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Our Vision

We are working towards a world where talented African data scientists are not limited by their geographic location.

We are building the infrastructure and talent pool to enable global companies to work remotely with the best African data science talent. 

Creating jobs, fueling business growth and driving impact.

Our Vision

We are working towards a world where talented African data scientists are not limited by their geographic location.

We are building the infrastructure and talent pool to enable global companies to work remotely with the best African data science talent. 

Creating jobs, fueling business growth and driving impact.

Meet the Team

Eunice Baguma Ball Ishango.ai co-founder

Eunice Baguma Ball
Co-Founder and Head of Operations

Eunice has worked in the African tech ecosystem for over 12 years supporting tech talent and organisations to leverage the power of technology to unlock opportunities and create a positive impact.

 

Naveed Ratansi Ishango.ai co-founder

Naveed Ratansi
Co-Founder and Head of Commercial

Naveed has founded multiple companies and has extensive commercial experience. Running a successful training company for the last few years and previously supporting a Data Science Programme in London, he is well-positioned to make Ishango.ai a success for master’s graduates and international organisations alike.

Oliver Angélil
Co-Founder and Head of Data Science & Engineering

Oliver has worked as a Data Scientist for 10+ years. His background is in climate research, whereby he used machine learning methods to improve forecast skills of rainfall and temperature extremes. He then transitioned to industry to work as a Data Scientist at Credit Suisse. He is very passionate about education and tech and Ishango ties these two together!

 

Courage Seyram Wemegah Programme Manager

Courage has 10+ years of experience in developing and implementing social and education projects. He believes education is the key ingredient for building a better and equitable world. He has invested his time working with organisations and volunteering with non-profits with a special focus on education.

 

Neil Dhir
Advisor

Dr. Neil Dhir is a Principal Investigator at the Alan Turing Institute – the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. He holds a D.Phil. in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and M.Eng. in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London. 

James Walsh
Advisor

James is a research assistant at the Alan Turing Institute. Prior to that, he was a research resident at Cervest, a climate intelligence platform that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to help mitigate climate risks. He holds a BSc in Data Science from the University of Warwick.

Ishango.ai: What's In A Name?

The Ishango Bone.

The Ishango bone dates from over 20,000 years ago. It is a mathematical tool, unearthed in the heart of Africa in the 1950s. Its etchings suggest that it was a tally stick and the basis of a numerical system.

 

Most importantly, it reminds us that Africa had and continues to have an important role to play in humanity’s global mathematical history.

 

However, Africa’s significance in the development of mathematical thought and knowledge has long been overlooked. Our mission is to change this and secure Africa’s rightful place in the future. Join us.

Ishango.ai mathematics in Africa

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