Owen Iyoha

Owen Iyoha is the COO and co-founder of Datasphir Solutions Limited. He holds a BSc. Joint Honours degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Salford University, UK. Mr Iyoha has over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry working in the UK, US and Nigeria. He has core skills in middleware integration, database technologies, metadata management and open source software. Mr Iyoha manages Datasphir’s software development projects that include EduERP, a school management software system recently released as open source software, payment gateways and smartcard applications development.

Due to his high involvement in developing solutions and capacity in ICT for the education sector, Mr Iyoha also works as a volunteer consultant for Eko-Konnect Research & Education Initiative; a research and education network cluster of higher education and research institutions in the Lagos area as part of the on going effort to build the Nigerian Research and Education Network - NgREN.

Mr Iyoha is driving the development and use of backend database systems, repositories, library and e-learning systems, mobile applications and other kinds of content that will enrich research and education network.  Where possible such development is standards based and uses open source technologies. Mr Iyoha works with numerous education institutions across Nigeria and beyond in building capacity and also works with the payments industry and banking sectors.