Stephanie Itimi is a UK based intelligence analyst, business strategist, and a visual curator who is passionate about data-driven policymaking and economic development. She has a track record of facilitating significant development initiatives and was part of the team that pioneered the world’s first public health information service inside the WhatsApp platform. It provided content in text, images and audio to users in West Africa from the BBC World Service as well as through partners Unicef, World Health Organisation, World Food Programme and the Centre for Disease Control.

She has also played a leading role in the creation and production of high-profile projects in Slovakia, Morocco, UK, Uganda & several West African countries through her various consultancy experiences with Culture Fez, Balloon Ventures and the European Commission, advocating freedom of information, digital literacy, economic empowerment and gender equality.

She is an Advisor at Africa Business Portal and sits at the Advisory Board for Cyber2018. She is a published author of an academic book titled “The Informal Sector in Nigeria and its impact on Development”. She has also published online articles on various mediums, through the use of poetry, research and political analysis to discuss various issues limiting the development growth of the African continent.

She recently founded Seidea, an organisation which focuses on female-centric human development through technology.

The organisation has three projects;

– code/story, a coding club for BAME girls 9-16

– excel/her, a microsoft excel workshop for women over 35

– inform/her, a business workshop for women operating business within the informal sector

Stephanie earned a BA degree in economics from Coventry University and an MSc in Global Economic Governance and Policy at SOAS, University of London. She has also recently obtained a Front and Back-end programming course with the famed organisation Code First: Girls.

Stephanie currently works as Cyber Intelligence Analyst at the UK Government.

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