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DAY 1

GET UNITY CERTIFIED AT WAGE 2016

Unity Certification Exam

Stand out from the crowd and improve your chances of landing that dream job by becoming a Unity Certified Developer.

Validate your Unity knowledge and skills and earn a credential to help build your resume and communicate your skills to employers.

DAY 2

WAGE 16 Conference and Exhibition

WAGE 16 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Zubair Abubakar

Co Founder ChopUp Games

Zubair is a technology entrepreneur, TED Fellow and ASPEN Action Forum participant. A two-time Future Awards nominee and a member of the exclusive 100 ‘Guardian of Future’ group conferred by President Goodluck Jonathan. He is a passionate believer in the power of technology to promote positive change and create wealth. In 2011, he started an initiative now know as Constitution for All that has enabled over a million Nigerians have access to the constitution anytime, anywhere, on their mobile phones. He has also served through Pledge51 as a consultant to WorldBank’s infoDev.

Zubair recently co-founded ChopUP, a mobile social gaming company building locally relevant games for mobile Africa. They have released titles such as Danfo Reloaded II, Table Soccer, Sambisa Assault, Oya Run with Friends and Jagun – Clash of Kingdoms. In addition to designing and producing web and mobile apps, he also helped build one of Nigeria’s biggest information portals- ConnectNigeria.com. Zubair previously worked at Chevron Nigeria and IZY Brand

Mathieu Muller

Field Engineer, UNITY Technologies

Born between Atari2600 and Commodore64, I studied in France, Switzerland and Canada and worked the last 13 years as a software engineer on professional flight simulators graphics engine and games middleware (Kynapse and Autodesk Navigation). I am now Field Engineer for Unity, based in France, helping users over EMEA and making the link between users, devs, marketing and sales.

I love music, photography, sketching, reading, and video games that make people enjoying life.

Johana Riquier

Account Executive, UNITY Technologies

Johana (JoJo) is an account executive and has been the education and small studios face for Western Europe & Africa, since joining Unity in 2014. Born and Raised in France (Guadeloupe & French Guyana included), customer interaction and sales was the main reason for her International Business trade education.

JoJo loves African and Caribbean history, cultures, musics, dances and food. She is interested in self development and motivational coaching.

Zubby Emodi

Head Of RDM Ringier Digital Marketing

Zubby is a software designer and social media expert, with over 8 years of commercial web development and digital marketing experience. He believes in the supremacy of user experience in digital technology and seeks to facilitate this through functional design and expert coding.Zubby has a background in Computer Engineering, and Computer Information Systems. He is passionate about actively engaging the African youth in tech and media as a base from which to develop the continent. As a successful IT entrepreneur in both the UK and in Nigeria, Zubby has garnered a record of exceeding customer expectations, as well as a reputation of providing tasteful aesthetics according to client specifications.

In his leisure time, Zubby enjoys reading tech and futurist blogs, searching for opportunities to meet new people, as well as gain exciting experiences.

Akouvi Ahoomey

Business Development Manager

For the past 16 years I've worked in technology companies from bandwith optimisation, motion capture and now to middleware here at Unity since 2011. I oversee Business Development for Western Europe and Africa at Unity looking after our developers and being a bridge between them and our teams to ensure their success in their development.

Outside work I love art, movies and books and will love to have my own contemporary art gallery one day.

Emmanuel Omene

Co Founder Gamfari Souftware

Emmanuel is currently the COO of Gamfari Softwares, an E-Sports Platform he co-founded. He is a Self Taught Game Developer and has been in the industry for close to 3 years. He has worked with major Game Development pioneer companies in Nigeria and understands firsthand the Industry.

Oyepeju Oyewale

Head, I.T. Ultima Limited

Oyewale’s journey in the corporate world has seen him wear three hats. These summarises his wealth of experience in IT Service Management, Broadcast Technology and Telecommunications. As a Computer Scientist, ‘Wale’s indelible footprints in all the organizations he worked with speak for him.

Oyewale was instrumental to the implementation and technical support of MTN Nigeria’s Virtual Top-Up platform. His dedication earned him consistent service delivery award in 2009. As an astute IT Service Manager with the satisfaction of his clients at heart, he decided to clinch an MBA in Customer Service Excellence from Anglia Ruskin University, UK. Oyewale is the Head of IT at Ultima Limited, managing the delivery of mobile, information and marketing technology products to both internal and external customers.

Ejidayo Oguneye

CEO and founder of Nory Animation Media House (Nory Media)

CEO and founder of Nory Animation Media House (Nory Media), an African focused visual communication animation and digital design EDUTAINMENT company in Nigeria. She is one of a small handful of designers in Nigeria that create visually stunning works of digital art in the field of 2D and 3D animation, whiteboard animation and motion graphic for educational, enterprise and entertainment related solution providers. For the past few years, she has been passionately and creatively building up her animation and digital design business and brand name N-OR-Y both in Nigeria and in America for the sole purpose of introducing and visually showcasing to the world alternative forms of African (particular Nigeria) animation, digital art and media and its relevance in the business world.

