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Obum Ekeke MBE

Global Lead, University Relations and Educational Partnerships, DeepMind

Obum joined DeepMind in September 2019 and currently leads educational programs and partnerships aimed at significantly increasing access to Artificial Intelligence (AI) education globally and building a more diverse and inclusive AI community.

Before DeepMind, Obum spent over 12 years at Google managing education programs across many countries and with a range of partners from universities to NGOs and governments. Most recently, Obum was leading Google’s computer science (CS) and digital skills education programs in EMEA to ensure that every student has access to the collaborative, coding, and technical skills that unlock opportunities in the classroom and beyond–no matter what their future goals may be.

Obum is on the management board of Computing At School – a UK organisation that provides leadership and strategic guidance to all those involved in computing in schools. Obum is also a member of the Digital Skills Partnership Computing in Schools delivery group – set up by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports to support teachers to gain the knowledge and skills to teach the new computing curriculum in England effectively.

Obum Ekeke holds a Higher National Diploma from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos; a Master of Science degree from City, University of London; and an MBA from Imperial College Business School, London.

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