Blaise Aboh


Director, Orodata Science & Civic-tech (OSC)

Blaise Aboh is a future tech architect exploring the impact of Automation and Artificial Intelligence in Data Analytics and Journalism.  He has developed several Conversational AI around finance, government and elections in order to demonstrate the immense gains of automation and AI.  As Lead Academy Trainer for Code for Nigeria, in two years, across major newsrooms he has trained over 600 reporters in over 250 newsroom trainings – which are over 700 hours when combined in topics such as Data Journalism, Investigative Reporting, Data Visualization and Geo Journalism.  As a program manager Blaise ideates, designs and implements high impact data-driven information communication projects (around Elections, Humanitarian Response, Insurgency, Cattle Herdsmen and Farmers Conflict) to address critical citizen and communal challenges.  He is highly experienced in graphical discovery and social behavioral analysis.  To enhance and balance government-citizen communications, Blaise has designed and implemented robust Information Education and Communication (IEC) programs to enable government build capability in communicating its own policies and programs, to further reinforce accountability and transparency.  Blaise’s enthusiastic use of Quartz’s Atlas to create more Africa-focused data visualizations, and his interest in training journalists and university students in Nigeria on how to use the tool won him the Quartz’s Atlas for Africa Competition 2017 Award.  Blaise is a Code for Africa innovation fellow.  Blaise was also Leap Africa Social Innovation Fellow 2016.