Dr Peter Addo is an experienced data scientist, and has an extensive background in working with data, and emerging technologies in the developing contexts. Currently, he is the lead on Artificial Intelligence, and serves as the head of DataLab at the French Development Agency (AFD), Paris, France. He leads efforts to provide advisory and actionable research on harnessing data and the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) driven by artificial intelligence (AI) for a sustainable development agenda, both broadening and deepening current action of Groupe AFD.
He formerly worked at the French National Center for Scientific research (CNRS) as a researcher, and at the French National railway company (SNCF) as the Lead Data Scientist. He holds a double PhD in Applied Mathematics and Economics.
He is keen on ways we can leverage data and emerging technologies to improve growth, nature, and people’s lives.