Shingai Manjengwa

Shingai Manjengwa

Shingai Manjengwa

Shingai is the Director of Professional Development/ Technical Education at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto, where she translates advanced AI research into educational programming to drive responsible AI adoption and innovation in industry. Shingai serves on the advisory council for, “Accelerating the adoption of AI in healthcare,” a program to empower front-line healthcare workers with AI skills by the Michener Institute of Education at UHN and the Vector Institute. Shingai also serves on the board of the Canada Institute on Governance (IOG).

A data scientist by profession, Shingai is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fireside Analytics Inc., a data science education solutions company. Data science courses by Fireside Analytics have over 500,000 registered learners on platforms like IBM’s CognitiveClass.ai and Coursera. Fireside Analytics develops customized programs that teach digital and AI literacy, data science, data privacy, and computer programming to a variety of audiences including policymakers, practitioners, high school learners, and working professionals.

Shingai’s book, ‘The Computer and the Cancelled Music Lessons’ teaches data science to kids from ages 5 to 12 and she holds a Master’s degree in Business Analytics from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Shingai is the 2020 recipient of the Public Policy Forum, ‘Emerging Leader’ award, and the DMZ’s Women of the Year 2022. You can find Shingai on LinkedIn and Twitter: @Tjido.