Dumebi (Du-may-be), is a design leader and mentor with a medical background based in Lagos, Nigeria. He has been working in design for over 9 years now, with projects cutting across Branding, Marketing and Product Design.
Presently, he is the Head of Design at Big Cabal Media (Publishers of TechCabal and Zikoko) where he and his team focuses on designing experiences and products that enables our writers to tell the stories that matter and create content that moves Africa.
Product teams across the continent often look outwards for influence and inspiration. As tech markets like Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa become more established as places of talent - whether it be design agencies to outsourced developer hubs - this session will discuss an exciting time in the tech industry as we take a look at key strengths and weaknesses across the continent for building great product teams.
Our panelists will explore the current state of the nation; from startups to enterprises, where it’s headed and who are the key players and how we can collectively shape a global offering that is unique to the continent
With the competitive global jobs market, many local talents are lost to international organisations. But with a growing design community, how can you harness homegrown talent and retain them for local organizations?
In this talk, Dumebi will discuss different strategies to empower homegrown design talent. Focusing on the importance of bootcamps and mentoring, he will touch on:
- The strength of the local talent on the technical aspects of design (using tools);
- The lack of understanding of methodologies and design thinking and how you can improve this in your organization through trainings and mentoring; and
- The future of young designers in Africa