Prior to joining Dorben Polytechnic as a Senior Lecturer, Chukwuma Okpaka has had a thriving career in the Information Technology Industry. He was the Country Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Nigeria, the enterprise arm of the tech giant, Hewlett Packard Corporation. With over two decades of industry experience, Chuks applies his depth of knowledge to drive inspiring conversions on important industry topics. He is a highly respected business leader with a solid track record in the ICT industry. Before taking the mantle of leadership at HPE Nigeria, he was the Presales Consultant as well as the Enterprise Business Unit Manager for several years where he led consulting, Data Center Infrastructure and Services, Applications, cloud, big data, mobility, security and technology services. He was also the Public Sector Director for some years. Chuks is self-inspired and genuinely motivated to lead diversified teams to achieve remarkable business outcomes.
He has helped several customers in telecoms, financial services, public sector, oil and gas, manufacturing, and SMB space to adopt technology solutions to solve business problems. His industry trademark is characterize by his ability to coalesce business challenges and technology solutions into a common platform that appeals to business, technocrats, and the financial experts.
In an industry that is intensely competitive, Chuks drove initiatives necessary for firms to remain the number one technology provider in Nigeria. Before joining Hewlett Packard Corporation, Chuks had a brief industry experience with Nigerian Liquefied National Gas Ltd, MultiChoice Nigeria, DPMS Ltd and many other firms.
The Nigerian based technocrat holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science from the Polytechnic of Port Harcourt, Master degree in Information Systems Management from the Polytechnic of Liverpool, a Master of Philosophy degree from Walden Polytechnic. He has received several technology and business certifications from other prestigious institutions across the globe. Aside an inspiring track-record in the IT industry, Chuks is an ardent entrepreneur, coach, and mentor, resulting in his investment in several new startups. As a result, he is currently the chairman of the Board of Directors of Ynet Interactive, August Eye Group, and most recently, Pipul TV.