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Benji obtained a BSc in Mechatronics Engineering at UCT, after which he worked as a software engineer and business analyst at the Cyest Corporation in Johannesburg, Chile and Australia.  Next he obtained an MSc in Neurotechnology at Imperial College London. His main research areas at Imperial focussed on machine learning and computational neuroscience. Thereafter he joined Uber, where he worked as an Operations Manager for Sub Saharan Africa. He was responsible for building the analytical models that led to data-driven, strategic decisions around supply growth, efficiency and performance. 

Benji is currently the co-founder and CTO of Aerobotics, a Cape Town based company using aerial imagery to help farmers find problems early and optimize performance. Benji is responsible for both the data science and software application areas of the business, designing and building predictive, automated insights that farmers can use to easily make decisions through a range of web and mobile applications.

AMLD Africa 2021 / Speakers

Walid Daou

AI Lead, OCP

Carolina Odman

Associate Professor, University of the Western Cape

Stefano Ermon

Assistant Professor, Stanford

Aisha Walcott-Bryant

Research Manager, IBM Research Africa

Karim Beguir

CEO and Co-Founder, InstaDeep

Tawfik Jelassi

Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO

AMLD / Global partners