Reboot 2016 holds on December 14th 2016 at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

A peek into the future shows Information Technology taking over the non I.T literate workforce. VIRTUAL NIGERIA plans to save the future through REBOOT, an annual event that teaches and enriches the youth with the knowledge of Open Source using Red Hat Linux as a standard. Red Hat is an enterprise Linux operating system that helps companies reduce cost globally while increasing productivity with products that are less complicated and super efficient; hence, needing less hands.

A few I.T projects posing a major threat to the non I.T literate workforce are: In a few years, Retail banking will come close to zero, there will hardly be need for people to go to banking halls as almost everything will be available online.

Uber to introduce self driving cars- thousands of Uber drivers to lose their jobs.

Awarded “Best App of 2016” by Google, ‘Houzz’, an interior design app set to reduce the revenue in the interior design industry.

Many accountants have relied on accounting software for years, but the landscape is changing, with software becoming easier to use and more consumer-friendly than ever before. For startups and small businesses, automating their accounting needs is an attractive alternative to paying an expensive accountant.

And so much more

As a well established fact, the power of Open Source cannot be over-emphasized when it comes to innovations in the I.T sector

Riding on the power of networking, attendees are allowed to network with recruiters and professionals who have already attained a high level of success in open source.

Every year, from REBOOT, Virtual Nigeria grants 10 participants scholarships worth USD 3,500 each. This year, the event is expected to attract over 5,000 participants


Guest Speaker Profile

Timi Dakolo - Reboot

Guest Speaker for Reboot

Timi Dakolo @timidakolo will be attending #reboot2016 and will possibly share his story and also how IT is affecting his industry and craft positively.
A quick peek into his bio:

Timi Dakolo (born: January 20, 1981) is a Nigerian singer. He emerged winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. With his victory, he got a recording contract with Sony BMG, in addition to other prizes.Timi Dakolo was born in Accra, Ghana to a Nigerian father, Bayelsa-native David and a Ghanaian mother, Norah, who died when Dakolo was thirteen. Despite being born in Ghana, Timi has a Nigerian passport and does not claim dual citizenship. His grandmother Ateni Dakolo and his aunty Susan Larry, who lived in Port Harcourt raised him, and he credits her as his early singing teacher. So deep was their relationship that Timi declined an offer to move to Lagos with his parents, opting to stay back in Port-harcourt with his grandmother. Timi started singing in church at the age of twelve. In 2003 he joined the singing group Purple Love as a founding member. They dominated the Port Harcourt club circuit, but disbanded in 2005 as all its members had gained admission into the University of Port Harcourt. Around that same period, Timi won a local talent hunt contest G.E FACTO held in Port Harcourt. In 2006, Dakolo auditioned for reality show Idols West Africa in Calabar. His songs of choice were Commissioned’s More Than I and Lemar’s Time to Grow. His vocals impressed the judges, and he was seen as a contender for the prize. A week before the viewing of the Top 24 performances, Dakolo received the news that his grandmother had died. Dakolo first auditioned in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria with Commissioned’s More Than I and Lemar’s Time to Grow. While in the competition, Timi Dakolo was never in the bottom 3. In the final three weeks of the competition it was revealed by the producers of the show that Timi had the highest number of votes each of those weeks. Timi Dakolo released his first single comprising three songs in October 2009. In 2011, he released the song “There’s a Cry”. The music video was filmed in Nigeria. Register for reboot now! #reboot

Afolabi Imoukhuede - Reboot

Guest Speaker for Reboot

Afolabi S. Imoukhuede
PRINCE 2 Project Management Certificate
Human Capital Strategist (HCS) Human Capital Institute, USA
Member, American Society of Training & Development (ASTD)

Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Office of the Vice President. As the SSA, he leads the Job Creation Unit (JCU) in the Office of the Vice President with a focus to unlock sustainable economic opportunities in Nigeria’s REAL Sector comprising Agriculture/Agro-allied, Construction, Retail Trade, Renewable Energy and ICT/Digital Jobs that will create 3.5million jobs within the next 3 years.

Prior to his appointment to national assignment, he is the pioneer Chief Executive Officer of MCS Consulting Limited. An Accountant by profession, he is an experienced International Development consultant with sector focus in construction, real estate and small business development. He is also a certified Project Management and Human Capital consultant with particular emphasis on the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

He is initiator and champion of the #Skill Up initiative, an Industry-Backed Technical Skills Competency Development solution designed to mitigate current dearth of skilled and competent technicians in the various industries by developing competent enterprise builders and wealth creators. #SkillUp is in partnership with the global certification awarding body: City & Guilds of London, the Government and the Industries. This initiative was pioneered with the Lagos State Government under the auspices of the Lagos State Technical & Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) and also replicated in Rivers and Edo States where he doubles as the TVE Consultant to the World Bank financed State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Project – {TVET Sub-component} for Rivers, Bayelsa and Edo State Governments.

Prior to this, he was the Deputy Team Leader/Intervention Lead with the UK Department for International Development – DFID/GEMS2 programme (managed by Coffey International) with sector focus on stimulating Growth and Employment in the Construction and Real Estate. At GEMS2, Afolabi championed the delivery of affordable housing for the lower and lower-middle income earners in Lagos state through the Private Public Partnership (PPP) procurement methodology. He also directed the implementation of the demand survey for affordable housing and related housing finance options for Lagos state and unlocking constraints around developing Skills for the Construction Industry.

He has worked on major projects for the Africa Project Development Facility – an arm of the World Bank as an Associated Expert; building capacity for Business Associations and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). He was also the Resident Consultant in Nigeria for the Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) handling all executive and administrative matters as it relates to their World Bank/IFC partnership projects in Nigeria

Mr. Imoukhuede is a well sought out Speaker on issues of National Development particularly as it relates to Education for Employment, Job Creation, Skills Development, Economic Inclusion and Affordable Housing. He is a regular volunteer consultant with FATE Foundation and Volunteer Corp.

Facilitator Profile

Segun Adekile - Reboot

Facilitator for Reboot

Dr. Segun Adekile is a senior software architect and engineer with over 13 years of experience in the US IT industry. He attained his doctorate in Computer Science with a focus in Software Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station Texas in 2007. His professional career began at Dell in 2004 as a software engineer advisor and subsequently at IBM as an advisory software engineer and solutions architect for the WebSphere Portal and Sterling Commerce. He later transitioned into the finance and banking sector as a technical architect and senior IT consultant for Bank of America.
Dr. Adekile holds 2 software patents, and he is the President and founder of Corporate Education and Consulting Services (CECS). He currently consults with Wells Fargo as a Systems Architect. His area of technical expertise include business process management frameworks, SOA (Service Oriented Architectures), applications security.

He will be one of our facilitators at reboot 2016! 10am, 14th December, Teslim balogun stadium (indoor sports hall) If you have not registered, please do now!! Link in the bio ( Don’t miss out. AFRICA’S LARGEST OPEN SOURCE GATHERING.