10. Robert John – first sub-Saharan Africa certified Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning.

More speakers can be seen on the event website:

The conference promises to showcase a remarkable list of leading voices in the artificial intelligence and blockchain communities across the globe, with the spotlight on local startups already building solutions in the ecosystem. The conference is free, but registration is mandatory. You can sign up here.

Who Should Attend?

Top government decision-makers, regulators, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, developers, chief technical officers, students and investors interested in innovation at the intersection of AI and blockchain. We also expect decision-makers from leading financial services companies who are seeking to improve their business using AI and blockchain technology to be in attendance. Interested speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors can send inquiries to [email protected]

The event is being organised by the Blockchain Nigeria User Group. Blockchain Nigeria User Group is a pioneer group of enthusiasts, developers and industry practitioners championing the adoption of blockchain technology through education across Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2016, the group has held five conferences in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, connected over 5000 attendees/enthusiasts.

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This guest post was contributed by Chuta Chimezie, Coordinator of the Blockchain Nigeria User Group.

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