Emeka Okoye is the CEO of Vikantti Software and CTO & co-founder of Next.2.us. The latter is a website that focuses on geosocial connectivity using various applications, including SMS and mobile phones. Okoye has over 17 yearsâ€™ experience in Web, Enterprise & Mobile Software and Project Management.
He graduated as a Geologist in 1990 but being passionate about software engineering, he built Nigeriaâ€™s first banking website (IBTC, 1996) and Internet Banking app (IBTC, 1997), co-founded one of Nigeriaâ€™s earliest start-ups and built the biggest Nigerian Portal (NgEx.com, 1997) and was the Project Manager/Lead Architect of Nigeriaâ€™s first major E-commerce Project in 2000 (FSB Bank, Valucard, UPS & Xerox, 2000).
After building Africaâ€™s first mobile app for crowd-sourcing election data in 2011, Emeka has been pioneering the adoption of Semantic Web and Linked Open Data in Africa. As the Architect for Africaâ€™s first Semantic Web music portal, MusicInAfrica, Emeka is undoubtedly one of the continentâ€™s visionaries in mobile applications development.
His software development company, Vikantti mostly develops enterprise-related products such as Signature Verification Systems, Cheque Confirmation Systems, ATM Journal Management Systems and Mastercard Applications, among other things. In 2012, he founded OpenDataNG, a citizen-led Linked Open Data initiative for Nigeria to make public data accessible to common folks, discovering insights for organizations and generating wealth from Government data.