Abdigani Diriye speaks at TEDGlobal 2017
Abdigani Diriye speaks at TEDGlobal 2017 - Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts - August 27-30, 2017, Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED
Dr. Abdigani Diriye is a research staff member and a manager for the financial services research group at IBM Research. At IBM, Dr. Abdigani and his team design, develop and deploy innovative and commercially viable technologies to extend access to financial services in Africa. Dr. Abdigani has held research positions in industry and academia for some of the largest companies and institutions such as Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Labs, The Open University, Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University and has previously founded a FinTech startup. Dr. Abdigani has published over 40 papers and patents in leading scientific outlets, and holds a Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Computer Science from the University of London. Dr. Abdigani Diriye is a TED Fellow, Next Einstein Forum Fellow and has been listed as one of 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review. His work has been featured in Forbes, Wired, Technology Review, Quartz, BBC Radio, CNN and Fast Company among others.