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Team

Kwidjim Toure

Kwidjim is the Chairman and Founder of Ubuntu Financial, a leading investment, and advisory firm, focused on designing and implementing innovative investment solutions. Also the Founder and Chairman of Africa 2.0 Foundation, an initiative-driven advocacy group gathering emerging leaders representing African countries and the Diaspora. Over the last 15 years, he has worked on advisory assignments and various investment transactions in more than 26 African countries.

Ishmael Diaw

Ishmael is a blockchain evangelist, bridging the interests of Africa’s public and private sectors and development finance institutions. He was recently mandated by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to design its energy blue-chip initiative – the Africa Energy Market Place. He also moonlights for Ubuntu Capital, providing regional advisory services on public and private sector projects across Africa and serves as a core team member of Africa 2.0.

Farell Folly

Farell is a computer network specialist with over 10 years of experience in Communication and Information Systems and Project Management.  Farell was the Information Assurance Manager for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali. Africa 2.0’s technology champion, he is pursuing a Ph.D. at the Federal University of Munich on the use of graph theory to mitigate cyber threats in the IoT.

Nick Lee

Nick Lee is a world-renowned thought leader specializing in Blockchain, Financial Technology, Data Trading and Exchanges, Social Media, and Data Analysis. He currently serves as the Founder and Project Leader of Eco Verse, the first ever self-sustainable platform using AI-DPOC (Artificial Intelligence supported Delegated Proof of Contribution). He is also the Founder and Chairman of W3C Blockchain Community Group and the Convener of ISO TC307 Blockchain Committee SG4.

David Ellington

David Ellington is Founder & Executive Chairman of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society (SVBS), a global, invite-only, private, member-driven ecosystem supporting blockchain and cryptocurrency related projects across industries and for social impact.

Mr. Ellington is a blockchain and cryptocurrency investor, attorney, entrepreneur, advisor and Managing Partner of Emory Capital Group, a family office. Mr. Ellington was a Trustee and Commissioner on the San Francisco Employees' Retirement System (SFERS) Board.

Moustapha Cisse

Dr. Moustapha Cisse was recently appointed as the Lead of the Google Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Lab in Accra, Ghana, the first Google lab in Africa. He is an AI technical researcher, hands-on expert and proactive knowledge champion with an inspiring vision for AI in Africa. He co-founded Black in AI, an organization which aims at enhancing black people involvement in AI via sharing ideas, collaborations, and initiatives.