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Abel Adugam

Abel Adugam

Chief Executive Officer - Versuspay Inc.

Abuja, Nigeria

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A seasoned Developer advocate & public speaker on the global tech stage, who is highly invested in building high-growth tech communities by employing program management, developer relations, and core technical strategies to ensure continuous growth within tech ecosystems.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • StartUp
  • Startup Technologies
  • Leading Remote Teams
  • Educational Technology
  • Modern Software Development
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Developer Technologies
  • Startups
  • Lean Startup
  • Early Stage Startups
  • Startup Innovation & Creativity
  • Technology Startups
  • African Startups Mistakes
  • Getting started with tech
  • Google for Startups

Do It Scared, Do It Afraid: My Journey Thus Far

In a world filled with challenges and uncertainties, the path to success is often paved with fear and doubt. Join me as I take you on a captivating journey through the past six years of my life and career. In this engaging and inspirational talk, I will share valuable lessons and personal stories that have shaped my journey.

By the end of this talk, you will be inspired to confront your fears and doubts, using them as stepping stones on your journey to success. Join me at Google DevFest Bauchi 2023, and together, we'll embrace the mantra: "Do It Scared, Do It Afraid.

Idea to Scale: Sailing the Startup Ocean Successfully

Join me on an exciting journey through the startup ecosystem as we investigate the path from idea inception to successful scaling." This talk will provide tactics for idea validation, agile product development, effective team building, overcoming startup hurdles, and scaling for growth to aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage founders. Learn from real-world success stories and receive actionable insights to confidently navigate the startup ecosystem.

KEY TAKEAWAY
By attending this talk, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the startup journey, from idea validation to building a strong team, overcoming challenges, and successfully scaling your venture." You will go away with actionable ideas and insights from successful startups to help you on your own entrepreneurial journey."

Building Cross-Platform Apps with Flutter and Kotlin Multiplatform

As the mobile landscape continues to evolve, developers are looking for ways to build apps that can run on multiple platforms. In this session, we will explore how to use Flutter and Kotlin Multiplatform to build cross-platform apps that run on Android, iOS, and the web. We will cover topics such as shared code architecture, platform-specific code, and UI design. Attendees will learn how to use Flutter and Kotlin Multiplatform to build apps faster, with less code, and with a better user experience.

AI/ML for Android Developers

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are changing the way we build and use mobile apps. In this session, we will explore how to use AI/ML technologies to create smarter, more personalized, and more engaging Android apps. We will cover topics such as image recognition, natural language processing, recommendation engines, and predictive analytics. Attendees will learn how to integrate AI/ML into their Android apps and take advantage of the latest trends in mobile technology.

Advanced Jetpack Compose Techniques

Jetpack Compose is a modern toolkit for building native Android UI. In this session, we will explore advanced Jetpack Compose techniques to create high-quality, responsive, and scalable user interfaces. We will dive deep into topics such as animation, theming, state management, and performance optimization. Attendees will learn how to leverage the full power of Jetpack Compose to build complex UIs and deliver a great user experience.

The Art of Startup Innovation and Creativity

Innovation and creativity are the lifeblood of successful startups, driving the development of new products and services, and enabling businesses to stay ahead of the competition. In this talk, I will share insights and best practices for fostering a culture of innovation and creativity within a startup organization. We'll explore how to create an environment that encourages experimentation and risk-taking, and how to build teams that are diverse and inclusive, and that bring different perspectives to problem-solving. We'll also discuss strategies for identifying and validating new ideas, and for leveraging emerging technologies and market trends to create rockstar startups.

African Startups Mistakes: Lessons Learned from Failure

The African startup scene is growing rapidly, with a surge of new businesses and entrepreneurs emerging across the continent. However, many startups fail to gain traction or fizzle out within a few years. In this talk, I will share my experience and insights from working with African startups, and the common mistakes that I have seen founders make. We'll explore topics such as poor market research, inadequate funding strategies, and underestimating competition. We'll also discuss the importance of building a strong team culture and how to manage growth effectively. Through case studies and personal experiences, attendees will gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the African startup ecosystem, and how to avoid common pitfalls that can lead to failure. By the end of the talk, attendees will be equipped with practical insights and strategies to build more resilient and successful African startups.

Leading Remote Teams: Strategies and Best Practices

As remote work becomes increasingly common, leading remote teams has become a critical skill for managers and leaders. In this talk, I will share practical strategies and best practices for leading remote teams effectively. We'll explore topics such as communication and collaboration, managing productivity and work-life balance, and creating a strong team culture. We'll also discuss the unique challenges of managing remote teams, and how to address these challenges to maximize team performance. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the key principles of leading remote teams, and practical tips for managing and motivating remote workers.

