Joseph Ikhalia is the mastermind behind the innovative security awareness platform -Social Network Criminal (socialnetworkcriminal.com) which he developed to educate and empower computer users worldwide. He pushes boundaries in the field of cybersecurity through research and a strong desire to help others protect their assets and identities in a world evolving with endless technological innovation.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Ambrose Ali University, Edo State, Nigeria; a Masters in Information Technology from the University of East London and a PhD in Information Systems and Computing Research from Brunel University London. His work has offered him the opportunity to present at International Scientific Conferences with his research featuring in various journals including a Paper that emerged the Best at the 15th International Conference on WWW/Internet in Mannheim Germany.
Dr Ikhalia is a passionate, skilled and an inspiring speaker. His solid experience, knowledge and research work has made him a relevant voice and an emerging thought leader in his field. He was one of the speakers at the Commonwealth Africa Initiative event held on the 31st January 2018 organized by the African Leadership Forum. The theme of the event was Nurturing the Next Generation and he spoke on ‘The Impact of Technology in the Advancement of African Leadership.
Speaking at the event, he said “How do we fix Nigeria/Africa? Beg the government to give us electricity and basic infrastructure? Of course not! We can learn from nations who have similar socio-economic challenges and defiled the odds to become an economic force. For example India, despite their various challenges, they have developed the new Silicon Valley with their strides in Bangalore – making them the third technology powerhouse in the world. How did they achieve such a remarkable feat? The answer is HUMAN CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT. It’s time for Nigerians to wake up from the sleep of sentiments and enjoy their share of the global technology pie. #JosephIkhaliaQuotes #AfricanForumLondon”
While encouraging young Africans to become more proactive in technology, Joseph said “If you can’t write the codes; develop the models, if you can’t develop the models, recruit the people who can. By all means, find a place within the tech space.”
To reach or know more about Dr. Joseph Ikhalia, who has carved a path for himself and done so excellently in the United Kingdom; visit his website.