Meet the Speakers

Mathew Ellan Smith

Co-Founder Pineapple

Mathew Ellan Smith

Co-Founder Pineapple

The Pineapple founding team (Matthew Elan Smith, Ndabenhle Junior Ngulube and Marnus van Heerden) got together as part of an innovation competition run by Hannover-Re, during 2016, in an effort to find disruptive models to the reinsurance/insurance space. The competition ran for 6 months and it was out of our little innovation spot in Rosebank, Johannesburg where the Pineapple story begins.

Sessions by David

Day 1

10.30 - 11.30 am

Tony Elumelu

Chairman at Heirs Holdings

Tony Elumelu

Chairman of Heirs Holdings

Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu is a Nigerian economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Elumelu is included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Tunde Hassan Odukale

MD/CEO Leadway

Tunde Hassan Odukale

Cheif Architecture

Tunde Hassan-Odukale is an Executive Director of Leadway Assurance Company Limited. His executive management experience spans over 21 years and includes Asset Management, Finance, IT and Life Insurance Operations.

Jim Ovia

Zenith General Insurance

Jim Ovia

Founder Zenith General Insurance

Jim Ovia is a Nigerian businessman, motivational speaker, and writer. He is the Chairman and pioneer Founder Zenith General Insurance, Nigeria’s largest and Africa’s 6th largest bank by Shareholders’ Funds.He is a versatile businessman who is not just making waves in one sector of the economy. We can feel his impact in the IT sector in Nigeria.

Olugbenga Agboola

Founder & CEO at Flutterwave

Olugbenga Agboola

Founder & CEO at Flutterwave

Olugbenga Agboola is the Co-Founder and CEO of San Francisco and Lagos-based financial services company, Flutterwave. He has contributed to the development of fintech solutions at fintech companies and financial institutions such as PayPal and Standard Bank.

Adora Nwodo

Software Engineer (Microsoft)

Adora Nwodo

Software Engineer (Microsoft)

Nenne Adaora Nwodo who fondly likes to be called Adora is a Software Engineer working in Lagos, Nigeria. With a First Class Computer Science degree from the University of Lagos, Adora has a strong Software Engineering background. Adora enjoys building mobile experiences and intelligent systems. In 2018, she created a blog called AdoraHack where she publishes articles on Software development.

Sunday Thomas


Sunday Thomas


Olorundare Sunday Thomas appointment as the substantive Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Nigeria became effective April 30, 2020; having been appointed in acting capacity in Aug, 2019 following the expiration of the tenure of Mr. M U Kari, the former Commissioner for Insurance.

Kemi Okusanya

General Manager, Visa West Africa

Kemi Okusanya

General Manager, Visa West Africa

Kemi is a tested business manager skilled in the area of business strategy, key account management, business leadership/team management and project supervision. She is a natural team player with unique leadership, communication and interpersonal qualities. She holds about 18 years work experience across various roles.

Mitchell Elegbe

MD/CEO of Interswitch

Mitchell Elegbe

MD/CEO of Interswitch

Mitchell Elegbe is the MD/CEO of Interswitch, an integrated payment and transaction company in Nigeria. He is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient and he won the Harvard Business School Association (Nigeria) Leadership Award in the General Management Category in 2015.

Ganiyu Musa

Chairman Nigerian Insurers Association

Ganiyu Musa

Cheif Architecture

Ganiyu Musa holds the position of CEO, Group Managing Director & Executive Director at Cornerstone Insurance Plc. Mr. Musa is also on the board of Nigerian Insurers Association and Senior Member at Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and Member of Chartered Insurance Institute.

Why Attend?

Insurance Business in Africa will be changed forever. Technology will be used as the tool for her progress, and you should not be left behind.

Insurance Meets Tech is a future forward activity and will draw the attention of the industry players to leverageable technological opportunities.

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Capacity with world leading tech company.



How tech can open-up pathways for customer acquisition.



Firsthand world class insight and innovation that will propel insurance into the near future.



With thought leaders in tech and insurance industry.


Insurance Meets Tech 2021 Disrupting the customer acquisition journey.

This event will attract over 500 Insurance companies and professionals within Africa, with a focused area on the Nigeria Market.

At this conference, you will connect with growth-centric Technological companies and professionals, who share best practices and showcase emerging processes that will support and accelerate Insurance and InsureTech. In Nigeria

Sponsorship benefits.



1. Mention as BRONZE SPONSOR in all Publicity Materials.

2. Complimentary Half-Page Advert in Conference Brochure.

3. Two complimentary delegates Invites to conference

4. Forty-five seconds corporate video to be played during the event



1. Full mention as SILVER SPONSOR in all Publicity Materials

2. Complimentary Full-Page Advert and inclusion of Company Profile in Conference Brochure

3. Four complimentary delegates Invites to conference

4. Sixty seconds corporate video to be played during the event



1. Full mention as GOLD SPONSOR in all Publicity Materials

2. Prominent Front Page & Centre Spread Advert as well as the inclusion of Company Profile in Conference Brochure

3. Podium and Venue branding

4. Speaking opportunities at the conference

5. 8 Complimentary delegates Invites to conference

6. 90 seconds corporate video to be played during the event

Host & Moderators

Tunji Andrews

Co-Founder at Awabah Nigeria

Toyin F. Sanni

Founder | GCEO, Emerging Africa Group

Ayo Bankole

Head, Business Planning at Aiteo

Tosin Faniro

MD & CEO at Endeavor Nigeria

Activity Breakdown Information of Event Schedule

Insurance Meets Tech is a 1- day event of vibrant multilogues which will disrupt customer acquisition in the Insurance Industry.

10:00 - 10:05am

Host’s Welcome Tunji Andrews

10:05 – 10:15am

Welcome Address Odion Aleobua

CEO Modion Communications

10:15 – 10:25am

First Keynote Address Ganiyu Musa

Chairman Nigerian Insurers Association

10:25 – 10:35am

Second Keynote Address Sunday Thomas


10:35 – 10:45am

Third Keynote Address Tony Elumelu

Chairman Heir Holding

10:45 – 10:55am

Fourth Keynote Address Jim Ovia

Founder Zenith General Insurance

11:05 – 11:35am

Special Presentation 1 Google Nigeria

How search is creating pathways for insurance penetration in Nigeria

11:35 – 12:35pm

Panel Session 1: Tunde Hassan Odukale, Mitchell Elegbe, Adora Nwodo

Pivoting for the future; the executives thoughts towards turning the corner – Panellist:

12:35 – 1:05pm

Special Presentation 2: Matthew Elan Smith

Insurance and Tech: the South African case study by, Co-founder Pineapple South Africa

1:05 – 2:05pm

Panel Session 2 Panellist: Olugbenga Agboola, Kemi Okusanya, Yetunde Oluwasanni

Tech innovations, enablers and policy actions for a reinvigorated Nigeria Insurance Market

2:05 – 3:00pm

Discussions | Vote of Thanks | Close of Event


Event Details How to be a part of #IMT2021.

Hybrid: Virtual and Physical.

General Event Enquiries

Name: Femi Olayinka

Phone: 08169020645

Email: femi@insurancemeetstech.com

Sponsorship Enquiries

Name: Idris Aina

Phone: 08026974482

Email: idris@insurancemeetstech.com

Date of Event

30 - 09 - 2021