Diversity & Inclusivity

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Diversity & Inclusivity 2020-01-20T06:05:55+00:00

Showcasing the diversity of African AI & Data Science talent

With over 3000+ community members, AI Expo Africa is a diverse mix of global AI thought leaders, pioneering African business practitioners and innovators. We pride ourselves on the inclusivity and diversity of the delegation that attends AI Expo Africa, ranging from world leading keynote speakers to young engineers just starting out on their 4IR journey.

“As curators of AI Expo Africa we have a duty to contribute to building an ‘AI economic pipeline’ for growth both locally, nationally and Continentally.  This pipeline starts with young people before they enter the world of work or entrepreneurism and ends with a career or a new business that helps transform the economy and wider society.  Diversity and inclusivity is the foundation to this change to drive the 4IR impact the region is seeking”. Nick Bradshaw, Co-Founder AI Expo Africa and CEO AI Media.

We have a proactive focus on women in AI and run a partner and talent programme that ensures we give those that cannot afford to come to a world leading event the opportunity to join by offering 400 free workshop tickets to foster learning opportunities and experience what an industry event “looks and feels” like.

Key stats from AI Expo Africa 2019

Community 

  • 3055 members (160% growth)
  • 1027 registered delegates (42% growth)
  • 106 speakers  (53% growth)
  • 55 sponsors (27% growth)

Demographics

  • 372 companies (35% growth)
    • International 34
    • African 338
  • Delegates Male 73%
  • Delegates Female 27%
    • Female engineers at talent workshops 70 (34% growth)

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