Bloomberg's former Head Of Mobile Oke Okaro on how smartphones will fuel innovation in Africa

Oke Okaro, former Head of Mobile, Bloomberg. Credit:

Nigerian-born Oke Okaro, 41, is a product visionary, award winning technologist and pioneer in the U.S. mobile and connected devices industry.

Okaro has been at the forefront of the U.S. mobile data/content industry since 2001 when he worked on the first wave of mobile apps in the U.S. and the rollout of the first mobile app development and distribution platform, BREW (binary runtime for wireless) – 7 years before the Apple AppStore.

Over the years, Okaro has established a distinguished track record as an innovator by creating multiple pioneering, industry leading and award winning mobile products that have transformed established businesses and built new ones at ESPN Inc and Bloomberg L.P.

The mobile products Okaro created are used by more than 60 million unique users every month and generate over $1B in annual revenues.

Read more: Bloomberg's Former Head Of Mobile Oke Okaro On How Smartphones Will Fuel Innovation In Africa – Forbes.