The Founder – A Biography


Our goal for the formation of Innovationbed Africa is to ensure our youths can take charge of future digital economy concerns – giving the current rough global survival terrain – causing many to migrate to greener pastures.

As states in Nigeria are beginning to realize they have to develop into smart, connected, communities taking advantage of the improving broadband infrastructure being rolled out by the Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, Innovationbed Research intervention discovers that most of our public service space lacks the leadership WILL for technology and innovation adequate for a good decision-making process as well as generating competitive local content data to make governance ideal, smart, and reliable.

– Amos Emmanuel


Mr Emmanuel Amos, Chief Software Architect, Programos Software Group is a prolific value-driven e-content software developer and entrepreneur who has served as ICT backbone to numerous financial institutions in Nigeria including Rims Merchant Bank, Majestic Securities Limited, and Arbitrage Finance. He hails from Essien Udim LGA of Akwa Ibom State.

Amos Emmanuel mNCS, FIIM, CDOA, is a multi-awarded Software Entrepreneur and author of CloudIntegra and CiMobile Bond and Equity Investment Back-office and Real-time Trading Apps – Africa’s pioneer Capital Market Software solutions of more than twenty-five years reign in Nigeria and Ghana Exchanges. He is the Chief Software Architect/Chief Executive Officer of Programos Software Limited.

Prior to the formation of Programos Software, he attended Saint Finbarr’s College, Akoka, Lagos, and later proceeded to the University of Lagos where he studied Computer Science and later Finance and Banking between 1982 and 1989 – a background that facilitated his software entrepreneurship skills from the onset.

He is the founder and President of Programos Foundation, a not-for-profit non-governmental organization involved with numerous youth-based tech-talent incubation research and developments (#Innovationbed) in collaboration with some organizations including UN ICT4SIDS and World Summit Awards, WSA.

He has been volunteering on the UN World Summit Awards as Eminent National Expert for Nigeria since 2009. He is charged with the responsibility of propagating nationwide awareness on innovation capacity development, conducting annual national competitions, awards and pre-selections jury, showcasing best technological innovation on the global network with a view to enhancing mobile and e-content innovation development in the Nigerian society. His efforts, the work coordination and accomplishments has positioned Nigeria prominently on the world innovation map,  having recorded multiple laurels!

In 2010 his SDGs Development Innovation contribution to the UN Global Alliance for ICT Development, UN GAID, earned him the ICT4SIDS Working Group on Strategic Planning Architecture, and Control Education, SPACE Initiative membership to build and support SPACE4Nigeria, as Country Project Coordinator -Nigeria. In line with the Research and Development interventions, Programos Foundation, freely trained, and graduated hundreds of jobless  graduates from diverse disciplines through his #Innovationbed Initiative, and matched the same with the labor market since 2007.  He has presented and defended his #Innovationbed digital ecosystem project on ICT4SIDS severally at the various editions of the Infopoverty World Conference, IWC, organized in the United Nations Headquarters in New York  by OCCAM: The Observatory on Digital Communication, in Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC.

Amos Emmanuel who was recently nominated into the Advisory Board of Institute of Information Management Africa in Nigeria, previously, has served as the Policy Director for Africa on Global Digital Foundation headquartered in Belgium, as well as been former Vice President, Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN – Nigeria’s representative at the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, WITSA).

Mr Amos Emmanuel is a life member of Nigeria Computer Society, NCS; Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON; Fellow, Institute of Information Management, IIM; Chief Data Officer Ambassador, CDOA; and Member AIESEC Alumni Nigeria, AAN.

Amos Emmanuel was recently invited to join the WSA-UN Consultative Forum on the mandate of the The Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology (OSET) – a role that accords me regular contribution on the Global Digital Compact initiative of the United Nations.

He is married with children and grandchildren.

Contacts:;; +234 703 5253298


A citation by Manufacturing Association of Nigeria while as Guest Speaker @ their Annual General Meeting

Programos in the new wave of evolving Fintechs manifestations, currently renews future innovation strategies on global initiative collaborations with multiple international organizations such as the UN World Summit Awards, , Global Digital Foundation,, the UN Infopoverty World Conference Initiative  and the SPACE4Nigeria as National Coordinator, 

Education and/or Training

  1. Saint Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Ilupeju, Palmgrove, Lagos, NIGERIA (1972-1977)
  2. Saint Finbarr’s College Akoka, Lagos, NIGERIA (1978-1982)
  3. Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Lagos (1982-1983) Left HSC (Lower-Six for UNILAG through released JAMB result in B.Sc. Computer Science Programme)
  4. University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, NIGERIA(1982-1986) Admitted into B.Sc Computer Science Programme
  5. University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, NIGERIA(1986-1989) Admitted into B.Sc Finance and Banking Programme

Enterpreneurship Journey:

