Nigeria’s Bosun Tijani (bosuntijani.com) is the co-founder and CEO of Co-creation Hub it was founded in 2010. it is a platform where technology-oriented people share ideas to solve social problems in Nigeria.
It is an innovation center dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity. Their areas of focus include; Smart Infrastructure, Governance, Health and Well-being, Fintech, Education and Digital Security.
At Co-creation Hub, Tijani has led social technology projects including Lagos Innovation Hotspots and i-HQ. and has also contributed to driving the growth of social innovation using technology, producing initiatives and businesses that have influenced; environment, fiscal transparency, e-commerce, Health care, education, wellness and transportation. He is also popularly recognized as the person that prompted the visit of Mark Zuckerberg for the first time in Nigeria in August 2016.
Tijani holds a diploma in Computer Science and (B.Sc.) in Economics from the University of Jos, and MSc in information systems and Management from Warwick business School and is currently a Postgraduate Researcher in Innovation Systems from the University of Leicester. He is a fellow of the Center for Democracy and Rule of Law at the Stanford University and an associate of the Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship.
Before Co-creation Hub, Tijani previously worked with International Trade Center where he successfully led the development and deployment of a web-marketing and Information services program in Ghana in 2016, and subsequently in Uganda and Kenya.
At Hewlett Packard, Tijani managed the deployment of ODei learning center at the Africa Virtual University in Kenya and completed the deployment of the HP, IEEE and University of Ibadan telecentre in Nigeria.
He also initiated and completed the deployment of the HP Micro-enterprise Acceleration Program learning center at the Lagos Business School in Nigeria and provided recognizable support to its deployment in Egypt and Morocco. He later moved to Pera Innovation Network where he served as the European Innovation Manager where he led the coordination of innovation agencies across Europe.
Tijani was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People on the Continent by New Africa Magazine. He is also a recipient of the Desmond Tutu leadership fellowship Award