Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, a Technology Education Expert in the Fields of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Public Policy was named by Forbes as one of the 20 most Powerful Young Women in Africa.

A PhD Candidate at the Nigerian Defence Academy researching on the intersection of Defense, Digital Transformation, National and Economic Security, she is the Founder of RISE NETWORKS, a leading Data Science, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Powered Learning, Research and Work Readiness School in Lagos, Nigeria.

Rise Networks owns The Rise Labs where projects & products are prototyped around Emerging Technologies and Disruptive Innovation in the realms of STEM, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things & Advanced Analytics. They designed and built the first career Job Chat bot in West Africa which was listed as part of the AI Mentoring in the Workplace Working Group of the UN AI for Good Project in 2019.

An author of 2 Books, Toyosi is an Edward Mason Fellow who holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard University John F Kennedy School of Government. She studied Strategic Management at Executive Level at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, obtained a Certificate in Youth Inclusive Financial Services from University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA, holds a Certificate in Media Enterprise from the School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University and an Executive Masters’ Certificate in Project Management from The Project Management College, UK. She also studied Digital Marketing Strategy at the UK Institute of Digital Marketing and received a 2nd Class UPPER Bachelors’ degree in Civil Law from the University of Jos.

She is an trusted & revered Industry Leader who has delivered Keynotes and speeches on various aspects of EdTech and innovation around the world and is an alumnus of the United States Government’s Prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program.

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