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Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) Appoints John Kamara As New Director


Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) has appointed Nigerian Visionary and Thought Leader, John Kamara, as its new Director.
The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) is a non-profit organization founded by Dr.Jacques Ludik in 2016 –the same year in which he founded Cortex Logic.
In his new position, John Kamara will help promote the value of Machine Learning and Data Science application in Africa. With vast experience in new markets and verticals across multiple sectors, he’s dubbed an expert in various technological arenas, including e-commerce, internet solutions, digital applications, and financial payment solutions. He will share 20 years’ leadership experience and invaluable knowledge on technologies, as well as market entry and start-up growth strategies – having worked with and within multiple companies and industries, including technology and gaming start-ups in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa.
“We are very pleased to have Mr Kamara join the MIIA team at this critical time in the rise and global awareness of the tech ecosystem in Africa. There’s still so much work to be
done, especially in the Data Science space – from education and institutionalization to the creation of leverage platforms within the AI value chain. Mr Kamara will serve as an invaluable addition given his track record, global experience, and networks. He also contributes incredible knowledge and experience, which will play a vital part in
MIIAs ambitious plans to grow Machine Learning and Data Science in Africa at a rapid and exponential pace.” Dr Jacques Ludik, Founder and President of MIIA said.
 “ I am very pleased to join this remarkable institution that is set to integrate and enhance Machine Learning and Data Science within the continent’s tech-space. These two elements will play a crucial role as an increase in Machine Learning usage, in multiple industries, will act as a catalyst that will push Data Science, increase relevance and, in parallel, enhance high-value predictions that can guide better decision-making and smart actions in real-time, without human intervention – helping Africa solve some of its critical social and economic problems. I look forward to serving as a bridge in advising and leveraging governments, higher learning institutions, businesses and entrepreneurs in the investment, usage and application of Machine Learning and Big Data in Africa.” Mr Kamara said.
MIIA is currently on an active and dedicated drive to access funding to propel its mission and projects in support of Africa’s sustainable development goals and to help create the needed social economic impact on the continent.
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