She studied International Business at Valparaiso University, Indiana and has an MBA in E-Commerce and Operations Management from Rollins College, Florida. However, after spending several years in the US in service industries such as Telecommunications and Software Technology, her passion for animated short, feature length films and love for children lead her to pursue a degree at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco, California amongst other channels.

Dr Feng TIAN

Associate Professor in Media Technology, in the Department of Creative Technology, Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University, UK

He has been researching in the areas of Computer Graphics, Computer Animation, Computer Games, NPR, Augmented Reality, etc. and has published over 80 papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences. Prior to joining in Bournemouth University, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. As a visiting scholar, he has been visiting and collaborating with a number of universities, including Paris University XI, France, New South-Wales University, Australia, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, etc.

Eguvwe Majomi Yugbovwre

Founder Ajebo Toons

popularly known as EMY is the creator and founder of Ajebotoons, a 2D Animation Studio in Nigeria. She is a self- trained 2D animator with a BA in Mass Communication from the University of Port Harcourt. Eguvwe has been animating professionally since 2010.

Joost Jetten

Head of Sales and Marketing Sub Sahara Africa for Logitech

Joost was born in 1966 in Sneek, The Netherlands. Joost is an allround business professional. In his career he worked for Despec Supplies, Hewlett Packard, Sony, Hamilton Bright, Sony Ericsson, TomTom, Media Markt, Sc Heerenveen and now Logitech. He has broad experience in business development, sales and marketing. He worked in the complete value chain for Consumer Electronics, IT and Telco.

Joost has a deep passion for Africa and was already active on this continent from 2016. Joost is married and has one daughter.

Abiodun Ajayi

Senior Manager: Innovation and Propositions Development, Marketing, MTN



Ibrahim Ganiyu

CEO, IC Studios, Creator of June XII, Badgais and Dark Edge (Published by Vortex)

CEO, IC Studios, Creator of June XII, Badgais and Dark Edge (Published by Vortex) Ibrahim Ganiyu is one of the founding fathers of contemporary comic publishing after the times of Wale Adenuga (with the Ikebe Supa and Papa Ajasco comic series). He alongside Ayodele rejuvenated the industry with Dark Edge.

Ayodele Elegba

Founder Lagos Comic Con, CEO Spoof Animation, Creator Strike Guard (Published by Vortex, Awarded most consistent comic formally won by Supa Strikas)

Founder Lagos Comic Con, CEO Spoof Animation, Creator Strike Guard (Published by Vortex, Awarded most consistent comic formally won by Supa Strikas). Ayodele is another founding father of contemporary comics in Nigeria and writer of the Dark Edge series which rejuvenated the industry in 1999.

Somto Ajuluchukwu

CEO vortex



Oluseye Soyode-Johnson

‎Lead Partner, Nigeria at The African Technology Foundation - ‎Ericsson



Oscar Michael

‎Senior Developer at Center4Tech

Oscar Michael is a Senior Developer at Center4Tech, whose main activities involve organizing teams, co-ordinating events and supervising projects for quality assurance. He has worked on various projects with industry professionals ranging from the famous “Young Inventors Summer Camp ” to game hackathons like Global Game Jam Lagos (a 48 hour all day and night event) and various web and software development projects. He is a graduate of computer science who has been involved in Game Design and Development, Apps Development, Embedded systems and 3D Animation.

He is a tech savvy individual, who is open to new ideas and innovations and very passionate about developing the young minds of our generation and the next! He is interested in mobilizing young people to come together and work towards a techie future in Africa.

WAGE 16 CONFERENCE AGENDA

TimeEvent
9:00 – 10:00Registration
10:00 – 10:05Welcome to WAGE 16 Speaker :
  • Zubair Abubakar
  • 10:05 – 10:40Conference Talk:
    Logitech Gaming Speakers :
  • Joost Jetten
  • Title : Logitech, leading in the Gaming Era with Logitech G
    Talk Abstract :

    Logitech, leading in the Gaming Era with Logitech G. Developing, capturing and maintaining the growth potential in Sub Sahara Africa by working with local partners and giving them to us use to all Logitech G products and reaching out to the global gaming network.

    10:40 – 11:00Conference Talk :
  • Bournemouth University Virtual Talk with Dr Feng Tian
  • 11:05 – 11:35Conference Talk :
    Ultima Limited (Makers of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire) Speakers :
  • WALE Oyepeju
  • Title : Gaming Product Development: The Millionaire Nigeria App Story
    Talk Abstract :

    *Lesson Learnt from past attempt at building a Mobile App *How it all started from Ideation and Strategy *Requirement garthering and Platform selection * Team selection and contracting *Design and development *Quality assurance and UAT *Roll-out planning *Support experience *Continuos improvement *The App Features in view: DEMO

    11:40 – 12:25Code Session:
  • UNITY
  • Speakers :
  • Akouvi Ahoomey
  • Johana Riquier
  • Title : The educational program brings order to chaos
    Talk Abstract :

    From students to institutions Heads, passing by development studios, the demand for an educational structure is increasing. Unity Education released a much sought after program to suit everyone's needs and requirements.

