Data Science Nigeria

Our Convener

Our Convener

Olubayo (Bayo) Adekanmbi

Our convener, Olubayo (Bayo) Adekanmbi is a C-level Business and Technical leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Innovations, and Geospatial Data Science with over 22 years of experience. He is recognised as one of the top 50 Data Innovators in the world by the US-based Corrinium Intelligence. He has a PhD from the University of London (City). 

He is a recent winner of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenge for his work on the use of Artificial Intelligence Large Language Models for Financial Inclusion. Bayo has led his team at Data Science Nigeria/DSNai to build many AI for social good products, five of which have been recognized by UNESCO/IRCAI as part of the Global Top 100 list of AI products for social impact in 2021 and 2022. He is a leading academic researcher whose work has been published at top global AI conferences, including NeuRIPS, AAAI, CVPR, ICLR and ICML.

He has worked on Telecoms mobility data, financial behaviour and diverse geo-referenced datasets for many years as C-level executive in charge of advanced analytics, innovation and data strategy for Africa’s 2 largest telcos (MTN Nigeria/South Africa and Airtel Africa) across over 30 African countries and working on datasets of over 250 million subscribers.

As our convener is the CEO of Data Science Nigeria/DSNai, where he leads world-class Artificial Intelligence knowledge, research, and innovation ecosystem which delivers high-impact & transformational research, business use applications, AI-first start-ups, employability, and social good use cases. He is the author of “The Future is Shared” and “Beginners Artificial Intelligence and Python Programming”. He has also built many industry best practice approaches in geospatial and generative Artificial Intelligence and its diverse application

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Industry-level Advanced Analytics and Data Science practitioner

Practising Data Scientist and active on the world’s No 1 platform – Kaggle

Patent owner (United States Patent Office final approval stage) for a Data Science product

Doctoral-level scholar – combined PhD programme at the University of London (CityU) and TIAS Business School, the Netherlands.

Community Builder, Pan-African mentor and Knowledge leader

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