AIT 2021 | ONLINE SPEAKER PROFILE
“Innovation when rightly leveraged will be a catalyst for an economic revolution in Africa, improving lives and overall wellbeing of its inhabitants.”
Named in Time Magazine’s list of 10 Next Generation Leaders. Oscar is a Software Engineer and Founder of Chowberry Inc, a technology driven social business that helps retailers cut food waste and improves access to food and nutrition to households facing food poverty. He is a recipient of the prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise in Applied Technology for his work on Chowberry which to date has distributed over 1.5 Million meals to persons facing facing hunger. He founded Africa’s first trans-disciplinary design lab at the intersection of Arts and Technology called Gallery of Code, which works to develop innovative solutions that affect society in partnership with Ars Electronica Futurelab and is a member of the Advisor Board – Digital Communities to Ars Electronica GmBH Austria. Oscar is a Young Convergence Pioneer working on the “Chowberries” project which aims to improve micro-nutrient access to 10 Million individuals in the developing world powered by the World Frontiers Forum – a consortium of leading scientists from Harvard University and MIT. A prolific speaker, he continually shares insight on the innovative use of technology for social change at forums such as the UN Social Good Summit in New York, Yale University African Development Conference in Connecticut USA and most recently in Harvard Business School at the World Frontiers Forum.