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Hello! I'm Adebowale

I am a digital transformation consultant and IS researcher.

 

Over the last decade, my teams have successfully automated more than 100 business processes across 4  Nigerian banks; resulting in verifiable high-cost savings, improved customer satisfaction, and achievement of other strategic business goals. 

 

As a researcher, my research interests broadly include the societal impact of digital technologies. In particular, I gravitate towards the usefulness of digital technologies by small businesses,  and how digital technologies could help in advancing the UN SDGs. My recent research includes the Living Innovation project,  an EU Horizon 2020 project that seeks to co-create a home of the future.  The REBOUND project that helped SMEs in East Midlands UK to leverage digital technologies resulting from the negative impacts of the pandemic, and active-DT make sense of how SMEs in Nigeria digitally transform. It draws from my vision to see a more structured small business sector in low-income African countries, and a passion to support small businesses in developing country settings, particularly as businesses become more receptive to the use of digital technologies due to the pandemic. I provide strategic leadership for this initiative.

Presently, I am supporting the development and execution of initiatives that close the digital skill gap in the UK, East Midlands region in particular. Such initiatives include Knowlege Transfers Programs (KTPs), Continous Professional Development (CPDs),  Digital Skills Partnerships (DSPs) and Apprenticeships.

With regard to teaching, I lead undergraduate and post-graduate modules such as human factors in systems design, e-commerce software, global web, ICT for development, and introduction to ICT.

I am still passionate about software development, and I supervise UG dissertations that create software artifacts to keep my passion alive and mentor learners.

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Adebowale Owoseni, Ph.D

DIGITAL INNOVATOR & IS RESEARCHER

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I started my career as a software engineer, developing contextual software that automated business processes in the financial service industry. This results in verifiable high-cost savings, improved customer satisfaction, and achievement of other strategic business goals.

Today, I leverage my industry experience and find remarkable passion and fulfillment in researching, teaching and developing innovative Information System solutions that address contemporary business and societal needs. Specifically, in the areas of digital technologies and small business innovation, digital transformation, and Industry 4.0.

 
Personal Philosophy
Actions are seeds
 
 
EXPERIENCE
 
2019- Date

Senior Lecturer in  Information System

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, LEICESTER 

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Computing Engineering and Media Faculty

2014-2019

Lead, Core Programmer | Software Engineer

UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC, LAGOS 

Development Operations (DevOps)

Information Technology

2013-2015

Volunteer | Adjunct Course Facilitator

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

Faculty of Science

Lagos Study Center

2014-2014

Business Analyst | Software Engineer

FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA LTD, LAGOS

Beespoke Application Development

Information Technology

2008-2014

Business Process Analyst | Software Engineer

KEYSTONE BANK (Erstwhile BANK PHB), LAGOS

Solutions Delivery, Information Technology

2007-2008

Software Engineer

VERTEBRA TECHNOLOGIES LTD

(Erstwhile FLEET TECHNOLOGIES),LAGOS

Automatons for Schools/Professional Institutions

EDUCATION
 
2019

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

2014

Master's Degree

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Pretoria, South Africa

PhD Information Systems

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

Lagos, Nigeria

Executive MBA (Information Technology)

BLEKINGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Karlsfrona, Sweden

MSc Informatics

2012

Master's Degree

2005

Bachelor's Degree

LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Ogbomoso, Nigeria

BTech Computer Engineering

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
 
Journals
  • Owoseni, A., Hatsu, S., & Tolani, A. (2021). How do digital technologies influence the dynamic capabilities of micro and small businesses in a pandemic and low-income country context? The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, e12202. Click here

  • Obembe, D., Kolade, S., Obembe, F., Owoseni, A., & Mafimisebi, O. (2021). Covid-19 and the tourism industry: early-stage sentiment analysis of the impact of social media and stakeholder communication? International Journal of Information Management Data Insights, Click here

  • Wilford, S., McBride, N., Brooks, L., Akintoye, S., Owoseni, A., Leach, A., Flick, C., Fisk, M., and Stacey, M. (2021). The Digital Network of Networks: Regulatory Risk and Policy Challenges of Vaccine Passports. European Journal of Risk Regulation Click here 

  • Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2020). Evaluating mobile app usage by service sector micro and small enterprises in Nigeria: an abductive approach. Information Technology for Development. Click here 

  • Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2019). The dynamic capabilities of small and medium scale enterprises using mobile apps in Lagos, Nigeria. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.  Click here

