Owen Iyoha is the CEO of Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative where he has worked since its inception in 2009. He oversees infrastructure development, capacity building and advocacy with the goal of developing all aspects of the research and education network and its community in Nigeria.

Owen has over 25 years of experience of ICT experience. He has worked in the UK, US and Nigeria with companies including Server Enterprise UK Limited, OpenLink Software Inc. and Datasphir Solutions Limited providing pre-sales support and consultancy for a major corporate organisation on solutions that included Middleware, SAP, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and mail and collaboration.

He is a strong supporter of Open source software, Open Science, Open Access and other open paradigms necessary to support the growth and impact of technology and scholarly output in Nigeria. Owen holds a Joint Honors Degree in Chemistry & Biochemistry from the University of Salford, United Kingdom.