Title and Organization:
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 Defence, 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,
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 Universityâ€™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 Mastersâ€™ 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 Bachelor's
Degree in Civil Law from the University of Jos.
She is a 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 Governmentâ€™s Prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program.