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Leading the Way in IT Governance and Digital Transformation

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Adedoyin Odunfa is a distinguished IT professional and the founder and CEO of Digital Jewels Ltd., a leading IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) consulting firm recognised across Africa. With nearly three decades of experience, her expertise in IT governance, risk management, and information security has profoundly enhanced the strategic value of IT in organisations.

Leadership and Influence

Adedoyin’s leadership is characterised by her ability to inspire and drive significant change. She has been instrumental in establishing Digital Jewels Ltd. as a prominent IT GRC consulting firm operating in nine African countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda. Under her leadership, Digital Jewels has successfully executed over 100 implementations of global best practices and standards across various sectors, significantly strengthening governance and risk management processes​.

“IT governance is about ensuring that technology supports business goals, mitigates risks, and delivers value. It’s a strategic asset that, when managed effectively, can drive innovation and efficiency across the organisation.”

Adedoyin Odunfa

Digital Jewels is notable for being the only professional services firm in Africa certified to both ISO27001:2013 and ISO9001:2015 standards and serves as a Qualified Security Assessor for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard​. She has received several prestigious awards, including being recognised among Nigeria’s Top 100 Most Inspirational Women (2021), the Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity in Africa (2020), and among the top 20 FINTECH Women in Nigeria (2019)​. These accolades underscore her authority and credibility as a leader who has made a significant impact on the IT industry globally.

Dynamic and Practical

As a prolific speaker and author, she delivers powerful, actionable insights that resonate with diverse audiences. She holds several prestigious certifications, including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Project Management Professional (PMP). Her background includes a B.Sc in Computer Science & Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University and an MBA in IT Management from the CASS Business School, London​​.

Adedoyin has designed and facilitated numerous training programmes and presented at international conferences and seminars, showcasing her ability to communicate complex concepts in an accessible manner. Her work emphasises the strategic value of IT, and she has been a driving force in promoting digital literacy and security across the continent​.

Attend Adedoyin’s Presentation

At the BSN Global Alumni Conference, Adedoyin will address the topic “Data as a Digital Currency,” exploring how data governance and security practices can transform data into an asset for businesses, driving innovation and compliance in the digital age. Her session promises to provide attendees with practical strategies and insights to enhance their data management practices and leverage data for competitive advantage.

What’s in it for you?

Adedoyin’s presentation will offer actionable takeaways for business professionals looking to enhance their organisation’s data governance and security practices. Attendees will learn how to turn data into a strategic asset, driving innovation and ensuring compliance in an increasingly digital world. By attending, you’ll gain:

  • Practical Strategies: Learn how to implement best practices in data governance and security to safeguard your organisation’s information assets.
  • Innovative Approaches: Discover how to leverage data for competitive advantage and drive innovation within your business.
  • Compliance Insights: Understand the importance of adhering to global standards and how to achieve compliance, enhancing trust and credibility.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and industry leaders to exchange ideas and collaborate on future projects.

Be Inspired

Adedoyin’s journey is a powerful reminder that dedication, expertise, and strategic action can create lasting, positive impacts. Her story continues to inspire and empower individuals globally, making her an exemplary figure in leadership and digital transformation. Business leaders and IT professionals across all industries will benefit from her unique insights and practical strategies.

Be part of the BSN Global Alumni Conference and gain fresh perspectives from one of the most influential leaders in IT governance and digital transformation. Join us from the comfort of your home or office for a memorable and enriching experience that will contribute to your professional success and lifelong learning journey.

Register now and be part of an event that will empower you to thrive in the dynamic digital landscape.

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