TANCon2006 - San Francisco, October 2006 - Fostering African Entrepreneurship
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Doug Kelly
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Kwesi A. Baiden
Eric M.K Osiakwan
Yaw Owusu
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C. Blake Williams
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Nosa Omoigui

Chairman & CEO


Mr. Omoigui is a former Program Manager in Microsoft Research, where he helped develop company-wide research and technology strategy. Prior to Microsoft Research, he was a software design engineer and development lead in several Microsoft product groups, where he helped ship multiple enterprise and consumer products including Windows 2000, Windows Media Technologies, and Interactive Television.

Mr. Omoigui has received numerous awards for research and innovation and for both management and professional achievements. He has a total of 9 granted and 23 pending patents, including two pending patents for the “Information Nervous System,“ which is the invention on which Nervana’s technology is based. He holds a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (and Engineering and Public Policy), Carnegie Mellon University.

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