Accomplishments

Awards

  1. 2021 3rd Prize for the Stanbic Bank and Hacklab Foundation AI Hackathon – Developed a machine learning model to predict and automate mortgage loans appraisal and approval process.
  2. 2021 rstudio::global (2021) Diversity Scholarship - Recipient of the Diversity Scholarship at the RStudio Global conference focused on RStudio products and the R language for Statistical computing.
  3. 2020 First the first Business Intelligence & Analytics Lead at Entrepreneurs Financial Centre
  4. 2020 Google Africa Developer Scholarship Recipient - pursued the Google Cloud Engineer certification
  5. 2019 Rookie of the Year at Entrepreneurs Financial Centre – For developing an innovative solution in the first year of joining the company
  6. 2019 Financial Aid to pursue Financial Regulation in Emerging Markets and the Rise of FinTechs – University of Cape Town through Coursera
  7. 2019 Chosen among the top highest performers in the Data Science programme by i2i under the DataHack4FI Competition
  8. 2014 Delegate at the African Union Model Summit, hosted by the University of Namibia. A leadership simulation of the African Union Summit
  9. 2017 Gapminder - Global facts certificate – for 100% correct answers on the Gapminder test 2017
  10. 2017 Financial Aid to pursue the Introduction to Probability and Data course – Duke University through Coursera

Professional Certifications

  1. Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science – Certification obtained in January 2020

  2. Data Engineering with Google Cloud - April 2020 (Data engineering, smart analytics, artificial intelligence, and data warehousing using BigQuery)

  3. Google Developers Certification for Google Cloud - A recipient of the Google Africa Developer Scholarship for the year 2020.

  4. Full-Stack Software Engineer 2022 - Currently pursuing this programme under the ALX Africa

Academic Career

2014 - University of Namibia - Bachelor of Accounting (Honours)

Talks

  • 2017 Facebook Developer Circles - AI Masterclass speech 101 panelist under the topic: AI, is the Zambian Industry Ready for the next wave in tech, and what are the opportunities.

  • 2021 Deep Learning Indaba X - Zambia - Speaker on the topic, The State of AI in Zambia.

  • 2021 DataCon Africa Speaker - The is a Pan-African yearly conference that invites data experts across Africa and the world over to tackle the burning topics in the data space. I was a speaker on the topic, “The Role of Data Culture When Integrating Tech and Business”.

Short courses

  • Data Analysis with Spreadsheets - DataCamp
  • Introduction to R course - DataCamp
  • Introduction to SQL for Data Science Course - DataCamp
  • Introduction to the Tidyverse - DataCamp
  • Reporting with R Markdown - DataCamp
  • Introduction to Git for Data Science - DataCamp
  • Intro to Statistics with R: Introduction DataCamp
  • Spreadsheet Basics DataCamp
  • Introduction to Data and Probability Coursera
  • Learn the Command Line Codeacademy