Intellectual icon, and academic, Dr Chris Imafidon gets invitations from the British Parliament, by Sir Richard Branson,
and even the British Queen for ground breaking research and leadership.
A world class academic (of African extraction), who is described by the BBC, and CNN as an intellectual icon has been recognised by some of the most significant and highest-profile personalities in the Europe for his pioneering work on leveraging technology, wireless computing and security. (see BBC video interview at
Dr Chris Imafidon, who is a consultant to monarchs, presidents, and heads of governments, and industry, was invited to a conference with world leading business experts such as Lord Sugar and Sir Richard Branson at the O2 in London recently, where he was given the opportunity to show how indispensable technology has become in the globalisation of business.
Dr Imafidon demonstrated how local businesses can use search engines such as Bing, Google, and Yahoo to dominate foreign markets.
He revealed an innovative strategy for social media platforms to boost
business performance and staff productivity. He redefined, and re-purposed mobile devices such a Blackberry, I-phone, I-pad, and androids wireless micro-computers.
He was similarly invited to the British Parliament (House of Commons)
to join thought leaders in a discussion on energy poverty in
developing economies. He cited Bangalore in India as a good example of a city where over seventy percent of workers are ‘tele-workers’, or
employed by technology giants in the USA. He also explained that new studies by digital economists suggest that ICT is the single most
important tool in sustaining growth for a country. (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-756952)
Multi-award winning Dr Imafidon stated that “if technology is treated
as a tool (rather than as an entertainment toy), mobile computing
devices can boost productivity, generate employment for rural citizens through remote working; and lead to economic empowerment, and reduction in unemployment and poverty”. He added that education and knowledge transfer can be scaled up using innovative technologies. (
WITH THE MONARCHY
He was also invited to Westminster Abbey to join senior royals and
world leaders to celebrate the Commonwealth Day in London.
The theme for the service, attended by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, senior royals and representatives from the Commonwealth countries was ‘Connecting Cultures’. (see CNN report
At the event, attended by other heads of governments, or former
leaders, Her Majesty watched a video tape of her own speech which was heard and seen by all commonwealth countries at the same time. This connection of various peoples, at the different location, and time
zones was made possible by recent advances in technology. This
confirms findings of e-Government research led by Dr Imafidon where he showed that technology facilitates capacity building in parliamentary and executive education. (See www.imafidons.com)
According to Dr Imafidon who was invited for his work with educational charities such as Excellence in Education where he serves as a board member, “the role of technology in connecting different remote cultures cannot be overemphasized. Her Majesty visibly demonstrated the role of technology by video-casting her message to 54 different nations at the same time” (see http://excellenceineducation.org.uk/ )
Other dignitaries at the celebration included: Former British Prime Minister John Major, representatives of 54 different heads of governments, UK’s International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell and the UK’s first ever lady solicitor-general Baroness Patricia Scotland QC. Dr Chris current lectures, mentors or supervises research at Universities in London, and Oxford.
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