The theme “Back to the Future” suggests that for us to provide solutions that will enable the business environment improve productivity, we need to appreciate the past, as well as the cause and effect of the inefficiencies in our current business environment. The maiden edition of iQube objective was to study history in order to draw insights and also adopt an innovative approach to proffer practical solutions that will effectively position the country to tackle issues in order to guarantee a good future.

iQube 2012 featured prominent thought-leaders speaking on topics such as entrepreneurship, leadership in business, capacity building and forward thinking.


iQube Speakers

1. The Executive Governor of Lagos state – Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola granted a video interview on the challenges of developing human capacity in Lagos.

The interview centred on his leadership style and how he has been able to optimise the Lagos state human resource. He emphasized on the need to polish and refine human resources. He also charged Africans to be inward driven, to question dogmas and also aspire to attain greater heights.

2. Mr. Fela Durotoye gave an intense and insightful presentation on “Value systems in the market place”.

His presentation drilled down on the relationship between poverty, the society and quality of ideas generated within it as the defining factor of her value system.

3. Mr. Bismarck J. Rewane gave a thought-provoking speech on “Designing Nigeria’s Future”.

His presentation centred on economic indicators in Nigeria and what it portends for the future of the country, he urged that urgent measures must be put in place to prevent the welfare of Nigerians’ from deteriorating further.

4. Mr. Chukwuka Monye gave a critical analysis on “Education and its impact on productivity: The way forward”.

His presentation dwelt on the quality of education in Nigeria and how it has adversely affected our productivity. He opined that Nigeria had to look for it own solution rather than importing solution from abroad.

5. Mrs. Ibukun Awosika gave a challenging presentation on “Best practices versus Nigerian practice”.

Her presentation dwelt on best practices. She stressed that best practices is best practices and that Nigeria cannot afford to play by different set of rules.

6. Pastor Paul Adefarasin gave an insightful speech on “How to lead a large volunteer workforce to achieve excellence”.

His presentation centred on leadership in the society and how leaders can organise a strong motivated workforce to achieve a common goal.


The event was compered by CNBC Africa. It also enjoyed wide coverage from other media houses such as Channel Television, Thisday Newspaper and Silverbird Television.

Networking Session

Delegates from various industries such as telecommunication, banking & finance, entertainment, business, consulting services, technology were well represented. This large gathering of industry leaders offered a networking opportunity for the participants. The networking session took place after the event.

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