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Meet the contributors

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As we mentioned before you won’t be learning alone. Besides each other, you’ll be hearing from some incredible people working to promote greater participation in innovation. So now, we’d like to introduce you to the course contributors so that you can understand a bit more about them.

Mark Martin (MBE)

a headshot of Mark Mark Martin aka @Urban_Teacher is an Advanced Skills Teacher in Education and Computer Science. Mark is a thought leader in #EdTech and a hugely popular speaker, who shares his expertise and insights with educators around the world. He is a teacher/advisor for the major global tech brands and continues to advocate for home-grown talent, digital skills and education equity. In February 2019, he was awarded the London Business Award for Paying It Forward. A few months later, he was awarded an MBE for services to education, technology and diversity in UK technology. Mark is also Co-Founder of UK Black Tech.

Nathan Ashley

a headshot of Nathan Nathan Ashley is the Senior Public Policy Manager for Voi Technology in the UK, Europe’s fastest-growing micro-mobility provider. Before joining Voi, Nathan worked in the Mayor’s Office briefing the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in preparation for Mayor’s Question Time, People’s Question Time and other scrutiny sessions. Nathan has also worked for Transport for London (TfL) on a number of policy areas where he helped to inform, develop and contribute to the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, the Environment Strategy, the creation of the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and TfL’s first-ever ‘policy hackathon’.

Throughout his career, Nathan has always tried to bring about positive change for underrepresented groups. At TfL, he was a member of the Women’s Staff Network Group committee – one of the largest in the UK. He co-founded the Male Allies initiative, which brought over 500 men into the conversation of gender equality, initiated the creation of the first-ever Diversity & Inclusion dashboard at TfL and helped set up the first-ever Race Equity Network at Greater London Authority (GLA).

Twitter: @NathanashleyLDN

LinkedIn: NathanAshley

Adiba Maduegbuna

a headshot of Adiba Adiba is a developer, creative technologist and DJ. Her work spans an 8-year career working at some of the world’s biggest corporations and startups within music, fashion and healthcare. Most recently, she founded ANIM Sessions, a creative tech consultancy that applies web, mobile and immersive technologies to launch innovative ideas. She enjoys writing code in Kotlin, public speaking and blogging about music and tech in her spare time. She’s a Lagos to London transplant and enjoys travelling.

Instagram: @animsessions

Twitter: @adibamaduegbuna

Alex Fefegha

a headshot of Alex

Alex is the co-founder & head of making at Comuzi, a design and innovation studio working at the intersection of emerging technology and humans. Some of Comuzi’s clients include Nike, ASOS, Uber, BBC, University of Arts London, Ustwo, Waltham Forest Council and the NHS. Alex has been recognised internationally in recent times for his work investigating the ethical implications of AI, algorithmic bias in regards to race and gender and exploring the future technological interfaces that we as humans will interact with. Alex holds a Masters degree in Innovation from Central St Martins.

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