Emmanuel Ekwedike, Ph.D., is a published researcher, dynamic keynote speaker, and notable consultant with a laudable passion for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. He is an expert in using AI and ML technologies to provide endless solutions for challenges in cybersecurity, big data analytics, finance, and healthcare. His friendly personality has further enabled him to bridge the gap between business owners and these advanced tools and concepts.
Born and raised in Nigeria, this driven AI Research Engineer relocated to Queens, NY at 18 years-old, in pursuit of a higher quality tertiary education and more opportunities for a promising future. It was a life-changing move, as most Nigerians with a similar background don’t have access to higher education, let alone a full scholarship. Emmanuel is grateful to have found a different path and to have been blessed with enough scholarships and fellowships to achieve his dreams. Life in America has inspired him to broaden his horizons and make meaningful contributions to the world. He plans to leverage his knowledge and resources to create more opportunities for the less fortunate.
After earning a Bachelor’s in mathematics from Brooklyn College, he went on to accomplish graduate degrees in Applied Mathematics and Operations Research & Financial Engineering from City College and Princeton University, respectively. More recently, Dr. Ekwedike completed his post-graduate studies at Princeton under the school’s Presidential Fellowship, achieving a Ph.D. in Operations Research & Financial Engineering.
As an avid learner, Emmanuel makes it a point to maximize his performance and capabilities by staying ahead of emerging developments, trends, and information. He uses his ever-expanding knowledge and skills to help small businesses implement AI and ML technologies to automate operations and drive growth. He also develops ML algorithms for these clients and teaches them how to train these programs themselves. Those he works with rave about his ability to articulate important information from complex research to achieve a basic yet thorough understanding of the content for non- programmers.
Emmanuel’s uncanny communication and interpersonal skills, zest for collaboration, impeccable leadership and management, and highly innovative problem-solving abilities are what truly sets him apart from his competitors. He is highly experienced in real-world application of his mastery. Inspired by diversity, he finds valuable lessons in culture-rich, international travel, which inspires him to build useful context around data. Ekwedike firmly believes that our ability to understand people is what brings data to life, creating a global approach to this field of science. He strives to extract meaningfulness from every project he takes on while catering to his clients’ needs and delivering a positive impact.