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Posted by: Helen Walters on February 13, 2010
Ndubuisi Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees, including a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and an MBA from University of Calabar, Nigeria. He founded the telphony and IT firm, Ultinet Systems in Nigeria, and later worked at the Diamond Bank in Lagos. Now he is the Founder/President of the non-profit African Institution of Technology, an organization he describes as “seeking to help diffuse emerging technologies such as microelectronics and nanotechnology into African economies.”
How exactly do you plan to change the world?
By being an advocate to facilitate the diffusion and penetration of emerging technologies into developing economies where they can use them to create wealth and prosperity. I understand that technology improves productivity and without it the world would not have experienced changes in living standards over the last 500 years.
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