80 African Women Advancing Artificial Intelligence in Africa and around the World

Only 22% of artificial intelligence (AI) professionals worldwide are women, according to a recent World Economic Forum report on the global gender gap. Nevertheless, around the world, several African women are distinguishing themselves by using AI in different fields: medicine, agriculture, banking, education, telecommunications, etc. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the implementation of a number of […]

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USA: John O. Dabiri Named to Presidential Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Advisors

A native of Nigeria and an American citizen, John O. Dabiri is one of 30 prominent scientists in the field of science and technology appointed on September 22 by U.S. President Joe Biden as members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). A direct descendant of the Science Advisory Board created […]

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Amrote Abdella, new General Manager for Amazon Web Service in Sub-Saharan Africa

Amrote Abdella, an Ethiopian national, will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after serving as Africa Director for Microsoft’s “4Afrika” initiative, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the cloud computing platform for Amazon’s cloud services. AWS brings together more than 100 services in various categories such as cloud […]

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Wikimedia Foundation Appoints Maryana Iskander as Chief Executive Officer

the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation announced, on tuesday 14 september, the appointment of Maryana Iskander as the organization’s new CEO. She is a globally recognized social entrepreneur and an expert in building cross-sector partnerships that combine innovative technology with community-led solutions to close opportunity gaps. As CEO of Wikimedia Foundation, the global […]

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Kenza Ait Si Abbou: “Math, technology and computer science are feminine”

Kenza Ait Si Abbou was born in Morocco, and from a young age, it is reported, she was solving math problems faster than her mother was creating new ones. Today, she is responsible for robotics and artificial intelligence at Deutsche Telekom, the largest German and European telecommunications company. Her first book “Keine Panik, ist nur […]

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Fassi Kafyeke, the Congolese engineer who designs the planes of the multinational Bombardier

Fassi Kafyeke is Senior Director, Strategic Technologies and Advanced Design, Aerospace Product Development Engineering at Bombardier Aerospace, a subsidiary of Canadian multinational Bombardier, the world’s third largest employer and seller in aircraft construction after Boeing and Airbus. For 36 years, thanks to his extraordinary technical know-how, Fassi Kafyeke has worked on the design of various […]

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