Speakers

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Akera Benjamin

Benjamin Akera is interested in ways machine learning can be utilized for social good. He focuses on machine learning and applying methods from research into production in order to build scalable adaptable solutions. He currently works with the R&D team at sama.com

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Alex Tsado

Alex Tsado operates at the intersection of disruptive technology, community economics, and historical regenerative philosophies, as they apply to the future of the global African and underrepresented.

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Ally Salim Jr

Ally Salim Jr is the Co-Founder and CEO of Inspired Ideas, an impact-focused technology company in Tanzania. He is the creator of Elsa Health, a clinical decision support platform that utilizes AI, machine learning, and digital tools to support the decisions of healthcare providers across Tanzania.

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Dr Andrew Hobbs

Dr Andrew Hobbs studies how droughts, floods, and other disasters affect people, and develops tools to reduce the impact of climate change on farmers. He is currently working on combining machine learning and satellite data for faster and more accurate detection of disasters and on insurance to sustain women's businesses through droughts in Northern Kenya.

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Dr Anurag Arnab

Anurag Arnab is a research scientist at Google, working primarily on video understanding with Cordelia Schmid. He has published in and/or reviewed for leading computer vision and machine learning venues including CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS and T-PAMI.

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Dr Denis Pastory

Dr. Denis best describes himself as an Applied Research Scientist with expertise in machine learning and deep learning. He is passionate about seeing a change in struggling communities focusing on integrating ICT and AI to enhance crop production in low-resourced communities targeting Sub-Saharan Africa and Japan.

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Deogratius Lazari Mosha

A Digital Transformation Lead, with over 10 years of successful managing Business in Telecom, Fintech and Banking sector. A visionary and inspiring young leader. (MBA - International Business, BSC. information Technology)

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Dr Kassim Mwitondi

His research work focuses, mainly, on the application of deep learning and other machine learning techniques in interdisciplinary modelling of real–life phenomena within the domain of Sustainable Development Goals, viewing each SDG as a Big Data node.

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Dr Hassan Mshinda

A pillar of the Tanzanian Technology & Innovation ecosystem, Former Director General of Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology and and Senior Consultant on innovation and technology.

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Dr Hamed Alemohammad

Chief Data Scientist and Executive Director at Radiant Earth Foundation, leading the development of Radiant MLHub- the open repository for geospatial training data and models.

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Janet Mutuku

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) enthusiast with masters in Mathematical Sciences (Financial Mathematics and Big data). She has successfully worked on a collaborative research between Polytechnic Montreal and Montreal Exchange to develop an intelligent system that automatically detects abnormalities in the markets.

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Jumanne Mtambalike

Jumanne is best known for champion building stable innovation ecosystems in Africa through Sahara Ventures and its sub-companies.

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Krupa Suchak

Krupa is a Data Scientist turned Innovation Consultant. After working with 3 startups and running FinSights Lab, she strongly believes in the power of insights from real-world data to drive the change we desire to impact. Areas of interest include behavioral science and financial inclusion.

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Lavina Ramkissoon

Her passion to unlock and be the consciousness for Africa's in fields of Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies is evident. Her three foundational blocks include economics, technology, psychology.

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Mwanahamisi Suleiman

a data scientist at Tanzania Data Lab (dLab) and a recipient of dLab's PEPFAR scholarship, Mwanahamisi is developing a machine learning algorithm to predict early virological suppression for adolescents who are in antiretroviral therapy (ART) through her Master’s in Data Science at the University of Dar es salaam.

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Rozi Mlay

A data science intern at Tanzania Data Lab (dLab) and a final year student at the University of Rwanda taking a Masters of Science in Data Science, specializing in Data Mining. Her research is on early prediction of potato leaf diseases by using convolution neural networks.

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Wuraola Oyewusi

Wuraola Oyewusi leads Research and Innovation at Data Science Nigeria. She leads the implementation of different use cases of AI for Social Good.

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Yesaya Athuman

A Software Developer with a strong opinion on Software development best practices and adopt them at the core of every implementation. He is also part of eShangazi Chatbot which educates on sexual and reproductive health.

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Zephania Reubeny

Data Scientist & AI Trainer, passionate about Artificial Intelligence specifically in solving problems in the field of telecommunications, electronics and space science.