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Adviser, Digital Innovation, Commonwealth Secretariat, United Kingdom


Osmal Wood is a digital transformation leader with over 20 years of experience driving data-driven solutions across 56 member countries of the Commonwealth. With a unique blend of technical prowess and strategic leadership, Osmal has delivered measurable impact in economic growth, social equity, health access, sustainability, and emergency
response through large-scale digital transformation programs.

Holding an MBA from Imperial College London, where he specialized in Digital Transformation, Strategy, Corporate Innovation, Digital Leadership, and Corporate Sustainability, Osmal brings a wealth of expertise to the table. He is a certified TOGAF and Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) Practitioner with specialisation in
Enterprise Data Governance.

Osmal's passion for leveraging data and innovation for democracy, human rights, and sustainable development aligns perfectly with the transformative potential of AI and technology in charting Africa's path forward. His extensive experience in data governance, data management, and human development, coupled with his commitment to driving
positive change through technology, makes him an ideal panelist for discussing the role of AI and technology in shaping Africa's future.

As a regular speaker and attendee at digital transformation conferences in the Commonwealth and an active member of professional associations focused on digital innovation, Osmal stays at the forefront of emerging technologies and trends in the
Commonwealth. His insights and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to a thought- provoking and inspiring discussion on harnessing the power of AI and technology for Africa's inclusive and sustainable development.

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