    12:30 – 1:15Pitch A Game : Do you believe you have what it takes to build a blockbuster game??? Why not come on stage and pitch your idea Mentors Nory Media, Vortex, Center4tech.
    1:15 – 2:00LUNCH
    2:00 – 2:45Panel Session :
    Hosted by Vortex
    Speakers:
  • Ibrahim Ganiyu
  • Ayodele Elegba
  • Somto Ajuluchukwu
  • Tobechukwu Nwakere
  • Edu Shola
  • Title : Animation and Comics
    Talk Abstract :
  • Mumu Sare - Mumu Juju (Infinite Runner)
  • Strike Guard - The Animated Series
  • Spirit Wars - Mobile / PC Fighting game
  • Papa Ajasco - The Animated Series
  • 2:50 – 3:35Conference Talk :
    MTNGAME+
    Speaker :
  • Abiodun Ajayi,
  • Title : GAMING AND TELCO; A PARTNERSHIP THAT WORKS
    3:35 – 3:50Conference Talk : Gamfari Souftware Speaker :
  • Emmanuel Omene
  • Title : Why UNITY is the regions preferred games development engine
    Talk Abstract:

    I could say the Game Development Industry in West Africa is fairly young. Although we have some very talented individuals in the industry (Developers and Artists). It has not really gotten to the point where the profession itself is well known. I have come across situations where I had to convince people that “Yes there are Game Developers in Nigeria and I am one of them”. On Numerous occasions even. But gladly I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. A lot of awareness is slowly being seen in the industry and as such more developers and artists are being attracted to it. My goal here will be to tell you why you shouldn't have to go through a rough time trying to select the best tool to get into the industry. I and a lot of other developers in the region has already discovered it.

    3:50 – 4:00Conference Talk :
  • Center 4 Tech
  • Speaker :
  • Oscar Michael
  • Title : Sparking Interest of K12 audience in STEM thru Game Coding and Development: A Center4Tech approach
    4:00 – 4:45Panel Session :
  • Women In Gaming and Animation
  • Speakers :
  • Akouvi Ahoomey ( UNITY )
  • Ejidayo Oguneye ( Nory Media )
  • Eguvwe Majomi Yugbovwre ( Ajebo Toons )
  • 4:45 – 5:25Code Session:
  • UNITY
  • Speaker :
  • Mathieu Muller
  • Title : The mandatory talk everyone using Unity should watch
    Talk Abstract :

    Artists, game designers and programmers should all understand what the CPU, GPU and memory are doing, what makes an application big or small, and how to make all this the most optimized.

    WAGE 16 EXHIBITORS

    • AFRICGAMES.COM
    • UNITY TECHNOLOGIES
    • BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY 
    • CENTER 4 TECH 
    • JOYSTIX
    • THRIVIA STUDIOS 
    • LAIR PLAYGROUND
    • TITE BOI ENTERTAINMENT 
    • TWIN CROWN STUDIOS 
    • NYAMAKOP
    • CHOP UP GAMES 
    • GENNI GAMES 
    • VORTEX
    • NORY MEDIA
    • ICStudios
    • FANTA
    • VIRTUAL INT CONCEPTS 5D CINEMA
    • GAMETRUCK NG
    • MTNGAME+
    • HUAWEI
    • KRAVE X
    • WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE NIGERIA (WWTBAMN)
    • CINECORE INNOVATIONS
    • BLACK RING 
    • AJEBOO TOONS 
    • NAIJA GAME EVO
    WAGE SPONSORS

    Bournemouth University (BU) is situated on the south-coast of the UK and delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of subjects, including Games Development, Games Programming and other creative technologies. BU is home to the National Centre for Computer Animation and is ranked in the Top 10 in the world for Visual Effects. Due to its excellent worldwide reputation in these industries BU graduates are always highly sought after and have gone on to work for household names such as Sony, Microsoft, Intel, and Electronic Arts

    Bournemouth University

    Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity’s powerful engine and editor are the foundation for developers and designers to quickly build beautiful games or apps across multiple platforms: mobile devices, consoles, desktop computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games and connecting with audiences including the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Ads, and Unity Everyplay

    Unity

    Ringier Digital Marketing Africa is a global digital agency focused on giving brands the best of what the digital world offers, resonating with both offline and online audiences. We are passionate about bringing creative and innovative ideas to life in exceptional and engaging ways to our customers.

    Ringier Digital Marketing Africa

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    If you love games, you will love MTN Game+. It is your access to the best local and international games for your Java and Android phones. Choose from a bouquet of Naija, Racing, Sports, Music, Action, Strategy, Role playing, Puzzle and Casino games! Each MTN Game+ subscription plan also comes with data to download your preferred games