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Businesses Invest in Nigeria, Killerspin and Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI)

Posted: December 20, 2013 at 6:57 am / by / comments (0)

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Robert Blackwell – Founder & CEO of Killerspin and Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI) joins Enterprise Radio. Robert talks about his reasoning for doing business in Nigeria and the opportunities there.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guestRobert Blackwell discuss the following:

  • Can you tell our audience about Killerspin and Electronic Knowledge Interchange and what you do and how you got started with both firms.
  • Now you recently took a trip to Nigeria with several other businessmen. Can you talk about your trip there and what you learned while traveling there.
  • I read recently that your businesses will be doing some work in that country in 2014. Can you talk about the economic opportunities for businesses in that country and why you felt Nigeria was a good fit for you and Killerspin and EKI.
  • For American businesses considering investing in foreign markets why would you say Nigeria is a great market to invest in? Why do you feel that Nigeria is now open for business?
  • Where do you hope to take Killerspin and EKI in the next few years, where do you see yourself growing in the future?
  • What advice do you have to our listeners who are maybe considering to start their own business and become future entrepreneurs.
  • What’s some of the best advice that someone has given you as you started your own businesses?

Duration: 15:19

A process and technology transformation industry leader with a career spanning nearly 30 years, Robert Blackwell Jr. has cultivated Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI) into a leading management and technology consulting firm well-known for its ability to respond to complex business challenges with efficient, intelligent and innovative solutions. EKI has helped some of the largest public and private sector organizations gain measurable efficiency gains leveraging process and technology modernization. Robert has significant experience in leveraging technology to identify fractional gains in efficiency that lead to large savings in very large organizations. EKI was responsible for identifying over $1B in operational efficiency opportunities in Cook County government. EKI has done significant business with large corporations, governments and health care organizations.

Starting at IBM in 1981, Blackwell began his long career in building innovative systems that improve business operations. With a keen passion for entrepreneurship, he then went on to found several Chicago-based companies, including Urban Fishing Development, Bytewise International and Blackwell Consulting Services. For several years Robert was a trader specializing in writing models and executing trading strategies.

Blackwell also founded Killerspin, America’s leading table tennis brand and the leading producer of table tennis themed media in the world.



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