Pelonomi has spent 8 years in the data science domain, leading data science teams in developing and productionalising machine learning solutions in the finance industry.
She has Biomedical and Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MSc from Tohoku University where she did research on a deep learning application for neurophysiology.
A community organiser she is Trustee of the Ruth First Jeppe Memorial Trust and runs the Code Kamoso coding academy for girl teens as co-director of The Ungovernable NPC. Pelonomi was named to the 200 Young South Africans list in 2019.
Jade has 10 years experience building and professionalizing AI in industry working across banking to NGOs to startups. She is co-founder of Masakhane, the grassroots organisation driving NLP research in African languages, for Africans, by Africans. Abbott holds an MSc. from the University of Pretoria. Recent honours include being one of South Africa’s Inspiring Fifty 2020 and Mail&Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans 2021.
Vukosi is the ABSA Chair of Data Science at the University of Pretoria. Vukosi co-founded both the Deep Learning Indaba and Masakhane. He holds a PhD from Rutgers and attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development. Vukosi was named to the 200 Young South Africans list for his work on the COVID19 ZA Dashboard in 2020.