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BUILDING AN AI-POWERED FUTURE FOR AFRICA

  • CONNECTING
  • EDUCATING
  • DEVELOPING
THE AFRICAN AI ECOSYSTEM

& PROVIDING ACCESS TO
  • RESEARCH
  • RESOURCES
  • PARTNERS
  • MENTORSHIP
  • COMMUNITIES
  • EVENTS

OUR VISION

To develop a collaborative & impactful African Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem in collaboration with a global partner “Network of Excellence” that helps transform Africa & shape a better future for all in the Smart Technology Era by...

COMMUNITY

Growing a collaborative community of Machine Intelligence, Smart Technology & Data Science engineers, researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs & partners across Africa.

GOAL

10 million+ By 2025

ENTREPRENEURS

Facilitating the transformation of the African business landscape & delivering Smart Technology entrepreneurs by establishing Smart Technology Centers of Excellence with key partners.

GOAL

1 million+ By 2025

PROJECTS

Delivering & facilitating impactful & transformative Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) projects across Africa.

GOAL

Successful implementation of numerous SDG projects across Africa by 2025

RESEARCH

Producing & facilitating significant research & application contributions & projects to improve state-of-the-art Smart Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

GOAL

Successful delivery of significant research contributions & projects across Africa by 2025

ECOSYSTEM

Continuously facilitating, delivering, mapping & monitoring the growth & impact of key players & socio-economic initiatives within the African Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem.

GOAL

All 54 Countries By 2025

CONTRIBUTORS

Facilitating & delivering thought leadership through the growth of the African Artificial Intelligence Wiki community, as well as resource, case study & project submissions from contributors.

GOAL

1000+ Contributors By 2025

OUR MISSION

INITIATIVES

Networking the critical mass of resources, establishing Smart Technology “Centers of Excellence”, mapping the ecosystem, promoting & sponsoring learning activities, strengthening scientific & technological thought leadership, mentoring & collaboration.

RESEARCH

To accelerate & deliver breakthrough Smart Technology-based research & practical applications to solve African problems, support entrepreneurial activity & help drive long-term inclusive & sustainable scientific, technological & socio-economic development on the continent.

PARTNERSHIPS

To partner with governments, business, start-up incubators, NGOs, NPOs, universities & research organizations to support & help mould the future of Machine Intelligence, Smart Technology & Data Science research & applications in Africa.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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DR JACQUES LUDIK

Founder & President, MIIA

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DR NICK BRADSHAW

CMO, Cortex Group

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JOHN KAMARA

CEO, Cortex Africa

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CON BRUCE

Investment Director, Cortex Group

BOARD OF ADVISORS

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PROF TSHILIDSI MARWALA

Deputy Chair, PC4IR

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PROF MUSA MHLANGA

Research Group Leader, CSIR

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BAYO ADENKANMBI

CTO, MTN Nigeria

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CELINA LEE

CEO, Zindi Africa

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DRIES OELOFSE

CEO, Cortex Health

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DEON VAN HEERDEN

CEO, Cortex Logic

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PROF WIM DELVA

Acting Director, SDTCT

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RACHEL ADAMS

Chief Research Specialist, HSRC

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DR ARSHAAD SIBDA

CEO, Digicalionics

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MARK CLAASSEN

CEO, Cortex Asset Management

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BUBACARR BAH

German Research Chair, AIMS

COUNTRY AMBASSADORS

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WILL GREEN

Founder & CEO, CO.LAB

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ALEX CONWAY

Head of DS, Numberboost

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CHRISTOPHER CURRIN

Founder, With Intelligence

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SHAUN IRWIN

ML Engineer, Nomoko

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YATTISH RAMHORRY

Founder, Data.Move

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LWAZI QANGULE

CM SSA, Pernod Ricard

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EKOW DUKER

Co-Founder, ZINDI

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BABATUNDE ODOFIN

Head Tech & Inn, Credit Direct

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ALABA AYINUOLA

Founder, BAO

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AKANBI ADEDAMOLA

Founder, Taldn.com

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OLUFUNMILAYO OLUTAYO

BI Developer, FirstBank Nigeria

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KOYE SODIPO

Head of Product, Babban Gona

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ROBERT JOHN

Co-Founder, Compose Solutions

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DARLINGTON AKOGO

Founder, Runmila AI

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DEREK DEGBEDZUI

Founder, Ethical AI Club

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TEBOGO MOGALEEMANG

Founder, Spectrum Analytics

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DR HEMAN MOHABEER

Head of AI, BIRGER.

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NOORDEEN MALANGO

Software Engineer, College of Med

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TAWANDA CHINGOZHA

PhD Researcher, SU

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CHOMBA BUPE

Founder & Entrepreneur

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TILILA EL MOUJAHID

Tech Evangelist, Microsoft

OPERATIONAL TEAM

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AMY MEYER

Head of Research

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CHANEL CROMHOUT

Head of Communications

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BIANCA LUDIK

Financial Controller

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