This is OLUWATOBI OYINLOLA, the 27 years old Nigerian Genius. He is a graduate of TELECOMMUNICATIONS and INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY from COSIT, TASUED. He is a young & determined individual who believes that he can rise above all odds to become someone great in life & impact lives.

He has a high intelligence quotient & sublime creative and innovative abilities and he has been able to partner with some great minds and they have innovated great projects together.

OLUWATOBI OYINLOLA is an Embedded Systems Engineer with years of experience in the embedded systems field including extensive experience and involvement in embedded internetworking and development of software-driven hardware applications, using leading technology languages. An IoT (Internet of Things) Evangelist and a passionate member of IoT Europe which he was featured representing Africa on World IoT day explaining how he uses IoT to solve some critical Africa Challenges.

Recently he has been working in the avionics sector with rLoop Incorporated (a company sharing the dream of realizing the fifth mode of transportation initiated by Elon Musk, i.e. the Hyperloop). Intel also awarded him as “Intel Software Innovator”. He has a very sound knowledge of versatile and high-performance 8-bit,16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers built around the Atmega AVR core, ARM Cortex-M ( STM32).

Over the years OLUWATOBI has always been involved in various projects by contributing to the hyperloop project initiated by Elon Musk, Or by helping food hunger and reduce environmental pollution in Africa with his IoT technology that provides a pay-as-you-go method for cooking using LPG. He is one of the 3 Nigeria’s that work as software Innovator for Intel.

Tobi and 5 other collaborators from South Korea, India and America built a SOLAR POCHA (an autonomous outdoor leisure workstation that allows you to work outside while powered by energy. He understands that some people prefer to work outdoor, but the challenge is: How do I power my laptop, mobile phone, stable internet etc.? This gave birth to the innovation of the SOLAR POCHA.

Tobi and his partners created a mobile app for online booking (To know if Solar Pocha is open to use) with GPS tracking.
The plan is to develop more of the system and donate to campuses in Nigeria and Africa at large. He believes that collaboration is the key to innovation and this led to the design and building of the SOLAR POCHA.

His Specialities:
Languages: C, C++, Keil C, Embedded Linux
IDEs: ICCAVR, CodeVision, Atmel AVR Studio for AVR cores, Atollic for STMicroelectronics, CSS V7 for TI

Lead the design and installation of LoRa based Smart Meters for over 30,000 customers with a pay-as-you-go platform fully functional for Power as a Service product (PaaS).

Honours & Awards:

  • 2018 Top Intel Innovator – Intel – February 2019
  • Top 20 Most Influential Young Nigeria – Avance Media – February 2019In 2018, he ranked number 19 out of 100 in the list of most influential young Nigerians. 
  • Intel Software Innovator – Intel – November 2017
  • SpaceX Hyperloop “Pod Innovation” – Elon Musk – January 2017

SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition held in California. It was the only non-student, winning the “Pod Innovation” award 1 of 5 total awards presented for the event.

He is well experienced and vest in IOT has a right attitude to work, inquisitive to learning and knowing a new thing, wide researcher and a good manager. OLUWATOBI OYINLOLA is one of the greatest export of TASUED to the world and he is doing wonderfully well for himself and he is a good ambassador of TASUED.


Compiled by: Okesola Tiwalade Oluwasegun Setiok

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