Temitope Ogunsemo is the founder and CEO of Krystal Digital Network Solutions, a Nigerian EdTech company that specialises in customised and service-oriented software applications as well as IT training. The company’s flagship MySkool Portal offers an information management system for secondary schools in Nigeria, leading Krystal Digital to become one of the most profitable IT education solutions in the country.
The inspiration for Krystal Digital started when Temitope could not get a hold of his academic transcript. He then saw the potential to develop a system to not only improve the storage, preservation and retrieval of academic records but also help Nigerian schools to take advantage of digitisation.
“In a bid to tackle such issues, I developed a school information management system for government-owned secondary schools, spearheaded by King’s College, Lagos,” he told How We Made It In Africa. “By virtue of the value proposition offered by my organisation, the principal of the school liked the product so much, he asked other principals in his network to adopt a similar technology, and Krystal Digital was born.”
Prior to founding Krystal Digital, Temitope received a master’s in information technology at the University of Salford in Greater Manchester, England, and a bachelor’s in chemistry at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.
He has received various honours and awards for his work in education and technology, including the Nigerian Technology Personality Award, ECOWAS Youth Council Award, Young CEO of the Year Award 2018 and the Africa Icon Award. Temitope is also an ambassador with Rebrand Nigeria.
“Our aspiration is to drive growth in the education sector by building a leading sub-Saharan IT organisation,” he told Forbes in 2018. “In delivering quality services we have modeled the structure of our business to ensure it is aligned with the needs of our clients and how they would rather be served…We are also committed to conducting our business transparently and ethically by managing our business process towards ensuring a positive impact on the society.”Tags: Africa, EdTech, education, Nigeria, STEM, tech