Uyi is Director, Strategy, Data and Analytics, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. He spent more than 10 years with IBM Research, where he was most recently a Distinguished Engineer (one of the firm's highest technical honors), and the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of IBM Research – Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to IBM, Uyi held technical leadership positions with AT&T Labs, Call Sciences and Nuance Communications.
He has more than 20 years of experience in leading teams that develop and deploy innovative AI technologies to solve a wide variety of data-related problems, from the use of big data to combat the Ebola outbreak via behavior change, transforming advocacy models using data to re-engineer government process (ease of doing business), to real-time translations systems and the pioneering of traffic-status applications in Nairobi.
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