MEET AIDA’S TEAM
Our mission is to demystify Artificial Intelligence, accelerate citizens’ use of AI in their advantage, in particular for young people, embrace technology and contribute to (re)building societal trust. We have extensive knowledge and experience in working with business, governments, academia and international organizations around the world.
Elena Gabriela Ardelean
CEO & Founder
Elena has been working with businesses, Governments, youth, and international organizations, including the World Bank Group, across Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that, she worked in Paris as an ICT Senior Consultant managing the people side of change and ensuring projects met objectives on time and on budget. She is currently enrolled in an EMBA, holds a Master Degree from Sciences Po Paris and a B.A. from the University of Vienna.
Olive Raïssa Tsafack
Olive holds a certificate in citizen journalism from the Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism, and a diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Haas school of Business, University of California, Berkeley. As a youth leader, Olive is a fellow from several programs some of which include; AFRINIC, YALI RLC, Cameroon Leadership Academy and Cameroon Human rights fellowship. She is equally a tech-saavy leader with extensive knowledge and experience in digital security and online safety, community development and peace building, women empowerment and ICT4D.
Through our team, Olive wishes to popularize the importance and impact that has Artificial intelligence in our daily lives.
Norman Angel Agong
Social Media Manager
As a Social Media Manager at AIDA, Norman leads and manages our social media presence ensuring high levels of web traffic and audience engagement, reports to top management, develops relevant content topics to reach the organization’s target audience, creates, curates, and manages all published content. Moreover, he supports content calendar, postings on social, and monitoring.
Currently, he also works for Serveplus Uganda Ltd as an IT Officer/Associate Operations Management where he oversees the general organization of IT operation. He has a deep interest in Emerging Technologies especially Artificial intelligence, Internet governance, Youth participation, civic leadership, leadership and most recently got selected as a Young African Leadership Initiative fellow.
AIDA Ambassador & Digital Skills Trainer and Facilitator
Emmanuel is an enthusiastic and passionate digital skills trainer. His academic and professional background gravitate towards ICT, Community Development and Social Work. Currently, Emmanuel works for Maarifasasa Uganda, which is a leading EduTech company waiving steadfast digital learning to communities in Uganda. Prior to this, he participated in the Google Digital Skills program for Africa as the lead Digital Skills facilitator in Uganda and Kenya. Emmanuel is also a member of the Internet Society both global and local chapter in Uganda.
As an Ambassador and spokesperson for Africa at AIDA, Emmanuel is committed to building a sustainable AIDA community across the African continent. For AIDA, he will focus on raising awareness on AI, digital inclusion and collaboration with key stakeholders. As far as community development takes shape in Africa, Emmanuel remains eager to create strategic partnerships that develop and engage AIDA’s community and effectively provide resources for education and training.
Vice-President & Founder
He has experience in the Viennese startup scene and worked for different startups doing business development and finance.
Currently teaching psychology and computer science, as well as leading a social meetup group around personal development, he is ambitious to extend his field of activities and help educating and connecting people about modern developments.
Fund Raising Coordinator
In Artificial Intelligence she’s especially interested in better understanding how AI is and can be used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also interested in knowing the challenges that the development of AI can bring.
As a Campaign Manager at AIDA, she’s responsible for managing the Agency’s social media platforms particularly implementing our communication campaigns.
Her focus is helping companies achieve their strategic social responsibility vision and implement their relevant sustainable development goals (SDGs). This can be done through developing local content & capacity building projects, as well as boosting knowledge management and sharing good practices and lessons learned, particularly important for agile companies.
Corina built her experience in working for international projects that put people needs for sustainability and growth at the center. She believes new technologies, especially AI can help do this.
Thao Ngoc Do
Research and Development Manager
She joined AIDA with a deep interest in understanding how to make AI work for the international development world.
Thao is from Vietnam, and as a Research and Development Manager @AIDA, she hopes to bring new perspectives and skills to strategically develop the Department and elevate the application of AI, as AIDA’s mission in general.
Shyam Sunder Nagula
AIDA Ambassador & Healthcare and Data Management Expert
Shyam has a passion for healthcare management and helps healthcare institutions in managing their data & information. He has extensive professional experience in clinical medicine and has been working for both private and public healthcare institutions in India, UAE, Kuwait and USA. He holds a MBA in healthcare management and a Bachelor degree in Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He is certified by the American Health Information Management (AHIMA, USA) as a Clinical Coding Specialist.
Shyam played a key role in transforming the business process model of tertiary care hospitals in the USA in 2010, by efficiently resourcing the IT enabled remote skills, which was first of its kind. His focus on health data, information technologies and change management drive him to contribute to healthcare needs at organizational and community level with the help of AI. He believes in the power of exploring AI possibilities, working together and sharing knowledge. Currently, he is involved in a highly strategic national healthcare project in the Middle East.