Digital Encode Co-Founder, Dr. Adewale P. Obadare, takes centre stage at the Global African Partnership Forum 2024 in London

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom, January 25, 2024

In a distinguished event held today at the House of Lords, London, Dr. Adewale P. Obadare, the esteemed co-founder and chief visionary officer (CVO) of Digital Encode Limited, took the spotlight as he addressed the audience at the Global African Partnership Forum. The highly anticipated event unfolded from 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and provided a platform for Dr. Obadare to share his profound insights on the theme “Africa: Sustaining the African Renaissance: Collaboration, Innovation, and Partnerships.”

Dr. Obadare’s keynote speech was instrumental in shaping discussions, challenging conventional wisdom, and sparking originality to foster inventive thinking across various sectors. His address focused on promoting sustainable development and progress in Africa. A special business commendation award was presented to Dr. Peters by Baroness Verma Sandy for his excellence in cybersecurity, governance, risk, and compliance, along with a U.S. Congressional commendation from South Carolina. Dr. Peter’s dedication to learning brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Global African Partnership Forum.

Dr. Peter is a highly credentialed PAN-African Digital Trust Leader, Cybersecurity Strategist, and GRC Thought Leader, holding over 56 international professional certifications. His expertise spans data privacy, cybersecurity, information security, and more, making him a recognised subject matter expert with numerous successful engagements in Africa.

As a Platinum Team Member of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) and a Senior Member of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN), Dr. Obadare has received prestigious awards, including the FATE Foundation Alumni Model Entrepreneur Award (FAME) in 2017, the African Leadership Award and Medal of Honour in Business (ALM 2018), and the Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Award for Cybersecurity Professional of the Year (NTITA 2018). Dr. Peter was also honoured as the ICT Watch Magazine Cybersecurity Personality of the Decade in 2020.

The Global African Partnership Forum stands as a prestigious and influential gathering of global African stakeholders. Meticulously crafted to function as a catalyst for vital partnerships, powerful alliances, and productive relationships that impact the African corporate and political world. Pioneering revolutionary ideas that spur economic growth, innovation, and sustainable development throughout the continent, this exclusive forum brought together visionary leaders, industry experts, investors, and decision-makers.

Other distinguished dignitaries and speakers confirmed to attend the event included Prof. Antonio Andreoni, Professor of Development Economics at SOAS University of London; Mr. Sanjeev K.S. Gopaul, Founder of Credentia Group, Mauritius; Birgitte Anadersan, Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation, University of London; Baroness Sandip Verma, Member House of Lords; and Mr. Kennedy Mwila, Managing Director, Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone Limited, Zambia, among others.

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