Chief Innovation Officer at Government of Sierra-Leone

David is the Director-General for the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation, and Advisor to the President of Sierra Leone. Previously he was a Health research manager at IBM Research in Nairobi and the Johannesburg, leading the healthcare team that designs and implements AI-enabled systems for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of disease in Africa. He studied at Harvard and MIT for his PhD where his thesis was about improving prosthetic comfort for amputees, a beneficial area of study as a citizen of a country where years of war left about 27,000 people disabled.