Victor-Odumuyiwa

Victor Odumuyiwa, Ph.D.

Director of NITDA IT Hub

University of Lagos

Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa is a dynamic and visionary leader in the field of Information and Communication technology (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a passion for driving innovation and fostering collaboration. As the current Director of NITDA IT Hub (NITHUB) at the prestigious University of Lagos, he has created a thriving technology ecosystem that brings together academia, industries, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors. By formulating cutting-edge strategies for product development, innovation, and growth, he has positioned the hub as a dynamic center of technological advancements.

In his previous role as the Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) at the University of Lagos, he spearheaded digital transformation initiatives that optimized operational efficiency and drove innovation across the institution. By revamping the e-infrastructure, expanding e-services, and architecting innovative solutions, he ensured seamless business continuity and positioned the university as a leader in the ICT space.

Committed to shaping the future of ICT and AI, he leverages strategic partnerships and inspires innovation to make a lasting impact on the global tech landscape. Through his visionary leadership, he aims to drive transformative change and propel organizations towards unparalleled success.

Dr. Odumuyiwa obtained his PhD degree from Lorraine University in France and he is a faculty in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Lagos. He is a co-Principal Investigator for the IDRC funded EduAIHub project focusing on enhancing Education in Africa through AI research. He is the current president of the West African chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation (ISKO-WA). He is also the current chairman of the Association of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Trained African University Lecturers (AMTAUL). He is a member of the Advisory Board of Data Science Nigeria. He is a member of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and also a member of Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPN). He has currently been appointed as a member of the planning and implementation committee of the proposed National Skills University of Nigeria. He is an IBM certified security intelligence analyst, application security analyst and IOT cloud developer. He is also a member of the Global EPIC eco-system centred on innovation and cyber security. He develops responsible Artificial Intelligence for Natural Language Processing with applications in sentiment analysis, recommender systems, log mining, cyber security, and education.