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Dr. Uyi Stewart

Executive Director, Data Science, Seagen Inc.
Member of Wellcome Trust Data Lab Advisory Group, USA

  • Senior Director, Data Science at Seattle Genetics, member of Wellcome Trust Data Lab Advisory Group, USA
  • Formerly with IBM and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 15 US patents issued, 60+ publications in linguistics, data mining, speech recognition, NLP, machine translation, user experience design
  • 70+ innovative digital and analytics solutions deployed across Africa, India, and USA

Prof. Olayinka David-West

Associate Dean & Professor of Information Systems at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria

  • Associate Dean & Professor of Information Systems at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University
  • Fellow, Information System, Lagos Business School, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Manchester Business School; an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, London; and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Lagos

Dr. Stephen Odaibo 

Founder, CEO, and Chief Software Architect, Retina-AI, USA

  • The only Ophthalmologist in the world with advanced degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Founder, CEO,& Chief Software Architect/Full-Stack AI engineer at RETINA-AI, USA
  • Doctor of Medicine from Duke University, USA

Dr. Amina Sambo-Magaji

National Coordinator, Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE), Nigeria

  • National Coordinator, Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE), Nigeria
  • 14+ Experience at Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  • Former software development lead, IT project manager at  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa

Acting Director, Centre for Information Technology University of Lagos, Nigeria

  • Ag. Director at NITDA IT Hub (NItHub), University of Lagos
  • Director, Centre for Information Technology and Senior Lecturer at University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • Université Nancy 2
    Doctor of Philosophy – PhD

Ngozi Dozie

Director, Carbon, Nigeria 

  • Co-founder Carbon, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Former Associate J.P.Morgan
  • MBA in Strategy at The Wharton School and MSc Computation from Oxford University

Dr. Jacques Ludik

Founder of MIIA (President) & CEO, Cortex Logic Cape Town, South Africa

  • Founder of MIIA (President) & and CEO, Cortex Logic Cape Town, South Africa
  • Founded Bennit.AI, Mosaic, SynerG and CSense Systems (Africa’s first AI company that was sold to a multi-national company, specifically General Electric in 2011)
  • Former Director and Big Data & Analytics Leader at General Electric
  • Former Senior Lecturer & Researcher at Stellenbosch University

Dr. Elaine Nsoesie

Co-lead of AIM-AHEAD, NIH Office of Data Science Strategy

  • Assistant Director of Research
  • Assistant Professor, Computing & Data Sciences Administration, Boston University
  • Fellow at Boston University Data Science Faculty
  • PhD in Computational Epidemiology from the Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Virginia Tech

Dr. Eric Sodomka

CTO, Virtual Chair, USA

  • Former Research Scientist, Facebook
  • Former Software Engineer, Google
  • PhD in Computer Science
  • Design Thinking expert

Prof. Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes

University College London, United Kingdom

  • Professor of Biomedical Computing, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Principal Investigator in Paediatrics, Global Health Infectious Diseases & Computational Statistics

Shingai Manjengwa

Founder, Fireside Analytics, Canada

  • Technical Education Specialist at Vector Institute – Artificial Intelligence, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
  • Founder, Fireside Analytics, Canada
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Business Analytics
  • New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Frederick Lester

Frederick Lester

Chief Data Strategist / Analytics Executive Rutgers University, USA

  • Chief Data Strategist / Analytics Executive Rutgers University Big Data
  • Advisory Board Member & Chief Data Strategist / Analytics Exec., Ulwazi Analytics International, Inc. USA

Alexander Tsado

Co-founder, COO, CPO, Ahura AI, USA

  • Alliance for AI, USA
  • Consultant at Bain & Company USA
  • Co-founder and Board member Alliance4Ai
  • Lead go-to-market for Nvidia’s fastest-growing business channel, cloud AI computing

Uzo Mkparu

Founder & CEO, Techscale Ltd
Member, Board of Directors, Preston Healthcare Consulting, Nigeria

  • Founder & CEO, Techscale Ltd
    Member, Board of Directors,
    Preston Healthcare Consulting
  • Former Vice President/Group Head, CRM, Analytics & Insights First City Monument Bank Limited
  • 20+ years of experience in digital and emerging technology initiatives in industries experiencing disruptive innovation
  • M Sc. in Information Systems & Technology from City University, London
  • MBA from Cranfield University, UK

Prof. Sahalu Junaid

Director Institute of Computing and ICT, Head of Department Computer Science Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria

  • Director Institute of Computing and ICT Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.
  • Head of Department Computer Science Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.

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