  • Internship with my fellow colleagues and key Lecturer, Professor Akintola-Olaseni Bello (then Head, Finance and Banking Department, UNILAG – in a corporate setting – involved with programming data for analysis at the maiden Arbitrage Finance Stock market research analysis and general statistical works in Nigeria’s Capital Market in the late 80’s and early 90’s) – This exercise fashioned which was powered by the top 10 students of FINSSA 85-89 students at the University of Lagos, produced Nigeria’s base education and standards @Arbitrage Finance for accurate determinations and globally bench-marking stock market indices in Nigeria as ‘market data’ prior to the Automated Trading System (ATS) in 1997 of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (Now NGXGROUP) adopting refined processes involving:
  • Laspeyre’s Quantity Index: valuing the quantities at the fixed prices of an earlier period
  • Paache’s Quantity Index: using the prices of the later period.
  • And the Fisher’s Index methodologies refining both the Paache’s and Laspere’s Index:
  • (i) Laspeyre’s method P01=∑P1Q0∑P0Q0×100=535381×100=140.42
  • (ii)Paasche’s method P01=∑P1Q1∑P0Q1×100=570408×100=139.70
  • The formula given by Fisher as P01=√[(∑P1Q0∑P0Q0)∗(∑P1Q1∑P0Q1)]×100
  • – – Formation of Programos Computing Consult

-Formation of Programos Software Limited

-Formation of Programos Foundation – a Corporate Social Responsibility Organization that has rendered numerous charity interventions in promoting digital transformation research and development as well as capacity building on Innovation Capacity Development among youths in Nigeria/Africa by its #Innovationbed Africa Project on the United Nations World Summit Awards, OCCAM and the ICT4SIDs global Networks for ratifying best e-content innovations and advocacy for dropping successful tech implementation voices in UN networks while growing adoption.

Rather than look for jobs I ventured to defend why I went to school through self-development and sacrifice, tied up the different knowledge from the computing to the contents from banking and finance to produce what serves as the actual ‘My Production School of Life’ MPSL where I eventually graduated for survival, building in workmanship mode production of innovative researched products and services into what I called ‘Integra2000+ Software‘ prior to the Y-2k challenge, and subsequently metamorphosed into a bigger industry-standard 100% Cloud-based Capital market Software Solution product called ‘CloudIntegra‘ and CiMobile which currently serves numerous operators of the Africa capital markets and this has sustained my livelihood as The Innovator.

Membership, or affiliations

Programos Software Chairman, Amos Emmanuel, is Fellow, Institute of Information Management, Chief Data Officer Ambassador – Nigeria (CDOA), IIM, an astute member of AIESEC Alumni Nigeria, AAN, with corporate membership of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON and Life Member, Nigeria Computer Society, NCS, Member, WSA-UN Consultative Forum contributing to the Global Digital Compact via the office of the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Technology.

He is the Founder, Programos Foundation – a not-for-profit non-governmental organization, and services some 10-year old UN-based responsibilities on a voluntary basis for Nigeria: He is the National Coordinator for the UN ICT4SIDS (Computer-Aided Strategic Planning) SPACE4ICT Initiative and the UN World Summit Awards Eminent National Expert for Nigeria.

Amos Emmanuel who promotes Innovationbed Africa – a digital ecosystem initiative powering InnovationBed Africa Graduate Trainee Programme is a member of the Nigeria Computer Society, NCS and a pioneer member of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON.

Amos Emmanuel mNCS, FIIM, CDOA, is a multiple-award winning Software Entrepreneur and Author of Africa’s pioneer Capital Market Solutions (CloudIntegra and CiMobile) for Back-office and Real-time Stock-Trading Apps since 1997.
He is the Chief Software Architect/CEO of Programos Software Limited.
As President – Programos Foundation, he is the World Summit Awards Eminent National Expert for Nigeria, and Grand Jury member.
He is the Project Lead Volunteer and Founder – Innovationbed Africa Initiative:
  – a revolutionary digital ecosystem transforming Students with Careers in diverse disciplines on (Open-AI Innovation capacity development) and re-building Digital Trust in Africa.
– a coordinating hub for UN ICT4SIDS Partnership on Strategic Planning Toolset adoption for accelerating digital transformation along UN SDGs in SIDS since 2011
– a coordinating hub hosting Europe-based Global Digital Foundation in Africa since 2017 on Digital Policy research developments
He is a Member of WSA-UN Consultative Network.
The multi-programming polyglot is trained in Computer Science, Finance/Banking since 1986 and 1989 respectively, and recently on a post-graduate programme on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, and Cybersecurity with EC-Council.

– for citation purpose


Global diameter of innovation has Africa doing so poorly at 5%, when Europe alone does 45%. – It is our aspiration to promote more continental collaboration among experts for an increased and qualitative participation from African countries to improve Africa’s share of the global innovation pie.

  • Amos Emmanuel.

Local Entrepreneurship Recognitions:


I am a professional programmer and have run my software development and technical support maintenance outfit (Programos Software Group) for more than 25 years and still defending same in Nigeria, Ghana. I authored the industry-standard CloudIntegra Software solution for real-time bond and equity instrument trading in use by Stock-market operators across some African Stock Exchanges. I also founded and manage a non-for-profit organization, Programos Foundation for more than 10 years developing a social innovation opportunity ecosystem for young people, offering digital transformation advisory technologies and tool-kits that rapidly uplift enterprises from brick-and-mortar fabrics into digital well-being maturity of the emerging world within and outside Nigeria – volunteering in numerous capacities with notable UN based agencies and global corporations for more than 10 years now.
Some of these include
1. As the Eminent National Expert on Innovation for Nigeria on the United Nations World Summit Awards.
Where I have raised the bars for Nigeria and Africa as a continue by improving our presence on the global innovation diameter within the 10 years:
2. As the Director Africa Global Digital Foundation  – a digital policy Think-Tank:
3 Member UN ICT4SIDS Working Group and coordinator for SPACE4ICT in Nigeria and related ICT4SIDS research pilots in Nigeria.

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