Ade Abayomi Olufeko is a pre-eminent thinker, whose fieldwork in humanities influences decision-makers in the creative-commerce economy. Ade is an American trained technologist (IT), business man and international curator of Ijebu descent. The intersection of his expertise in different domains led to the 2007 formation of Visual Collaborative, a 360 festivals platform for humanities and innovation. He serves as a management consultant in cognitive design for IBM’s Interactive experience and IoT practices.
Ade has lectured around the world on digital new media and the developing technology ecosystem at various institutions such as; Oxford University, Harvard Business School, Carnegie Mellon and Lagos Business School, he has addressed audiences at conferences and festivals such as Social Media Week Lagos and ThinkAfrica. Ade has rendered enterprise and ICT services to various Industries, working with brands such as Adobe Systems, PayPal Inc, WebMD, Bank Of America and Warner Music Group. He is a recipient of the IBM Gerstner Award for client excellence following a computer worm virus in 2003.
In community outreach initiatives, Ade Olufeko’s postdigital and exhibited technology themed artwork has been leveraged by internationally recognized health and social empowerment NGOs in both American and African countries. During his residencies in New York City and Minneapolis Minnesota, he received commissions to champion digital design work for various noteworthy American celebrities in the music-recording industry and has co-managed projects and enterprise teams worth a million U.S dollars and upward. Ade studied computer science concentrating on multimedia (Non-Traditional) at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul and is alum of the prestigious Saint Gregory’s College in Obalende Lagos.
Ade Olufeko will be speaking at TEDxIkeja 2017.