Welcome to our next episode of Big Data Talks, in which we have conversations with Industry Experts about the way in which data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way we live. My name is Jan-Willem Middelburg, and I will be your host today. I am the author of the Enterprise Big Data Framework, which is hosting this series of Big Data Talks. You can always watch back the recording of this discussion on YouTube, the Big Data Framework Website, and the podcasting platform Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Today I have the great pleasure to welcome Mr. Edosa Odaro. Edosa stands as a leading force in the cross-industry domain of AI and data value transformation, steering numerous international organizations toward remarkable achievements. Leveraging advanced data analytics, innovative recombinant methods, and value-driven intelligent interventions, he has played a pivotal role in delivering significant impacts. With a robust background as a Chief Data Analytics & Privacy Officer, Edosa also lends his expertise as a non-executive director on select boards, shaping strategic decisions.
Beyond his academic accomplishments in economics, computer science, business, technology, and innovation; he is a seasoned professional, an engaging guest lecturer, and a sought-after speaker. Edosa is also a distinguished author of several books namely “Making Data Work” as well as “Value Driven Data”. His insights and expertise have earned him multiple accolades, including the prestigious titles of Financial Times Top 100 Most Influential Leader, Global 100 Data Activator, Best Chief Data Strategist of the Year 2023, and recognition as one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders in FinTech & Data.
Outside the realms of work, Edosa finds fulfilment in the company of his family. Alongside his wife, two sons, and extended family, he indulges in a diverse array of activities, from the excitement of football matches to the tranquillity of cycling, the endurance of running, and the thrill of skiing.