Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa

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      • Country: United States
      • Region: New York City
      • Position: Founder and CEO
      • Company: Gaviri Technologies
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    Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa is a 2010 Rutgers University African American Hall of Fame award recipient. He invented the Universal Search Operating System software (Search OS) which has won numerous awards for innovation. In 2009 the software was included in the computer encyclopedia as a major contribution to knowledge and to software engineering.  That same year Dr. Akaezuwa was christened a “Search Wizard.” The Search Wizard honor is given to technologists who have made significant contribution to search technology. In 2008 his Search OS software was considered one of the best in the world by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), a Washington DC-based global association that represents software and information institutions worldwide. He received awards from the US Congress for his work on the US Navy’s Torpedo Information Retrieval System. He was given an award for designing the world’s largest business information retrieval system for Dow Jones and Company.
     
    Dr. Akaezuwa graduated with a Ph.D in Information Systems and Structures from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He is the Founder and CEO of Gaviri Technologies, Inc. He founded Gaviri Technologies in 2001 to create the next-generation, post-Google search technology. He is featured in Black Entrepreneurs Profile.
     
    Prior to founding Gaviri Technologies, Dr. Akaezuwa worked as Director of Digital Libraries at Elsevier where he was involved in developing the world’s largest science, technology and medical online information retrieval system. Prior to joining Elsevier, he was Advanced Technology Manager for Dow Jones and Company’s information retrieval systems. He led the redesign of Dow Jones News Retrieval, the world’s largest business information system. In 1995, he became an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, where he taught senior level courses in Management Information Systems at the School of Business.
     
    Dr. akaezuwa has implemented numerous large-scale information retrieval systems for government, academic and for corporations worldwide. He built critical systems for the US Navy, Canada’s national information retrieval system for Science and Technology, for Tsinghua Consortium’s scientific information system. Tsinghua Consortium is composed of 100 of the best universities in China. In addition, he implemented the information retrieval systems used by Universidad Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico, the Brazilian national research system, the British Library’s retrieval system, the internal information system used by Los Alamos National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the state of Ohio’s information system called Ohio-Link, Yale University, Michigan University, AT&T’s OnePage, Aventis Pharmaceuticals information system and for national information systems in Italy and Australia among others.
      
    Dr. Akaezuwa is a founding Trustee of the Global Literacy Project – www.glpinc.org, — a USA non-profit organization that fosters community-based literacy initiatives throughout the world. The Global Literacy Project has shipped about 1.9 million books to communities in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Dr. Akaezuwa recently founded the Stop Africa Land Grab movement, www.stopafricalandgrab.com.

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    • August 15, 2013
      • 9:00 am - 9:50 amCheck In
      • 10:00 am - 11:00 amHow to Validate a Product Idea on $100 or Less
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      • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
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