  • Owoseni, A., & Twinomurinzi, H. (2018). Mobile apps usage and dynamic capabilities: a structural equation model of SMEs in Lagos, Nigeria. Telematics and Informatics. Click here  

 
Book Chapter​s
  • Rae, D., Kolade, O. & Owoseni, A. (2021). Are African economies open for entrepreneurship: how do we know? In: Kolade, O., Rae, D., Obembe, D., Woldesenbet Beta, K. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Africa Entrepreneurship, London: Palgrave Macmillan. Click here

  • Tolani A., Owoseni A., Twinomurinzi H. (2019) Exploring the Effect of Mobile Apps on SMEs in Nigeria: A Critical Realist Study. In: Nielsen P., Kimaro H. (eds) Information and Communication Technologies for Development. Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D. ICT4D 2019. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 551. Springer, Cham  Click here  

 
Conferences
  • Owoseni, A., Tolani, A. & Mahmood, Z. (2021). Rethinking methods and ethics of small business research in Africa. Development Studies Association (DSA) Conference 2021 on Unsettling Development (online), University of East Anglia, 24 June -02 July 2021. Click here

  • Flick, C., Owoseni, A., Fisk, M. & Firth, R. (2021). Visualizing home technologies of the future: a report from Leicester diverse communities. ETHICOMP2021 conference. Click here

  • Fisk, M., Flick, C. & Owoseni, A. (2021). Ethical benchmarks for industry and commerce: a new landscape for responsible innovation. ETHICOMP2021 conference online. Jun. 10-Jul. 2, 2021 Click here

  • Tolani, A., Owoseni, A., and Twinomurinzi, H. (2020). Designing for Context versus the Lock-In Effect of Free Global Digital Platforms: A Case of SMEs from Nigeria. 15th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DERIST2020), Kristiansand, Norway 2-4 Dec. 2020.  Click here 

  • Dansharifa, A.R., Iyawa G, E., Owoseni, A., and Iyawa R. (2020). mHealth for Self-Management in Pregnancy: Perceptions of Women in Low-Resource Settings. 9th International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies (HCist 2020), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 21-23 Oct. 2020. Click here

  • Owoseni, A., Wakunuma, K., Tolani, A., and Twinomurinzi, H. (2020). Exploring gender gaps: how Nigerian micro-business owners use mobile apps for business. 2020 IFIP WG9.4 European Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (online), 10-11 June 2020. Click here

  • Tolani, A.,  Owoseni, A., and Twinomurinzi, H., (2019). Roles of mobile apps in absorptive capabilities of small and medium-size enterprises in Nigeria. IST Africa Conference, Nairobi. 8-10 May 2019 Click here

  • Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2018). Maximizing opportunities using mobile apps: an exploratory factor analysis of service sector micro and small enterprises in Nigeria. 11th Annual SIG Global Development. AIS 2018 Pre-ICIS Workshop, at San Francisco, Califonia, United States of America. Click here

  • Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H. (2017). The use of mobile apps to enhance SMEs in conditions of uncertainty : A case study from Lagos. 10th Annual SIG Global Development. AIS 2017 Pre-ICIS Workshop, At Seoul, Republic of Korea, (Dc), pp.1–24. Click here

  • Owoseni, A.; Salami, O.; Twinomurinzi, H.; Mtsweni, J. (2017). Evolving a New Community Through Tuckman Model and WhatsApp Messaging Platform. IST Africa Conference, Windhoek, pp. 1–9.  Click here 

  • Owoseni, A. & Twinomurinzi, H., (2016). Mobile App Usage as a Dynamic Capability in Nigerian Start-ups. IST Africa Conference, Durban, pp.1–9. Click here

MEDIA APPEARANCES
SKILLS
 
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
  • Programming (C#)

  • Robotics Process Automation (RPA) using Blueprism BOTs

  • Application Architecture

  • Sofware Project Management (DevOps/Agile)

  • Requirements Engineering 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH
  • ICT4D,  Digital Platforms, Digital Transformation, Small Business Information Systems. ICT4SDG

  • Courses facilitation: e-Commerce, Software Engineering, Requirement Engineering, Introduction to C# Programing Language, Introductory Computing, Information Systems Project Management.

  • Thesis supervision

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis using Atlas.ti, Nvivo, SPSS 24, Amos 24, Tableau, SmartPLS, Minitab 18

LEADERSHIP/COLLABORATION
  • People/Team Management

  • Change Management

  • Mentoring

  •  Business Presentation

Nature Walking (Woods/Waterside)   |   Traveling   |   Watching Video Documentaries   |   Playing Lawn Tennis

HOBBIES