Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo

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Affiliation: NiRA YiPS ISOC
Country: Nigeria
Email: akinbo[at]nira.org.ng
Website: http://www.nira.org.ng
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/akinbo
LinkedIn: http://ng.linkedin.com/in/akinbo
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@aareakinbo
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Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo is a Member of the Executive Board of Nigeria Internet Registration Association NiRA. He was elected to that position at the 5th Annual General Meeting in April 2013, and has been involved in the day-to-day coordination of events, policy, and training, as they are related to the multi-stakeholder association across his country.[1]

Poet, Graphics and Content Expert, Management Consultant, Dancer, Martial Art Practitioner and Social Media Guru, his signature is Akinbo A. A. Cornerstone . He believes that poverty can be eradicated with Knowledge Transfer and Mentorship. To him,"Consistency confirms credibility".

Education

Graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2006. While in the University, he advocated for the introduction of Cyber Cafe while serving as the Secretary General of the Students Union, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife. He pushed for the introduction of an ePortal as the Chairman/President of Telecoms and Internet Subscribers Forum.

He also led the advocacy for Mobile Monitoring of Election, using Edo State as a pilot face. He wrote the first paper and need for the eNYSC in 2006. He had also worked with the Nigerian .ng ccTLD for some years, considering that he is a Pioneer Member of the Board of Trustee till April 2013 when he voluntarily resigned to accommodate a constitutional clause and to contest to work with the NiRA Executive Board of Trustee.[2]


Career

He has been involved with ICANN as a member of ISOC's Nigeria Chapter for over seven years and ALAC for over three years, as of July 2013. Having run many ICANN Online Meeting for young people, he was part of the Nigerian Delegation to Singapore in 2011 advocating to host the World in Nigeria by 2013 and was in Argentina as well for Nigeria by 2015.

Akinbo Adebunmi was appointed as the Acting Secretary | Chief Operating Officer for the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) to manage the affairs of the Secretariat pending the appointment of a substantive Chief Operating Officer (July 23rd, 2013 to May 21st, 2014). He was saddled with the responsibility of improving the Public Relations and Re-organization of Information and Upgrades in Service, Secretariat Management and Business Development.

He was the pioneer Chief Operating Officer for DNS Africa, a new magazine that debuted at the ICANN 47 informing Africa all about the DNS Industry in the world with focus on Africa. He was a pioneer member and consults as an an Ambassador of DNS Global Initiative Alliance (dgintal), the spring board of Domain Name System (DNS) Global Academy, created in 2014 to educate, expose and exchange information and opportunities for developing minds about the internet of everything. Collaborating and using Online tools, concentration is focused on like-minds to empower the enduser and the willing novice.

He currently runs ISOC NG-Satets Drive in Nigeria and manages TRIACE Tech, a product of KOBOKINGs Limited.


Innovation

He is a member of various Boards.

They are MyNOL Academy, Amuluyo, SmartAct, Sociogurus, TheAwardsCrew, MysteryShopCrew, Change Channel Communications.

His other roles and projects include: Founder of Webmasters Guild Nigeria; Innovative Member of the Management of Successgate Foundation (Former Project Director); Founder of Webmasters Guild Africa; Managing Director of TRIACE Contractors; CEO of Change Channel Communications; Executive Director of Research, Relations, and Technology at Yomm Kinboss Limited; Innovator of My Nigeria Online (MyNOL), Project Director at Saving Lives Nigeria, President of the Young Internet Professionals (YiPS), member of Nigerian Professionals (NiPRO), to mention a few.[3]

He currently runs KOBOKINGs Limited, an innovation and local content, content development channel and platform. It also runs consultancy platform for developing organisations.


He intends to be a fellow in ICANN and hopes to study Management and Technology Innovations at Harvard University.


References

  1. Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo, LinkedIn.com. Retrieved 2013 August 21.
  2. ICANNWiki Interview, July 2013.
  3. http://ng.linkedin.com/in/akinbo