Welcome Digitalization Evangelist
Jacobs Edo is the author of the best-selling book “Digital Transformation: Evolving a digitally enabled Nigerian Public Service”, co-founder of the Austrian based DigTrans – A Think Tank Group for Digital Transformation and the chair of the Vienna Digital Transformation Meetup.
Jacobs is a globally certified enterprise architect, trusted advisor, and a public speaker. He is known for his dedication and tireless efforts in ethics, change management and digital transformation. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering (Second Class Upper Division) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, a diploma in Information Technology from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, an MSc degree in Telecommunication and Internet Technologies from the Technical University of Applied Sciences, Vienna and a Global Business Transformation Management (GBTM) Master’s certification by SAP AG and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland’s Business Transformation Academy.
As a volunteer Consultant for the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford SEED), he supports its vision of bringing the power of innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to established businesses in sub-Saharan Africa and their leaders on the ground and in their communities. He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation at the Colorado Technical University, USA on Big Data Analytics.
My Life's Journey What I'm doing
OPEC Fund For International Development (OFID)
ERP Systems Coordinator, since autumn 2010
Regular delivery of ICT leadership over large-scale, high profile enterprise systems initiatives and roll-out projects. Ran all aspects of enterprise systems implementations, including running an SAP CoE in Vienna, Austria. Led a comprehensive analysis of IT enterprise operational and financial data to mitigate risk factors, and anticipated and managed change effectively in a rapidly evolving business environment.
Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed)
Business Transformation Consultant, since summer 2016
Seed’s dedicated and driven team works tirelessly to support our mission of ending the cycle of global poverty. The entire global team — including staffers, faculty advisors, and advisory board members — is key to our success. The Seed Transformation Program – STP brings the power of innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to established businesses and their leaders — on the ground and in their communities. Consultants develop customized and creative business solutions to address STP participants’ specific needs.
Nigerian Petroleum Exchange (NipeX)
Sr SAP Systems Administrator, since summer 2006
Drove the use of IT in enabling business alignment and maintained obligations to JV/PSC partners in NAPIMS. Executed the duties as a NipeX IT Departmental Lead, built a 35-person unit with a shared-service model and eliminated the reliance on single out-soured supplier.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Systems Engineer, since summer 2002
Reequipped NNPC as a competitive owner and operator of oil assets, restructured the NAPIMS and produced a new digital Petroleum marketplace to enhance procurement and a new paradigm on local content by offering active assistance to a new transformation drive.
Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)
Trainee Engineer, 2001
Participated and graduated from the Shell Intensive Training Program (SITP) specializing in Information Technology.