Bayo Adekanmbi is an award-winning business executive who combines 19 years of cognate industry experience in Strategy, Marketing, Analytics and Business Transformation from two largest economies in Africa (Nigeria and South Africa). He is a Kaggle-validated hands-on Data scientist and a doctoral researcher with a Data Science product patent on Social Pricing Recommender. He graduated with Distinction from the University of Reading postgraduate School, United Kingdom, and has also had both full-time and executive education in many other leading institutions, including Columbia Business School, New York; The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago; INSEAD Business School, France; Telecoms Training Institute, London; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; and Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky, Kentucky.
He was on PhD research sabbatical at City, University of London (July 2015- September 2016) from his role as the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at MTN Nigeria
, where he has also been awarded with the prestigious MTN Yello Star award for the conceptualisation of a Customer Value/Risk Management framework, which led to multi-billion naira revenue growth. Post-sabbatical, Bayo is back at MTN Nigeria as the Chief Transformation Officer, driving a holistic programme aimed to accelerate business and financial performance through business reengineering, innovation and advanced analytics. He is the convener of Data Science Nigeria
, a non-profit that is building a world-class Artificial Intelligence knowledge, research and innovation ecosystem which delivers high impact & transformational research, business use applications, AI-first start-ups, employability and social good use cases. He is the author of "The Future is Shared“, “Artificial Intelligence Simplified for Starters” and Beginners‘ Artificial Intelligence & python programming for primary and Junior Secondary School