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Leveraging Data Science and AI: Spotlighting Daniel Oyeduntan’s Journey

Leveraging Data Science and AI: Spotlighting Daniel Oyeduntan’s Journey

With a career across EMEA, and a series of accomplishments, Daniel Oyeduntan has solidified his position as a leader in the data industry. From his early days in Nigeria to his current role as the Director of Data Science and AI at Unyte Ltd in London, Daniel’s journey exemplifies the power of data-driven decision-making and strategic insights.

Embarking on a Data Journey

Oyeduntan’s journey into the world of data science began through his academic pursuits, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Statistics with combined honors from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and achieving distinction in his Master of Science degree in Data Science from the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

His first role as a Data Analyst at Linkage Assurance Plc in Nigeria from 2017 to 2020, honed his skills in data analysis and insights extraction, utilising cutting-edge AI and ML techniques to drive business growth. By designing interactive dashboards and automating reporting processes, Daniel revolutionized decision-making within the organization, leading to a 34 percent revenue increase in 2021.

Driving Innovation at Kuda Bank

Transitioning to Kuda Bank as a Senior Data Analyst from 2021 to 2022, Daniel focused on monitoring and reporting customer experience metrics to enhance profitability and growth. Through the implementation of innovative ML models and strategies, he streamlined CX operations, resulting in a 13 percent improvement in operational efficiency. His pivotal role in developing the V2 app, which garnered over 17,000 downloads and a four-star rating, underscored his knack for marrying data science with user-centric design.

Leading AI Initiatives at Unyte Africa

At Unyte Ltd in London, Daniel assumed the role of Director of Data Science and AI, Unyte, where he currently spearheads AI-driven predictive modeling projects to refine risk assessment and optimize insurance offerings. By crafting a robust data architecture and deploying an AI-powered chatbot for customer interactions, he propelled Unyte into the spotlight of technological innovation. His adept leadership in data-driven AI initiatives earned the company a spot in the esteemed Tech Nation Libra Program UK, further reiterating its reputation as a trailblazer in the industry.

A focus on the next generation

As an accomplished expert and leader, he understands the value of mentorship and supporting the next generation of “techies”.

His commitment to tech institutions and academies like Utiva (One of Nigeria’s leading training academies that offer training in data science, product management, product design, cloud computing, amongst others) and Stellar Academy reflects his dedication to fostering talent and driving innovation in the tech industry.

Through his involvement with these institutions, he actively contributes to shaping the future of technology by empowering individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

His passion for mentorship and education serves as an inspiration for aspiring technologists, embodying the ethos of paying it forward and ensuring a robust pipeline of skilled professionals ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

A Legacy of Excellence

Throughout his career, Daniel Oyeduntan has exemplified a relentless pursuit of excellence and a passion for leveraging data to drive strategic outcomes. His ability to harness the power of AI and ML technologies to solve complex business challenges has set him apart as a leader and expert in the field of data science. As he continues to push the boundaries of innovation and lead transformative initiatives, Daniel remains a force shaping the future of data-driven decision-making.