Early Stage Startups: Strategies for Success

Starting a new business can be challenging, but there are key strategies that can help early-stage startups succeed. In this talk, we'll explore practical tips and best practices for launching and growing a successful startup. We'll discuss the importance of market research, creating a strong value proposition, and building a lean startup. We'll also examine key challenges and risks that early-stage startups face, and how to mitigate these risks to maximize chances of success. By the end of the talk, attendees will have a better understanding of the key principles of early-stage startup success, and practical strategies for launching and growing their own startups.

Startup Innovation & Creativity: Strategies for Generating New Ideas

Innovation and creativity are essential to the success of startups, but generating new ideas can be challenging. In this talk, we will explore practical strategies for sparking creativity and innovation within your startup. We'll discuss the importance of creating a culture of innovation, leveraging diverse perspectives and skill sets, and experimenting with new ideas. We'll also explore emerging trends and technologies, and how to use them to drive innovation within your startup. By the end of the talk, attendees will have a better understanding of the key principles of startup innovation and creativity, and practical strategies for generating new ideas and driving growth.

Getting Started with Tech: Tips for Non-Technical Founders

Starting a tech startup can be daunting for non-technical founders, but it's not impossible. In this talk, we'll explore practical tips and best practices for non-technical founders looking to launch a tech startup. We'll discuss the importance of finding the right technical co-founder, creating a minimum viable product, and building a strong team culture. We'll also examine common mistakes that non-technical founders make, and how to avoid them. By the end of the talk, attendees will have a better understanding of the key principles of launching a tech startup as a non-technical founder, and practical tips for getting started.

Business Development Strategies for Growing Your Startup

Business development is critical to the success of any startup, but it can be challenging to know where to start. In this talk, we'll explore practical business development strategies for growing your startup. We'll discuss the importance of networking, building strategic partnerships, and creating a strong brand identity. We'll also examine emerging trends in business development, such as using data and analytics to inform growth strategies. By the end of the talk, attendees will have a better understanding of the key principles of startup business development, and practical strategies for growing their own startups.

Sales Strategies for Startups: Closing Deals and Growing Revenue

Sales are the lifeblood of any startup, but it can be challenging to close deals and grow revenue. In this talk, we'll explore practical sales strategies for startups. We'll discuss the importance of understanding your target market, building a strong sales team, and creating effective sales processes. We'll also examine common mistakes that startups make in sales, and how to avoid them. By the end of the talk, attendees will have a better understanding of the key principles of startup sales success, and practical strategies for closing deals and growing revenue.

Building High-Growth Tech Communities: Strategies and Best Practices

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, building high-growth tech communities have become a top priority for organizations looking to stay ahead of the curve. In this talk, I will share my experience and expertise in employing program management, developer relations, and core technical strategies to ensure continuous growth within tech ecosystems. We'll dive into topics such as effective community management, creating meaningful partnerships, and leveraging emerging technologies to create more engaged communities. I will also share case studies of thriving tech communities and provide actionable insights and best practices for building and scaling high-growth tech communities. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities in building thriving tech communities, and practical strategies to achieve their community-building goals.

The Future of Education Technology: Trends and Innovations

The education sector is rapidly evolving, with the proliferation of new technologies and digital platforms driving a transformation in the way we teach and learn. In this talk, I will explore the latest trends and innovations in educational technology, from AI-powered adaptive learning systems to virtual reality and gamification. We'll examine how these technologies are reshaping traditional teaching methodologies and providing new opportunities for personalized and immersive learning experiences. We'll also discuss the challenges of implementing these technologies and explore case studies of successful ed-tech startups and initiatives. By the end of the talk, attendees will have a better understanding of the emerging trends and innovations in education technology, and how they can leverage these technologies to enhance the learning experience for students and educators alike.

Lean Startup: Building a Scalable Business on a Shoestring Budget

Building a successful startup is never easy, incredibly when resources are limited. However, with the right mindset and approach, it's possible to create a scalable business on a shoestring budget. In this talk, I will share practical tips and strategies for building a lean startup, from testing and validating ideas to identifying and targeting the right customer segments. We'll explore how to build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and how to leverage feedback loops to iterate and improve quickly. We'll also discuss the importance of creating a culture of experimentation and continuous learning, and the role of data-driven decision-making in building a successful startup. By the end of the talk, attendees will better understand the lean startup methodology and how to apply it to their own startup ventures.

Abel Adugam

Chief Executive Officer - Versuspay Inc.

Abuja, Nigeria

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